In Seattle, a black guy ran over a white thing, while driving a Jaguar. She got good air, but what goes up, must come down. She stuck the landing. Now comes all of the accolades. I don’t see it. Take a look. Here is a photo of Summer Taylor, pre roadkill. I don’t see any loss because she is no longer with us.
Let the accolades begin:
Katelyn Hoberecht, a close acquaintance who worked with Taylor at Urban Animal veterinary clinics, told that Taylor often went to protests.
“Summer has been there since Day One standing up for Black lives. Staying out all day and night, while still working full time taking care of animals,” Hoberecht told the media.
“Summer talked to me about the protests, and how incredible it was to be a part of something so huge. A part of history.”
Big Frigging Deal
Let’s take a trip back in the way back machine and visit other folks who like animals and possessed deeply held opinions.
Franz Reichelt (October 16, 1878 – February 4, 1912), also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt, was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the Flying Tailor, who is remembered for jumping to his death from the Eiffel Tower while testing a wearable parachute of his own design. The parachute failed to deploy and he plummeted 57 metres (187 ft) to his death.
Here’s the thing, it isn’t enough to be “committed,” or feel strongly, or have convictions. If that was the criteria for success, or veneration then this whole tear down and rewrite history thing is not worth the effort. Even the losers get a participation trophy.