much as you try…e, about politics, and while those do an incredible job at diving into the tactics of this process, they don’t address the emotional murk of coping with accepting that your parents hold these beliefs. And the fact that sometimes, as much as you try, you can’t change them. Sifting through the existe…
One’s parents, siblings, partners, spouses, cousins….most of us have *someone* in our circles who has drunk the Kool-aid.
We grieve as we witness beloveds transmogrify into ugly humans.
Hate, vitriol, intolerance, greed, ignorance, selfishness — all of it is profoundly ugly.
Beneath our grief lies the wounding of betrayal: we are betrayed by people who claim to be good/righteous/upstanding yet support actions and policies that harm others.
And we feel helpless. Because even simple acts: like wearing masks to stop the spread of Covid-19, have become weaponized.
I don’t have any answers.
All I can say is “I hear you. I see you. I feel you. I am with you.”