Hopefully, if we keep fighting for it, if we don’t give up, someday truth will come back into fashion. In the meantime, Do NOT give up. It’s what the GOP wants — it’s their fucking game plan, to energize their right wing base and to de-energize the rest of America.
WE have truth and righteousness and reality and the majority on our side. Don’t forget that. Sign up with some group, like Swing Left, or another. Research for yourself. What group would you recommend to work with? Report back here or on Facebook. Let us know what you are doing. Let us know what we might be able to do too. To inspire each other.
We’re going to have to work harder than we’ve ever worked in our lives to win 2020. Yeah, I’m almost 72. I need a root canal. I have post polio stuff. I’m tired. But, sorry. This isn’t the time to be tired. Tired won’t save our lives, get our country back, help our planet remain habitable, provide a future for our kids, grandkids and their children.
Despite good efforts by the Democrats, today was a well-orchestrated shit show by the GOP. But Do Not spin negative yarns from it. That’s what the GOP wants you to do. Do not repeat their BS.
Instead, find those leaders — the Parkland High kids — or whoever inspires you, the Squad, Brene Brown, the US women’s soccer team, who-the-fuck-ever — and expose yourself to their good energy. Over and over, as often as you need to to keep your spirits up. JOIN up.
DONATE to the good candidates, especially the ones who are brave enough to run against McConnell and the other GOP criminal gang members.
Support “The Squad”. ALL of them. Even if FOX news and he GOP have already convinced you the Squad is too this or too that. You think maybe one or two of them is anti-semitic? Take a look at the GOP and who they’re in cahoots with. THAT, my friends, is Anti-Semitism! AND Racism! AND Misogyny! AND Homophobia! AND Xenophobia! AND greed, corruption and delusion! There are the plunderers of our Mother Earth, the ones who get rich off selling weapons of war. If each of us had HALF the energy and bravery of the four Congresswomen called “The Squad”, we’d all be in great shape.
As my mother used to say, “Don’t let the galoots get you down”. Today’s galoots are the GOP and FOX news. Don’t forget. If you are feeling sickened by the activities of today’s congressional hearing, go find some beauty and some fresh air. Take a nap. Then wake up and get to work.
Here is where we can have some tea and talk things over!
Revive yourself. Come have a cup of tea with me. I don’t mean to be bossy, but really, we’ve got to pull ourselves together. If you’ll commit to work hard AF, I will too. If you’ve got a good mind and a good heart and a little extra money, and some working legs that can do voter registration or walk precincts, and fingers that can make phone calls, sign petitions and/or write checks, please! count yourself in. We really need ALL of us.
And lastly, this!!! Ben Ferencz!
3 thoughts on “A little pep talk…”
Fabulous post! Just what I needed! and what I need a community for, and pals, and our family of friends and neighbors and strangers who give high-fives with their hands and smiles. Thank you thank you thank you.
You are on fire Gayle, and if it comes from being angry or upset or disillusioned, so be it, but you are on fire and therefore inspriring. A Real powerful post. thanks Gayle, keep it coming……funny i am reading your post just right after i wrote a few selfsorry pages in my little diary. So it was like a wake up call., reminding me that there is a much bigger cause to dedicate oneself too.
LOL. I try to be calm. But yes, I am on fire. Their cruelty is too great. We have to remind our wonderfulness and our strength, and join with each other. thank you dear Paul, for your words. xo, g