This is real. This is not a drill.

I have no intentions of making this a political blog, despite my intent to become much more politically active. But, I think some of us could use a little lift-me-up, some inspiration as we wrap our heads around recent events.

My personal motto for the next four years:

“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Also important to remember:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Socialist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Therefore, I reserve the right to change my mind and speak out on MY blog. I originally began this as a place to rant anonymously, I calmed down over the years. I’m not calm anymore and I can’t care to remain anonymous.

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16 thoughts on “This is real. This is not a drill.

      1. Thank you so much! When I write one I struggle with feeling guilty about imposing my viewpoints on other people. But then I think Hey! This is my blog. If someone doesn’t like what I’ve posted, they’re free to comment or unfollow me. I try not to get on my high horse too often, but with everything going on, I feel the need to make my voice heard. Sorry for my babbling. It’s been a long week!🤗

      1. I didn’t eat the entire day on Wednesday and ate only a little on Thursday. The thought of food made me ill. I’m better now and going between sadness and anger. A lot of the latter is directed to idiots who are either defending him, saying “Give him a chance,” or who don’t understand why people are frightened. Unfortunately, I’m still having panic attacks so I’m going to see my doctor about that. I also have some theories about what might happen, but I’m a bit wobbly on that since I and a whole lot of experts were totally wrong about the results. Like wtf?

      2. Every time I get on FB now, my anger grows. I don’t have too many Trump supporters on my friend’s list but a few are pretty vocal and their opinions are SO hypocritical. It’s maddening. Not to mention that I live in a very liberal area of Michigan and we’ve had a few racist incidents already. I’m about to start carrying pepper spray to defend other people.

      3. What pisses me off is the “Stop whining, get over it!” Because when Obama was elected they all didn’t throw a shit fit. Also, being pissed that the country is being led by a black man who is trying to make progress/fix the economy is a far cry from being terrified that you’re going to be deported, imprisoned, killed, and/or have your family ripped apart. The false equivalency and lack of context is infuriating.

      4. Also, they’ve been bitching for 8 years. They clearly don’t understand “getting over it.”
        It’s funny that you mention this because I posted almost exactly the same thing on Facebook lol.

      5. It’s like no one has any short or long term memory or rather to them it’s not bitching, it’s expressing their opinion. Oh, the best thing I saw was a side by side picture of protesters in the past and protesters now. Why is one lauded and the other vilified? Best believe at the time, people were saying the same thing about them, but through history’s blinders, those protesters are (rightly) heroes.

      6. Exactly. I’ve watched side by side videos of violence at Trump rallies and violence during the 1960’s civil rights movement, I almost threw up in my mouth. Obviously the 60’s were much worse but still, it was unsettling to say the least.

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I admire your passion and willingness to act. I’m with ya!
    Excellent and totally relevant quotes by the way. They ring quite true. The second one especially brings the words “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” to mind.

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