Fear got us into this mess.

Courage will get us out.

Be brave…

What does that mean?

It means don’t self-censor, don’t go along with mandates and policies you know are wrong, put your principles ahead of your comfort, do things that terrify you, take short-term risks for a long-term benefit…
Think critically, use good judgement, speak up but also listen.

And when you know you’re right, stand up even when every single other person in the room is sitting down.

Yes, there will be costs and it’s not up to me to tell you which blows to absorb but…
We’re on a runaway train and people like you and I are locked out of the engine room.

Unless we storm that door - and it will take a lot of us working together - we’re headed over a cliff.

Find your people. Put your heads together. Do something.

Be brave.
If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for your kids or your parents or the people you love.

Do it for those who are so damn scared (of a virus or of rejection or criticism) that they can’t see…the ones who have rejected you and told you you’re crazy or immoral or unwelcome…
But most of all, be brave because there’s literally no other way out of this.

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather die fighting for freedom than live peacefully in restraints…
Forgive the monologue but I’m home with sick kids today and have had time to really absorb/process what’s happening in the world—and it’s clear that the life and freedoms we love are on the brink of collapse.

History knows this song.

Don’t sing along.

Shout it down.

Be brave.

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11 Dec
Think of all the beautiful moments of your life that happened in-person:

- meeting your very first best friend
- your first date w/ the love of your life
- impromptu travel that changed your worldview
- 2am conversations that made you feel so connected and understood…

- a performance or presentation which was utterly terrifying but opened doors that were previously shut
- a crowded concert/rally/event where you shared in a moment so much greater than yourself
- witnessing your grand baby enter the world
- comforting your grandma as she left it
Now consider how many of those life-affirming moments/events/experiences people have foregone over the past two years.

And how many more people will forego if restrictions persist…
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I’m on an @AmericanAir flight as I type & the crew has spent 90% of the time on the intercom delivering repeated warnings about letting masks slip, including a stern rebuke that two reminders will result in authorities meeting you at the gate & inclusion on a no-fly list…
What I don’t get is that all but the small, fearful minority know that masks are a mere performance whose only utility is *placating the feelings* of an emotionally dysregulated subset of the population…
which includes people with strong, self-righteous political/tribal allegiances, people who overestimate the actual risk from Covid, and people who are inclined - for whatever reason - to be society’s self-appointed hall monitors…
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It makes you wonder why we didn’t follow those tenets of public health and, instead, decided mandates, porous masks, lockdowns, and sowing panic was the solution this time.

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1 Nov
Last night, my youngest went Trick-or-Treating. She came home puffy-eyed & quiet.

She told me she had an ok night but at one of the last houses, an old man was handing out full-size candy bars & when it was her turn, he sneered at her & told her she looked like a ‘punk’…
She was dressed as one of The Outsiders - a homemade ensemble, b/c store-bought costumes - like everything else - were in short supply and she didn’t decide to go until the last minute.

She was worried she was too old…
Lu’s last normal trick-or-treating experience was when she was 8. In 2019 when she was 9, she was super sick and couldn’t even say “trick-or-treat”. We had to stop after two houses and go home so she could rest.

In 2020, Halloween didn’t happen…

So I encouraged her to go…
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How do you turn the public on someone you deified for two years?

Puppies and orphans is a good start.

In case you missed the puppies.

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25 Oct
Question: Did anyone *not* have Fauci as the fall guy?…

People in those high level positions get there by their willingness to do unsavory things that others won’t do in exchange for power and ego gratification.

A quick read of his emails makes it’s clear that Fauci was vulnerable in that way…

And the things that get them those power positions, also make them vulnerable to exploitation by other powerful people…

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