Photo: Isaac Mitchell
if we had wings to fly
we would have to avoid
or we would be shot down
to the ground
added to the never ending
pile of murdered beings
in a country
of a people
gone horribly wrong
Photo: Levent Simsek
Here’s the thing. I saw the irate mothers, from Highland Park, telling why they were in washington D.C. THEY were DEMANDING that assault rifles no longer be sold. That’s the ONLY thing they wanted. Just don’t allow ASSAULT RIFLES to be sold.
They were being interviewed on the street. Their cause was just. Look what just happened in Highland Park. They were demanding the law be changed.
The news then flipped to how the republicans and the NRA were in bed together (please try not to think about that in the literal sense).
I mean, REMEMBER all the hight school kids who were going to change the gun laws? They marched, were on the cover of Time and Newsweek. They were on TV, had t-shirts, the whole thing. Everyone was backing them…and…nothing.
Nineteen 4th graders were just murdered, along with two teachers, and…nothing. The list of these things is available, if you google it.
People still think they have power. Still think they can MAKE the republicans into human beings who actually care about the people they destroy. And they are destroying people, their lives, and the country. They are currently investigating the doctor who did the abortion on the 10 year-old. They said “He better have his records in order,” and other stupid things. They want to get him. Actually, they are OUT to get him, for helping a 10 year-old child who was raped. THAT’S what the republican’s are.
So just because you’re a mom whose child has been killed, paralyzed, or has PTS, the republicans don’t care. You can march, protest, wear this or that, make demands and not one of them will care. It’s all about money and power over other.
Women are in danger, children are in danger, the world is in danger. There is no way anyone can bring about change, and THAT is a GIGANTIC RED FLAG.
The people no longer have a voice. The republicans are all about poverty, control, and death. That’s what they want for the people. THAT is what they are DOING to the people. Women will go to jail, along with any doctors who are willing to risk life in prison to save their lives. Welcome to the new america.
See, the thing is, we have to change the government, not try to change the republicans. We need to get them OUT. Make THEM powerless. We don’t need more bandaids, we need to get to the root of the problems. We need to get rid of the sitting supremes and if we want any, we need to vote them into their seats and give them four year terms. WE NEED TO HONOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. We need to remind the government that THEY WORK FOR US, not the other way around. And we need to start prosecuting the republicans who broke the law by attacking the white house and just walking away. Crimes were committed and jail terms set.
They want to jail DOCTORS, but not republican criminals. That’s how twisted this whole thing is. They want to own the bodies of women. OWN them. Like gun control, they don’t care if we march, or if we DEMAND our rights to our own bodies. THEY DO NOT CARE AND THEY WILL NOT CHANGE.
Get them out of office. Take away their power. VOTE
A toddler was found alone, after the Highland Park shooting. Both his parents had been shot to death. No one knew who the child was, so they put a picture out and his grandparents came to get the toddler. Their family was destroyed for no reason at all.
And one critically wounded person died, bring the death toll to 7.
The Highland Park shooter legally bought 5 guns. He is from Highland Park.
97% of mass murderers are white males.
98% of mass murders are committed by men.
There have been 300 mass shootings in the last 6 months in america
Women in the U.S. are 28 times more likely to be killed by guns than women in other high-income countries.
In 56% of mass shootings, the shooter exhibited dangerous warning signs before the shooting.
I’ll post more on this…articles, etc., but we can all thank THE REPUBLICAN PARTY for making it easier and easier for these guys to get guns.
When the shooter on the roof, killed six people in Highland Park today, and it was called a mass murder, I thought, that’s not a mass murder, only six people died. Nineteen kids were just murdered in school, and seven people just got killed in a snow slide, so six people…not that many.
So many people are killed in this country, that six doesn’t even seem like enough to be called a mass murder any longer. More may die, since some were critically injured. I hope the twenty-four who were wounded recover quickly and are well, but these things can take a toll on a person’s mind and feelings of safety and trust, kind of like what women feel all the time.
In a place like Highland Park, I think people feel insulated and safe from what’s going on around them. Well, they did until today, that is. Because now they know that money and a nice neighborhood won’t save you.
People are being killed in fast food places, classrooms, in Boston Marathons, on the streets and pretty much everywhere. Some weekends in Chicago have anywhere from 8 to 14 people killed. So six? But they weren’t killed in gang wars, or drive-bys, they were “innocent” people watching a parade.
Why are males ALWAYS killing people?
Anyway, they cancelled the fireworks in Highland Park, a courtesy to those who were killed and injured by the guy, with a rifle, who shot them from the roof top. No children were hurt, at least not physically. They have a lead, a name, and a description of a silver car, so maybe they’ll find the guy.
Highland Park’s downtown area is tiny. Just a couple of blocks. It’s a cute little place and I put pictures of it on my blog, the last time I was playing there. They used to have a great summer art fair too.
I can’t help but think the republicans should be held responsible for the deaths of all the children and adults who have been MURDERED with the guns the republican party protects for profit.
And, I just saw a guy show that around 80% of republican people want gun control, but the party lies about the stats to divide us even more. Well, they are liars, after all.
And a nurse just lost her job and had her nursing license pulled because she and one other saved the life of a woman, by giving her an abortion while at work. They are being charged. The nurse said, “Well, I guess we can’t save lives any longer.” I wish we could support her in some way. She said they had to make a choice, the woman’s life, or an abortion. They chose to save the woman’s life and they will pay for that.
Seeing what happened to the nurse, I’m sure other medical staffs will just let women die, rather than be fired and perhaps put into jail. And won’t that make the christian fanatic right wing and the republican party happy. Because to them, a good woman is a dead woman.
Oh, and one of those religious fanatics said their goal is to live the Handmaid’s Tale and they’ll do everything in their power to make it come true.
