Our time is now
I’m still in Europe and still shocked, saddened, and angered by the course our country chose to take for the next four years. Particularly because so many voted against their best interest. Old factory jobs are not coming back. The only way out is innovation. Change. Reinvention. Disruption is certain no matter what industry you’re in. You can slow it down, but progress is inevitable.
But I’m not going to bitch about it any more. I could have done more. I like a lot of folks underestimated the legitimacy of the threat. The social media echo chamber is real. I saw very few opinions that differed than mine. And I stayed there, where it was comfortable. I did not respect the opposition, nor seek out views or opinions other than those that matched mine. I thought they were absurd. In the process, I did democracy a disservice. It’s a responsibility, and it’s fragile. It takes work to make it work.
Now we have an uphill battle on a host of cultural and social issues that are important to me, my family, and most Americans. But all is not lost. We can still do this. Republican majority or not. It’s just going to take a lot of work.
I’m taking this for what it is. A wake-up call. I’m going to stay positive and fight harder for the issues that matter most to me, in particular #climatechange. A threat to us but an even greater one for our children. This election I let mine down. I want to change that.
Please join me in supporting Protect Our Winters. Make a donation. Get active. We need your help. Now more than ever. Trust me. We need to act. #TheCleanPowerPlan and #ParisAgreement are in serious jeopardy. Both giant and necessary steps forward for the climate movement.
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Also if you haven’t seen it, check out Before the Flood. You can stream it for free. A good and revealing National Geographic film by Leonardo DiCaprio
Thanks for reading. Onward.