It’s just too easy. We can write blogs, tweet our anger about the state of affairs in the U.S. today, but do you often wonder about who is really listening or who really cares. It is all so easy and self-satisfying to let people know how angry and upset we are. But at the same time, do we really begin to ask ourselves whether this is all having any impact? Mere words may not be enough.
I think the Bully-in-Charge (a.k.a, the so-called president) really has the upper hand. He uses Twitter to communicate with all his adoring fans, and they really like it. Nothing is really complicated – just listen to my harangues and we will all feel a lot better. He will lead us in making America Great Again. Just read and believe! He is tweeting while “Rome burns,” and very few seem to really care. I am sure we can all write statements in opposition to all this “fake rhetoric” but what have we really accomplished? Many worry that ceaseles statement -writing is sucking us dry.
In a New York Times’ opinion piece on Sunday Tiya Miles wrote: “I doubt my own courage and wonder each day whether I could deploy my body beyond the relative safety of marches approved by permits. But I am certain of this: The change we seek to make won’t be accomplished by words alone.”