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Star Wars and backpacks
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Search Amazon for bullet-proof backpacks.
That’s my nation’s response to armed White Supremacists who threaten us in our schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, and public gatherings.
In the 1980’s, when I came of age, my country’s response as we came to the brink of nuclear genocide was “Star Wars”; pretending we could out-technology bombs on missiles.
We never admit the root problem, we come up with ideas that ignore it because we don’t want to solve it.
We got lucky in the 1980s and that villain Reagan realized that nuclear weapons, not the ability to shoot down missiles and warheads, was the problem.
I hope we realize that White Supremacy, violent masculinity, and easy access to guns are the problem.