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A Letter For The Still Confused But Ready For The Real Talk
You said you wanted change and now you got it. Now it’s happened. The earth shook beneath your feet and now you need to figure out how you’re going to survive. First let me say please take the time to move through your emotions. Cry, pound the ground, talk to your friends, you need to process the shock. Find your safe space or sanctuary of operations; and if have it, try and offer it to others. No matter the conditions kindness is always worth more than gold. It’s ok to regroup. Maybe you need a week maybe a month but please give yourself a deadline. Because I’m serious, in the words of Ari Fitz, “We need you!”
Like any earthquake there are aftershocks that are still going to rock you. But now you know the ground is truly volatile, and you need to have a clear head. The Bat-Signal went off; it’s time to grab your super-power, and you need to find a way to sustain it for what’s going to be a long-haul. Whatever that thing that allows you to soar, that vanquishes even your own resistance, let it come through to melt the resistance of others. Playtime is over. As Jeet-Kei said many times, all we have been doing before has been practice. This is why we have being honing our warrior spirit with in.
If you don’t recognize a clear signal of what is slipping away, I just don’t know if you’ll ever wake. We have a climate change denier, who is endorsed by the kkk, who is poised to be one of the most powerful men on earth. He will be flanked by a gang at the highest levels of US Government whose views on your freedom are even more extreme than his. You need to be ready at your stations.
Remember all over the world many have already been fighting these oppressive types of values from turning into laws. The knowledge bank is wide and fierce. Look at your own history. Talk to your elders. A lot of our generation have been on vacation trying to let politicians and sound bites do our bidding. Sorry but it’s time to come back to work.
We have a lot to do and as crises mount we have increasingly less time. There is a lot of knowledge out there from people who have lived their whole lives under what you are about to experience. Whatever gains you think we’ve made, we are going to have to defend them if we want them to stay. No it’s not the end of the world because so many across the globe have already been fighting the good fight. I am speaking to the privileged here and we know who we are. While we have been playing many others in our own backyards and across the globe have been organizing and fighting daily to gain and secure human rights, environmental protection and our very freedom.
Those people who been doing a lot of the heavy lifting are probably at the edge of exhaustion right now. Those who have been carrying the weight of our ideals up an endless hill are really going to need you for this next very steep part. Now that the signal has been made, once-sleeping workers, our shift is now. Make no mistake it’s going to be a long one.
I think Evelyn From The Internet put it best when she said, “Why you so shook? Do you not know where you reside.” I share her video because I think it speaks to both wisdom and truth. It also reminds us that the initiation into this reality has been happenings at different times for each and every one of us individually. Please take the time to step out of the pandemonium of social media and collect yourself because we need you.
If you’re still too raw then don’t bother with the video and throw my words away but once you’ve drenched your hanky, we’re still going to be here, and there will always be a place for you.
This thread is one of the most important post-election threads I’ve read.
Scroll up, start at the beginning, and read it all. https://t.co/WenUfGjDfu
— 🌊 (@leahmcelrath) November 10, 2016