Speaking for every liberal I know, the only America we hate is the one that somehow 40 years later can't keep up with the reality that farm and manufacturing jobs and living wages and all that have been thrown under the bus of the greed that drives America's corporate owners to drive costs down. That is not going away any time soon, and certainly not under Donald Trump. We love the America that takes care of itself and its own. The more isolated you make yourself, the harder it is for help to reach you. 20% of the US population voted for Donald Trump. I'm going to be busy with helping the victims closest to me who will be hurt by the racism, misogyny, brutality, isolationism and ignorance of the world outside small-town thinking has just foisted on the majority population. Good luck twisting in the wind, my friends.
She was always flawless. Everything about her. Always. How awful such a storm was tearing her apart from the inside. My heart goes out to all her many friends and loved ones.
Thanks to all the people, paid and unpaid, who surfed the downtown/Fourth Ave. foot traffic for weeks rounding up the necessary signatures. That's what it takes! And Boo! to people trying to get those efforts stopped.
FWIW, I'm guessing the people who are harassing this family don't have a "We Stand With Rosa" sign in their yards, either. Tucson is all kinds of people; some of them are haters. But the safety pin doesn't seem to me to be about them. I'd wear it to let refugees know I'm happy to accompany them when they're feeling vulnerable. Already, when I'm out and about, I make a point to smile and exchange pleasantries with anyone wearing a hijab. Doesn't hurt a thing, and nobody seems to think it's condescending and obnoxious. We just have to try to work our way respectfully through absorbing yet another influx of people and cultures. Some will do this more successfully than others. Thankfully, at this point, we in the U.S. have quite a bit of experience with integration and its exigencies. I would only add that there always will be people who are unable, for whatever reason, to behave appropriately. They don't have the skills. More worrisome are those who otherwise know to behave appropriately, but lack compassion and/or critical thinking skills.
@ OPV, the answer to your question is that the land does belong to the Apache, unlike the case of the ranchers who were merely poaching land for grazing.
I am so not even sharing this. Jeebus.
Says who? Are rats in charge of our moral reasoning, now?
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