Say yes, sir when the officers stop you
for the fourteenth time, looking
Police in Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Minneapolis suspect that riots in these cities were started by white nationalists.
Our friend Christian, an African-American and one of the best men I know, told my wife that when he saw the video of the murder of George Floyd, he wept for hours.
America rages, reels, mourns. Brutal police violence – tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, batons – blazes across the country, in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York, possibly inflamed by white nationalists seeking to accelerate the carnage.
They can hide. What’s the point of hiding?
They can run. Why bother running?
They feel defeated by the world’s terrors.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: May the Screams and Tears and Protests Shake the Very Conscience of This Nation
If we want to reach a better place on the other side of this, we must refuse to be comforted too quickly.
And wouldn’t it be neat if the people that you meet had shoes upon their feet
And something to eat
And wouldn’t it be fine, now if all of human kind had shelter
Burning man comes from an instinct and need for carnival, a masking of the respectable self in order to release the animal/imaginative self, but with ritualized decorum and boundaries.
Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.
Could this be the beginning of a new food economy?
Authoritarian populism, brazen corruption and wild conspiracy theories are so prevalent that we are thoroughly enmeshed in what some call a “mafia state”, teetering on the brink of fascism…
There’s votes to be had, ya’ll.
Many conservative politicians are resisting best-practice reforms intended to protect voters from the Covid virus.
This generation now collectively understands that one’s daily existence can change overnight.