Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. "

 When half of your nation's voters supports a misogynistic racist as president, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and despairing. That's a sane reaction… for a little while. 

 Meanwhile, it's encouraging to see the other half at work.
Starting with my state, Minnesota, electing Ilhan Omar!

Harris said civil rights are something each and every generation has to fight for:

“Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.

“It is the very nature of this fight for civil rights and justice and equality that whatever gains we make, they will not be permanent. So we must be vigilant. Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. Do not throw up our hands when it is time to roll up our sleeves and fight for who we are.”

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ArtSparker said...

Thanks for the timely reminder.

Frex said...

I needed it too! XO Fresca

deanna said...

I couldn't vote for either major candidate (and living in Oregon, it's pretty safe to vote 3rd party). I feel your pain and appreciate the uplifting news bits. Some people tell me I'm wrong about Trump, and I just hope they are right...

Michael Leddy said...

“Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed”: thank you for sharing that. I just read it over the phone to my daughter.

In good news from yesterday, add Tammy Duckworth, our new senator-elect from Illinois.

gz said...

There is always hope.
We need it too

Laura B said...

Thank you for these rays of light, in the middle of overwhelming despondency. And my feeling on that: "So begins the long national nightmare."

Fresca said...

DEANNA: I would LOVE it if Trump turns out to be different than he's acted ever since I was aware of him, many years ago!
Anyway, yeah, I wish there had been a candidate more people wanted to vote for instead of him---I know a lot of people who just didn't vote for either one, like you.

MICHAEL: I'm glad the quote was helfpul--it was to me too!

GZ: And I was soooo hoping our presidential race *wouldn't* go like Brexit & so forth...

LAURA: It's grim, isn't it. We need art! to give us energy!