What this week has taught me is that this “American Dream” has two definitions. Literally. From the dictionary:
1.The ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American.
2. A life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the U.S.
The American Dream, the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for every individual is literally at stake because racist and sexist ideologists have taken control of our government. Let’s be clear. Donald Trump’s “policies” will only benefit the wealthiest class. How will he appease these masses who wanted change? By making sure that their predicament is better than that of anyone with brown skin or a vagina. The Good Old Boys will be working hard to make sure that People of Color, Women, and the LGBT community lose rights, because they have NOTHING to offer white working America except a “look how much better off you are than those people”. We have seen this before. Breathe deep. Drink water. Pace Yourself. We aren’t going to be able to solve this on social media. TOWNS, COUNTIES, and STATES are going to need to gather and defy their ideology. We are all going to need to give our TIME to our democracy.