Donald J. Trump and his sycophants have made an art of COVID-19 skepticism and denial.
As we are about to enter football season in the U.S. during our current heightened civil rights era, controversy continues to swirl around a long-overdue public debate whether to change the name of the Washington Redskins football franchise.
We see history replete with intense and often violent backlash from many factions against movements working to end dehumanizing and oppressive institutions.
“Interest Convergence” at the inflection point.
The current President is well-versed in the notion of walls in all their guises.
The United States, with its foundation of white supremacy and systemic racism, in addition to its overarching climate and promotion of violence and mass incarceration, and its deeply seeded culture of firearms, has since its inception resulted in perpetual injustice, especially for people of color.
At this momentous time, I see the cup half full.
It is long past time to tear them down.
This is a commentary that has been a long time coming.
The USA is moving up the endangered nations list.
The racist, murderous, want to be dictator and the absurdities of his supporters.
NOTE: This commentary flows from the imagination of the author in the context of denial and lack of understanding coming from the political right. Though it is meant as satire, it exposes a form of distorted and dangerous dystopian reasoning in this time of crisis.
Oppression operates like a wheel with many spokes. If we work to dismantle only one or a few specific spokes, the wheel will continue to roll over people.
Toxic patriarchal hypermasculinity, death politics, and a nation of failed leadership.
Less finger-pointing from the pulpit and more science, please.
Stay at home. Stay at home. Stay at home.