Don’t Let Hate Win ~ OpEd by Brandilyn

Don’t Let Hate Win

Yes we as a nation (not me personally, but that is neither here nor there at this point) voted for hate and ignorance. More importantly we voted out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of what we don’t understand.
 
The only way to change fear is education. It is opening people’s eyes and making them realize their mistake. It is making them understand the different isn’t bad. It is making sure that in 4 years, we are ready to take back the country for progress.
 
I spent last night trying to figure out what to tell my kids about the elections. I will tell them this: Fear, hate, and ignorance won today. That just means we have more work to do. We have to be good and show through our actions how much better acceptance, love, and education can be.
 
We have to continue fighting for those who can’t and those who just want to live their lives with common civil rights, common decency. We have to continue to do what we are doing.  If you give up.  If you wallow in your own fear, you have let the haters win.  We can’t do that.  
Our kids need a country they can be proud of.  The PEOPLE are what make me proud.  59 Million people voted for hate, fear, and ignorance.   59 Million people voted for compassion and progress.  For human decency.  

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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2 thoughts on “Don’t Let Hate Win ~ OpEd by Brandilyn

  1. Thank you for this, Brandilyn. I think I am in shock…we weren’t sure what to tell our kids either. My son was in tears this morning. We told them something pretty close to what you wrote.

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