Updated because I knew you guys would come through for me. This lifted me, along with some great comments. I’d hope to give us all a place to vent and feel better. Hope it’s working.
‘How can we continue to lose the lives of unarmed Black men in the United State of America at the hands of white police officers?’ — @BetoORourke speaking out on Botham Jean pic.twitter.com/hte5idsTrM
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 17, 2018
I lived through the Nixon years – and while I was young, I remember feeling energized by it all. Because somewhere in the back of my young mind, I saw this as how strong our country was. We defeat bad guys.
I remember during the Shrub years, feeling discouraged. Wondering how people could be so stupid to elect this idiot who was responsible for sending my brother and many, many more people to war.
But it was nothing like this. This. Is. Fucking. Exhausting. I don’t recognize the government any longer. And I can only hope that come November we are a tsunami of change and begin to wash away this stain.
I’m afraid there will always be racists, misogynists, xenophobes, homophobes and other despicable people. But for fucks sake, we shouldn’t be paying them with our tax dollars to destroy the country. Or to be so cowardly as to not stand up for it.
I am officially discouraged this week.