As long as society continues to debate the minimum wage; we are not confronting the gross inequities in the system. We should be discussing the maximum wage; that is how much wealth those at the top are garnering, and the ridiculous difference between what most people earn and what those “at the top” make (in all forms of wealth).
The events of January 6th, 2021 and the preceding four years will live on as indelible black marks in the history of the United States of America.
All of this vividly and undeniably belies the notion of American Exceptionalism, and is in fact vivid proof of the converse (think, ‘welcome to the Banana Republic’). January 6th proves this point emphatically. Another case in point, our very own self-proclaimed “very stable genius”, has in fact proven himself to be a very unstable idiot. As for his followers and enablers… you are the fake news you consume and inhabit a fictive world.
Suffice it to say that anyone who issues self-proclamations of greatness is suffering from a form of “little man syndrome.” For example, the bigger the pickup truck the smaller the occupant. Or how about the guys with the fragile egos who have large metal bull testicles hanging from their trailer hitches.
In this blog I try to avoid labels and the politicization of issues. It’s not helpful as a rule. However watching events slide over the past many years (and especially the last few months), I had to comment.
For all of that, let’s embrace a better future. Listen, love, heal. We do not have to hate each other, we can be reasonable and we can reason, let science and fact help to guide us. The only thing we should not tolerate is intolerance.
History teaches us that those who submit to oppression, suffer and die. Those who unite and resist, survive.
It is hard to say ‘all lives matter’ until one can say honestly that all lives matter equally. I suspect that there will always be racists. But we must not allow it to be institutionalized in any of its guises, and we can never condone it.