I keep grasping for words, but I know better - there are none. There is only grief, rage, and anguish. Would you expect anything less from so much senseless loss of life? I don’t have words for the losses of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others whose lives have been taken simply because of the color of their skin. No words of mine can fill the space their lives once held.
I can, however, speak out against the systemic racism and white supremacy that is still rampant today. I can educate myself on the untold history of America. I can support the work of Black people, Indigenous people, and other People of Color. Because they have a story to tell, a story that needs to be heard. I do not want to be just another white voice trying to say the right thing on social media. But, I do not want to be silent either. To be silent is to be complicit. Instead, I want to be present. In a time like this, presence is often more powerful than words. I can share my…
The United States is still in shock after the
January 6th attempt to storm the US capitol and overthrow the government. Indeed, the
whole world has the jitters about the incident. Remember, the United States is still the world's leading military power, a cornerstone of the global economy, and one of the most manifested current democracies in the world. What happens in America affects every nation on Earth, at least through our foreign policy if nothing else.
humble author has kept his big yawp shut about this whole affair for awhile. For one, I have been waiting to see how events shakedown in the days directly before and after the inauguration of president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris. For another thing, I have to take some time to absorb the news and get a handle on this mess just like the rest of you. And I've got some insight for that handle which, as usual, I see the rest of you are overlooking. Let's take a deep breath and relax because things are not as bad…
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