October 14, 2016

Doctoring While Black

Apparently Tamika Cross got caught in the cross-hairs.

And here.

And here.

Systemic. Racism. In. America.

Don’t think so? Re-read this. Nothing, repeat *nothing* has changed.


The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump - Rolling Stone

Matt Taibbi writes the epitaph early:

The scene couldn’t have been more poignant. Duped for a generation by a party that kowtowed to the wealthy while offering scraps to voters, then egged on to a doomed rebellion by a third-rate con man who wilted under pressure and was finally incinerated in a fireball of his own stupidity, people like this found themselves, in the end, represented by literally no one.

An interesting read - there were nuggets in here that I’ve heard and seen from friends and family on both ends of the US political spectrum. It’s worth your time if you give but a wee damn about our governance and culture, not only for the rundown of Trump’s rise, but for the truths it speaks about contemporary American politics, the value of critical thinking and our current deficit thereof, and again to pose the question to his supporters: where, now, will you turn?

The Atlantic: Trump's Fans Have More To Lose Than Trump Himself

Michelle Cottle, in The Atlantic:

once the finger wagging is done, non-Trump America will return to their regular lives, leaving disappointed Trump devotees to stew in the resentments and anxieties he, among others, has nurtured.

Interesting and likely question posed in this short article: Where do Trump’s supporters go to regain their lost dignity after the campaign is over? All the ugliness on display today is going to have long-lasting effect.