Headlines: Trump signs order to close US border to citizens of 7 nations, the World reacts. White-male terrorist shoots-up Mosque in Quebec City, Canada mourns.
Helpless, Useless, Powerless, Weakling, Spineless, Gutless, Lying depressed in a corner What can I do? How can I help? I am nothing, nobody. The tension of humankind feels high We're standing on a cliff, afraid. Suffering, crying, hopeless? What can we do? How can we help? the Divisions will harm us there are no Divisions Raise your voice up! In defense of yourself, in defense of others, realize that is the same. We're all just hurt creatures pathetically bumbling toward extinction. We're in this together, whether you like it or not. Stop screaming into the abyss, start screaming at injustice. Shout out against all de-equalizing forces. Wait, no. Stop Don't scream, don't cry, don't empathize. Do Speak calmly and boldly. Stand strongly and firmly. Move forward together, with love. Stare down the divisions and unite. Side by side by side, by side by side, by side with your follow human-beings Don't back down. It's not about countries, borders, colour, gender, culture, age, religion, Divisions It's about us. Humankind We're all more alike than different. There is only one. One planet, one home, one humankind. Protect your own! They are all your own. Help your own! They are all your own. Keep the bad people out! Out of where? Where do we draw the arbitrary line? What arbitrary people does that apply to? Who's born bad? Economy, growth, jobs, money, wealth, More! Why? We only need so much to survive. Rather than growth, what about redistribution? Rather than greed, what about generosity? I know you know. I know there is more good than bad here. So let's stand together, strongly, firmly, supporting each other. Speaking calmly, yet boldly. Compassion, not hate, not division. What can I do? I can use my voice. I will remember. I will record.