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Why You Shouldn’t Wear That Red Jacket

This piece of fabric represents danger. I know, it’s obvious. If I don’t know, I’m not allowed to wear it. How could I be? The jacket is on a pole that is attached to a wire that is connected to a generator. A piece of red cloth that looks like an X connects my body to this wire. I have absolutely no control over the way the wire affects my body.

This piece of fabric represents danger. I know, it’s obvious. If I don’t know, I’m not allowed to wear it. How could I be? What I do know is that I can’t wear this red jacket every time I go outside. It represents that it has no control over me. The wire that is connected to my body is a dangerous, high-voltage, high-current network of wires. These wires are part of a huge, sprawling industrial complex that is connected to each other by thousands of miles, to power plants across this country. The wire that connects my body to this wire is a dangerous, high-voltage, high-current network of wires. These wires are part of a huge, sprawling industrial complex that is connected to each other by thousands of miles, to power plants across this country.  I think this piece of fabric should be off-limits. I don’t know whether it will harm me, but I certainly hope it won’t.  If it can’t cause me pain or discomfort, that’s a problem. Why do I think that the jacket represents danger? I think it represents something more… it represents something that is more important than safety. To me it represents … well, what? A red cloth that can cause pain on my skin? Not something I want. A red cloth that can do damage on my skin? Not something that I will tolerate.

How Do I Change My Thinking About A Red Jacket? The thing I keep coming back to again and again is: how do I know this is a red jacket and not a red jacket. If I were able to tell just by looking at this piece of fabric that it was a red jacket or not, I would not want it on me. This red jacket is threatening. It’s an instrument of murder, yes. There’s no doubt about that. But, it’s also the symbol of power. The thing I keep coming back to again and again is: how do I know this is a red jacket and not a red jacket. If I were able to tell just by looking at this piece of fabric that it was a red jacket or not, I would not want it on me. This red jacket is threatening. It’s an instrument of murder, yes. There’s no doubt about that. But, it’s also the symbol of power. There are many things in life that I do not want. For some, it’s a red jacket that represents a powerful man. For other people, it’s a red jacket that represents someone who can do things with power that some people believe are dangerous. There’s no one red jacket that I would ever want. It’s a matter of degree. There is nothing wrong with the fact that there are things in life that I do not want. For some, it’s a red jacket that represents a powerful man. For other people, it’s a red jacket that represents someone who can do things with power that some people believe are dangerous. There’s no one red jacket that I would ever want. It’s a matter of degree.

But what about the way the jacket represents power? What about the way the jacket can cause pain or discomfort? Those are the things that I do not want. This red jacket represents the risk of being in a position to be able to control the way I feel without having to work for it. Yes, I will accept that the risk of some pain or discomfort is something that I will not enjoy. I will accept that. My goal is not to be able to run on the surface of the ground and not feel the pain of my skin. My goal is not to be able to run on the surface in a way that is uncomfortable. There is nothing wrong with not wanting that. It’s a matter of degree. But what about the ways in which the red jacket signals the fact that everything I do is controlled not by my own ability to stand up and take care of myself but by a powerful institution–the power that is behind the wire that connects my body to that piece of blue cloth? I want no part of that.