Acknowledging our flaws goes against ego.
But it's essential.
I know I am a strong person with strong Socialist politics.
I know I can be intense.
But I am a fiundamentally kind person who doesn't want to hurt people.
And that is my point: If people tell you you have hurt them, listen.
I don't mean casual snark, but hurt.
Say you are sorry.
Repentance is under-utilized and under-valued, and that's not just my Catholicism talking.
Life is a series of evolutions. We change perspectives because of experience.
When we know better, we do better.
We each have a voice on here, to speak out who we are and what we want for our country.
I want fairness.
I want it for all of us.
I want economic and class and gender and racial fairness.
I want a level playing field.
You must take sides.
And the side must always be the anti-#racist side.
I learn to listen and not talk.
I learn that my privilege as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white woman allows me privilege (despite how poor I am) that no WOC will ever have.
That is the legacy of #whitesupremacy all whites benefit from.
#Muslims were banned.
Equal pay statutes were ended with the stroke of an Executive Order pen.
Brown children were put in cages.
Black men & women were vilified by a sitting president & his chief of staff.
You voted wrong, white America.
You hurt millions.
Millions are suffering under Trump--I'm one of them--and millions more are cheering #MAGA.
It won't have a pretty ending, but it will end at the latest, January 20,2024.
So we have to work toward solidarity.
We have a duty to this republic.