The choice is really very simple. The United States of America? Or The Not-United Republic of Gilead? The Handmaid’s tale was fiction. But tragically, we have a Supreme Court that could have walked right off the pages of that great book (which is also banned in some areas.)
Let us take a day or so to mourn this grievous decision that has been forced upon us by a deluded court; a court filled with delusions of grandeur, a court that takes away rather than gives. And then let’s get to work. I know how you all feel. I feel the same; it hurts. It feels wrong. This is not something we should have to worry about.
Only now do we do. And we have to gather our strength for the activism that awaits us. As I said, it is really very simple. We do not want to live in Gilead. We want to live in America.
We don’t want handmaids. We want people — humans. We don’t want fear; we want dignity, empathy, and human compassion. And this is what the fight at the ballot box will revolve around. This is what we will stand for. This is what we were MADE FOR.
So, cry if you wish, mourn and try to get some relaxation. Perhaps listen to your favorite music or watch a lone boat cutting through the sparkling waters. Perhaps take a picnic lunch at your favorite park or relax in the privacy of your home among friends. Relax. Reflect. Reignite. And then get ready because we’ve got work to do.