What a fuckin’ week

I don’t want to live in a future chapter of a history book anymore, thank you. It seems 2021 isn’t going to give us a break.

I don’t even remember Monday at this point.

Tuesday we flipped the Senate, and that’s already in the wind.

Wednesday…well, fuck.

Thursday was quiet I guess? Maybe? Oh – we certified the election at 4AM.

And then last night, watching the fucking President of the United States try repeatedly to evade his Twitter ban – my lord, have some dignity. Can’t wait for the hearings – all the social media companies are still going to get hauled up in front of Congress – this was far, far too late.

And Biden talking about how we have to toughen up on domestic terrorism – fuck no, dude, we all know from experience that will only be used against Black & Brown folks in this country.

If we’re not going to defund the police and replace it with a better public safety system, we need to root out white supremacists & white nationalists from law enforcement AT EVERY LEVEL. FBI down to the tiniest departments in the middle of nowhere.

We already have laws to deal with these people. We need law enforcement that’s isn’t fucking complicit in it all. I mean fuck, I thought the rioters would get into it with the cops outside – not in a million years did I think the cops would LET THEM IN AND TAKE SELFIES WITH THEM. (Yes, I should have known better.)

And then you have the Republican lawmakers who do not seem to understand that had these assholes found them, they would have hurt or killed them – seriously, your President sent a mob to kill the Vice-President. You really think they would have skipped you if they’d stumbled across you in the halls? How are you feeling about that impeachment vote these days?

I’ve been trying to embrace the principles of prison abolition and restorative justice. But, I can’t even figure out what justice should look like here.

There definitely needs to be more arrests – we have all these motherfuckers on video. (I still cannot believe they just LET THEM LEAVE.) ALL the law enforcement agencies involved need to be investigated. There have to be serious consequences here – I just don’t know what will help the people who were inside Congress on Wednesday and be a deterrent going forward.

And speaking of going forward – we cannot have a big, public inauguration. We shouldn’t be having one anyway because of Covid – we really shouldn’t be having one because people are going to get hurt. The number of support staff required to pull off an event like this – it’s not right to put them in harm’s way.

We don’t need a big inaugural spectacle. (I think it’s kinda dumb anyway, but I am old and cranky and not in need of spectacle anymore.) Quiet, indoors, safe, livestreamed – that will work just fine.

A lot has happened this week. Take care of yourselves.

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