Political poetry for the insanity we are living from Skip Tenczar
Last night Liz Cheney was on fire,
Words for McCarthy expressed her ire.
She spoke with clarity,
For her party a rarity,
“Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”
Part 1: A conversation with salon.com writer Robert Hennelly, who points out that Liz Cheney has voted with Trump more than 90% of the time. She is as much a threat to democracy as he is.Her goal is the same as Trump's . Her difference is only in style, not substance.
Liz Cheney....how to respond. Is she an iconic defender of democracy, or repackaging racism and inequality under the umbrella term "wokeness"
Liz Cheney is an enemy of democracy — just as much as the Trumpers After her House speech and her Post op-ed, Cheney has positioned herself as a hero of democracy. Don't buy into it By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA https://www.salon.com/2021/05/12/liz-cheney-is-an-enemy-of-democracy--just-as-much-as-her-republican-enemies/
Part 2: Anti-Asian hate
We talk with Samir Ferdowsi about the rise in anti -Asian hate. There are many incidents that have been reported aimed at Asians in the US. Many of these are aimed at older people, and include physical attacks. This violence is condoned and not criticized by legislators and other powers.
Bio: Samir Ferdowsi, VICE 2030 Fellow | Writer @vicenews & @motherboard Links:
The Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Is Even Worse Than You Thought A new report breaks down why and where the attacks have been happening.
Asian Woman Who Was Stabbed Raises More Than $130K in GoFundMeThe woman was waiting outside a grocery store in San Francisco when she was attacked.
The State That Executed a Black Child Wants to Bring Back the Firing Squad https://www.vice.com/en/article/akggyg/the-state-that-executed-a-black-child-wants-to-bring-back-the-firing-squad
Aside: Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn't start there. The first Asian immigrants who arrived in the U.S. were met with “discrimination and violence” right away, one expert said. https://www.today.com/news/anti-asian-violence-history-anti-asian-racism-us-t210645STOP AAPI HATE NATIONAL REPORT