Hard as it is, stubborn as we are, vile though the other side may seem, we need to listen. And this government, though definitely not the one I wanted, belongs to all of us, and it is supposed to serve us all. And if we work very hard, we can make it do just that. But in order to do that, we have to try to understand people we disagree with.
This legislative session, let’s stand strong and together, because that is the answer to any threats to civil rights and human dignity, and that is the way to live fully in our house and our communities.
Trump is the inside turned out, a mirror to the repulsive. We cannot look away. We cannot pretend, rationalize or explain away what we are. THIS is America as we have been and as we are. There is no reason we should be surprised. It is a very old reflection. But there is hope in this.