I will not be silent

I don’t think I have any eloquence in me. I don’t have a usual sort of knitting blog post, either. But I don’t think this is a time for keeping silent. 

When other Republican presidents have been elected in my lifetime, I’ve been worried, but not concerned about imminent disasters. This election is not the same. I am scared for the safety of my friends; I am scared for everyone I know who relies on the ACA, Social Security, and Medicare; I am scared for the environment; and I am scared for such fundamentals of our country as freedom of the press. And that’s just for starters.

Furthermore, white supremacists have been emboldened to attack people and leave disgusting graffiti in places calculated to hurt the vulnerable. 

Despite being scared, I cannot be quiet about this. I am going to do what I can to keep things from getting worse, and I encourage you to do the same.