April Fool in June

We all are having a bad dream and will wake up to realize that it was just an April Fool!

Alabama in Dar es Salem?! I remember those words vividly as if it were only yesterday. Those words, came off a book read in elementary school, and have stuck since. I don’t remember the title of the book nor its author anymore!

Dar es Salem is the former capital city of Tanzania [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar_es_Salaam] in East Africa.

The statement expressed the shocking dismay of an American visitor to the Country of Tanzania. At the time, apartheid was ongoing in South Africa for which we all remember that Nelson Mandela fought and went to prison.

More videos and pictures here [https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007177799/washington-dc-protests-white-house.html?playlistId=video/minneapolis-george-floyd-death-video

One can parallel that statement by asking, “apartheid in America?!” God forbid. I’m hoping it is not true, that we will all wake up and it would have been a horrific dream. 

But no, unfortunately, this is real. It is pretty disturbing and similar to China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. It is also what prevails in dictatorship countries. It should not be happening in the 21st century, in the U.S.A., the super-power, the Big brother to several nations, when-America-sneezes-every-country-catches-cold America.

Pinch me and say It’s April Fool!