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Protest

I went to a protest at RDU today.

It was fine. Just...strange. We waved signs. We chanted. We admired each other's signs. We massively exceeded the numbers they expected to show up and the protest was eventually dispersed.

"There's one planned for April 15th," people told me. And I thought "It's not even February. It's been a WEEK. April is a thousand years away. I don't believe this can last until April 15th. I don't know if I believe it'll last until March."

We live in very, very strange times, and they are happening faster than I ever thought possible.

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(GAH I hate saying stuff like that out loud. Everybody else, look away. I am a believer that charity is private and shouldn't be, y'know, used to score points unless somebody's REALLY asking for it. My lapsed Catholic guilt is twinging.)

It's okay to say it out loud. This guy seems to think that we are put on this earth to agree with whoever is in power, and we simply don't. And it's not because of his grammar and vocabulary, though those are lacking. And it's not because of his lack of pleasing personality, or his inability to not insult pretty much everyone around him. It's because what he's doing is Objectively Wrong.

As an aside, I just want to tell you guys that seeing you at Arisia was the thing that my husband and I needed, because we've been dealing with Serious Illness and Family Division at the same time as This Election, and oh my god did I need to laugh.

So thank you for being you, and helping me be me.

If it helps any, I read that and went "...daaaaaamn, I need to step up my game."

So maybe see it as providing inspiration not bragging?

The garden bit is ultra-cool! *hi-5s*
They market the books as for "reluctant readers"? ...good grief, I think they're just awesome as they are, and also a good stepping stone to novels-without-pictures. (I used comic books for that, as a wee kid.)

You awesome.

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