*i couldn't stomach putting an image with this that went with the content. So I just share this green leaf that doesn't know the madness of humans and only drinks water and takes in sun... My heart is breaking on tour... I am in Berlin where after a dark history, it is illegal to be a Nazi or say hate speech... If you supported Trump but now are realizing that he allowed a tremendous amount of white supremacists into the White House and empowered hate groups- please speak out against him to family, friends and the community at large... If you ever wondered what you would be doing during the rise of Fascism, or during Pogroms, or during the 60ms civil rights movement, you can see very clearly now whose side you would be on.
It is showing itself to you... please let's wake up to the horrible prejudice and the nightmare that has fallen over the United States of America.
As a refugee, I have promised to protect and fight for my country when I was sworn in as a citizen. I was a teenager then.
As I held up my right hand, I never dreamed of the hate speeches and the normalizing of institutionalized prejudice that would be falling over the land in such a short time. The haters coming out of the shadows, and being empowered.
I am devastated by this, but I know that my crying my "liberal tears" (what a title- it lacks empathy and kindness...) doesn't do very much. But I still cry.
I cry for the ignorance, the hate, the lack of education...
I cry for the future, and I cry full of hope... I hope that more and more people who didn't realize that electing Trump would usher in this era of darkness wake up to it and demand that the politicians who represent them stop allowing these viruses of ignorance to be spread among the people.
They are evil and dangerous and misinformed.
The good old days were very horrible for many people... We are with you- the students, the peaceful protesters, the minorities, the fighters for equality, freedom, and the ideals written so clearly on the Statue Of Liberty... "From my beacon hand glows world wide welcome" she says...
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"she says...