some quick thoughts on the Ohio train derailment

I’m back into the swing of actively posting for now. There’s just something about TWO toxic train derailments in the U.S. recently that makes me want to vent. There’s more, of course. There is always more, but this is the nail in the coffin containing my silence.

And so, here I am, sharing space with you. As I process my feelings and update you on what they look like on canvas, the world continues to spin. Bad things continue to happen.

So, what happened with all of this talk of a train derailment and toxic chemicals, anyway? On February 3rd, a train derailed in the village of East Palestine, Ohio. Ever since then, an absolute shit show has continued unraveling for all to see across the livestreamed internet.

And it doesn’t seem like enough people are talking about it.

Try as they may, social media cannot keep hiding the reality of the Ohio Train Derailment.

A reporter was actually ARRESTED for being among the first to report. Dead fish, cattle and chickens being reported 100+ miles away from ground zero. What is this going to look like in the long term, and why isn’t the U.S. government being transparent about it?

Just as the topic started gaining traction, BOOM!

Another derailment in Texas with even more chemicals and what will eventually become lifelong negative effects for anyone living along the waterways where these chemicals are being dumped.

This is what happens when deregulation and pay to play become the only form of partisanship. It is ridiculous!

I’m here, and I’m fucking tired of being pissed! Surely our collective human energy can be used to hip check the malevolent nature of the modern world. There are things in this life worth protecting. Especially life itself.

Camille Taylor