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Twitter Thread: Terry Pratchett Quotes Full Of Astute Social Commentary

It's been just over five years since we lost the great humorist and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett. The English novelist succumbed to Alzheimer's just over forty years after his first book was published - but his wisdom, wit, and social commentary render his incredible brain more relevant than ever. Twitter user @TheOperaGeek provided the site with ample proof of this in a very long Twitter thread that is comprised of quotes from his Discworld books.

Pratchett's Discworld imagines a flat planet (don't get any ideas, flat-earthers) that sits on the back of four elephants - who are standing on the back of a giant turtle. The books uses fantastical themes to create satirical parallels with real-life problems such as policing, white collar crime, and socio-economic disparities. The quotes that @TheOperaGeek uses focuses on all of the above, and relate to the many injustices that are being addressed in protests today. We've included some of the most moving and astute Discworld tidbits, but there's much more to be seen on Kelli's thread. It's all a great reminder of what a special person Terry Pratchett was, and makes us wonder what he'd have to say about the state of the world.

Twitter thread of Terry Pratchett Discworld quotes about policing, social commentary, satire | Kelli OperaGeek @TheOperaGeek "And, while regarded as pretty good evidence criminality be living slum SOME reason owning whole street them merely got invited very best social occasions Terry Pratchett, Feet Clay | way Privilege, which just means 'private law Two types people laugh at law; those break and those make Terry Pratchett, Night Watch 9:26 PM 6/8/20 Twitter Android
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Guy Shadows A Cop For A Night In This Eye-Opening Twitter Thread

As protesters continue to march through the streets for racial justice, the general public has started to wake up to the realities of policing in America. This Twitter thread, written by University of Florida writing professor Sean Trainor, details a night he spent shadowing a police officer classmate, only to discover just how corrupt the system is.

Let's just say, if you were undecided on the policing system before, this thread might make up your mind.

Interesting Twitter thread from a guy who spent a night riding along with his classmate who was a police officer | Sean Trainor @ess_trainor long time ago younger and dumber did police ride-along with high school classmate who had gone on become cop one most chilling and radicalizing nights my life Thread
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