Sarah Mirk’s zine today is sort of what keeps nagging at me, especially given the recent debate wherein even in the midst of a rising pandemic, the rallying cry was that we simply address the emergency, and any systemic or structural considerations were to be deferred.

It’s baffling to me that we seem incapable of simultaneously addressing emergency needs and the fact that some big, structural changes would make our communities far more resilient the next time a national emergency strikes.

What I keep getting stuck on, though, is that this particular national emergency is built to resist any type of political organizing which requires mass mobilization. How do you make your voices heard in sufficient numbers when you can’t safely assemble even in insufficient numbers?

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