FEELING powerless is one thing; so many citizens working so fuckin’ hard to make things right. BEING powerless is where we are.

The fix is in regarding the Vote. I truly believe this. I don’t want to believe it, but I do.

I have zero faith that this Midterm election will be free & fair. They (Rs) are flaunting the cheating they’ve done for 3 decades. Lying with abandon & at will. Proud of it, they are. The long game they’ve played so successfully is here to roost & the Ds have let it happen with their good fucking manners.

Murder is incited, attempted or accomplished with the blessing of the *President & the ruling governing body who values tax cuts & stacking the courts above human life.

I’m collapsing inward with anger & fear. I’m at a loss here with any plan to fight back, because nothing seems to work. I’ve had fights & I don’t regret them, but no minds were changed.

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I’ve tried with friends & strangers. I really have. They might be too far gone, but it might be that I don’t have a coherent strategy with which to fight. I become agitated, angry & raise my voice & dig in my heels. I’ll likely keep doing that, but I’d like to have FOUR SENTENCES that make sense in my pocket that I can deploy.

Help. Help me. Give me the four sentences that I can fight with, ready in my head, because I get too angry & confrontational.

The Trail of Tears happened. Slavery happened. The Holocaust happened. The shining land of light on the hill has always been a mirage. America has always presented a good game, but we are awful.

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I was conditioned from childhood to believe this notion that we are the land of the free. I want to believe the words etched in to the foundation of the Statue of Liberty, but I now know they’re not true.

I’m at a loss to fight effectively.

Any other of you feeling this way? Any of you have some advice??