it’s bizarre to me that i am alive when all this nazi shit is happening.
not the fact that it’s happening now,
but that it’s happening when i’m alive.
see the difference?
i never expected to see literal nazis,
not when we have the entire 1930s and 1940s as a precedent.
racism has always been around—
i’m not so naive to think otherwise;
i may be white but i’m not blind
but it still blows my mind
that this is happening in my lifetime.
again, not that it’s happening now—
‘it’s 2017’ is a poor argument for why racism shouldn’t exist—
but that i happen to be alive when nazis have a voice in the white house
and racism is a major party platform.
i need history to explain this one to me.
i need hindsight of the present.