Another man said that Canada and Mexico should close their borders to save themselves, because it’s going to get really bad here. He was one of the good guys and was warning the other countries to get ready for bad things.
So, just a few things to brighten your day from the new america, where unelected idiots, called the supremes, can destroy the lives of all women in one fell swoop, and add more guns to the streets so more people can die, as long as the supremes and republicans get their thirty pieces of silver.
Picture from Highland Park a few summers ago.
There was a parade in Highland Park today, which is a rather expensive suburb of Chicago, and a man between the ages of 18 to 20, according to witnesses, had a rifle and shot into the crowd, killing six, wounding 24, 12 of which are in critical condition.
It’s nice that the republicans are so in love with guys and get money from the NRA, etc. They’re so worried about fetal cells, just not living kids and adults.
Can we say HYPOCRITES!!!!!
Anyway…shooting and killing innocent strangers seems to be the trend in america. Come to this country at your own risk. And when you do, thank the republicans for turning the country into a violent video game, where women are handed a death sentence for existing and anyone can be killed for no reason at all.
How long will it be, before doctors quit seeing pregnant women, after being threatened with murder charges and jail terms? Do No Harm, has become meaningless, now that the government is running women’s health care, where there is no longer patient/doctor confidentiality. The government knows nothing about medicine, OR WOMEN, and yet…they get to say what happens to us.
How long before americans will be going to Mexico as immigrants, seeking safety and asylum?
How long before there’s a civil war in this country?
like most things in this country
the flag is a lie
it’s just another symbol
stands for enslaved women
power hungry republicans
a completely corrupt supreme court
a government that works for itself
and is at war with each other
a racist, sexist, agist place
people are purposely
without a livable wage
or an education
where women are prey
and violence is not only allowed
we are a country
that kills everything
a country where guns
are more important than people
where power over others
where people have no voice
where religious fanatics
feel they can force people to
a country that
that it’s not all of these things
when it is
it’s rotten at its core
and our true colors
are finally oozing out
for everyone to see
You remember the uproar about BLM, the uproar about gun control, the latest one and the one where the kids were all involved, the uproar about police brutality and George Floyd, right? Well, where are they now?
This is an ENORMOUS problem for protesters and people who want change. They can’t keep up the momentum. Because of that, the ugly politicians know they just have to wait things out, until everyone goes away. They don’t have to DO anything, CHANGE anything, because people can’t keep up their protest.
Even when there are thousands, upon thousands, of us chanting in the street, the republicans can just sit back and wait for us to go back to work, our couches, and our daily lives. Then people forget. They become complacent, until the next time there’s a school shooting, or they start counting the women who died from back alley abortions, or more black americans are killed for not reason at all.
They we just start over, until the same thing happens again.
The country is failing, on every single important issue. EVERY ONE. With 6 to 5 conservative supremes, there is NO discussion, they can do anything they want and as one woman from the Washington Post said, the separation between church is almost invisible. This is a terrible state of affairs.
The supremes, in RECENT days, have overturned Roe, made more guns legal, made it easier to destroy the environment, and they aren’t finished yet.
FIVE REPUBLICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THIS. FIVE PEOPLE ARE DESTROYING OUR LIVES AND THE LIFE OF THE PLANET and it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to believe that nothing can be done. What is the president for if he can’t do the right thing? The thing he WANTS to do.
It is my hope, that republican voters leave their party affiliation and vote DEMOCRATIC in November. If the Democrats don’t win the senate, I truly believe that what that ugly mitch said will come true. They will made abortion illegal across the nation, end birth control, and I believe they will destroy the environment.
Some of us are seriously considering leaving the country, if that happens.
There has to be a way to overturn the decision of five hateful republicans. No one has the right to destroy the lives of the people they are supposed to SERVE, because of their own religious beliefs. They need to be stopped and never again can anyone have that much power.
In Michigan, they are thinking of letting the people vote on whether or not to ban abortion. This shouldn’t even be happening. No one should tell another person what she can do with her own body. NO ONE. There’s nothing to VOTE on. If you don’t want one, don’t have one. It’s that simple. No one else’s opinion matters. RELIGION should not enter into any of this.
I’m so disgusted. I can’t tell you how long we have worked on this. The ERA, Choice, this is a pathetic patriarchal country, run by morons. No other voices are ever heard. Not women’s voices and not minority voices. This is not a democracy. We are slaves to those with power. All of us. The nicer our personal prisons are, the less we complain. That’s wrong.
Again, maybe some day, another country will come her to liberate us from our own government, and set us free. A fish doesn’t know he’s in water, and americans have been brainwashed and lied to their entire lives, and can’t see the strangle hold the government has over us.
Now china is rewriting history, while people are still alive and know the truth. They are making up a completely new one, that will be taught in SCHOOLS, where conditioning is done. The new history is made up of lies. But eventually, the people will only believe the lies, just like us.
Violence against women and children does not have to exist, it’s used to control women so it is ALLOWED
Poverty does not have to exist…people are taught scarcity in a land of abundance and billion of dollars are given away to other countries while people can’t survive on minimum wage
If you want an intelligent population you make education available to EVERYONE
If you want a healthy population you provide health care for EVERYONE
If you want a safe environment you have to have gun control
If you want people to be safe you provide housing and healthy food which people COULD afford if they were paid livable wage
If you want people to get along YOU DESTROY RACISM, AND SEXISM instead of reinforcing it constantly
If you want healthy children you clean up the environment and provide prenatal care, since we are not number one in live births
If you want community you let people speak
Well, I could go on, but you get my drift. Just think about what’s really going on, not what you’ve been manipulated to see.
Photo: Gayatri Malhotra