Kindness

Kindness should not be given because one wants 5 minutes of internet fame.

Kindness to your fellow man should be conducted with humility, and in a manner which acknowledges the person’s feelings of hopelessness.

Your charity does NOT deserve a sound bite. And their situation does not deserve to be made worse by you drawing even more attention to it.

Love your fellow man. Give greatly of yourself and what you have. Don’t advertise it. Do it quietly. Do it respectfully. Do it with honor.

Land of Confusion

I just have no words anymore to describe things. Let’s just look at some recent headlines instead.

1. Trump claims he ‘inherited a mess’ at sprawling, grievance-filled news conference – Washinton Post

2.  Robert Harward turns down Trump’s national security offer – Financial Times

Note: I didn’t link to any of the ones referring to the fact he said the offer was a “shit sandwich.” Google will gladly oblige any search for that.

3. Senate set to approve Trump’s EPA pick as White House targets regulation – Reuters

However: “A few hours ago, a judge in Oklahoma ordered the release of thousands of emails about EPA nominee Scott Pruitt’s relationship with Big Oil. Republicans must be worried about what’s in those emails, because they’re jamming through his nomination tomorrow – just FOUR DAYS before the emails will be released! Those emails may show corruption – but we already know that Scott Pruitt always sides with the corporate polluters and has no business as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. I’m speaking on the Senate floor now to strongly oppose his nomination and to share the stories of Massachusetts residents who are worried about what his nomination means for our environment and our families.” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Facebook

4. Russia’s Election Interference: Cummings Wants 9/11 Commission-Style Probe – NBC News

And I’m just going to leave this here:

5. Full Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference – New York Times

 

I Choose to Resist

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When someone else writes your thoughts more eloquently than you…

A Boston Lass

I’m a pretty lucky resister.

I don’t have a Trump-voting family who barrages me with empty rhetoric. I don’t work with a boss who brings in donuts when the President signs an executive order stomping on our rights while shifting the most dangerous people around him into power roles. My family of mixed party affiliation votes mainly on fact. The churches in my neighborhood have had Black Lives Matter signs hanging for well over a year and the homes around me emptied out on the day of the Women’s March and again for the Anti-Ban march this past weekend.

So, when people raise concerns about my activism, they are generally one of two groups. Those closest to me remind me to practice self-care. When I assure them that I am, they believe me (or don’t) but respect my stance. Others–friends, neighbors, family members, people I love and I know love me, express the…

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