Words ringing in my head today: 1 Bulgarian police are beating up migrants as they travel through the country; abusing the situation to steal cellphones and money through force and intimidation. Many many many Afghans told me they had been beaten and mugged by police and Bulgaria was one of the worst parts of their journey. 2 I was told not to give things to Roma, that diapers would get sold on the “black market.” I told them i couldnt tell the difference between people, sorry. It reminded me of some twisted Jim Crow future-now distopia: “Refugee migrants” over here, “Roma” over there. Free shoes for you, not for you, but free shit for every fucking band that rocks around the world.