What a weekend it has been in America!
I don’t know about you but I just might need a weekend to recover from this emotional weekend in the news.
Still, it was a good weekend. A weekend where I had the opportunity to break bread, dance and exchange ideas with like-minded folk like me.
I met some amazing, friendly, talented young adults who shared their hearts so how could I not feel warm and happy. The Advocates of Stockton are a gift.
Listening to four California Congressional District 10 candidates speak, and even engaging in one on one conversation with them was like a fresh Delta breeze compared to the blocks to communicate with my Congressman Jeff Denham that are as stagnant as a Spare the Air Day in the Central Valley. Equally wonderful was the invitation from Congressman Jerry McNerney to an ice cream social where I can share with him things that are important to me…if only I lived in his district. Meanwhile, MY Congressman Jeff Denham also wanted to hear what is important to me sending me a survey via email which I could complete and submit – after I made a donation to his campaign.
Um, yeah. No. No thank you.
And today, while most GOP politicians try hard to distance themselves from any affiliation with the White Supremacy Terrorists in Charlottesville, in Seattle (who the fuck wears kevlar armour to a prayer meeting, Patriot Prayer???), my Congressman Jeff Denham remains completely silent. Not. One. Word.
But his campaign would still like me to complete that survey and submit it – after I make a donation.
Sorry, but no.
I would much rather stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and with people here in Jeff Denham’s district saying the hate represented by the White Supremacist, Nazi terror groups in Charlottesville yesterday, in Seattle today and everywhere in America including our own backyard of Oakdale and Salida have no place here anymore. We might have been silent before imagining that we were but a small lone island here in the 209 surrounded by hate in the name of the GOP and Jesus’ name – but we aren’t. We really aren’t. We are opening our eyes and ears – seeing and hearing. We are not alone and we can not be silent. We can not remain neutral. Not now. Not ever again.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy