The Martyrdom of MarShawn McCarrel: #blacklivesmatter

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That is MarShawn McCarrel.

23 years old. An activist to his soul. Fought tirelessly in Ohio and beyond for the rights of oppressed people.

He was a friend to many of my friends.

Life is hard. This work, fighting injustice, is brutally hard. Sometimes, suicide can seem like a better option than the big ass mess that we’ve made of earth.

Anyway, I’m still of the belief that when we leave this earth, our soul goes to a better place. Brother – we’ll keep fighting. You rest, now.

Listen – when you can, encourage the servants and activists in your life. Get in their business and show them deep love.

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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