The Time is Now: Solidarity with Anti-Racist Protest and #BlackLivesMatter.

This website has been dormant for a while as I have been working to bring several longer projects to press, and several projects are near completion, about to go to press, etc., and this website and blog will resurrect as this time approaches, with all sorts of new content.

But the time is now for action. Anti-racist protest is spilling into the streets around the United States in anger at the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and in continued mourning for the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile, and so many others lost to history in the waves and waves of police violence against Black folks seemingly without end.

History is full of tipping points. Let us all lend our voices against violence against Black folks by the cops, and the climate of racist hate fostered by the thug of a President Donald Trump, the Republican Party, Fox News, and the rest of the Right Wing Media hate machine.

Now is the time to lend our voices, even if protected by masks and at a distance of 6 feet, to the cries for protest. This website voices its support to the chorus of cries demanding an anti-racist future. It is time that our world and country began to show in ways yet unseen in our world that Black Lives Matter. #BlackLivesMatter is the movement and the cause, and one to which this site voices its support.

Divide and conquer has always been the technique of power. Divide the exploited, get some to side with the dominants, and the rest to hate each other more than those in power. Wealth controls the media, and the media is a division machine. We need to detach from the distractions, and come together to call for change: people of color, immigrants, queer folks, women, the poor, religious minorities, transgender folks, the disenfranchised, the differently abled, the neuro-atypical, and all those who dream of a less oppressive, less exploitative, less racist, less colonialist, less violence and horrific future.

The world can change. We make and remake the world each day with how we network our actions with our environments. No individual can change anything, but together, nearly anything and everything about our social world can change. We make and remake a world that perpetuates oppression and explotation and racist violence each day, but if we all stopped, all went to the streets, all raised our voices, the whole system would grind to a halt. We have the power to create change, here and now, not individually, but by collective action, demanding a massive change in our systems, systems which perpetuate racial violence, seemingly without end.

#BlackLivesMatter. Let us all contribute our voices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ by chris on May 31, 2020.

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