My sentiments exactly:

My sentiments exactly:
I end each of my days with a silent prayer for my country. It has been a ritual for some time, but as of late I feel an anxiety gripping my heart and a sadness permeating my soul that seems unlike anything I have felt before.
I hope against hope as I slip off to sleep that our rapid descent into governmental chaos has hit a nadir – only to awaken to a new set of incoherent tweets or explosive headlines from top-notch reporters. And with that, we are falling once again. As I fall, we fall, even further, I pray again that our Constitutional government, the great gift of our Founding Fathers, will provide a safety net to catch us before everything we hold dear is no more. I believe that is the case, but the slowly rising level of uncertainty is not to be ignored.
I see recklessness where we need leadership… and I am deeply saddened.
I see politicians putting power and politics over principle… and I am incredulous.
I see lies treated as truths… and I am disgusted.
I see justice denied and likely obstructed…. and I am fearful.
I see norms flaunted… and I am angry.
I see global challenges going unaddressed… and I am worried.
I see the press under attack… and I am furious.
I see this, and more, so much more… and I am exhausted.
I find myself returning in my mind to dark days from the past, trying to remember how we as a nation felt, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, when Kennedy was shot, when Watergate took down a President, when terrorists rained terror from the skies. We somehow overcame. And I do believe that we shall overcome, someday. Perhaps, hopefully, someday soon.
But in the end, prayer will not be enough. Action, sustained action, will be required.
– Dan Rather

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  • I just read this too. It’s rather depressing. 45th turns out exactly who I think he was when I didn’t vote for him: incapable, childish, selfish, racist …

    • It has become hopeless and exhausting to watch each day unfold to a new travesty… I’m holding my breath and waiting to exhale.

  • I feel the same. And the sad thing is I feel so shell shocked from the his actions and words that is worsening every day that I am too numb to even speak about it. I want to hide somewhere that I won’t hear what’s happening. Honestly I hope people are putting up more resistance than I am at this time.

    • It’s understandable and you are not alone Tammy Tran… However if we stay silent, we become complicit and there will never be progress without resistance.

  • 45 is a disgrace

    • I think the Congressional enablers and Republican party are not only a disgrace to their party at this point, they are a disgrace to the nation.

  • At the same time there is a new consciousness growing.
    Currently, there is no network that brings us together globally to fight injustices and protect us. Greed has won and fear is great. Positive change is coming. It will be through technological smart app, reward based communities. One in which we’ve been developing for 3 years. I wish I could share more but this is all that is permitted.

  • Thank you Pham I’m quietly excited…

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