Been away from social media for a bit and I have purposefully distanced myself from news in general, but here are my newsfeed takeaways for anyone interested:
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ isn’t just a terrifying fiction after all. It looks like an unfolding reality in the US where Roe v Wade will soon be a distant memory and patriarchy will assert itself once again. Will people soon be fleeing for the northern border?
Apparently white, hetero, Christian men are “feeling scared” now for some reason according to a few (mostly rich, powerful and privileged) white, hetero, Christian men. I mean seriously?
War is really permanent. No, really. It is. The industry just won’t let it die thanks to booming (no pun intended) profits for Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Bectel and Halliburton and the distraction, powerlessness and apathy of the vast public. Meanwhile Yemen is facing an imminent genocide.
Migrant children in the US empire are going to be housed in internment camps that are former military bases polluted with radioactive and carcinogenic waste.
The vastly ignored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another “life or death warning” for climate change and the earth’s biosphere that will of course go vastly ignored.
Been good to be absent from all this for a while.
Carry on, be kind, fight fascism and stay human in spite of it all.
Kenn Orphan 2018 October