“I have a dream.”

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”

MLK, August 28, 1963

Column: Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha’s vivid example of American racism 

The fundamental unfairness of those linked tragedies in one Wisconsin city over the course of three days should be enough for even the most stubborn of white Americans to understand why people are marching to assert and rightfully demand that Black lives matter. The clear-as-glass unfairness of it all should be enough.

But … it won’t be.

Source: Column: Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha’s vivid example of American racism – Chicago Tribune

Can ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ Be Redeemed?

I hope we piss off the right people by changing these words,”  Early James said before Marcus King and his band got rolling alongside him. James went on to deliver a version of the Band’s song with enough key lyrics altered to transform it from an elegy for the Lost Cause to a forceful argument for leaving those lies in the dirt.

Source: Can ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ Be Redeemed? – Rolling Stone

Police: ‘Umbrella Man’ was a white supremacist trying to incite Floyd rioting 

A masked man who was seen in a viral video smashing the windows of a south Minneapolis auto parts store during the George Floyd protests, earning him the moniker “Umbrella Man,” is suspected to be a member of the Hell’s Angels biker gang seeking to incite racial tension in a demonstration that until then had been peaceful, police said.

I’m shocked. (sarcasm mine)

Source: Police: ‘Umbrella Man’ was a white supremacist trying to incite Floyd rioting – StarTribune.com

GOP Insiders Fear Kamala Harris Could Be the Next Obama 

Rattled by her deft vivisection of Joe Biden at the last debate, Republicans wonder how Harris might do against a real villain like Trump. “She doesn’t come across as a nutjob,” worries one GOP operative.

Wait … you’re worried because she might advocate for health care for all?  Or, maybe bring back our world-standing dominance?  You’re worried only that she might eviscerate Trump?  Got it. I almost forgot “power” is all with which you’re concerned.

Source: GOP Insiders Fear Kamala Harris Could Be the Next Obama | Vanity Fair