I’ve been a bit delinquent in my blog posts of late. A lot going on that I haven’t felt the need to commentate on that I just wanted to pass. Case in point, I was at 7/11 on Monday and I heard two guys at checkout talking about that they participated in the looting. Kept talking about,”We’re going to burn the system down.” Then they’d talk about how they were stealing from Walmart. I was in the next row over in disgust at people bragging about tearing down a community. As they left these two guys got in separate cars both with non-California license plates. One from Oregon and one from Wisconsin. That frustrated me even further as it lent a bit of data to my opinion that these evening lootings are from an outside group whose whole goal is to detract from the peaceful protests. Did you happen to catch Kareem Abdul Jabar on DP?
Kareem wrote an excellent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. Excellently worded and so well done.
The black community is used to the institutional racism inherent in education, the justice system and jobs. And even though we do all the conventional things to raise public and political awareness — write articulate and insightful pieces in the Atlantic, explain the continued devastation on CNN, support candidates who promise change — the needle hardly budget.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Last evening while out at Hooley’s we had an interesting discussion. Actually, I retract that a woman next to me at the bar made a comment that the Covid-19 is going to mutate and we’re going to have to vaccinate yearly like we do with the flu. I pointed out that there have been other coronaviruses that have mutated but made themselves less effective. It’s a big assumption to say that it’s going to instantly be stronger as it mutates. Also – to our benefit – the mutation of Covid-19 has been very slow. I’ll leave you with an excellent science video discussing it.
Have an excellent Wednesday everyone!