As our freedoms are being ripped away from us, one by one by a ruthless, fascism-driven new administration, it’s easy to find yourself living in constant fear. There is an extra layer of fear that is being applied by this administration that we must rise above and defeat. That layer of fear is made out of the lies that we are being fed about Muslims all being terrorists, immigrants stealing our jobs, the state of our country in regards to lack of jobs and crime, etc. These are blatant lies told to us in hopes of dividing us further and to make more accepting of our rights being taken away.
This old-world view of racism and xenophobia is seeing a resurgence, but it is ultimately going to fail. The masses that are clinging to this way of thinking are falling more deeply under its spell, while the rest of us, who refuse to buy into the fear are the ones who are going to be ready for the new paradigm that is unfolding. Trump has done his best to reignite the fires of hatred and ignorance of this old-world view, but this fire will only burn temporarily and will be snuffed due to lack of oxygen. This constant feeding of fear from this administration may cause many to buy into the hatred even more than they already have, but luckily, there are many out there who refuse to buy into this and will be on the front lines of the resistance.
The conquest that the current administration is using to divide and conquer, I believe, will ultimately unite those who would have otherwise remained at a distance from one another. The administration believes that what they are pursuing, is what America really wants. This “America” is only, in reality, a very small percentage of the whole. It is up to us, as the outliers of this group, to unite and join forces in bringing this fascism to it’s knees.
I challenge each of you individuals who stand against this current administration and its wave of fascism to unite with your fellow American. Reach out a hand of friendship to an immigrant or a refugee. Reach out to a Muslim. Help in any way you can with anyone that you know, who will be targeted by hatred. Let them know that you are on their side and that you will not let them be victimized. Every little action makes a difference. Sign petitions, call your local politicians, attend rallies and put your money into companies and charities that oppose this new administration. The most powerful protest of all to these elites is loss of profit. Rising above this fear-based campaign is our first hurdle as dissenters. It is a big task, but it will be overcome.