So, we are a few weeks into the current administration of 45. It has been a hard time for me. I have watched with increasing dismay human rights being violated and things put into play to destroy our planet for greed.
I am seeing folks frightened, scared, angry and also coming together.
I watched people calling and writing and protesting a billionaire with NO experience becoming a leader of education. I watched her money buy her that role.I am absolutely disgusted by how our senators took the money and voted her in and they think they will be able to get away with that.
I saw a woman senator, Elizabeth Warren, silenced in session for reading a letter penned by the wife of a slain civil rights leader calling out someone for their racism. The reason for her being silenced?
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
I watched 3 male senators then read the same letter and not be silenced. (not sure why? sexism). They were protesting her being silenced. I am glad the letter became part of the record, but the racist man was voted in because ... hey ... we can't cross party lines. and we are all a bunch of racist tools ourselves.
I watched with horror this racist person become another person of power in our nation. Because of greed. and hate.
Warren's persistence will pay off. Because she will not be silenced. She was outside reading the letter. Copies of the letter by Coretta Scott King in reference to Sessions have been put back into circulation and people are sharing it.
We are going to be persistent in letting the administration of 45 know that we are not going to be silent. We are fighting greed and hate.
I've had to take a bit of down time which I addressed earlier. It was a necessary move on my part. I found myself eating out of stress and also crying. I am not a cry baby. I had to take some time. Focus on my hearth and home. And me. I've substituted yoga for food. I have been reading and weaving and finding happiness. But I'm not done fighting this ...
I am being persistent. I will not shut up. I am still calling my senators and then when they are ignoring me, I am calling them out. I will continue to voice and write and vote my truth. I am going to fight this mess that our nation is in. Because I am not happy seeing my fellow human beings being discriminated against and blocked in finding their pursuit of happiness.
I am going to continue to fight for my home. My hearth. My city. My state. My country. My planet.
I am persistent.