At a time when it would be easy to feel shame and embarrassment about the state of my country, I’m actually feeling quite optimistic.
Sure, our President is a giant sack of shit who has somehow managed to appear semi-sentient and he and his team have somehow found time in their busy schedule coordinating policy with the Russians to convince 38 percent of Americans that he’s doing a good job.
And the Speaker of the House isn’t any better.
It’s easy to find doomsayers and Chicken Littles on the internet. It’s easy to predict a dystopian future. It’s easy to sit back and bemoan how things are only getting worse.
Do you wanna know what I say?
I’ve always found adversity to be the strongest motivator. And the challenges we face are just other names for goals we already wanted to accomplish, but now have the burning desire to see through.
“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if (we) last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.”
Will it be hard? Yes. Will there be suffering? Yes. Will we persevere? Most definitely.
But millions of Americans have already proven they’re up to the challenge, and that is what makes me proud.
“Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, fuck the norm.”