Looking at images from yesterday, I felt deep grief for those people living in fear of being blown up EVERY DAY in unjust wars. I grieve for Boston, I grieve for civilians in countries The U.S. has invaded, and I grieve for the soldiers on all sides. I grieve as a mother - imagining my baby being injured or killed, or being trained to kill & witnessing such violence up close. I hope the people affected by bombing (around the world) yesterday TRULY get the support they need. I wish the same for ALL people. If only I could fit ALL the impoverished, the sick, the hungry, lonely, scared, & grief stricken around the world into these arms of mine…
…and hug the pain away.
I believe in love and light. I believe we are all one. I believe we are clusters of stardust on a spinning grain of sand (and ego kills).
But still: Fuck war. Fuck drones. Fuck Monsanto. Fuck fracking. Fuck the prison industrial complex. Fuck corporate power. Fuck Guantanamo. Fuck fucked up immigration policies. Fuck controlling women’s bodies. Fuck treating gay & transgender people like they’re broken. Fuck rape. Fuck institutionalized racism. Fuck Stop & Frisk. Fuck GMOs. Fuck bullies. Fuck veterans not getting the support they so badly fucking need.
When I say “We are all connected” I don’t just mean because we’re people. I mean every molecule and particle. The space between. The energy.
We’re literally, scientifically, connected.
And I love you.
Peace. Kimya Dawson
conferred dominance. And so one question for me and others like me is whether we will be like them or
whether we will get truly distressed, even outraged about unearned race advantage and conferred
dominance and if so, what will we do to lessen them. In any case, we need to do more work in
identifying how they actually affect our daily lives. Many, perhaps most of our white students in the U.S.
think that racism doesn’t affect them because they are not people of color, they do not see “whiteness” as
a racial identity. In addition, since race and sex are not the only advantaging systems at work, we need
similarly to examine the daily experience of having age advantage, or ethnic advantage, or physical
ability, or advantage related to nationality, religion or sexual orientation. Peggy McIntosh - from White Privilege