Diary 85

Diary 85

Thursday June 11th

The protests seem still to be moving ahead – an astonishingly long-lived public demonstration against an astonishingly deep-rooted injustice.

Statues of confederate generals, British slave-traders and Belgium’s King Leopold III (arguably the worst genocidal oppressor of African lives of the lot, weighing it at 10 million Congolese killed) have been knocked down. And yet…..

The fiasco that was Georgia’s election would seem to be a direct threat to any sense of future equality. If people can’t vote, how can their views be heard?

This will be a long road; just as covid-19 is not yet over by any means.