Monday, June 22, 2020

You Will Go Days Without Remembering That I Exist

Today in 2018, I retweeted this: "The 2020 Democratic nominee should campaign on a platform of You Will Go Days Without Remembering That I Exist". It would be nice to live free of politics. But it's a privilege to have such a retreat available to me. Many people seldom have days free of influence from the decisions of the powerful: the poor who need social welfare; immigrants whose status is uncertain; the disabled with access problems; anyone whose gender and sexuality put them outside the mainstream; and of course minorities in general. Don't succumb to the temptation to depoliticize your life as long as anyone's full humanity is politicized and threatened. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 22 June)

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