A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.
Daily KOS: This is What Losing Really Looks Like
“These people are scared. Not in any legitimate way, like a young African American male might be when confronted by the police. Not in the way a woman would be go to her car at night. Not even in the way citizens might be in the way their nation was being run.
They’re scared because they’re losing. They’re scared because they only know an America where people like them are in charge. An America where in all the places you want to be, people look like them. Are like them.
That’s because the future is not going to look like them. And we all know that, already.”
New York Times: How do I explain Kavanaugh to my daughters?
“For so many women, these past weeks have been agony, the doubled dismay of having been hurt, then having been mocked; our pain disbelieved and drowned out by their laughter. The world my daughters, and Brett Kavanaugh’s, will inherit is the world we inhabit now, where men get excused, and women get interrogated: How much did you drink? Who drove you to the party, and where was the room where it happened and who drove you home when it was over?”
Burlington Free Press: Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir obituary. (This may be a first for me…posting an obit, but…this one bears reading. This country deals with addicts in all the wrong (puritan) ways — punish, punish, punish….when what they really need is help. They are humans suffering from a very real medical/emotional problem. All of them are trying to ease their pain (whatever it is and wherever it comes from). Instead of offering help in the U.S., we throw them in jail. It’s not working..if you haven’t noticed.