I feel sorry for you

It's easy to hate Donald Trump and the people who work for him. It's easy to hate people who call white supremacists "good people", who steal children from their parents, who call Mexicans rapists, and sexually assaults dozens of women. Sometimes the small outrages pile up so high I want to scream. I want to be furious that I have to live in this country and live under this administration, but I found that anger only takes me so far. Sure, it gets me through a few days or weeks, even. But it runs out eventually and it certainly doesn't change anything. You cannot hate your enemy into becoming your friend. 

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And the Youth Shall Lead Them

When the Parkland shooting happened last month, I was numb at first. I couldn't even feel the depth of the pain for the Parkland community. There had already been 8 school shootings in 2018 and I thought this one would fade from the news just as quickly as those had. I have never been so glad to be wrong. The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have changed the national conversation about gun control and what the response of survivors can be.

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