Opinion: It's time for America, which is supposed to aspire to higher ideals, to embrace a thorough review and amendment of our history, and accordingly, to our culture. It's the 21st century. Time for a brutally candid look at the past, and without erasing it, choose to de-glorify those parts of it which are repulsive to an evolved multiracial civilization. Only this way can we look forward with a fair and honest commitment to progress towards realization of our shared ideals and aspirations.
End Cash Bail now.
2/3 of Prisoners in California haven't been convicted but wait in jail because they can't afford bail - the rich folks, of course, are not among them. If you're stuck in jail you can't defend yourself, so the outcome is predetermined against the poor. The system is predatory. It's why "we have the best justice system money CAN BUY" it needs to end. Bail Bondsmen are part of the Prison industrial Complex. https://bit.ly/2YFmQ4h
https://bit.ly/2Y4tFNX Neo-Nazis and fascists in Germany appropriated the confederate flag because the swastika is illegal there. That's how obviously racist the confederate flag is. It's not an American symbol any more, it's an international symbol for white supremacists.
Throwback to December, 2008.
My Daughter and Son show their approval. #BarackObamaDay2020
Republicans suck at economics. https://bit.ly/2MV6Fu7
What happens inside your dishwasher?
Lessons learned. Next time, get more lights. Perhaps throw 2 or three GoPro's in the wash to record from different angles. Result?
Success? You tell me.
Opinion: We need to re-purpose and de-militarize the police so they protect and serve the community, not imprison it. The Police are part of the prison industrial complex perpetrating an endless cycle of imprisonment for the poor and POC, and taxpayers are paying for it. The Cash Bail system reinforces the system where the rich can get out of jail and defend themselves while the poor stay in jail and rot or lose their homes to get out. #Fascist Tyranny
Well it's only 8:30 here in california but it's a good day so far. I woke up. How're all my #resistance peeps holding up? What's on the agenda today?
On one hand, it's said those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it - on the other hand, perhaps repeating a lesson a few times makes the education more indelibly imprinted on the collective memories of our species. If we learned it the first time it was too easy, and the best things are rarely easy. Then again, maybe if we were smarter we'd learn it the first time and move on to something more challenging. #HardLessons
Are we really ready to re-open??
How much is a life worth?
Normally I'm a pro-union guy but there are a lot of Police "associations" and unions which are deeply entrenched power bases for the corrupt racists who will not yield without conflict. They have been covering for their own dirty unjust criminality since cops were invented - in America, to chase down runaway slaves. This is going to be a key "system" maintaining the systemic discrimination against minorities, POC and the poor, which needs to be wiped clean and reset.
So glad all 4 cops have been arrested. The government isn't going to help this society repair itself and begin to address hundreds of years of systemic racism - we're gonna have to start doing it together, without them. Maybe after the election, we can get the system (in systemic) to start to implement some of the countless large and small changes we're gonna need to make more progress. One night of peaceful protest isn't going to make it better, but it's a start. Good Luck. #blm
There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones
Now the sun's gone to hell and
The moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms
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