Disguises unnecessary

8/2/2018, 6 a.m.

With all the recent intolerance and incivility nowadays, has anyone even noticed that disguises are unnecessary?

Whether it is the decade of rednecks in which I grew up, or within the present hyper-offended era, it’s the same proverbial City Hall, our bureaucratic master that diverts attention from their inability to confront what truly impedes constituents. Instead of alleviating the enormousness of our class system inequality, they appease people by talking about removing statues and renaming schools.

Being Southern born, I ponder the differences between those celebrated with statues and schools and the elitism shown by our leaders of today — absolute power. Which only goes to show, the more things appear to change, the more they remain the same.


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