from the AP:
"On Monday, the government said that since February, 30,359 families — or about 182,000 people — had fled their homes due to sectarian violence and intimidation. That represented an increase of about 20,000 people from the number reported July 20."
Now, the question I have is this? If this is the displacement due to "sectarian violence," what is the total due to US violence? Of course, that's a false question - it's all of the "sectarian violence" AND THEN SOME.
And, why do we keep biding our time with a sense that the US might be reformed or lobbied or petitioned? And, why does this number seem simply like a number? Do we feel it anymore? Or, are we, even those who resist prone to the same privileged bigotry?
In Pine Ridge, there's currently over 80% unemployment and a life expectancy in the mid to upper 40s. That's occupation! That's America!