We are resisters, so we watch carefully the daily unfolding of events. This vigilance, however, can come at a price. When we refuse to bury our heads in the sand, we may become physically and emotionally exhausted by our mindfulness. Just today, when I learned of another Kavanaugh accuser while listening to the radio on the way to work, I suddenly turned it off mid-report and muttered out loud, ‘I can’t take it anymore.’
So, I needed a little break, and I believe that’s crucial at times for people who are walking the walk. To give up entirely, however, is simply not acceptable. Teddy Roosevelt once said, “To sit home, read one’s favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men’s doing.”
President Trump is counting on us to not call our reps weekly to demand justice, to not write to the editor, to not show up at the protests, to not phone bank or canvass, or write postcards encouraging people to vote. He is counting on us not to act.
He can’t count on me. I just needed a little break.
Karen MacWatters, Chapter Leader