The Atomized and Siloed U.S. Left
Date Written: 2018-01-17
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21946
We're increasingly siloed as organizers and protesters. The environment literally decays as we watch, and the Trump administration is hard at work dismantling what environmental regulations there are.
Walking past a farm on Martin Luther King Day in 2018, it's hard to miss the huge dark blue silo that sits empty by this rural roadway. Small farms have been literally eaten up by agribusiness. These days, when fascism is on the move globally, it is hard to find much hope in any quarter and often even the natural beauty that this natural setting provides doesn’t do it either.
On Saturday, I’ll march with members of my family for the second time in a year in the Women's March. Looking back at the past year, the catastrophe that faces us all is also obvious from a feminist perspective. The sense of dread is literally everywhere. The economy "grows" with mostly marginal jobs, while income inequality is at astronomical levels, the environment continues to deteriorate, wars go unchecked, and vulnerable communities are attacked along with immigrants.