In Response to Barack Obama at Medium this date. June 1, 2020
The saddest thing I know how to say~
Where it was necessary 100 years ago for people to be in the streets in protest, what is it that tells us today to do the same today and what supports the logic of that?
When what we have for proof is decades of indifference in the face of visibly evident problems and an entire political party that does all it can to restrict voting process and rights, why do you think we can place even mere hope in the methods of the past in a world now so visibly and vastly different?
Why should we listen to anyone telling us to keep at the good old normal grind of pretense that the private interests owning Washington DC, and localized racist wealth in every state, will ever agree to do an honest thing, when even our elder former President Carter admits that we live in an oligarchy, not a democracy?
Why should we respect the claim of right to authority of oligarchic private profiteering interests that brazenly grant establishment to corruption?
Just because the weight of corporate indifference to all but privatized profit has been able to purchase the support of the US Supreme Court for the supposed ‘personhood’ of corporations, why does that need to mean that all humanity must stand as helpless witness to the destruction of the entire human relationship with the planet?
I would not sanction the doing of harm on any terms. Does that need to mean that my voice for peace is irrelevant? Why does the voice of peace have no established or respected place? This nation has only sanctioned the voices of violence and threats of violence. This is a nation that murders voices for peace. Peace has neither voice nor vote at the table ruled only by power and profit.