Duty and I went to see “Hidden Figures” today (it was quite good) and there were a couple parts (well, more than a couple) that just made my heart and soul so sad. Like, I could have just started crying right there in the theatre about the way women in general and women of color in particular were treated.
I know that’s how it was and that things have changed (and of course, more change is still needed desperately) but why was it okay to think people were inferior based on skin color? Or gender? Who decreed this to be THE TRUTH? White men, of course.
I’ve been hanging out in a lot of intersectional groups lately and have become much more attuned to these injustices but I always wondered why things like this were a certain way. When I was younger, I pondered why only men were allowed to be priests. Or why our government is made up mostly of white men. (Still is, alas.)
Apparently, back at my home planet, we didn’t pay much heed to those things and revenge and rage aren’t on the menu so this chick doesn’t ‘get’ this. At all. I get anger, yes. Felt it, too. But rage and revenge and doing things to purposely dick over people? Yeah, no. Not in this lifetime.
It’s possible I’m exquisitely sensitive and picking up more than my share of vibes that my heart and soul hurt at these injustices I am awakening to more and more and/or it’s possible I’ve lived lifetimes as an oppressed person and know the feelings from the inside out. Who knows?
Speaking of who knows, Jesus take all the wheels because our government has gone off the deep end in just one week. Trump is an energetic disruptor and an agent of change for higher consciousness and damn if he isn’t doing it at warp speed. This sponge girl got filled up with outrage early in the day and had to get wrung out every evening. When we look back at this time, we will see how it all had to happen this way for the shift that is needed. I don’t know if even Bernie could have brought it about so quickly.
A bumpy ride is ahead of us but I have a strange sense of calm about it (Facebook status posts to the contrary!) and we will come out of this in a different and better place.