First Kudos to the NFL Players who chose to exercise their own form of protest.
The amazing thing about the theft of the white house by resident Trump, and his cronies of hate, is it is galvanizing people, that he thought he could count out and overlook, … to stand.
This country and people of color fought off Nazis and Terrorists from without and within before, I reckon we can do it again.
All that hate is mostly empty space, it is a vacuum that crumples reason and crumples lives and ultimately decimates itself, nothing built on it will stand.
And in the meantime we live our lives.
We donate to good causes.
We breathe deep and long.
We correct the agents of ignorance and class stratification the only way that makes sense. We take money out of their pockets and the conversation out of their arena.
We build around them and despite them and if necessary through them.
These days are a curse to strive against.
But to strive is a blessing.
It wakes us from our apathy and our sleep of ages
to see naked the barbarians at our gate.
These days are a blessing, to see clearly those who want to step backward
And live yesterday’s mistakes anew
Those who want to surrender the burden of liberty, of progress, of humanity… those who want to end the dream of America
Because they lack the courage to go forward.
To see such cowardice clearly, is to have to see yourself clearly.
Is to take your measure, and decide if you will hide your light with the darkness of the unthinking mob
or if you will risk
And by that risking define yourself as man… as human.
By the repellant fear and cowardice of Charlottesville, masquerading as hate, bullies making noise to keep you from looking at their inadequacies, by looking at that pageant of loss…I saw in it where the righteous man and woman may be found
Where we have always been found
In the path of would be dragons.
Here endeth the lesson.
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