Diaries

LA cops murder another kid

This time, Andres Guardado, 18, RIP.

From Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2020, wsws.org, part of a much longer column:

“In Los Angeles, a rally for the recently murdered Andres Guardado exceeded expectations with thousands participating Sunday afternoon. The march began at 1 p.m. with roughly 100 people, but by the time the march reached the front of the Los Angeles County Compton Sheriff’s (LASD) office, which was surrounded by riot police, the crowd had swelled into the thousands.

It has been over 72 hours since police gunned down the 18-year-old Guardado, who was working as a security guard at the Freeway auto body shop located on the 400 block of Redondo Beach Blvd. According to Captain Kent Wegener of the LASD, deputies were “observing Guardado,” who allegedly spotted the deputies looking at him. Upon seeing the police, Guardado supposedly “produced a gun” before running away from the police. Wegener stated that after a short foot-pursuit an as-yet unnamed deputy “fired six shots” into Guardado, killing him. No deputies were injured.

Cuomo: "6,300 nursing home deaths are a political charade

The hubris and arrogance of Cuomo's statement is unbelievable.

MoveOn's panicky message: Don't take Biden's poll lead for granted!

Here's what the panicky Petes at MoveOn said in their email to me, dated five hours ago: don't take the November election for granted, because Trump could still win. (I think I got on their list because I donated to Samelys Lopez' campaign.) Here are their supporting arguments:

Three Lives For Mississippi

This show is a tribute to three civil rights workers who lost their lives during the battle for racial equality and justice in Mississippi during the Summer Project of 1964 – Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney. On June 21, 1964, Andrew Goodman a White 21-year-old student from Queens College; James Chaney, a Black 21-year-old Meridian, Mississippi native; and Michael Schwerner, a White 24-year-old social worker from New York City were murdered by the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. It was the beginning of the Freedom Summer Project, where close to 1,000, mostly White college students from the North, joined forces with Civil Rights Movement activists in a formidable undertaking to bring about social reforms for southern Blacks, including voting rights, better schools, adequate housing, and a livable wage.

A Tipping Point: the latest from Kentucky

‘It’s going to be an angry mob’: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Voting rights expert Ari Berman wrote in a tweet: “There will be one polling place for 616,000 registered voters in Louisville’s Jefferson County, where half state’s black voters live.”


Latest News From Kentucky

Blue Republic Gives Up Calling Out BLM

So.

Having been attempting in various posts to portray BLM as astroturf controlled opposition, created and manipulated by .1% billionaires and the Deep State to exacerbate racial tensions as part of a broader plan to implement in your face authoritarian rule...

I think I may as well give up. Am I ready to take a knee? Shell out for reparations? Grovel and beg forgiveness for my whiteness?

Well, no.

The Weekly Watch

Spring into Summer

Here in the northern hemisphere it is short nights and long days for the near term. It's funny to me how our sense of time changes. When the COVID-19 isolation was begun, it seemed like time was dragging, but now in the height of garden season and homestead maintenance, time flies. I can't keep up. The corona virus continues with more conundrums, cases, and deaths. The political kabuki theater continues to entertain and perplex. Racism continues to be endemic in our culture. The war drums continue to beat. And the Fed continues creating currency and transferring it to the wealthiest among us. At the same time the planet continues to rotate, revolve around our star, and travel with our solar system around our galaxy, as the galaxy itself speeds through space.

better solstice.jpg


The solstice typically falls on the 20th or 21st of June
and marks the sun’s most northerly point in Earth’s sky.

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