This is your Captain speaking . . .
“Please fasten your seat belts and remain in your seats. We seem to be experiencing a little turbulence.” A little turbulence? I would say we are in the middle of a tempête de merde.
The flood gates have opened up both literally and figuratively. What is daunting is that both mother nature and America are bursting at the seams simultaneously.
In November, we were punched in the stomach. In the past few months, mother nature got herself into a hissy fit cursing us with floods, hurricanes and fires! And now, finally, the Casting Couch of Hollywood has been exposed for what it is.
Yes, this is all quite daunting but not surprising. If we take a good look at this chaotic cluster, we see that these patterns have been played out in history time and time again. And in each case, this marks the decline of current societies and the rising of new ideals.
Over the last few decades, the movement to break out of the status quo has gained extraordinary momentum. More than ever before, people of all walks of life, color, origins and lifestyle orientations have stood up and demanded the right to live their lives in celebration without hiding.
A steady migration away from ignorance to education has resulted in a powerful new group of leaders championing for our rights. Pushing forward, challenging “just the way it is” to “not anymore.” The stronger we got, the louder we got.
Sounds great right?
Yes, except that the roaring nouveau wave of freedom meant completely drowning out the cries of the white working class. They don’t give a damn about rebuilding our inter-cities, don’t really care how you grab a woman, sure as hell don’t want homosexual marriages and believe that all Mexicans should be on the other side of the wall. That American is out to make it clear, white lives matter and they are done with all this ethnic crap. What we have in the Gray House is the frustration and anger of the ignored American.
The push to make “Make America Great Again” is to restore the values and morals of the puritanical elitist that controlled our communities and the definition of a great America. The irony in all of this is that those behind this movement were considered outcast and beneath the very values of the high society that they are now pushing to reinstate.
So, while those Americans are racing towards defeat fighting for the good old days, we must stand firm through the turbulence to keep what we have from unraveling. Our leaders and heroes who have worked so hard to get us here know that this is just the beginning of our rise. Now it is our responsibility to join them in unity, to protect their accomplishments.
How? Never let go of the truth. You are of great value. No one can take that away from you. Your rights are greater than the laws that were put in place to deny them. We challenged those laws and now the stone pillars of discrimination are crumbling. It is just that simple, stay true. But make no mistake, it is going to be a hell of a ride.
Fasten your seat belts, we seem to be experiencing a little turbulence.
Fastened in and Proud.
As an amateur observer of the human race, Heidi is a self-appointed documentarian life’s little quirks and how to stumble through them with humor.
Maintaining that belief has brought her to that golden age of early-bird specials, senior discounts, and the VIP-AARP card.
When she isn’t acting as the arbiter of lesbian fashion, Heidi is a
professional in the themed entertainment industry. As a Project Manager, her projects include the recently opened Motiongate & Bollywood theme parks in Dubai. Currently she is working on a new theme park in an undisclosed location in the Middle East.
Always on the lookout for new adventures, Heidi enjoys building Free Libraries and is currently co-developing an on-line directory for the themed entertainment industry.