I’m proud to live in one of the only countries to see coronavirus cases spiking in over half the states, yet continue the reopening process. To be so attached to its unequal, overworked economy that it willingly sacrifices the health of the exploited.
Wait a minute, I don’t think “proud” was the right word..oh, “ashamed” was the word I wanted! I’m ashamed of all that.
Thankfully, that mistake isn’t getting hundreds of thousands getting sick and possibly dying. I can’t say the same for some of America’s other screw-ups, like deep-rooted racism and housing inequalities, sadly.
But for many, an outdated national identity is worth more than our strength and survival.