Treating despair as a call to act
I’ve never felt this type of despair and I honestly don’t know what I can do. Vote, but that’s not till November. Part of me wants to storm the detention centers, take to the street, foment a revolution, but I also know those actions would not have a result that makes these situations better. I don’t do well with feeling helpless. I live in a blue area of a blue state so calling my political representatives seems redundant since they typically support the things I believe in. So I go to work every day and live my life and rail against these atrocities. I give money when and where I can. I vote. I speak out. But what am I really doing? What else can I do. Please tell me. Because I feel like those in Nazi Germany who stood on the side lines wringing their hands.