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It is so horrible. I am so depressed. It feels like we're back in 1968 and then the riots later with Rodney King. Something must change.
Add in that the pandemic has killed more Americans in a few months than the Vietnam war did in 10 years. Nixon and Johnson at least believed in and understood the Constitution and responded to censure by congress and/or the public.
It is worse! With the internet groups can mobilize so quickly and the rage can spread at lightening speed. And we have no central voice of reason to help bring about a calm so the healing can start.
It's tragic, I agree with the oped by Kareem abdul Jabar today that the needle has not moved at all in terms of race relations in years and years and years. I'm honestly not sure there will be any reason unless this gets handled correctly and so far I dont see it being done.
Our city had its first riots or demonstrations last night. PC received a text reminding him and all DoD employees that they were to avoid the area where the demonstrations were being held. As far as I know, it was peacefully done. I hope so. When I was a little girl, we moved from Boston to Memphis just weeks after Dr Martin Luther King, Jr was killed there. It was a very sad, scary time to be moving to Memphis. My parents almost chose to stay in Boston a little longer out of fear. I am sure that the virus, the quarantine, the restrictions have added to the fuel to the fire. This has been a very difficult year.
Dear Juhli and Friends, The protests are gearing up in the city where i work. Am presently on the commute bus out of there. Don't think there will be much trouble. But anyway, have a job that i value and a house to take care of.
Thank you all for sharing in our country's pain.
I feel just like that drawing of Lady Liberty. And today it occurred to me that even if we manage to vote out Trump he will still use Twitter to keep his 'base' stirred up. I agree with Misadventures of Widowhood about internet groups and rage spreading. There is a downside to the digital age. Sigh. Put a 'reality' personality in the White House, live with the reality show drama.
Well, we didn't have the internet in 1968 and still the anti-war demonstrations and Black liberation movements marched across the country. I was appalled today at his desire to unleash the military on our fellow citizens and the attack on peaceful demonstrators in front of the White House so he could walk across the street with his bible and enablers/promoters to stand at a church for a few minutes.
We are getting this on our News Reports all day, this is very frightening to see and I feel very sad for USA. We also have some problems here but hope our leaders can do what is needed to keep everyone safe. I wish we could all live together in peace - what a wonderful world that would be!
I live in a small town. We had a small, peaceful, but very moving, demonstration in support of black lives matter.
That is wonderful!