Catfish was absolutely class! Van promised me guitar pick in Portland the night before and the next night in Seattle he stopped the entire show after recognizing me to give me one! The boys were so lovely after the show and hung out with us until their manager had to literally pick Van up and take him to the bus. Such genuine and down to earth boys!
“Why doesn’t Black Lives Matter pick on Republicans instead of Bernie Sanders?”
Shitty question. Everyone KNOWS Republicans aren’t even going to bother listening and will probably sic the police on them. Common knowledge, case closed, don’t even try.
On the other hand, NOT everyone knows of white liberal hypocrisy. So Black Lives Matter needed to bring that to light. And needed to make white liberals and progressives face inconvenient truths and react to them. And considering there were more than a few in the progressive Seattle crowd actively calling for the police to arrest Marissa Johnson and Mara Jacqueline Willaford shows that you white liberals/progressives have a long, long fucking way to go — if you’re even willing to do better in the first place.
P.S. And please, shut the hell up with the conspiracy theories of “oh no they weren’t REALLY Black Lives Matter.” Last I checked, that movement did not have formal membership rolls. The reaction from the Seattle crowd said everything anyone ever needed to know.