More than anything, the Oscars indicate our political divisions and highlight our shortcomings. They are shiny golden metaphors for how America is not a unified culture, nor even a unified country.
If you’re a Latino looking to expand your mind and reach cosmic levels of awareness, there’s a strong possibility that you will get arrested. In contrast, wealthy investors dabbling with hallucinogenic research can build respectable “careers, organizations, and for-profits by mining the ancient and contemporary pasts of non-white cultures.”
We have a situation where right-wing lunatics with an ironclad base just need to persuade a few suburban women that critical race theory is coming to eat their children. And that’s all it takes to defeat the scrambling, ineffectual Democrats.
People who feel like they’re under attack will look for any reason to fight. So fighting is what the Republicans are now all about.
From the health factors that make us COVID fodder and eugenics laws that try to limit our numbers, to the calls for a wall to keep us out, it takes cojones to be a Latino.
One year after the bedlam on Capitol Hill, the nation is more divided than ever. But regardless of our political viewpoints, most of us recognize the significance of January 6.
With politics becoming as rigidly a part of one’s identity as race or generation group, asking a conservative to vote Democrat is like asking them to drink kale smoothies while listening to NPR in their Prius.
When you let people who don’t believe in democracy take power, you get moves toward minority rule.