“Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.”
Today, I witnessed something historic and beautiful. Millions of people around the world came together in solidarity to speak out against a clear and present danger to free people everywhere. This isn’t about politics; it’s about basic human decency.
People may ask themselves what good it does to walk around in the streets holding signs, but don’t ignore the fact that it’s all anyone is talking about today. And that’s the point. We are engaging the rest of society in an uncomfortable but necessary conversation so they can’t ignore it like they usually do.
I do not want to see several more years of division. But I cannot stand by and watch our nation undo the progress it’s made these past several years. And I’ll do what little I can to ensure a better future for everyone, not just people like myself. Every time someone calls me a delicate little snowflake I want them to remember what the hell an avalanche is made of.
I posted this to YouTube exactly one decade ago today. It has amassed almost a quarter million views during that time, so it is really hard for me to delete it even though it has nothing to do with my channel.
Every time I think about Thanksgiving, I think about this scene. Every. Single. Time.
I’d like to thank everyone who has quietly allowed me to verbally work through the insanity of the past 24 hours. I needed the catharsis far more than you needed to chide me for doing so. I’m not sure if it was intentional or due to Facebook’s peril-sensitive algorithms, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
I’m just as sick of these election posts as the next person (probably more so). But I feel like I’ve gotten through to a few people, and a few people have certainly gotten through to me. I’ve also made an ass of myself a few times, but I’m okay with not being perfect. I’m simply cursed/blessed with the inability to remain silent in the face of injustice even if it’s detrimental to myself, which I squarely blame on the Patrick in Eric P. Metze.
So, please forgive me for speaking my mind, and please feel free to speak yours. Though I have a significantly lower threshold for bullshit now, I’ve always striven (albeit imperfectly) to make my online foci into safe spaces that foster discussion. If they are your own thoughts and feelings, then we all need to hear them.
Okay, I’m done now. I doubt anyone one will read this wall of text, but I had to get it out of me. There is no greater agony, after all.
Late one night, I decided to try recording some voiceover. I’d recently discovered that you can change the pitch of your voice and turn an otherwise unusable voice into something worthwhile. So, I googled “voiceover script” and clicked the first thing I saw. This was the first thing I found. I tried to record myself, but I was so wracked by laughter that I absolutely couldn’t.
Have you ever noticed what happens when you put in a movie?
You just stick it in,
Hit play, and…
The rest of the world just disappears.
Suddenly, it’s just you and your family.
You remember them. Your family. Some of them look like you.
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