no words…too many words…

Where do I begin? I planned on posting pages from my art journal today. I’ve been taking some awesome online courses and have so much to share about them, but it just seemed so unimportant with the ridiculously insane state of our country right now.

Insane. Disgraceful. Shameful. Embarrassing. Surreal. Awful. Scary. Violent. Evil.

Sometimes I feel there are no words. Sometimes – too many words.

Every morning I cringe, wanting to avoid social media so as to not see the latest asinine, childish, self-absorbed rants of the white man in the White House, while at the same time knowing I can’t stick my head in the sand and ignore what’s going on.

The man who was expected to say SOMEthing against the Nazi rally in Charlottesville this past weekend. The rally which ended with the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was said to be was there protesting the rally. A white terrorist drove his car into the protestors, killing Heather.

Her Facebook cover photo reads:

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

And the man in the White House? Who – within MINUTES – tweets childish and bullying posts to anyone he feels has wronged HIM – posted nothing for two days about what happened.

The same man was on the news today. Did he speak words of comfort to the injured, or words of condemnation to the violent racists? No. He blamed both sides. In his eyes, there were “very fine people” in the group of white supremacists.

“Very fine people”.

I’m sure he’s very happy to know that the former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan has loved his responses to the weekend’s events. He thanked him.

The president of the United States was thanked by the former imperial wizard of the KKK for his reactions to a white supremacist rally that ended in the death of a protester.

I’m beyond embarrassed for our country right now. He’s made us the laughingstock of the world.

And today, he made it crystal clear where he stands. Or rather – who he stands for.

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

Rise Up Against Hate- susie carranza studio

Rise Up Against Hate – ©susie carranza studio

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