Do People Read the Pacific Sun? Update 12/19/2018Posted: December 17, 2018
Or read in general?
I see everyone staring at screens, but what are they looking at?
Is social networking and looking at Youtube videos reading?
Is anyone reading tweets at this point?
Journalists were reading Trump tweets but that seems to have calmed down.
I’m currently reading two books: All Our Relations by Winona Laduke, and Chief Marin by Betty Goerke.
When I can, that is, I am currently eight months late on finishing a plan check response on a project in Albany, CA.
I started the plan check response eight months ago, then developed a condition called “frozen shoulder”. I didn’t even know that is a thing.
In August, my wife Marnie said that “Dixie is a synonym for the Confederacy, and everyone knows it” on television and the zombie confederate sympathizers came out of the woodwork.
She serves on the Dixie School District board of trustees.
Since her statement, we have been attacked personally on various social media platforms, Nextdoor, Facebook, MarinIJ, San Francisco Chronicle.
At least two family heads who are “WeAreDixie” supporters now make faces at my children. Our children used to play together.
One couple from South Africa, I thought maybe they might have some sensitivity to an issue of black people being insulted by the name “Dixie” on a public school district in a supposedly progressive location.
Archinect, (a Facebook for architects) deleted my user account after I retaliated with spam posts on their forum in response to constant personal attacks and defamation by anon user accounts. I requested Archinect remove the anon user posting option, but they refused. They said it is “valuable” to them (to drive traffic to the site).
I suggested to the owner of the Marin IJ that he was exposing the paper to legal action by allowing anon user accounts to post defamation.
I suggest that perhaps 95% of all humans on earth know what Dixie means. But a small, sometimes present group of apparently stubborn/mean “neighbors” seems to need to cling to some idea of what they want “Dixie” to mean in their heads and to people around them.
But you know, that battle was already fought in the 1800s, and that side lost.
I have settled (at the moment) on a response to the “WeAreDixie” people: Thank you for reading more about history.