Day 22: Sitzkrieg at Valley Forge

It started quietly, just another blip out of China which honestly wasn’t too frightening, or even particularly interesting, because there is always something coming out of China.  Talks of tariffs and high-level political posturing.  Rumors of abuses and human suffering which, frankly, we mostly only gave a passing sigh of saddened acknowledgement as we continued right on consuming our insatiable fill of cheaply affordable iThingies and a literal sea full of disposably unnecessary trinkets and toys. We caught the soft and filtered whispers of the protests sparking.  There were valiant, youth-driven, tear gas shrouded struggles out in the streets, back when wearing a mask held an entirely different meaning then it does today.  We read stories of the quiet, chilling scribbles of a desperate factory worker …

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