This counts for so little, I know. But, in some dusty corner of the internet bin one day, may this record stand.
The House hearing on the January 6 INSURRECTION is starting and this is the written testimony of one of the Capitol Police Officers. HERE.
I won’t repost one of the more heartbreaking parts because of the use of the “N” word.
I will say this here and now… again: The current derisive use among white conservative Christians of the words “CRT” and “woke” are the new “N” word. In the past week I’ve heard two Christian men I clearly admire say those words with derision and lack of understanding and I’m pissed.
This will sit in a dusty corner of the interwebs. I know. But… let it be there for someone to maybe find generations from now.
Read American history, You will see laws being pushed now, legally by those who spurn racialized reality mirror sins of their ancestry almost exactly the same as 1963 They curse(d) and kill(ed) Black people and POC Creatively justify bigotry Calling selves Christians-oh really?
It is not “hating America” to acknowledge this is part of our story. It is not unpatriotic to understand that much of our present reality exists because the legacy of past atrocities does not fade as quickly as their memory.
The new boogey man of current culture wars, because we always need culture wars to keep winning elections, is Critical Race Theory. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about. Take comfort in this: neither does your state legislature and THEY want to ban it in classrooms. (NOTE: This is referring to Republican controlled legislatures.)
“The period between the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in the summer of 2014 and the election of November 2020 represents the latest in a series of great transitional moments in American history. Whether we emerge from this transition stronger depends on our ability, from the bottom up and the top down, to build organizations targeted at our many problems. If history is any guide, this will be the work not of months, but of one or two decades.” — David Brooks
Pope Francis released a new encyclical this weekend and it’s going to be pulled apart so the “divisive” stuff gets highlighted. Early news articles focus on his statements regarding the death penalty. But, there is a lot of other reading to take in and not miss.
Remember Veggie Tales? One of the creators, Phil Vischer, has continued to do a lot of fun stuff. On his somewhat more serious side he has a podcast I never miss called The Holy Post. This is a video where he quickly goes over history and why racism is still a problem.