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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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Because, and this is important, when you "just smile and get on with life" you are essentially saying "I approve of what you are doing, so please do more."

We do not agree with the actions of this Administration
We do not agree that legal residents who are already vetted should be detained a the border because of where they were born
We do not agree that basic health care is for people who can afford it
We do not agree with firing government officials for "betraying the administration" because they said no.
We do not agree that the truth is in the teller, and that "alternate facts" exist

Protests can right wrongs and topple regimes. Protests can change the world. Do not tell my wife she should spend her time "on something more constructive." We do constructive. We support the community. And we will not stand idly by any longer.

Jay Kristoff wrote that “An avalanche starts with one pebble. A forest with one seed. And it takes one word to make the whole world stop and listen. All you need is the right one.”

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