Ally Dhi Good Says: Hands Up!
Updated: Sep 14, 2019
Do you get the feeling that the Make America Great Again (MAGA) folks would like you to disappear? Stay quiet and keep to yourself? I know I do. But I've had enough of waiting for someone to address the outrageous acts our country is committing in service of MAGA.
I am afraid. I fear for myself and my partner. I fear for my non-binary kid. I'm afraid of our leaders who act as though this country belongs only to white, wealthy, hetero men and their families. I'm fearful of the millions who support the thinly disguised agenda of fear and hate. I'm afraid that our freedoms are slipping away and authoritarianism is the new normal.
I am angry. I'm outraged that our country is separating children from their relatives at the border. I'm incensed that companies are profiting from warehousing people seeking refuge in "the land of the free and the brave." I hear that ICE pays companies like GEO $150 per day for adults, $750 a day for children — to keep them caged and in deplorable conditions for months.
It's time to stop sitting on our hands and raise our hands up in protest. We need to stop wringing our hands and join hands with others in the streets. Hands up, y'all — it's time to march!