Every once in a while I go through periods where I don’t sleep well, (Rosie never appreciates my tossing and turning during these times.) It’s like my brain is flooded with thoughts and I can’t turn them off.
Lately, I can’t stop thinking about the things that I so badly want to tell the youth of today. Mostly, I want to tell them that the only thing they’ve ever known is so far from normal...
It’s not normal for our president to have 19 women come forward to accuse him of sexual assault. It’s not normal to know that a foreign country like Russia interfered in our election and have so many Americans not care. It’s not normal for the President’s lawyer to pay off a porn star. It’s not normal for our Vice-President to openly believe in and advocate for conversion therapy. It’s not normal for a man to say he can grab you by the pu**y, on tape, call it locker room talk, and still be elected. It’s not normal for our President to believe that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese.
What is normal is for you to be criticized by generations before you for having a voice, for marching for your slain classmates, for trying to make a difference. But don’t ever let that get to you. You are free and critical thinkers, doers, dreamers, achievers, THE FUTURE. You deserve so much better and those of us able to vote have failed you but just as surely as this is not normal, it is not permanent, so march on through the criticism you’re getting. March right out of your classrooms and into those polls because you’re up next and you deserve better. I know you already know this so in advance, I thank you for how much better you’ll make our country, but more importantly, our world.
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