The overwhelming presence of dark money and massive contributions by corporations and the wealthy in modern electoral politics dilutes the influence of the masses and magnifies the influence of the few.
I was no longer in the cure-finding business but instead hard at work figuring out how to live a fulfilled life under altered circumstances. For those who have never made this transition: it is a forceful, sometimes internally violent, act of re-definition.
Confining the extensive Civil Rights Movement to a single decade and to the adapted legends of two individuals creates a misleading narrative that remains rooted in the South, focused on non-economic issues, and as one that does not address institutional racism.
Georgia turned blue for the first time since 1992, and we have one group to thank: Black women and grassroots activists whose advocacy has proven the efficacy of working towards progress on the local level.
Politicians in both parties appear ready to address the monopolistic tendencies emerging among some internet companies, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The question that remains is their motivations.
In 2017, before Greene’s Congressional run, she posted a video summarizing the QAnon theory and asserting, “there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it.”
“Suddenly people don’t have access to treatment right down the street or a phone call away. They have to find someone else.”
As a foreigner who is deeply concerned about our friends and neighbors in the United States, but nonetheless free from the visceral passions any politically engaged, responsible American must justly feel right now, I can only invite you to learn from our history in an attempt to repair the damage and move forward.