There are things that break your heart, things you don't see coming, and you can't even explain exactly why your gut got punched. This just makes me sad.
The latest visual manifestation of Trump's America comes from Adam Yauch Park, a playground named for the late Beastie Boy in the neighborhood he grew up in, Brooklyn Heights. On Friday afternoon a few photos surfaced on Twitter showing two swastikas painted on the children's playground equipment, along with the words: "Go Trump."
City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a photo, adding, “Yet more hatred & anti-Semitism from Trump supporters." Lander says the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and the Parks Department were on-site immediately, and the equipment will be repainted tonight.
We have reached out to the Beastie Boys and the Parks Department for further comment and will update if we hear back.
However this story plays out, it just brings home to me that America is sick, the bones of our nation are sick to the marrow.
There is a whole world of shit raining down, and I'll surely swing back soon to fury, but right now give me a day or so for grief.