It was a week and a day ago. It was a beautiful day (windy, but still gorge). And it was my Peruvian-immigrant pleasure, privilege, and honor to march on and shut down the Golden Gate Bridge in solidarity and action with Black Lives Matter and #SanFrancisco. It was my duty.
No justice, no peace. No racist police.
A new, millennial democracy will dawn, is dawning.
Our time is right now.
Do what you can when you can. Give what you can when you can. Remember the Golden Rule, but know that they are coming for you, too.
What happened to George Floyd, to Breonna Taylor, to Ahmaud Arbery, and so many countless others – to Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland and Eric Garner…and more recently to Rayshard Brooks and Tony McDade and Sean Monterrosa and Martin Gugino – is nothing but abuse of power. It is savagery. It is systemic. A disease. And it has got to stop.
Ah, but before it does, open your eyes. Wake up.
On June 12, a day that marked the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., (which, with 49 people killed and another 53 wounded, stands as the deadliest attack on LGBT people in the United States and as the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11), Donald “the Impeached” Trump’s regime kept going and, as predicted and as they already have, they came for our LGBT brothers and sisters once again.
Trump’s regime managed to overturn protections put in place by President Barack Obama for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.
Because trans people are in the way of white supremacy. And it’s enough.
Keep going. By all means, keep going – but do not complain when you get your ticket punched.