Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

Not to be confused with the Middle Ages

holy grail

Yesterday I heard about a man who stole a can of beer from a convenient store in Georgia and went to jail for a year. I heard the story of the shootings in Santa Barbara.  I heard a school official saying we just can’t do anything. Australia did, you know, but no one talks about that. I heard the story of a girl and her family who couldn’t afford housing and lived in the woods. I heard about a mentally disturbed man who was scalded to death by his prison guards in Florida.  I heard some state official from Georgia or South Carolina talking about using firing squads for executions. I heard someone say we can’t release the men from Guantanamo, and I wondered where are those guys who are so fired up about the Constitution? I feel like I’m hearing stories from the Middle Ages, but it’s just NPR reporting on the United States.

 

Categories: belief, children, media, politics, poverty, racism, Republicans

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2 replies

  1. They were more benign in the Middle Ages, Allison. And they refused permission for NPR to report, only Fox News!

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