The White House website en espanol has been taken down. Thankfully, a spokesperson said it would be back up eventually, but you can't blame people for freaking out about this when Trump has come out so hard against Spanish-speakers. (Has anyone told him about Puerto Rico yet?)
Also, I'm just putting this out there for all the people who say, "your in America, learn English." I know that's the wrong "you're" but they almost always use the wrong your on their signs so I'm just being accurate.
|Because I'm elderly, I sometimes google entire sentences|
Today, to just kind of work some things out, I made a word bubble with just some of the words or feelings that have been on the forefront of my mind in the last six days or so. The word cloud makes it look cute instead of terrifying.
I could have kept going but each new word was just a synonym for a word already on there: terrified, scared, frightened, etc... I forgot some key ones such as the fact that Merriam-Webster and the National Parks Services are leading the resistance - who would have thought!? Well, them and Greenpeace:
|I love this so much.|
This is just dumb (oh no --- I'm starting to talk like a third grader --- I'm following the example of the Cheeto!!). We don't want Trump to fail or "crash the plane." Resisting Trump isn't wanting the pilot to fail. What we are trying to do is to reach someone on the radio and shout, "Our pilot doesn't know how to fly! HELP!" or "He's flying us to a place we don't want to go!!!!" Either that or we're desperately trying to learn how to fly a plane ourselves so we don't crash.
Oh and don't get me started on the people against the women's march. Who needs rights, amiright?
It's telling that George Orwell's book 1984 has been flying off the (Amazon) book shelves this week. And how disturbing is it that this is the quote resonating with us this week?
"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." - George Orwell, 1984
The other quote from that book I've thought of a few times this week is this one:
"The essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty." -1984
Will things get better? I don't want the plane to crash. But I do not trust our pilot.