If you are a moral being then chances are you already know with every fiber of your being that so much of what is currently going on on this country is complete bullshit and not right. If fact it is wrong on so many levels. It is un-American and it’s just simply not normal. I don’t care how many times someone tries and pass that circus off as normal I refuse to ever accept that any of this is actually “normal”.
If anyone ever feels they need to take a break from it it is OK and healthy, but please always remember your silence is your surrender. So take a break for however long needed. Don’t give in or simply give up. Doing so means you are doing exactly what the fascists want you to do. So rest or take a break from it whenever and as often as needed, but please come back with a stronger more unwavering voice. Use your new found strength to be even more vocal at the most necessary times. Come back rested ready to start a protest or participate in a protest. Come ready to wave a sign or do whatever you feel is needed to express yourself and your honest opinions.
As much as I would like to think that tomorrow I will wake up and the worst of this will be over. There’s also a part of me that know that this could seemingly, endlessly drag on for another two years. So much of what I know about fighting fascism came from studying in Spain. The Spanish people lived through Franco decade after decade and they know it is everyone’s duty to fight for their rights or they will be slowly eroded by government.
I want to end this article with a quote from Kutxi Romero . I believe it has a valuable message.
Cuando hay algo que decir, no se puede uno callar, porque callar es morir – Kutxi Romero
Translated that essentially means ‘When there is something to be said, no one should not be silent, because to shut up is to die’.
I believe this is an important message for all Americans to hear. So by all means take a break if necessary. Do not go easily, willfully, or silently. Rest, reemerge, and RESIST even more and even louder after a break.