Welcome to America:
Police brutality, racism, sexism, the ongoing fight for gay rights, breaches of basic civil rights; disputes over immigration, gun laws, internet privacy; an almost unlivable minimum wage, increasing college prices (which have gone up by over 1000% in the passed forty years), cut funding for public education and youth programs, insufficient funding for proper medical research and treatment of the elderly; corruption in the police force, big business, government and government agencies; substance abuse, gang violence, and rape.
Land of the free, home of the brave.
As I type these things, I still think of the US as the best country to live in. There are still so many rights we have that other countries don’t protect for their people. But, America has a lot of things to do and progress to make.
Don’t disappoint me, America.
And I’m scared to be an America
Where only white men are free
And we forgot all the things we wrote
And I’ll proudly stand up next to you
And get gassed by the police
Cause there ain’t no doubt
We’re all human
What the fuck U.S.A.?
So much nostalgia and so many personal posts lately. I’m sorry. These memories are ones that I cherish, but I don’t cling to them. I am glad we have all moved on from these parts in our lives. I look at these pictures with a deep fondness and at times, a hinge of wistfulness. At some point, all these people meant something to me, something very important, and I want to remember that. It’s incredible that simple snapshots of your past can give you great insight to what your life used to be like.