please grieve.

you had some beliefs about the nation. those beliefs were practically programmed into you. now you are realizing what the rest of us already knew: those beliefs were untrue.
you have a lot to do - you gotta play catch-up, you gotta unlearn all your inherited bigotries, you gotta divest from whiteness, you gotta pay reparations, you gotta give the land back. all that's 100% true.

but, you're useless to me unless you go through the grieving process.
feel rage because your formative years were used to indoctrinate you into becoming a polite setter colonial racist.

feel sorrow because you've lost so much time wasting your energy supporting merely reforming the system.
feel guilt for every time you mistook one non-white person for another. feel remorse for neglecting to meaningfully engage with disabled folks in your world. feel shame for associating safety with liberalism. feel regret for benefitting off our oppression.
feel your denial.

embrace it fully - of course you don't believe it's always been this bad. this is a new return. it was actually better with obamster. remember when justin trudo was hot? those were the days. soon as rona's gone, thing's'll get back to normal.

now let it go.
bargain, baby. bargain with me. barter, even. we Ojibwe are trading fuggers. trade with me. you don't wanna accept the full-on death of your belief? how about you get willing to give up something so things go back to normal?


no. it won't work. it's still gone. forever.
i dunno what acceptance looks like for you. that's not my business, i guess. so, if you get there, drag your fellow colonizers with you. it's a lonely ride, otherwise. but, y'all colonized the whole planet in a couple hundred years. so, this should be nothin.

now go and mourn.🤘

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