Just scrolling the Reddit threads of some of my favorite pages there, which include Chapo Trap House and Way of the Bern, and found two stories I thought people here might like.
Will Connolly is apparently a 17 year old kid from Australia who went to the press conference of a racist Australian Senator with an egg in his hand and smashed it on the bigot's head while he was being interviewed in front of tv cameras.
Check out the deliberation, sense of purpose, righteous defiance, mindfulness to document his own action, fearlessness in the face of fascism, etc.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 18, 2019
— سعود (@iSliceOfLife) March 16, 2019
I hope these Fascists are outed and get their comeuppance too.
— Paul Barry (@TheRealPBarry) March 16, 2019
One of the thugs assaulting #eggboy is Neil Erikson who terrorized our church last year. There is a warrant for his arrest in NSW. If you see him north of the border please call police. #Auspol pic.twitter.com/aX0fQAdBJf
— Fr Rod Bower (@FrBower) March 17, 2019
— NastyandProud (@NastyandP) March 16, 2019
— صعب المنال (@M_Al9h) March 17, 2019
— Disteal (@Distealart) March 16, 2019
Anning caught in the airport without his fash backup.
— Jay smith (@adam26xx) March 17, 2019
Teenager At Work "Will Comes From The Land Down Under"
— JΞFЯУ (@StupidSystem) March 16, 2019
— Minimos (@shahrulr) March 17, 2019
Seems that Twitter is now not only minimizing the video but have blocked the brave kid's account. WTF?
It's clear to me that this righteous young kid can see right through incendiary propaganda and racism to see how it works:
— sheikh (@sheikhitof) March 16, 2019
— rima salim (@bundanyalafiif) March 17, 2019
The kid's a hero.
One of my son's favorite songs contains this psychadelic couplet that he repeats (with some help from me), "I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I Am The Walrus, koo koo ca-choo."
We're going to have to adapt the lyrics to honor this boy.
Oh, and this just made me smile too:
In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming.
He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost as big as he is. This homeless third grader has just won his category at the New York State chess championship.
Much of the news of the last week has focused on wealthy families buying access to great universities, either illegally through bribes or legally through donations. There is no question that America is a tilted playing field that gives wealthy children huge advantages.
So we should all grin along with Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the newly crowned chess champion for kindergarten through third grade. He went undefeated at the state tournament last weekend, outwitting children from elite private schools with private chess tutors.
What’s even more extraordinary is that Tani, as he is known, learned chess only a bit more than a year ago. His play has skyrocketed month by month, and he now has seven trophies by his bed in the homeless shelter.
“I want to be the youngest grandmaster,” he told me.
Tani’s family fled northern Nigeria in 2017, fearing attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on Christians such as themselves. “I don’t want to lose any loved ones,” his father, Kayode Adewumi, told me.
Two kids on different continents giving me hope tonight.