Month: July 2019

Y’All – Unleash Your Gerrymandering Fury

Y’All? I don’t like to stir up drama over politics. But I have my limits. Bring your gerrymandering fury and get your pitchforks. Did you know American democracy experienced its third strike out, this week? I’m not sure if that means if the inning is over, but god DAMN it was a doozy line-drive straight into the catcher’s mit of corruption. We the people swung and missed big time and the pitcher was Chief Justice Roberts. “Enough of the metaphors, dude. Get to the point,” you’re saying? This week, the Supreme Court legalized, validated and excused partisan gerrymandering. “Wait, what?” you say. “I might’ve heard something about it. And wait – what’s gerrymandering, again?” This epic news was buried in the morning-after de-briefing of the absurdist Democratic debates and Trump’s latest morning ablution tweeting.  How was this not front page news everywhere for ten days? Where were the protests? Why didn’t I start my own protest?  Ugh. Idealism and activism are so tiring. Also – protesting Supreme Court rulings right afterward might feel particularly pointless. …