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)