#5SmartReads - August 6, 2021
On guns in Mexico, what to know about the Delta variant, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
I don’t know about you, but I am not over what happened on January 6th. And neither is Mike Fanone.
“It is a story about what we agree to remember and what we choose to forget, about how history is not lived but manufactured after the fact. In the aftermath of a national tragedy, we are supposed to come together and say “never forget,” to agree on the heroes and the villains, on who was at fault and how their culpability must be avenged. But what happens if we can’t agree? What if we’re too busy arguing to face what really happened?”
For as hard as this might be to read, imagine how hard it is for Fanone and the other officers who bravely defended the Capitol that day to continue to live.
Read it. Share it. Discuss it.
And please, please, please don’t dismiss or rush to move on from the insurrection, and those who defended our country that day and every day.