I look at all the angry people…and I have questions

WHY DON’T THE POOREST AND THE MOST MARGINALIZED AMONG US RISE UP?

I would. Like Palestinians who hurl rocks at cars sporting Israeli license plates zipping though the West Bank after dark.

If Black Americans attacked the Capitol they would be mowed down in droves, not like the despicable Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, and other domestic crackpots at our Capitol.

WHY WHITE SUPREMACISTS?

Georgia comedian Corey Forrester shouts, What has this country not given to white supremacist mother**ckers?

Huh, what?

A white supremacist whose mother insists on organic food for her thirty-year-old baby donning a Viking helmet. Or Dylan Roof, who, after murdering nine Black parishioners in Charleston, SC, needed a whopper on his way to the police station.

White supremacists who won’t wear masks to protect others from Covid-19. U.S. representatives who balk at newly installed metal detectors. Did they not hear “Hang Pence! Hang Pence!” as they huddled on the floor of the U.S. Capitol?

What is wrong with these people?

WHAT DO WHITE SUPREMACISTS WANT?

Black people to disappear? A return to slavery, easy access to workers like gardeners, nannies, and cooks they pay a pittance?

So-called Mexican rapists and murderers barricaded on their side of the ugly wall at the Arizona-Mexican border?

Unbridled power for their form of rugged individualism? No restrictions. No responsibility. No laws. Victimhood.

More power, more money, more stuff? How much is enough?

AREN’T WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER?

A buzz word like “socialism,” is it an excuse for not helping others? Still, they adhere to the Republican health care plan: Get sick. Die?

Remembering some old fart at my Maine annual Town Meeting complaining about the education budget…Eleven dollars more in taxes? Oh no!

While bazillionaire Jeff Bezos recently cut $2 per-hour hazard pay for Amazon workers during the pandemic, his ex-wife Mackenzie Scott gave away $4.2 billion in the past four months. Causes that redistribute wealth. Helping us all rise up.

Enough anger. I’m sick of my own, too. Let’s celebrate a calmer, empathetic, human President Biden and Vice President Harris. And the decency of most Americans. I’m feeling better already.

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6 Responses to I look at all the angry people…and I have questions

  1. writercatalina@gmail.com says:

    SO well said, Sheila! Bravo!

    On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 5:04 PM Tucson Writer Editor wrote:

    > sheilawill posted: ” WHY DON’T THE POOREST AND THE MOST MARGINALIZED AMONG > US RISE UP? I would. Like Palestinians who hurl rocks at cars sporting > Israeli license plates zipping though the West Bank after dark. But they > would be mowed down in droves, not like the despicab” >

  2. sheilawill says:

    Thanks S and V! Not as good as your essay on white privilege!

  3. Julie Ray says:

    They are terrified to lose their white privilege. They have embraced the narrative that they are the victims and brown and black people are out to steal everything they have. It is a distorted and sick view. Have you read this analysis? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/magazine/trump-coup.html

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