A friend that lives in Portland posted on his Facebook about the latest spasm of white supremacist violence that took place there.
Someone that I’ve a bunch of mutuals in common with responded. A sort-of-smug comment to the effect of “thank goodness we ran those people out of Austin, Texas!” And I’ll be honest, that comment shocked me: we did what?
The comment reminded me that this attitude is probably widespread in my city and across the country.
I asked myself, are there people in this country that go days without thinking about the rise of fascism and the collapse of the climate? What must that be like?