If not now… When?

One of the functions History serves is to provide perspective. Since my cancer diagnosis I have found a new interest in History. In particular what I have come to realize is how much of what we perceive as of concern with Trump in office is really just the realization he is not so different from all the others. From at least the 60s to now, we’ve been sold a bill of goods, yet to be realized, again and again. Abortion rights, voting rights, environmental Justice, right to privacy, right to Healthcare, ERA, guns, no Wars. We keep rehashing the same old things. When is the Myth of America going to become reality?

SLC Homelessness. Bad form?

It’s easy to call “bad form” when you have a roof over your head.

https://www.ksl.com/article/46673485/lt-gov-cox-calls-slc-homeless-protest-bad-form-says-there-are-better-ways-to-voice-concerns

not mine. just adding some beauty where needed.

Utah public lands managed?

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/09/pinyon-pine-juniper-forests-utah-torn-out-why

What’s happening right now under our noses before we have a chance to stop. When I read this my brain goes dizzy with cognitive dissonance trying to understand such self serving, mendacious reasoning.

just some Utah sky

Gun violence data: Odds of being shot, other causes of death compared

https://amp.businessinsider.com/us-gun-death-murder-risk-statistics-2018-3

Some stats to help understand our ways of dying.

There are huge racial disparities in how US police use force – Vox

https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938186/police-shootings-killings-racism-racial-disparities

Another view of the police violence we live with.

take a deep breath..

We need campaign reform

www.salon.com/2019/07/17/mitch-mcconnells-big-donors-are-wall-street-firms-and-only-9-of-his-funds-comes-from-kentucky/

this is why the idea we have a Democratic system is way off the mark. I’m pretty sure McConnell is more interested in looking pockets than working to deal with the our issue which in Kentucky is epedimic.

Socialism for business. Capitalism for people.

www.dailykos.com/story/2019/7/16/1872167/-George-W-Bush-doomed-these-coal-miners-now-Donald-Trump-is-sealing-their-fate

This article shows the life that is our protection for miners. But it also, in a general way, shows how workers get screwed, while companies walk away unscathed.

Particularly this shows how companies can just declare bankruptcy, get rid of debt including compensation to workers.