Ever since He Who Shall Not Be Named slimed his way into office, it’s become increasingly apparent that America is nowhere near as progressive as we want to think we are. We are not a beacon of hope, a shining city on a hill. We don’t want your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, the wretched refuse, the homeless or the tempest tossed. We’re slamming the golden door in people’s faces, and quite frankly, that’s the way it’s always been. We are an ugly, sad country with a brutal history of slavery, racism, and poverty. However.
We don’t have to stay like this, guys. We can be better. Like one A. Lincoln, I believe in the better angels of our nature.
I believe that we are called to love, that we are entertaining angels unaware, and I believe in the fundamental truth that there is good in everyone. It might not come easily, and it might not even come naturally. But it is there, and like anything else, it grows stronger with practice. So please give us your tired, your broken, your refugees, your immigrants, your human beings of all races, colors and creeds. Give us a chance to be the country we have always claimed to be. And America, welcome them. Welcome people who don’t speak English, people you don’t understand, people with fundamentally different worldviews and religious views than you. Welcome the poor, and help them. Give of the abundance you have been blessed with, that you may be blessed. Fight oppression in any form it may take. This man, who is using the highest position in our country to profit while betraying us to a foreign power does not represent us, and it is up to us to make sure he never does. We are fighting for our very souls right now- let’s not go gently into that dark night.