Advert for Sainsbury’s Game Boy-shaped cake. I had one of these for one of my childhood birthdays and I ate that whole marzipan Mario myself. Another year I had a Yoshi cake that turned everything that issued from my body green for a week or so. It’s a wonder I don’t have diabetes.
Well, yes. This IS America.
(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)
1960s Birmingham, Alabama
1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University
Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest
Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.