I could drink the Kool-Aid, take the blue pill, or just bury my head in the sand.
Any of those would be the easy thing to do.
But I can't.
And neither should you.
Why, you ask?
Because we're better than this.
We're better than what the man in the White House portrays about Americans.
We know we wouldn't be where we are without science.
So we should not be bashing it or trying to suppress it.
We know we wouldn't be where we are without journalism.
So we should not be trying to create confusion between what is real and what is fake.
We know we all depend on truth and facts.
So we should not be advocating "alternative facts" and "untruths".
We know we wouldn't be here without refugees.
So we should continue to accept them and offer them a safe place from the horrors they flee.
We know we wouldn't be here if there had been walls.
So we should not be building one to separate us from the rest of the world.
We know we wouldn't be here without nature.
So we should be trying to save it, nurture it, and love it instead of trying to destroy it.
We know we wouldn't be here without women.
So we should be embracing them, listening to them, and respecting them.
We know we are all humans on this little blue dot floating through space.
So we should not be trying to create divisions, but instead foster tolerance and inclusiveness.
We know that all any of us ever want is to be loved.
So we should love.
January 28, 2017