The worst thing for me about this whole Chicago Dyke March incident (and others before it) is seeing my progressive activist friends utterly fail to recognize the libels, slanders and tropes that have been used to silence, reject and violate Jews for hundreds of years, if not more.
The left: Should we punch nazis? Did that Barron joke cross a line? Is La La Land actually bad? The right: We just dismantled the New Deal. — Alex Fernie (@FernieCommaAlex) January 24, 2017 Hey, some week! Right? Right? It's extremely hard to be productive when you're constantly monitoring social media for the latest threatContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Vichy Democrats, Jewish allyship and some cute, smart dogs”
https://twitter.com/jayasax/status/799268603149352960 This morning’s hideous Cabinet news: Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, a man literally too racist for the 1980s. It seems obvious that, like during the election, Trump is working to numb his enemies with a fire-hose of soul-crushing and shocking news, every one bit of which should be immediately disqualifying. President Obama is tryingContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Central Asian dictators, elegiac hillbillies and the nature of reality (or something)”
Work is sad, thinking is sad, creating is sad.. but I'm not giving up. — Neko Case (@NekoCase) November 15, 2016 I’m having trouble pitching. Nothing feels important unless it’s about the election, and I’m already drowning in post-election activism and thinkpieces and horror stories and grief and obituaries of journalists we really needed. (RestContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: We’re all inside this blast radius”
I marched in my first take-over-the-streets mass protest Wednesday night. Conveniently, I’d scheduled therapy for the day after the election, but I’d done all my crying before that. I’d heard there was going to be some sort of protest at Union Square, about a 10-minute walk from my therapist’s office, so I grabbed a pitaContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: “We Reject the President-Elect” and a WPA for Journalism”
I can’t entirely fathom what I woke up to today. Two black men murdered by police on two subsequent days, plus this hideous thing that’s happened in Dallas — I admit, I am beaten down by this, and I’m simply not able to react right now. Give me some time. Not right now. However, I do have itContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Opportunism, exposure and at least some cause for optimism”