White picket fences make not the American dream. Will and generosity and opportunity do.
Let’s lead the way back towards the light. It’s not too late.
It’s no accident that the news of the congressional sit-in is trending on social media. The thousands of people who have taken to the streets in the past weeks to pay honor to those who were slain in that Orlando nightclub want the same reform those inside the Congressional chamber are fighting their counterparts on the other side of the aisle for.
“But the vulnerability is palpable now. You don’t have to be on the battlefield or attending a protest or committing a crime to be shot dead or blown to bits. You could be at the airport heading to visit your mom, at a nightclub dancing with your friends, at work.”
They don’t see the pivotal moment in front of us. They don’t understand that their tears shouldn’t be ones of sadness over another white man in power, but years of joy that a woman finally beat out a white man for the highest seat in the house.
Political decisions dictate every aspect of our lives, from the bills we pay each month, to the education our kids get, to the very air we breathe.
We have filled our heads with so much reality TV, it’s possible we’ve altered our brain chemistry.