Buddy Cushman Art

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Remember these guys?Defendants in "Chicago 8" Trial

They were charged with crossing state lines to incite a riot. Subsequently formal investigations determined that the riot had actually been caused and perpetrated by the Chicago Police Department at the bequest of warlord and Mayor Richard Daley. But the trial went forward — though without the sole black defendant – Bobby Seale – who was bound and gagged in the courtroom and removed for a separate trial later.

I mention this piece of most unpleasant history to wonder aloud why there is not talk this morning of alt-right, white supremacist, neo-nazi leaders from around the country being brought up on the charge of crossing state lines to incite riot –  an actual appropriate use of that law. And beyond that, being charged as co-conspirators in the death of 32 year-old Heather Heyer.

You know who else needs to be charged as a co-conspirator in her senseless death?

Donald Trump.

My wife Susan and I traveled across the country to be married in Virginia in 2010. We stayed and were married in a little town a few miles from the Skyline Drive and spent one of our honeymoon days in Charlottesville, walking around UVA, strolling through the beautiful center of town and having a hot dog dinner there, earlier making our way a few miles south and east to Monticello and the home of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville is a beautiful place.

I weep for Charlottesville and Virginia this morning, and for my Country run by morons and bigots and spewers of hate, the soundbites of whom cross state lines every day. Every hour.

The leaders and instigators of these torch-carriers and Hitler slogan-screamers and violence-encourage-rs and murderers should be charged and prosecuted and sent away to prison.

God damn them – each and every one.



Author: buddycushmanart

This is my Blog, my opportunity to say what I think and write what I feel. The content has morphed in the two years of existence -- I began with personal tales of sillyness and drunkeness and soberness and times, places, and events within. Then I wrote a whole a lot of opinions about the world and its often sad shape, and how I thought we could make it better (re: engaging stories of hope). More recently I've taken to writing about this and that, including links to movies, Ted Talks, rock and roll, other writers' web pages, and more. These past seven years I have taken up the life of a painter, and my work can be seen on my web page ( www.buddycushmanfineart.com ) and my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/musicflower67). But I've been writing since I was just a young thing living on the Massachusetts coast, and storytelling is my home. I have a number of fiction works in varying degrees of completion, and have published two books of fiction in the last year, under the name W.B. Cushman. And more recently a book of poetry - "Minor Revelations". But it's here I get to share my whatevers of sorrow and hope, and hopefully, wonder and magic. Thanks for stopping in.

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