My parents were about my age when they left the Philippines during martial law under Marcos.
This is not the sort of "circle of life" I had in mind…
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) June 2, 2020
Feels like the US has stopped pretending, right? Naked police brutality, unmarked brute squads positioned at the seat of the government, attacking journalists, knocking down old people, macing kids. And if the unmarked brute squads weren’t enough, we’ve got folks breaking out compound bows, swords, busting Captain America moves with their round riot shields, semis plowing into people… who can even keep up with it anymore? It’s like this is the world now, 1918, 1968, 2020 all rolled up into one.
George Takei said it best…
If you think that the military can’t be used against American citizens on order of the president, you weren’t evicted from your home at bayonet point, then packed on trains off to a barbed wire enclosed internment camp.
And it can happen again if we don’t remain vigilant.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 5, 2020
I find myself checking out now and again, especially when it was clear I was mostly doomscrolling when I wasn’t working or sleeping. Good for self care, but not good for trying to keep a handle on what I do week to week. But last Sunday was the wrong time to be posting about the little bit of writing I did, the stuff I read, etc, if I even had the presence of mind to track it in the first place. Barely feels appropriate to do now, so let’s get back to what’s important:
Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.