The things I used to write about–travel, photography, family fun–seem trivial as I watch my country die the agonizing Death by a Thousand Cuts. It’s like staring into the sun when you know you should look away–what little I write these days always seems to circle back to Trump and the Republican Party, as they rip apart the fabric of my homeland. Like 72% of all liberals, I suffer from an actual phenomenon called Trump Anxiety. We feel helpless as we watch our social safety net destroyed, people marginalized, the poor made poorer while the obscenely rich are fed even more wealth and power by a corrupt government.
Once again I find myself writing about the agony of impotence, but it is to offer a suggestions on how to stay positive in these dark times.
Even just a cup of coffee.
If you can’t affect what happens in the White House, you can still help make your community a safe and welcoming place for everyone. The local library is a good place to start.
Help organize and participate in programs, events, and activities to make a difference where you live.
Join your Neighborhood Action Coalition. If you don’t have one, search out like-minded people and start one.
To alleviate the feeling of helplessness, speak out whenever you can…
…however you can…
…wherever you are.
It is there.
It is there.