I purposefully did not post a goat yesterday, nor will I be posting a goat today.
I support Black Lives Matter.
Goat of the Day was started as a means to bring a light-hearted distraction to constant streams of negative headlines. It was a way for me to distract myself, and hopefully others, from things out of our control and focus on positive things.
However with the escalating situation in the United States, and in solidarity with Black Out Tuesday, I felt it would be best to not let us be distracted. This is a time to pay attention. This is a time to listen to those who are in pain -and have been systematically oppressed for centuries- people of colour
I will resume Goat of the Day soon, but for now I urge you to really think about what the world is going to look like in the future and if it can really continue the way it was going with deeply entrenched systematic racism in a country that claims to be the authority on freedom.