Wednesday, August 30

Bearing witness

Last night, I watched Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, which, if you hadn't heard, is four hours long. And I hardly noticed. I couldn't look away; it was horrifying, and sad, and touching, and completely unacceptable that this happened in the US. I alternated between utter despair and complete rage. And then I just felt helpless; all I could do was watch this, listen to these people's stories, see these images.

Some of the people were priceless; I think my favorite interview was Phyllis, who invited Barbara Bush to call her and say that shit to her face. Although the guy who told Dick Cheney to go fuck himself was a close second. Watch it, donate, volunteer.

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