Anger is an appropriate response to a boundary violation. The torture and rape of the humane, and all that is humane, is a boundary violation. Inhumane policies are created and supported by elected officials - puppets of the oligarchy. An oligarchy is a small group of people (the 1%) who have control of the United States. The oligarchy stays in power by controlling the narrative. Divisiveness works quite well for them. Divisiveness backed by God, by Jesus, works even better.
Woke up angry re: the evil brilliance and utter effectiveness of controlling the narrative, the toxically non-judgmental, and bad compromises. I was angry over the fact that 98% of the people have no fucking idea how capitalism works, and dickless white boys with big guns now have a say over what opens, what doesn't open, and what stays open. Have very little hope for my beloved country today and its ugly waters i'm surfing. Please don't write me and tell me to vote blue. I've never stopped voting blue, I've been an activist since the 70's, and writing politics for 15 years. The themes remain the same; all rooted in starve the beast, and the beast my darlings is on its knees.
There is nothing mystical about evil. I watch it play out everyday - kids in cages, for profit health care, yet another pipeline, yet another young black man shot for no reason, children trafficked for sex, and the nightmare of 5G. The list goes on. People will do most anything to feel safe; they'll deny what's happening, they'll rise above, they'll get more spiritual so they can live with what no human being should have to live with. They'll collude with the choices the bully (oligarchy) gives them thinking taking the one that offers human beings crumbs from the table is a good compromise. But it's not a good compromise. The lesser of two evils will never be a good compromise because it keeps the bully in power. I am blessed to be around clear-sighted people who fight back.
Resistance takes many forms. Occupy Wall Street, the March after the Parkland Shooting, Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Re-membering the pieces of self splintered off by life - the heart so shattered it may never love or allow itself to be loved again. Continuing to make art and refusing to let anyone or anything destroy your experience of beauty and love and gut busting laughter. Stepping away from the hooks of the idiot's argument. I think the ultimate resistance though, has to do with committing one's life to uncovering what it means to be humane and what it means to act humanely. Refuse to offer your humanity up for sacrifice.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools.
Katherine Manaan - Political Witch
Art - Malak Mattar