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WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR

There are a lot of people who would never say Make America Great Again, yet buy into the same mythology that underlies that slogan: Those who were opposed to renaming a lake to its indigenous origin, Bde Maka Ska. Those who refuse to send their kids to school in the city because, “The schools just aren't good anymore.� Those who say they support LGBTQ people, but agree with religious radicals who want to legalize the right to discriminate against us. Those who think it would be fun to take a trip back to the 60s, the 50s, the 20s and revel in a past that was simpler, cooler, easier. Easier for whom? Great according to whom? These mythologies allow people to see their life in terms of efforts and earnings instead of privileges and circumstances. It allows people to see our national history as a triumph of humanity, rather than centuries of violent systematic racism, gendered oppression and disenfranchisement. It allows the constant cover-up that has become the standard high school history book: workers instead of slaves, heritage instead of hate. To anyone who was granted civil or human rights in recent decades, the meaning of Make America Great Again is clear. Your days are numbered.

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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