Calico Jack – Reasons for pessimism (the optimism comes later)
Many people are saying that I’ve grown very pessimistic concerning the prospects of our democracy. From my vantage point, it looks increasingly like we are in for an extended period of minority rule by white supremacist Repubes. We teeter on the verge of the Great Republican Dystopia in which we all live in Cancer Alley, drink Flint water, pay for Texas utilities, and die quickly and quietly when we stop contributing more than we cost the 1%.
From my vantage point, it looks increasingly like white folks are increasingly willing to live in a misery as long as they can indulge their racism, misogyny, and conspiracy theories as much as they wanna. As long as the inequities in our society hurt the Blacks, Browns, women, minorities, the indigent, the…
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