A trip to the states in 2019 supports a fascist government that regularly violates its citizens’ civil rights. Immigrants are being disappeared, a term I associate with horrifying #regimes… Make no mistake, America is now one of these regimes.
There are no safe spaces. The government values NRA money—weapons money, lobby money—over citizens’ and visitors’ lives. No life matters to them as much as money does.
It’s impossible to travel ethically all the time, but if you have other options, spend your cash elsewhere. Don’t support a country that’s rapidly rolling back protections for minorities, women, the disabled… Any group of people that’s not white and male. A travel boycott is its own form of protest. And it’s not a boycott without sacrifice.
Can’t sleep, need sleep. This is weighing on my spirit, such meaningless, *preventable* violence. #thisisamerica #americanfascism #whiteterrorism #251massshootings