So many parallels. It’s getting harder and harder to ignore. The problem is, if it’s ignored much longer, we’ll be right where there…
In the dark hours before dawn on June 4th, 1989, the Chinese government sent in the military to forcibly disperse the protesters on Tiananmen Square, with the use of live ammunition rounds and tanks. The worldhad been watching the protest in the days and weeks before that, and what everyone feared would take place happened right in front of our eyes.
As I sit and reflect on that momentous event this year, as I do every year, I am forced to reckon with the similarities and parallels between Beijing in 1989 and today’s United States. I personally would never have believed that the parallels would be so obvious and so ignored, if I weren’t living through this right this moment.
My parents… More