I'm going to keep this simple. I didn't write last week as the weight of the inhumanity was dragging me down. I didn't want to share or spread my despair and dis-ease.
Nothing the regime does surprises me. We knew exactly who this guy was going in. We knew how he would behave. We knew the hypocrisy and lies. We knew he was corrupt and he would surround himself with people who let him get away with deceit, bigotry and callousness.
The Congressional GOP were the source of my despair. The inhumanity of Ryan & McConnell, the vulgarity of men like Steve King, the cruelty of the people hired by us to work for us who only work for themselves.
I keep waiting for the ethical member of the GOP to rear his or her head and say "no more!" McCain says it but doesn't mean it because he still votes with them. I'm looking for real integrity here. I'm looking for a person who has courage enough to let their soul speak. How have they all lost their way?
I often reflect that one person's community is another person's mob scene. These GOP congressional elected officials work in community together and yet they are a mob trying to destroy everything that has any value - rivers, healthcare, freedom, privacy, animals, the list goes on and on and on and on.
The only way through to progress is by voting them ALL out. And Kansas starts tomorrow. Georgia next Tuesday. Montana on May 25th. We can help elect Democrats in these three states and then some.
TODAY'S EASY ACTIVISM -
1. Support James Thompson in Kansas today - phone bank or donate. I know the repeated asks for money is exhausted and I wish we were overturning citizen's united right this moment as I click delete so frequently these days it's like I'm trigger happy. Yet, money wins elections. We really do need to fix that.
Support Jon Ossoff in Georgia. His election is next Tuesday, April 18th.
Support Rob Quist in Montana. His election is May 25th.
2. Call again, as if you never called before, your Senate and Congressional leaders and keep asking for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in our election. Stay relentless about this.
3. This Saturday April 15th there are Tax Marches around our country depending trump's tax returns. SHOW UP IN FORCE. Let's make all the news media cover this. There is also a Black Lives Matter march in Seattle that same day. I am not certain about the rest of the country.
4. Support the Syrians who are trapped in a civil war and the refugees the US refuses to shelter. Here's a list of organizations.
I know resisting the hate is hard. It's exhausting actually. We are awake to the pain of our brothers and sisters. Being awake and experiencing empathy is hard. We will need to step out of the action at times to restore, like I did last week. Take breaks as needed and then come back ready to overthrow. We need every voice and everybody to save and preserve our democracy.
In gratitude and love to you -