As the Trump regime burnished its racist bonafides over the last couple of days—Vice President Mike Pence’s divisive, bigoted stunt at a football game and the liar-in-chief’s proclamation celebrating the genocidal murderer Christopher Columbus—the larger story suddenly became its hatred for the entire planet.
Donald’s Trump’s delusional tweetstorms keep coming in an endless avalanche of discombobulation and one result among many has been a decentering of basic rationality in our culture.
Freedom does not mean anyone with the money to pay should be given access to massive amounts of weaponry and devices designed only to kill massive numbers of people in the shortest amount of time.
Mainstream media outlets are predictably falling into the same pattern of gun-violence denial after Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas by the obligatory “lone wolf” at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Now is exactly the time to discuss and push for major gun-control reform in this country.
Tensions between the colonizer and colonized are always complicated by the main binary issues of assimilation and revolution, both of which are embedded in Puerto Rico’s history.