Minneapolis

This was my home. This is where I lived…

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This is what a protest looks like I’ve been told

This is justice for George Floyd I’ve been told.

I’ve been told, supposedly schooled, even screamed at.

But.

I don’t see justice. I know what I see. THIS is not justice.

I wonder what you will see when it comes to your city?

I have nothing left to say. ~k.

 

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  1. They’re coming here tonight, bussing the riot from Houston to here right now.

    This is not justice, to go from place to place causing millions in damage, destroying businesses and vehicles and property and lives.

    This is only increasing the tragedy all the way around.

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  2. I think is all sad. I totally and completely agree with you. I’m going crazy with all the posts that are just screaming the injustice “a cop” sworn to protect.
    No one sees other injustices. Those are just things that happen in life. But a cop!!! Holy cow the whole white race is ashamed. Are ya all ashamed of your color when a person walks in a building and starts shooting???
    NO YOUR NOT. would you be ashamed if you and the cop were a different color??? A BIG NO!!!
    This is race division at it’s finest but no one sees it

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  3. There were violent protests in my city this weekend, too. Lots of looting, a couple of buildings burnt to the ground It’s just sad, all around, for everyone. There are no winners here.

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  4. This reminds me a little of the eco protests in the UK in the sense that it claims to be about raising awareness for the environment, but actually all they’re doing at the extremes is making people late for work, clogging up the roads and creating more pollution, costing local councils hundreds of thousands, taking police away from urgent matters because they need to be supervised and dealt with, it’s caused the destruction of a green space and plants that they’ve dug up and ruined. It seems like it’s about media and publicity. Not a cause, not justice. Obviously it’s rather different to the scenes in America right now, but I thought the underlying principle is somewhat similar. What happened to George was absolutely, utterly unacceptable. Yes, there should be media attention and it should be talked about. But not like this. This is violence for violence and it achieves nothing good. xx

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  5. There was a tendency to lump the violence in with the protests, at first, but thankfully we’ve been able to make the distinction since. The majority of the protests have been peaceful, but the fire has woke us up. The unrest continues even today and I’m glad for it, because the injustice has continued for far too long. Someone asked me the other day (kinda snarkily) if I “approve” of the “autonomous zone” in Seattle, “too.” No, I don’t. But even less than that do I approve of the social, racial, and economic injustice in American society that has gone on far too long. As JFK said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Peaceful revolution was made impossible for too many for too long. This was inevitable. And it will happen again if we don’t change from the fire, this time.

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  6. Kim,
    I want to send you a hug and let you know how much I miss you! This is a terrible time in life and we need all of the positive energy you have to spare. I know that’s probably asking too much right now, but know that I miss you and you can borrow whatever you need from me and whatever else because I can’t care about the whole damned world, but I can certainly care about you, my friend! Mona

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    1. Mona, I am sending hugs. I will always have the energy to support. Always. I do need you. I need your friendship. Very difficult time right now in my personal life. (parents health deteriorating) These times are soooo unacceptable. My parents who adopted, and SO loved… my cousin who is an incredible man having to explain to his children WTF is going on… (oh, he’s black my brother is Asian… can’t even believe I have to write their “race”) These times are ridiculous! Sorry for the rant… I’m going to… scream and not stop! Or cry…

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      1. Kim, ahhhh, I just got your hug! Thank you, my friend. You give the best hugs! I’m so sorry to hear things are so difficult right now. I’ll keep your parents in my prayers.

        Don’t get me started on everything going on right now. I’m one of these weird people who want to foster relationships with individuals not groups. I base how I feel about any person on things like how kind they are, and how they treat themselves and the people around them. Mostly I could give two s***s about a person’s demographics or most of what they purport to believe. Also, demographics never have and never will represent what is true about a person. Okay, let’s scream together shall we? 1, 2, 3 AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!
        Okay, I had to take a breath. Wow, I can still hear you screaming. Let me catch up with you again, ‘k? You’re pretty good at that. Damn, girl. You know you’re going to need to breathe in a minute, right?

        Please keep in mind, at some point, this too will pass. In the meantime, it’s your blog and you can rant, cry, disagree or tell people to “f” off. Never be silenced by others, though. Not that you are. I know you have other matters much more urgent to deal with. I’ll keep checking back in. Love you, Lady! Mona

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