I wrote this on New Year’s Eve when I was feeling kind of low.
Not the kind of low that comes from having nowhere to go party or your TV being broken, but the kind that involves opening a newspaper or an online newsfeed and seeing how many human beings continue to be trash, with far too few of us doing anything to stand up to the trashiness.
Right before the holidays, there was a report that a toddler was hit by a car and killed. This week, a five month old baby rolled off a sleeping mattress, became trapped between the wall and the bed and died. My heart cried. But, it infuriated me, and it should anger you too.
For the past three weeks, France has been experiencing one of the most significant social mobilisations in its recent history, which laid bare the country's social ills, anti-elite sentiment, growing inequalities and thirst for social justice.