Sunday Reads: WWWWD?Posted: July 8, 2018
I don’t know, WWWWD?
She sure as shit wouldn’t be standing by, while tRump and his evil minions take down the United States….
It feels like we are living in some kind of bad Hollywood B-picture, the kind where all the really crappy disaster clips the studio has in their stock footage, are spliced together to illustrate just how bad the bad guys are…. I mean, out of nowhere…there is always a huge octopus monster attacking a building or bridge in that montage, right?
In our reality, tRump is the huge monster attacking our civil and human rights, along with American Democracy.
I haven’t been on my laptop in 4 days, yeah…since I wrote my last post for the blog. My cell hasn’t seen much action either. It has only been charged up once in those four days. Like Boston Boomer said in the comments recently, and I am just putting it into my own words here…avoidance is key to survival. Avoidance to news. Avoidance to tRump.
My form of avoidance has been movies and an occasional foray into the realm of Instagram.
Here, take a look at some of the things you can escape too:
"In this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it's strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here." — Gary Cummins, photographer. The winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest have finally been announced, and they include a stunning collection of photographs that celebrate Earth's biodiversity and human endeavor. Selected from more than 13,000 entries, the winners were taken by photographers of all levels around the world and were judged in three categories: Nature, People, and Cities. This photograph earned an honorable mention in the Cities category. Go to the link in bio to see the full galley of winning images that highlight the breadth of Earth's diversity. (📷: Gary Cummins/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) #environment #earth #people #diversity #culture #cities #natgeo #nationalgeographic #travelphotographeroftheyear
There is also commentary and activism:
Today, more than 400 girls from 24 countries and 35 U.S. states are traveling to Washington, D.C. for the @GirlUpCampaign’s 7th annual Leadership Summit! We’ll hear from inspiring advocates, leaders, #ladybosses, and Girl Up girls who are making change! YOU can watch the whole thing on our Livestream! Tune in July 9-10, 9am-5pmET at GirlUp.org/Summt . . . . . . #girlupcampaign #girlup #superherosunday #girlslead18
All the images and links above are from Instagram.
So, why do I bring all that up now. I don’t know, but today I could not bring myself to read anything in the news.
This is truly an open thread. If you can post any news items in the comments, that would be much appreciated.