So I had trouble sleeping last night. I am afraid about the direction that this country might take today. I am sure that I am not alone. I am aware of my privileges in society. And while in general I am not afraid of what a Trump presidency would mean, I am terrified of evil that he voice has allowed to come to surface. While not being able to sleep I go to thinking, well maybe I am not so well off. I am afraid that I have been rather public about my critique of Trump and there is part of me that is actually worried about reprisal.
Seeing that tomorrow is also Kristallnacht, I wanted to speak now. I recall the words of
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
So I am afraid and still I speak out. So when they come looking for me- I wanted to make it easy. So here are those pieces:
- The Tower of Trump: On Civic Ignorance
- Nothing Trumps Character : Some Timely Reflection on the Election
- Not Being There #nevertrump
- Doomsday Machine: Matot Masai and Voting Against Trump
- Politically Incorrect: Trump and VaYikra
All of that speaks to why we need to vote for Hillary if for no other reason then to ensure that Trump will not be our future president. I truly hope that Hillary wins, but I also know that tomorrow we have to start the hard work of rebuilding this country. On the positive side, when I got out of the shower this morning I saw Adina dressed in her Pantsuit holding our 15 month old. And I got all teary realizing that if things work out today our daughter Libi will never have a memory of a glass ceiling. To rebuild our country we need all hands on deck. But with everyone working together the sky is the limit. So yes, I am with her.