Simply allowing the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Bannon to do and say whatever they please in the name of liberal values like “free speech” is not the answer.
When Trump proposed his 20% tax on Mexican imports to defray the cost of a border wall, my parents called me because they had a question about the proposal: “Won’t this make our groceries more expensive?”
In its history and at its heart today, America is still the same white-supremacist empire that we’ve always known.
It’s interesting that millennials are characterized as entitled when, for all intents and purposes, we are not entitled to anything.
I know that the New Year’s resolution is supposed to be cheerful, happy, uplifting, hopeful… But at this point, I can’t say any of these things of those things. 2016 was a tough political year for many. There was Brexit, the rise of Trump, the travesty in Syria, instability in Turkey and, perhaps most worryingly, the sight of the post-WWII global order that had been so delicately crafted seemingly just shattering into pieces before our very eyes. It’s gotten so bad that John McCain, of all people, is warning us about the “unraveling” of western civilization.
But, at the occasion of his death, one must not forget also the great number of accomplishments that Fidel and his revolution has brought to Cuba.
My existence here as a Chinese American man is unapologetic, and not subject to anyone’s permission or approval.
I am writing before the results come in. I have, at the time of this writing, no idea who will win the presidency, or the Senate, or even the House for that matter. But the election matters very little in the context of Standing Rock.