There are unconscionable things happening in Ferguson, Mo. right now. These are the same things that happened fifty years ago, and they are happening right now, here in the US, and you need to pay attention.
The media is, for the most part, not reporting on it, and reporters are being blocked. It is a no fly zone, so no news helicopters–but there is, apparently, a helicopter spreading tear gas.
I will try to add more links later.
A note on mental health:
These things are very important, but of you have the luxury if turning off your computer and not looking at them, and that is something that you need to do, do not feel bad about doing it. The world does not need more pain right now, and it certainly doesn’t need more death, so if you’re mental health and safety are at risk from hearing and reading about this, take care of yourself.
Some Relevant Quotes:
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”