This is a shitty picture of the White House I took last week during a quick visit to D.C., my former home and a place dear to my heart. In said shitty picture is Lafayette Square, which was roped off to visitors.
It was in this now-cordoned-off square that on the Nov 2008 night of Barack Obama's election, I elatedly danced and sang "Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye" to George W. Bush along with thousands of other jubilant, hope-filled Washingtonians.
And it was in this same square on Thursday that I watched a racist kid in a fucking MAGA hat scream white supremacy at a Native American #NoDAPL
protestor/water protector in a wheelchair.
Less than 10 years from HOPE to ...... this. Bookended in one public (or not-so-public) square in our nation's capital.
This. Is. Not. Normal.