Who the hell are we?

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a decision that had been precedent for nearly 50 years. The moment it happened, I felt a complete shift in my basic beliefs about my country. I already had a low level of confidence but with one act, that confidence completely evaporated.

We have been heading the wrong direction for years but when Roe v. Wade was overturned, we found a new low. This is an insult to women. This is an insult to any rational human being. This is a giant step backwards for civil liberty. It begs the question: What’s next? Are we going to ban women from voting again? Are we going to make same sex marriage illegal again? Is contraception going to be criminalized in some way? Will we re-segregate? Before Jun 24, 2022, I’d have considered these ideas to be akin to conspiracy theory, but the moment that ink dried, I believe nothing is out of bounds now.


Who the hell are we as a nation now that we allowed this to happen? How have we allowed any part of our government to intervene in such a way? How is this issue any of their fucking business whatsoever? The questions are innumerable and unanswerable. We should all be in D.C. right now, refusing to be quiet. Refusing to fall for the dream we are all sold from early on in life, that this is the greatest country on earth and that we’re lucky to be a part of it. I’m calling bullshit.

It’s easy for someone like me, a white man, to be a part of it. But if you don’t happen to fall into that category, they’re coming for your rights and there is honestly no telling what will be next.

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