Thursday, January 9th 2019
On this night, Dear Hubsand and I got our family over to Harvard Square to join the national protest of tRump’s escalation with Iran. For a Thursday evening in early January –outside in 23·F degree weather– the turnout is impressive. It’s important for people in a community to come together and corroborate the truth when they are being wronged, or their leadership is misrepresenting them. Us.
Yes, the orange menace executed the Iranian general (Solemani) in cold blood.
NO, he has nothing to show to support bogus claims of “self-defense” or “imminent danger.”
And so on.
But it is reassuring to see fellow citizens aware, giving a shit and coming together in solidarity to raise our voices in protest to the fascist policies of the repugnant regime that is the “tRump Administration.”
Here are a couple chants we did:
1 2 3 4 WE DON’T WANT YOUR RACIST WAR
5 6 7 8 END THESE POLICIES OF HATE
IT’S BULLSHIT! GET OFF IT! THIS WAR IS FOR PROFIT
VIOLENCE AND OCCUPATION WILL NOT LEAD TO LIBERATION
I was also exposed to the concept that: SANCTIONS KILL.
Upon reflection I have realized that is of course true; in the exact way that denial of access to medicine or clean water also kills.
Finally I learned that UNIONS CAN PASS ANTI-WAR RESOLUTIONS.
(Now I begin to learn what that means and what is entailed.)
But mostly what I think about are the 250 innocent civilian bystanders who have already lost their lives to this *not-quite-war* escalation; 50 in the funeral procession for a beloved leader in Iran, and 200 on a commercial flight that *seems* to have been *accidentally* shot out of the sky while Iran was politely retaliating our cold blooded assassination with non-lethal -alas symbolic- bombardment of our military bases in Iraq.
Ah and now for the sanctions.
More punitive measures for innocent civilians.
To be continued.
*** Don’t worry, tRump defenders! My daughter doesn’t know what “MENDACIOUS AGGRESSIVE DOLT” means. But then probably neither do you.