At what point do Americans, do we, stand up and start demanding our rights? When do we stand up and start defending our constitution? When do we start standing up to sexism, bigotry, racism, homophobia and all the other shit our president and his cult are championing?
When do we DO something? When do we take action? When do we stand up and make things change?
It’s 2019, in two short years we have emboldened Nazi’s to march proudly in the streets. We’ve allowed them to create the Alt-Right and recruit our children. The White House is refusing to act on online extremism. Our children and adults can casually browse Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Discord servers and easily find white power recruitment pages.
It’s 2019, we’re still allowing the poor to languish in a system that is set up to fail them. We’ve allowed our government to discuss cutting pell grants so children of those families are destined to stay in poverty instead of excelling. It’s 2019 and our local government are prohibiting us from feeding the hungry and homeless and scaling back our welfare systems designed to help said people.
It’s 2019 and several states are severely limiting abortion access or banning it altogether. The government is attempting to defund clinics and doctors who provide medical care for the working class and poverty ridden because they might refer someone for an abortion. Christofascists are writing laws that limit our rights to healthcare and choice.
It’s 2019 and we are putting children who have crossed our southern border in cages. We’ve jailed families and in Houston have them sleeping outside in the rain, we have children sleeping on the concrete. Some how this country has forgot that it was founded upon immigration, and in our circle jerk of how great we are, forgot that people will travel here because of said boasts.
It’s 2019 and we’ve retreated back in time, we have a government that openly envies authoritarian states. In this day and age, our country which fought in a world war against it, is now straddling the fence and stepping into Fascism.
So when do we rise up and act? When do we demand change? When do we do more than hold signs up and scream. Hell, half the people in this country don’t even support protest, even though Protest is Patriotism. Our country is headed down a very dark road, and we’re left sitting here wondering what happened.
It’s about time we start talking action.