By Kerri Romeo
Landing in the rabbit hole, Alice loses sight of the White Rabbit and finds herself in a long dark hallway of locked doors with a key that doesn’t fit any of them and seemingly no way out.
The American system as it is today (and has been for more years than the average citizen is aware of as the result of BOTH democratic and republican presidents who have been driven by corporate power over the well-being of the country’s citizens; listen to Ask Jesse for unbiased backgrounds of both parties) is this long dark hallway and when you find yourself there you realize how many issues there are (criminal and economic injustice, systemic racism, inhumane foreign policy, environmental devastation and more) and how many forbidden places you have been locked out of with a key that does not fit. Is there a way out?
The White Rabbit may have slipped out of sight, but Alice decides all is not hopeless when she finds a hidden door that her golden key does open and at the end of this new passageway she can see a lovely garden ahead. If only she could fit through the door to escape the dark hallway and blissfully be surrounded by flowers.
In the past year many of us have had to accept that our choice for presidential candidate is not within sight for the 2020 presidential election. As we get closer to the election we seem to have also lost sight of the actual issues and their solutions that originally brought us together in the first place as disagreements among us over the leading candidates (further fueled by the bias and propaganda of mainstream media) have grown darker. Of course lovely speeches about the hope for a better future are as promising as the garden is to Alice. So why is there such a tiny door that we cannot fit through? And why is it so dark for those who don’t fit? Does anyone else want to help fix these dark hallways and open the locked doors? Or are flowery words supposed to be enough and are renovations only for elite rose gardens now?
“It’s as though we’ve been lost in a dark, parallel universe where things are loved more than people.” ~ Marianne Williamson
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Kerri is an advocate for the introverted activist. Often at a loss for words in person, she writes to make sense of the world and connect with others. She wishes for more curiosity & kindness in the world.