Bamboozled No More! Emotional Distance and US History


 

Marijuana is legal, but I still worry about those who indulge.

This evening I watched a guy light up on the train while his friend complained about yet another failed drug alcohol rehab program.

Who wants another slice of emotional distance?

How much emotional distance it took for the police to shoot a black man 41 times? Or rape a black man with a plunger?

Or use lynchings as entertainment?

And as quiet as it’s kept, I once read that some slave holders mixed cocaine into the slave food etc to increase prductivity!

 

Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers… a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.

 

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