'There's time for harmony. And there's time for accountability.'
Over the last 36 hours or so I've been mostly glued to the news.
Taking in every new footage, opinion, breaking news, fact or report that rolled in.
I scream at the TV (It's a thing I do. Hey, nobody gets hurt in the process and don't knock it 'till you try it), tear up at emotional posts, and share my views unapologetically on social media. It didn't take long for me to notice the voice calling for... harmony. You know that voice... it could come from any side of the political spectrum really. From people who want everyone to get along. The 'we're all in this together' crowd. The 'Can we just hug it out and move on?' types.
Um. No. No we can't.
Don't get me wrong - I totally get the desire for harmony. I would love to live in 'harmony' too.
But real harmony cannot be achieved when things are swept under the rug. I mean, in your personal life - have you ever reached harmony with someone when there were some things swept under the rug!?
False harmony, perhaps. And maybe that false harmony feels good, for a minute or two.
But real harmony? Real harmony is reached after some healing is done.
And as I see things unfold in US politics... healing needs to be done, and responsibility needs to be taken.
Donald Trump is responsible to the assault of our democracy that took place in the US Capitol yesterday. His army of buffoons are complicit as well. And as I write these words - five people have died from the tragic events of the day. What else needs to happen before an action is taken and people are made accountable for their actions?!?
This time there clearly is someone to blame for this chain of events.
So let's make Donald Trump accountable by removing his from office ASAP.
And harmony? Harmony can wait the F out.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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