American Democracy Is In Serious Danger

If you thought American democracy was anything other than incredibly fragile, you were wrong. The democratic system of the United States is just as susceptible to falling under authoritarian rule as any other democratic country that has gone before it. In recent decades, authoritarianism has expanded across the globe and poses an ever-increasing danger to… Continue reading American Democracy Is In Serious Danger

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For The Elephants

In case you hadn't heard because it's not being covered with the shit storm of news we have going on as of late, the Trump Administration is reversing the ban on elephant trophies and will allow big game hunters to import parts of animals that they killed. Nothing is sacred or respected and honestly, just… Continue reading For The Elephants

We Are Being Gaslit, America

My family had a fairly nonexistent relationship with the truth. That's not hyperbole. They lied. All the time. About everything. They distorted events that happened to make them appear different than they were or made up events that never actually happened at all. They constantly told me that my memory of things was wrong and perpetuated… Continue reading We Are Being Gaslit, America

Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

For anyone who isn't familiar, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is someone who has acute physical, mental, and emotional responses to external (social, environmental) or internal (intra-personal) stimuli.  HSPs come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. They may be introverts, extroverts, or some combination thereof. Do not make the mistake of thinking that just because someone… Continue reading Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

Ever Wondered…

Ever wondered what you would have done during the rise of Hitler in Germany or the Civil Rights movement in the US? The events of the last 6 days have had me reeling and asking myself that very question. I'm sad and outraged and worried and wanting to take action. What I am not is… Continue reading Ever Wondered…

The Fundamental Question of Our Time

I awoke this morning to Trump praising Poland, “as an example for others who seek freedom, and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization.” Let's be clear, Poland is currently run by a right-wing, nationalist, anti-immigrant government that seems to have a streak of authoritarianism. This government has taken… Continue reading The Fundamental Question of Our Time

Oh The Hiposcrisy

Let me be very clear, the shooting that took place on Wednesday against the Republican Members of Congress is a despicable act of violence. It should not be tolerated, normalized, minimized, or forgotten. However, it should also not be considered any more tragic than the many abhorrent mass shootings we have witnessed in this country… Continue reading Oh The Hiposcrisy

Where are the heroes?

I don't recognize the United States anymore. Or rather, I do not recognize the US government. That's not to say this form of government is unfamiliar. You can certainly find it in the history books, autocratic and plutocratic societies around the world. It's just not something we're accustomed to here. I don't mean to imply… Continue reading Where are the heroes?

Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real

I was raised in a family that taught me that there are two things you never talk about in public: religion and politics. As I've gotten older, I've learned what utter bullshit that is. I mean, I understand why my family said it, but we've entered an era where being silent is no longer an… Continue reading Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real

Does a Sense of Right & Wrong No Longer Exist? (A Mini Rant)

What the hell is happening? We really have entered and alternate reality. When confronted by something that is clearly wrong, why aren't people calling it out for being just that? It's absolutely flabbergasting. Where has the sense of right and wrong gone? Did it die in 2016? I'm not talking about grey area. I'm talking… Continue reading Does a Sense of Right & Wrong No Longer Exist? (A Mini Rant)