In spite of being a so-called Activist and the author of a blog about navigating the collapse of the last civilization; I’m not a radical. Today my heart is heavy and I wept genuine tears of sorrow, for today; January 20, 2017, with the simple uttering of a few words, we witnessed the death of the United States of America and the dream that was America. I have to take back all the times I gave the “why I’m not a patriot” anecdote when I spoke, and while I maintain my philosophical and linguistic views on words like that, I also have to acknowledge that even though I don’t believe in countries, I love my country; we were the last, best hope for something besides despotism. All of that died today, together with the dream that was America and with it, a piece of my heart.
I just ripped open my chest and shared my heart. It is what we humans do, and through the sadness and despair and hopelessness that is strangling us all, I share my feelings and fears with all of you to let them go and not forget that this is our planet and that we are all we have. I will not fear and I will not succumb to violence and aggression. I will be right here, working without rest towards the same goal; to make a choice as a people. I haven’t failed at the task, the conditions have changed, that’s all. We could have made the choice, and now we have no choice, but the fact remains: WE CAN DO BETTER.
I love each and every one of us that share this world. We are all we have.
ctwfrank – in memoriam of the United States of America.