Texas may have warmed back up to its normal temperatures, but across the state, homes are still waterlogged,
scant belongings beginning to molder. The flow of mutual aid hasn’t
stopped, though; it keeps pace with need. Like the anarchist organizers who jury-rigged solar power grids
for villages in Puerto Rico when the island’s electrical authority
neglected them for nearly a year; like the community fridges across the
country that have fed the unhoused and the needy since the pandemic’s
beginning, as we approach its anniversary in the United States; Texans
are finding alternative sources of power in the bonds between one
another, in the state’s absence.
“There is particular fear among Republicans in Trump-heavy districts who voted against the GOP’s doomed bid to overturn the election results,” Politico reported Monday. “Many came home last week to find constituents — preachers, school superintendents, churchgoing men and women — cheering on the effort rather than condemning it, according to multiple GOP lawmakers.”
One Republican explained why Trump supporters are more dangerous than activists on the left.
Don’t worry about it. It’s probably another “hoax.”