Wait — I’m getting a pulse … The Movement and Say Their Names, coming Saturday to NA.

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These two events are occurring almost simultaneously in New Albany on Saturday morning.

The Movement peaceful protest (above)
Say Their Names: Chalk the Sidewalk (below)

More than a few downtown New Albany businesses have expressed support for Black Lives Matters (generally) and these two events (specifically). More than one of these businesses has pledged to distribute water on Saturday morning, or to try to help in other ways.

It’s highly instructive to contrast the overall positive, principled vibe of these two events with the predictable comments from those who (shall we say) “oppose” the principles being espoused therein.

Like these.

Shopkeeper: “You look thirsty. Here, have some water.”

Angry specimen: “If that SHIT turns violent I blame YOU.”

What a way to live.

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