Friday, January 27, 2017
I don't want to turn this venue into a political blog, and I'm beyond ranting. But nothing is the same now as it was even a week ago. We've entered into a new world, and we've got to be brave, strong, and clear-headed to negotiate it safely and with sanity.
The political has become very personal...because nearly every one of us, all of us except those at the top, are being and will be affected by the changes that have already begun to happen. No matter who you voted for.
So I apologize in advance if any of you are offended by my even mentioning this new reality. You always have the option to stop following me. (If you're one of the two dozen or so who get an email from me with a link to each post, please email me directly and request to be removed from the list if you want off.)
Because I'm not going to be silent, I'm not going to pretend I'm not appalled at what's happening in this country, thereby giving my tacit approval.
I'd quit Facebook before the election, then came back very briefly right afterward. Then disappeared again until last weekend. I'm back full bore again, and the only things I'm following there now are political, but only trustworthy progressive pages, the voices of resistance.
And I've also begun following all the newly-hatched ALT Twitter accounts for government agencies upon which gag orders were placed earlier this week. Federal employees going rogue, putting the truth out there, defying the new administration's attempts to control the narrative on everything that impacts our lives.
Instagram remains totally devoted to art (for me).
That's all I want to say. I won't be silent, but I'm not going to rant and rave. I'll work quietly, in the background, along with millions of others, to do everything we can to set things right again in this country. We've got a long row to hoe.