Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Quote of the Day

A crisis triggers underlying issues and is a response to accumulated layers of trauma. [The crisis we're experiencing today is] not just about George Floyd, but about a string of similar deaths that went before his. It’s not just about race, but about economic and social injustice in general; about health care and food and education and college loans and criminal injustice and more. It’s not just about Trump, but about a political class that has acted for years as though it doesn’t really give a damn.

What is happening in America now was completely predictable to anyone who had the eyes to see.

Related Off-site Links:
Lincoln Was Not a Joke, and Neither Is the Threat Now in Our Midst – Marianne Williamson (Medium, June 2, 2020).
“America’s Moment of Reckoning”: Cornel West Says Nationwide Uprising Is Sign of “Empire Imploding”Democracy Now! (June 1, 2020).
The Riots Are About More Than George Floyd, the Police, Donald Trump, and the Media – David Lipson and Emily Olson (ABC News, May 31, 2020).
US Goes Full Fascist: Trump and the Floyd Protests – Tim Jones (The Australian Independent Media Network, June 2, 2020).
Trump Takes Us to the Brink – Paul Krugman (The New York Times, June 1, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 5, 2018
Marianne Williamson on What It Will Take to Defeat Donald Trump
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – December 14, 2019
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
Waking Up
Progressive Perspectives on Corruption in U.S. Politics
Hope in the Midst of Collapse
On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
Trump's Playbook
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Quote of the Day – March 10, 2019
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – February 6, 2018
Balancing the Fire

Image: Chaos outside the White House on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

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