And, in related news: Black Lives DON’T Matter in America . . . Only Oblivious White Folks and Small Children Shocked

I’m so horrified and sad and heartbroken at how little a life that could easily have been mine — I don’t live in the Pacific Northwest and don’t have kids, but I do have mental health issues and very brown skin — matters. How easily that life and the potential life it carried were so carelessly snuffed out. You think I’m too angry and not playing the respectability game well enough? You don’t get why I’m so fucking strident and hard-line about the complacency of a country that allows THIS to keep happening because it doesn’t care and can’t be bothered? You don’t get why goddamn sheet cake isn’t clever? Don’t worry. I’mma keep speaking up till ALL of you understand. Till all of you acknowledge, even if you never care. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. With all that’s happening, even the so-called ignorant are complicit. YOU ARE COMPLICIT. I see you. WE see you. And I— we— are gonna keep calling you out and calling you out. Till my last breath. WITH my last breath.

Just as soon as I stop crying.

. . . just a beetle with opinions and an internet connection. You’ve been warned.

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