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If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m not really in much of a celebratory mood, despite it being a holiday weekend. At least, theoretically a holiday weekend — I had Thursday off, but had to be back at work on Friday.
I’m not a huge fan of fireworks, I mean, I enjoy the lights from them, they’re pretty enough, but usually there’s just too much of a crowd, they’re loud, and the smoke is overwhelming. And this year, I just am not in the mood to celebrate a country that I’m pretty thoroughly disappointed in and disgusted with.
As a historian-like person (one who studied children’s experiences in the Holocaust in particular as an undergrad), the particular situation on the southern border of the United States is painful. And it is just one piece of a much larger issue that I’m seeing echoed in a variety of places – this lack of basic compassion, the lack of caring for other people. This willingness to treat another as though they are sub-human just because of [you pick the trait].
And along with this comes a sense of helplessness. What can I do? Aside from continuing to share information, to speak out where I can? I have been lucky enough to be in pretty liberal circles for most of my life, but that also means that much of the time I’m “preaching to the choir.”
Anyhow, that’s where I am right now, and running late on getting this post up, so I’m going to post it up now. This weekend the Catio-work continues, along with, hopefully getting some serious room organization done. We’ll see.