So. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, his replacement likely a right wing conservative, who will join an already tilted court. Said court has of late favored right wing interests at the expense of the population in multiple cases, the most prominent being the cake shop case and the Janus case, involving union fees. A shooting at a newspaper, the Capital Gazette, resulted in five deaths of journalists who were just doing their jobs. Finally children are no longer being torn from their parents on the border, but as far as I am aware over 2000 are still separated from their parents and even when they are united they will most likely be held in indefinite detention. Not so long ago it seemed as if things were calming down some, if not Trump then just life in general. Still tumultuous but not so cruel I suppose. And now all of this.
At some stage I have to believe that this will all slow down, due to inertia if nothing else. But it is difficult at times, when in the face of blood and cruelty, some people demand civility as if manners could stop a bullet or an institution, or would even be recognized if it didn’t suit those with a loud enough voice. Or a twitter account.
Honestly, I can only look at the midterms for some resolution to these events, and despite Republican cheer at Kennedy’s retirement I don’t think they will benefit from it as much as they hope. I am tired of all these events, of this never ending tide of conflict, but I don’t live there. And those that do, look pretty damn resolute to me. Guess we’ll see.