By Evelyn Perez-Verdia
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” -George Orwell
Because no matter who you are, red or blue, we should never stop marching for humanity, common sense, morality and being a civil person every day. This is for you:
I once read that for every villain there is a héroe.
For every victim there is an oppressor.
Mexicans are not all rapists and drug traffickers, and Latinos are not all Mexicans.
White Americans are not all racists, and racists are not all white.
We watch the insane try to bring down the towers where “our truths are to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
As each in their own mind feels unequal, they slowly break each other down.
Going down and dividing. Familias don’t want to eat Lechón and others stop going to sweet sixteens. So angry that we are blind to puppets dressed as trolls interfering with election ’16
After lock her ups and New York packed.
A pin drop heard.
Election night filled with disbelief.
Silent and mourning, turning Twitter pages black while others yell “Hooray!”
People feeling torn down rather than building each other up.
We remember MLK. Then we say: “Hey, isint that us? With modern clothes and even more fed up?”
From being broken, shattered, still unaware of the car that hit us called the indecency of Trump?
Seeing how some of his fellow friends play that book: they call you liar and then make up lies so that they can get off the hook? As his tweets corrupt our language, and his language corrupts our children’s thoughts.
Yes, that is us.
The good news?
We are a slowly waking up.
Slowly picking up the pieces.
Youth quickly standing up.
This smell is familiar, as history repeats. Stronger, bolder, with no shame. We say “NO” to shackles on our feet.
We are stronger when united and we see corruption is not far away–and yes, neither the ability to impeach.
So take you cell phone and fight with facts before you are left in a storm of disbelief.
Protect America’s institutions, its men and women who are there for you and me. The media. The child who can’t speak.
Support those who are for decency and patriotism as the nationalist drum plays its beat.
Do what it takes. Put on your shield and speak with truth. Please do not be violent and behave, because it is time to stop our founding fathers–from rolling in their graves.