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Vox Vox by Christina Dalcher
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“Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. That’s what they say, right?”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
tags: evil, good
“One thing I learned from Jackie: you can’t protest what you don’t see coming.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“They won't kill us for the same reason they won't sanction abortions. We've turned into necessary evils, objects to be fucked and not heard.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“I learned that once a plan is in place, everything can happen overnight.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“My fault started two decades ago, the first time I didn't vote, the umpteen times I told Jackie I was too busy to go on one of her marches or make posters or call my congressmen.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Think about waking up one morning and finding you don’t have a voice in anything.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“There's a resistance?" The word sounds sweet as I say it.
"Honey, there's always a resistance.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Monsters aren’t born, ever. They’re made, piece by piece and limb by limb, artificial creations of madmen who, like the misguided Frankenstein, always think they know better.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Maybe this is how it happened in Germany with the Nazis, in Bosnia with the Serbs, in Rwanda with the Hutus. I’ve often wondered about that, about how kids can turn into monsters, how they learn that killing is right and oppression is just, how in one single generation the world can change on its axis into a place that’s unrecognizable.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“We all don't have to be carbon copies of one another to work on the same team, but we can learn from other people.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Think about where you’ll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like ‘spousal permission’ and ‘paternal consent.’ Think about waking up one morning and finding you don’t have a voice in anything.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Everything lately seems to be a choice between degrees of hate.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
tags: hate
“You can't protest what you don't see coming”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Whoever came up with the ida of labeling classified documents with larger-than-life red stenciling that advertises—or at least hints at—the contents was a schmuck, I think. You might as well put a tag that says OPEN ME! on it. If it were up to me, I'd hide all secrets in back copies of Reader's Digest.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“There’s a resistance?” The word sounds sweet as I say it. “Honey, there’s always a resistance. Didn’t you go to college?”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“For a six-year-old, she’s got some talent, and this drawing is among her better ones, in a way. The six figures actually resemble us—Patrick, Steven, the twins, me, and Sonia. We’re all standing in our garden, holding hands under a tree that’s blooming with white stars. She’s got the twins in matching outfits and she’s drawn something that looks more like a suitcase than a briefcase in Patrick’s free hand. Steven wears his new pin; my hair is pulled back into a ponytail. Around my wrist and Sonia’s are bracelets: red for her and black for me. We’re all smiling under a sun she’s decorated with orange hearts. “Beautiful,” I say, taking the drawing. But I don’t think it’s beautiful. I think it’s the ugliest fucking thing I’ve ever seen.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Don’t you worry, honey. I’ll love you ’til you’re dead. Maybe a while after that.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Look, I don’t mean to be unkind, but you white gals, all you’re worried about is, well, all you’re worried about is you white gals.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“With his free hand, Thomas produces a small key. It’s like an elevator key, one of those round, single-purpose gizmos that don’t seem to have a reason for being except in an elevator, a device that brings to mind all the other silly little inventions: can openers, lemon zesters, melon ballers. Things that do only one thing. We have so many of them. Where do we get this shit? Bridal shower and wedding gifts, stocking stuffers, spur-of-the-moment purchases at Ikea. They’re all so goddamned useless, hidden in the backs of kitchen drawers, taken for granted and never taken out. This is what goes through my mind as Thomas frees me with the high-tech equivalent of a can opener.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“If you want to know what depression looks like, all you need to do is look into a depressed person’s eyes.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“I think it might have been that moment when I started hating my husband.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Se volete sapere che aspetto abbia la depressione, tutto ciò che dovete fare è guardare negli occhi una persona depressa.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Anything" is a funny little word, overused and rarely literal.
"Anything" never covers the whole gamut of existence.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Morgan is an idiot who doesn’t know he’s an idiot. The worst kind.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“Lo único que hace falta para el triunfo del mal es que los hombres buenos no hagan nada.”
Christina Dalcher , VOZ
“You can start small, Jeanie," she said. "Attend some rallies, hand out flyers, talk to a few people about issues. You don't have to change the world all by yourself, you know."
And the usual catchphrases ensued: grassroots, one step at a time, it's the little things, hope-change-yes-we-can!.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“One thing I learned from Jackie: you can't protest what you don't see coming.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“In reality, there is no perpetual motion; all energy eventually gets absorbed, morphs into a different shape, changes state.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox
“We’re on a slippery slide to prehistory, girls. Think about it. Think about where you’ll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like ‘spousal permission’ and ‘paternal consent.’ Think about waking up one morning and finding you don’t have a voice in anything.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox

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