Can’t say it any better than Gretchen Kelly
Will they hear the fireworks?
The children, shivering under a mylar blanket in a cold cell. Will they hear them?
This is America. We are in a place, right now, where we can’t say that our darkest days are in our past.
And it feels sick. It feels shocking. Unbelievable.
But it’s real. Our country is no stranger to hurting innocent people.
We are a nation of contradictions. We are fighters. A nation of liberators and emancipators. But we are also a nation that is soft-bellied and apathetic, practiced at not seeing the things we don’t want to see. Life can look perfect if we ignore what’s happening just outside of our peripheral vision.
Keep your head down. Sip your cold beer. Check the mail. Nod at your neighbor. Smile. Everything is fiiiiiiine. Indifference is one helluva drug.
We are one part Gilead, one part Stepford. The contrast is startling…
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