i’ve been getting lost in online news for hours at a time recently. domestic, international, it’s all feeling like a fucking mess right now, and i’m just contentedly living life inside this utopian bubble here in austin. sneakily unsettling. i try and frequently facilitate discussions, and keep people as informed as they care to become, but it’s astounding how numbed we are to the suffering of others these days. we’re truly entrenched in an era of overabundant information.
i need to get outside for a few hours or something. balance of responsibilities. gotta mention, my thoughts will be with the citizens of ferguson missouri, and those who share their pain and struggle. amnesty international being removed from the scene? persecution of journalists? arbitrarily tear gassing neighborhoods, rubber bullets flying, curfews, small groups of people being made to disperse?? …all orchestrated by a pseudo-army trying to distract people from a cold-blooded murder a few days ago, one of several that their ‘team’ around the country is guilty of over the past few weeks? the institution needs to be undermined, prosecuted, and ultimately re-calibrated….things NEED to change.