Saturday, June 6, 2020

It's not their problem, it's mine

(Artwork and statement from Banksy)

Friday, June 5, 2020

Black lives matter

The Black Lives Matter street mural in DC is so large you can see it from spaceDC mayor Muriel Bowser commissioned the artwork to send a message to the world: 

"We know what's going on in our country. There is a lot of anger. There is a lot of distrust of police and the government," she said at a news conference. "There are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized. We had the opportunity to send that message loud and clear on a very important street in our city."


Rebuking Trump. (BBC)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A picture is worth...

A picture is worth a thousand words. The top photo is the America I recognize: unity, peace, justice, love, kindness, steadfastness, integrity. The bottom photo is an America I do not recognize: division, chaos, hate, incompetence, foolishness, bigotry, danger. 

I am angry and horrified. I am also uplifted by the hundreds of protests in the US as well as all over the world. Solidarity in the fight against abuse of power and systemic racism. And shame on this president. This dictator wannabe who is weaponizing Christianity to sow more seeds of division. 

We must fight back mightily at the ballot box in November.

Where are you? (Insider)