Women’s March Edition:
Slavery has just been reinterpreted into the prison system. Blacks are still in shackles and graves just for being black, in front of people who see melanin as animal skin.
Nina Mariah Donovan, “Nasty Woman”
And to our detractors that insist this march will never add up to anything, fuck you. Fuck you.
-- Madonna at the D.C Women’s March
We’re a long way from home. Our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America. And in Melbourne. We rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, health care and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.
Bruce Springsteen in Australia
It’s not enough for Democrats to be “against Trump,” and defend the status quo. Democrats have to fight like hell against regressive policies Trump wants to put in place, but Democrats also need to fight for a bold vision of what the nation must achieve – like expanding Social Security, and financing the expansion by raising the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes; Medicare for all; and world-class free public education for all.
-- Robert Reich, “The Life of the Party: 7 Truths for Democrats”
Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.
-- Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver