On returning home I read a commentary in “The Philadelphia Inquirer.” Gloria Kury wrote an eloquent editorial entitled “Trump Ushers in a Versailles on Potomac.” She compared the French monarchy to the residents of our White House. And there was something about letting everyone eat cake. The French monarchy ended rather badly for the royals during the Revolution in 1789. I wonder what will happen to our royals.
For the years I lived in Santa Fe I was sanguine regarding my political representation. My senators and representatives were Democrats in Washington and in the State House. Here in Pennsylvania I have the opportunity to make a difference by my #RESISTance. The Republican Party does not represent the values on which our country was founded nor the leadership our country has achieved over the last seventy years.
Usually during this time I am optimistic about the coming year. Last year I was dreading the inauguration of a President who promised so much to so few. Not even a year later both the White House and Wall Street are gilded in gold. It is time for us to stand up, speak out, organize and RESIST the monarchy. Let us follow the lead of the Black women of Alabama.