A Word on Tomorrow's U.S. Presidential Inauguration
To our first followers,
We automatically love you for being with us at the beginning of this journey. You’ll be known as those who liked us before the hipsters did.
So let us be candid as a sign of gratitude. After all, honesty is the quickest way to trust.
We, The Wimpact, have no desire to take political stances. We take stances against injustice and value the fervency of political activism that can further social equity. See: Sen. Claire McCaskill, Michelle Alexander, and pink Mizuno’s.
As we saw in this election, a two party system is as binary and arbitrary as a discussion on race citing only the dichotomy between black and white.
We, The Wimpact, believe that the inalienable rights ordained to us (though not ordained to all of us equally and to some of us not at all) must be used to further an agenda of equity.
One. This moment in history, is a turning point. Tomorrow, the tides of American dogma will officially shift. And less than half of the country is optimistic that it will be a shift for the better. The majority fears that a specter will haunt us for the next 4 years.
Two. That specter is nothing new. Some people were surprised at how many Americans showed their true colors, but the truth is that specter has haunted our nation since before Jamestown. Some characterize it as bigotry. We like to think of it as an overarching issue of entitlement to power stemming from a lack of self-worth, love, or some other third staple of human decency.
So let’s not fall into the temptation of resting in the comfort of silence, but into a sense of restlessness. Though this specter of injustice is ever-present, so, too, are turning points in history. Turning points are rarely distinct or obvious. They are continuous chances to incite change. From banishing the misuse* of “bitch” from your vocabulary to loving your type 4C hair to speaking out at congressional hearings, you, The Wimpact, have every moment of your life as an opportunity to shift the paradigm.
For those protesting at the inauguration tomorrow, may your shoes be comfy and your backpacks clear. For those attending the inauguration in support, may your opinions be informed and your goals equitable. And for those watching at home, may we recommend something that goes down smooth? Booze or ice cream? Your choice.
Stay real global citizens,
*Reclamation can be a powerful thing if done right