Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important
Don’t let them get away with this. Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal. JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.
I feel like this is almost expected at some point, which makes it all the more sickening. If Middletown was the moment that should have gotten this country to have an honest conversation about guns and mental health, Ferguson is the incident that should be sparking a real, meaningful, lasting conversation about racism, and especially about institutionalized racism.
Of course, it’s been almost two years since Middletown, and the people with money (mostly old white men) who benefit most from nothing being done about gun violence or mental health treatment in this country have made certain that NOT ONE DAMN THING has changed. Guess what? Those same rich old white men benefit just as much, if not more, from the way we (don’t ever) talk about race in this country. They never have to be worried about being murdered by a police officer for NO GODDAMN REASON.
There is a lot that’s fucked up in this country, and the thing is that if we, the people, keep on the way we’ve been going, reacting to whatever shitty thing has been happening this week and forgetting about it just as quickly, THINGS AREN’T GOING TO CHANGE. The only way that this country will change to reflect the lives of the people who live here, rather than just the lives of those who rule us, is if we fucking DO SOMETHING.
ATTEND A RALLY.
WRITE TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES.
And if you don’t like the way you’re being represented by your government, don’t just whine about it; DO SOMETHING.