Last night I saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Now, with one or two complaints I dug the first Kingsman flick. It was bombastic, over the top, beautifully shot and just fun. The second movie is so fucking flawed, and it's sad because one or two tweaks and this movie could have gone from good to great.
In the aftermath of Charlottesville, I'm not going to lie.... I gave in to despair. I curled up inside of hit hoping to get warm again. And while I was there I realized something: there are no heroes coming to save us. You might think that's something we all learn as children--in fact that might be the exact moment childhood ends--but this was a visceral reminder of that. A booster shot of cold practicality.
As some of you are probably aware, Donald Trump will be holding a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday August 22. The rumor is that he's using this platform to pardon convicted felon and former sheriff Joe Arpaio. After the events in Charlottesville, VA last week tensions are high, emotions are roiling, and people are going to get out and DO whatever they can to fight fascism. So let's talk a bit about what you can do to make your protest experience as safe as possible for yourself and others.
The Nazis carrying torches and confederate flags don't speak for me. Nor do the politicians crying out for unity when they not only benefited from but directly incited division. We may share skin pigmentation or citizenship, but they do not speak for me. We are none of us equal until we are ALL equal. We are one race: human. Our diversity is a strength, a feature not a bug.