We Live in Interesting Times

As I began to write this post about our changing country and my experience over the weekend I couldn’t help but remember the words Robert Kennedy spoke in 1966 while visiting South Africa during Apartheid:

There is a Chinese curse which says “May he live in interesting times.” Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty, but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind. And everyone here will ultimately be judged – will ultimately judge himself – on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or were a contestant on Big Brother [see here]) you know that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Fortunately for America, the vast majority of people in the United States – including those who voted – did not want to see this man anywhere close to the White House. So what do we do?

We rise up.

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