I need a break. I can’t talk how about how afraid I am of what will happen to this country in the next 4 years. I just can’t.
I could talk about the Dakota Pipeline and how that war is going —money and oil vs clean water and land. You know that song: “this land is your land, this land is my land”— I might be wrong, but I think that land belongs to the Sioux Indians.
I could talk about the peaceful protesters who who call themselves “water protectors” (because they’re trying to protect their clean water), and about how last night I watched a live video stream filmed by a citizen (Kevin Gilbert) on his phone in Cannonball near Bismarck North Dakota.
The “water protectors” whose first amendment rights – the right to peaceably assemble – were met with a constant blast of water cannons in sub freezing temperatures, tear gas, concussion grenades, rubber bullets- people of all ages surrounded on a bridge with no where to go unless they trampled each other. Constant attacks for I don’t know how long…because after watching for two hours I decided to go to my warm bed.
This is really happening in America. We are at war with ourselves. This where our tax dollars are being spent. A militia brutally attacking peaceful protesters who exercise their first amendment rights.
When will they turn the hoses on the peaceful anti-trump protesters in New York, and Washington, and all across the country? I watched for over two hours before I decided I’d go to bed…and I tried not to dream about the course in which our nation is headed.
I’m taking the day off. Maybe tomorrow I’ll talk about how afraid I am of what will happen to this country in the next 4 years
November 21, 2016