Every day, there’s another protest. Another boycott (or response to a boycott). More things to do, more things to follow. If it all seems like too much sometimes, that’s because it is — and it behooves the powers-that-be for it to stay like that.
George Carlin said,
“After every horror we’re told, ‘Now the healing can begin.’ No. There’s no healing – just a short pause before the next horror.”
But there are no pauses. It makes it harder and harder to care about the next thing. People become habituated to protests, other people’s outrage becomes their normal. It makes it harder and harder for the activists to keep up, and harder and harder for the rest of everyone to care. This is intentional. It doesn’t mean the horrors have become less horrifying, or the outrage is less valuable.
There are some things I go to to keep my energy up and make sure that my focus and intentions stay clear. Sarah Anne Lawless wrote a very good piece. I strongly second her recommendation of Rewilding Witchcraft (and if ever there was a time for witchcraft to remember its claws and fangs, it’s now). Read about the Haitian Revolution. Read, watch, or listen to whatever gets your blood pumping and your mind focused.
There’s a long way to go, and we won’t be worn down. Eis libenter epulamur qui nos domare velint.