flitting between realities like a fey child, astounded to disbelief by the sensation of living.

finding comrades in the records of the conqueror, the stilted conversations where seers divulge impossible knowledge to inquisitors that will see them burned. escapees of the elven court, former captives of that queen who binds with altered consent, caught and killed by fellow mortals bound to unfeeling machinery that is not so different at all.

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scottish witch trial records 

it really was surreal to peruse scottish witch trial records and find inquisitors dutifully notating how they coerced confessions, how they interpreted healers and political agitators and neuroatypical folx alike as satanists in order to have everyone they knew captured and killed. we downplay it today, somehow, but the witch trials were a pan-european political genocide without which the modern nation-state and all its crimes, perhaps even whiteness itself, would not be possible.

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scottish witch trial records 

@garbados I think folk generally don't appreciate that like, people decided our society should be the way it is and killed for it. It's not some quirk of odds like flipping a coin.

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