I’m wondering if our fear will ever turn into action. We’re all shaking our heads and rolling our eyes but that doesn’t exactly fix anything. I’m just as guilty as anybody, too. I sit here and get enraged over the fact that we’re FUBAR for at least the next 4 years, and I think to myself, “NO WAY…nuh uh…I’m going to do SOMETHING.” Then I try to think of what that something is, get overwhelmed, and decide that I just can’t take it anymore and play Stardew Valley.
The problem is that I think we’re all in the same place. We post on Facebook and Twitter to show that we’re all REALLY MAD but then what? How many New York Times articles do we have to read before we take action?
It doesn’t help that the whole “resistance is futile” attitude is being beaten into our souls by the people soon to be in power. When Obama took office for the first time he knew what he was getting into, and he knew that a LOT of the country didn’t like him (I argue that they didn’t [and still don’t] like him because he had the nerve to be an intelligent and successful black man, but I digress…) but he went in there and was like, “You don’t like me and I don’t care, I’m still going to listen to what you have to say because we have to work together.” We’re not hearing that from this new administration, and it makes things seem very hopeless.
I wish I had answers. I wish I knew how to get out of this pit of despair and fear of the next four years. We should be doing something, but I just don’t know where the fuck to begin. I’m still optimistic at my core, but sometimes it just really becomes too much.
We can do this together, I know. But suggestions on what to do first would be great.