I used to say I loved our country’s central values of social justice and equality, that we just needed to heal our old wounds. But with concentration camps caging children on our stolen, poisoned soil–soil first tilled by people brought here in chains–there’s no faking the funk this year. It’s time to admit America has a broken, bloody core.
Even at its inception, U.S. independence was won for a select few at the great expense of many others. Today, a fascist in the White House celebrates that event by parading for a select few at the great expense of many others. Born under the sign of Cancer, these allegedly United States are functioning like a cancer, with greed, capitalism, and unfounded entitlement destroying basic human rights, not to mention the air we breathe. Fuck firecrackers, I’m thinking pyres.