What Price Unity?

I would love to see unity but at what price?

There is no unity without accountability!

You cannot support the overthrow of our democracy while refusing to hold the person who led the insurrection accountable and expect the rest of us to just move on like nothing happened.

At this point I would rather see the radicalized portion of our society exiled to a place far away from the rest of us.

It would be entertaining to see how they fair stewing in their own hatred and fighting amongst themselves while Fox media incites and cheers them on.

Then the rest of us can move forward with maintaining a more equitable union.

If you can’t play nice in the sandbox you no longer get to play in the sandbox. You don’t get to hit the other children over the head and take their toys! That seems fair right?

There are rules! There have to be rules.

There are morally and ethically responsible ways to resolve our differences and they must be adhered to.

I cannot in good faith be unified with anyone who doesn’t respect and support the rules of our democracy.

So if the price for unity is being willing to overlook domestic terror and violence, then I will have to take a hard pass!

©Dani

1-27-2021

Electoral Flurry 2020

A cold November morning delivers the promise of a brighter tomorrow

The winds of change are brisk, clean and decisive though long in coming…

Finally I can breathe…

We’re on a roll here in the U.S. electing the best and worst of leaders in the same decade.

Funny, not funny how those pendulums can swing so far in either direction.

We’re setting precedents too, going against our racist patriarchal past, but there are many among us who would see us burn before acquiescing to progressive change.

So we revel for a moment in the hard fought win, before succumbing to the tumultuousness of the tough tasks ahead, as we build back better a deeply divided nation from the ravages of an abusive narcissistic president and the ilk that supported him.

©Dani Heart

11-7-2020

Doom-scrolling a 2020 Rhapsody

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You open facebook…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll past 2 posts…maybe…if you’re lucky…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll faster trying not to see images of trumps face…and horrible news….past a couple more posts…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

It becomes a game to try and find something positive and uplifting, but you persevere…often to your own detriment.

You continue to scroll…desperately now searching for…kitties, puppies, flowers, anything..happy.

Instead you see…pandemic, death, lockdown, murder, mayhem, hatred, violence, racial tensions, protests, sex trafficking pedophiles, political discourse, made up posts shared as facts, fights over masks, science vs religion, right vs left, the kkk is alive and well, and FUCKING MURDER HORNETS…really!?

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You want to stay informed, but at some point you just have to step away….from…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

And give facebook, the news, social media, and yourself a much needed rest.

 

©Dani Heart

8/6/2020