Your Evil Death Cult is Not Sustainable

“We’re all in this together” is the only path forward.

White hands hold music books are attached to white-robed female bodies in the background with text “Preaching to the Choir.”
White hands hold music books are attached to white-robed female bodies in the background with text “Preaching to the Choir.”
This post is unlikely to be read by anyone that doesn’t agree with me already, but I’m posting it anyway!

What Now, Republicans?

I applaud you Never-Trumpers, even if I think that ultimately, and for decades, you have aligned with a party that is anti-human and has been eaten from the inside out by those who would use it to help build and hoard wealth and power. I applaud those of you that could not vote for Trump because you have faith-based values. I cannot understand in any way, other than racism, how a person can excuse babies in cages and vote Republican. But for the love of love itself and everything you learned in church/temple, could you consider optimism?

Mary, The Optimistic Republican

My family and I traveled across a few states in 2017. And, while on a trailer trip down to California and back to Oregon, we met an older couple from Spokane. Mary and Laura had been together for a few years, and they were celebrating Mary’s retirement by driving around the country, playing music, journaling, and trying new foods. In the pre-COVID age, we could easily befriend them over the common ground of trailers and traveling. We told them we were interested in getting a fiberglass trailer rather than a vintage “stick trailer” like the one we were borrowing from friends. They graciously invited us into their Scamp trailer to see what modifications they had made and to see what worked for them. We invited them back to our campfire later, and we all dined together on typical camp fare before we took a long stroll down the beach.

Mark Twain’s quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our …
Mark Twain’s quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our …
We love this country, this stolen land.

Gratitude is the Path to Optimism

Mary’s optimism about hope for the Republican party, in the name of “conservatives that aren’t racist” (Sorry, but your Trump vote was definitely a pro-racism vote.) made me hopeful. Could she be right? Does she know some insider secrets whispered inside churches we are not attending? Will morals and values matter again? I’m so grateful for that evening on the beach.

“…gratitude makes optimism sustainable.”

I’m so grateful to my privilege that allows me to wander these stolen lands in a trailer, borrowed or otherwise, and so grateful to those who fight to change our country and organize communities around healing and moving forward, together.

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

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The fiberglass trailer of our dreams and reality, the “Oxygen by Bonair.”

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