So, I keep seeing social media posts from people talking about how tired they are of hearing all the political rhetoric and negativity concerning our current administration. Here’s the thing: Most of these posts, not all but most, are from older white Protestant males. I, too, am an older white Protestant male. So I have no problem talking about this group. [Most of the younger ones are white males, as well. And many of the ones from females are still also white Protestant.]
Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with being white, or Protestant, or male. BUT, this is the group of people that are the least negatively affected by our “Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue.” It’s like when I hear white folks say “Yes, racism is an issue, but now we’ve gone too far the other way.”
Really? After years, decades, centuries of being the oppressor; of being the privileged class, we’ve gone too far the other way because other people are finally standing up for themselves? They’ve endured all these many many years, and you can stand the heat for barely a second. Even when “the heat” is not being able to discriminate against others.
It’s so damn easy to say “move on” when you’re not the one whose marriage is being threatened. When you’re not the one who’s being told what to do with their body. When you’re not the one whose families are being torn apart because of deportation!
Instead of being tired of the political posts and so-called negativity, you should be a part of it! Because, it’s not negativity. It’s social justice activism!
If you have a decent bone in your body, you should be standing with total outrage against all the insanity that is currently going on in the White House. Vocally, actively standing!
By now you’ve probably seen the post that goes something like this:
“People say, ‘If I was alive back then I would have…’
Well, you’re alive now. And what you’re doing is what you would have done!”
I’m especially tired of the group that most vocally claims to speak for God also being the group that is the least like Jesus. They’ve pretty much lost all claim to credibility or godliness.
So, yeah, you’re tired of this. You’d like us all to just get over it.
It’s nice to have that luxury, isn’t it?