Well, Fuck

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Ninety One]

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

In case you’re wondering why the United States just exploded again, “On September 23, 2020, a state grand jury indicted Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions that led to the near-death situation in Napper’s apartment. The two other officers involved in the raid were not indicted, and while Hankison was indicted for his actions during the Breonna Taylor raid, he was not indicted for Taylor’s death specifically.[17]

But first the news:

Oh, and Trump says there will ignore the ballots if he loses the election.

This is, of course, right after Ruth Bader Ginsberg died. Which means the White House could put a sixth conservative in the Supreme Court guaranteeing quite a few years of conservative ruling from America’s highest court.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Nine

[The Dutch Government Won’t Apologize for Slavery]

I’m really not impressed with the Netherlands today.

But first the news:

I can’t speak on behalf of the Dutch government.

I’m not Dutch.

But I’m so sorry.

Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Six

[Amplify a Voice: David Jones and Kimberly Jones]

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

I read a request from a person of color to white people – to amplify their voices instead of our own. That resonates. Please watch How Can We Win. If you’d like your voice amplified, anonymously or with citation, my blog, my social accounts, and everything I am is yours. #BlackLivesMatter #NotOneMore

On Saturday May 30th filmmaker and photographer David Jones of David Jones Media felt compelled to go out and serve the community in some way. He decided to use his art to try and explain the events that were currently impacting our lives.

On day two, Sunday the 31st, he activated his dear friend author Kimberly Jones to tag along and conduct interviews.

During a moment of downtime he captured these powerful words from her and felt the world couldn’t wait for the full length documentary, they needed to hear them now.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Five

[Conversations with Fellow Warriors]

A close friend reached out last week to talk strategy and ask questions and have difficult conversations. I asked if I could post it anonymously and they gave permission. I also have things I would add to these answers / things I wrote since I took the  Introduction to Being an Antiracist event but I didn’t want to edit either sides of the conversation. I’ll add to these statements soon. Let me know if this helps.

Warrior: I was reading your blog post about Juneteenth
Me: Sup?

Warrior: So I was listening to the CodeSwitch podcast earlier…They’re basically asking, “what’s different about THIS time vs all the others,” and it’s a lot of things that I’ve been wondering, too.

Warrior: That was a lot of it and Trump.
Me: COVID wouldn’t have been as shitty if trump weren’t there, yeah. and there’s a LOT more hate and unrest in america right now because of trump. The rest of the world joined in because of covid, though.

Warrior: The theory that they were talking about was basically, “Once you kick out Trump, and you can go back to your jobs.. will you still feel the same way”
Me: And the covid vaccine arrives? Yeah, it’s quite possible. It’s one of the reasons i also posted about turning the passion into systemic movement

Warrior: (that was the “go back to your job” part, but yeah; I just really struggle with the idea of “if you’re being silent, then you’re part of the problem”
Me: You are.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke
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