Sleep no more

“Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more.”

April 15, 2021; Checks and Balances

Can a man die of oxygen deprivation if there’s a strong, heavy knee placed on his neck for 9 (oh, just give and take, the killings haven’t even slowed down yet, homeys) minutes? Or must we dig for alternative causes like all the ills that black folks have been heir to and victim-blamed for throughout these last great American centuries—drugs, poor self-care, poverty, despair, lack of faith in the SYSTEM and the MAN, systemic denigration [note the intended pun! The word means ‘to blacken’!] and devaluation—till we come up with something resembling business as usual.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

“I’m a little angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower, but we’ll get to that another day.” PHILDELPHIA MAYOR JIM KENNY after shootout in city last night, August 14th. Oh wow! The mayor of Philadelphia was ‘a little angry’ that the gunman had all that firepower. So he’ll get to that another time. Fair enough, no? https://www.yahoo.com/news/philadelphia-gunman-custody-hourslong-standoff-041418782.html And what did The Dude say? ‘the gunman “should never have been allowed to be on the streets.” Yeah, because guns don’t kill people, people kill people right? And especially those ‘bad hombres,’ Mexicans and South Americans and all…