June 1, 2020

Covid Journal, June 1, 2020

By admin

America Descends Deeper

Right now, hundreds of cities in the United States are experiencing some sort of upheaval as a result of the death of George Floyd and countless other African Americans that have suffered for so long.

PLEASE don’t mistake anything that I write as a rant against the good people in police forces and emergency services everywhere. There are murderers amongst civilians, just as much as one Minneapolis cop has tainted the good reputation of so many professionals.

Donald Trump is provoking the situation and is pushing the US to civil war.

I can’t understand why an American president would sit in the sidelines – or hide in his bunker, like he did for the last 24 hours – and poke, poke, poke at a raging hornet’s nest.

Trump berated the nation’s governors during a conference call, describing them as “weak” in the face of growing racial unrest and urging them to take an aggressive stand against unruly protests.

He’s also declared ANTIFA (the American Anti-Fascist league) as a terrorist organization.

This will escalate out of control.

Trump is a small and petty man that continues to fan the flames of protest instead of trying to calm the situation. He has basically told the national guard and military to start firing on the public.

AND THEN … there’s still the underlying threat of Covid. If we don’t see a massive spike in cases over the next week or so, it’s going to be hard to grasp the original precautions that were taken across North America.

Covid will be used as the grounds under which anyone – repeat ANYONE – will be arrested.

We are entering new territory, folks.

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Understanding White Privilege

This has made the rounds and I wanted to share it, if only if I re-read it several more times to try to understand the pain experienced by African-Americans and African-Canadians all the time.
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a cheque in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.