Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet - a woman of substance who I have admired and followed for decades.
We’re in new historical territory. A majority of American voters just cast our vote for a candidate who won’t take office. A supreme court seat meant to be filled by our elected president was denied us. Congressional districts are now gerrymandered so most of us are represented by the party we voted against. The FBI and Russia meddled with our election.
Our president-elect has no tolerance for disagreement, and a stunningly effective propaganda apparatus. Now we get to send this outfit every dime of our taxes and watch it cement its power. It’s not going to slink away peacefully in the next election.
If we're getting up in the morning, we bring our whole selves. . . .[w]e connect cause and effect. This government will blame everyone but itself.
We refuse to disappear. We keep our commitments to fairness in front of the legislators who oppose us, lock arms with the ones who are with us.
There’s safety in numbers, but only if we count ourselves out loud.
Join our team. Start now. Be vigilant always. Make a stand. Act it out. Get ourselves heard.