Ladies and gentlemen: Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – a day that has been overwhelmed by cutesy Hallmark greeting cards.Enough! These #hotmesstimes call for a Revolutionary Love, Day of Rising – a day on which we declare the following:
1) We reject all executive orders and social policies that put people in harm’s way.
2)We are resolved to fight for social justice through the ethic of love – for ourselves as well as for others and our opponents.
To that end, we will #riseup tomorrow – around the U S. and around the world -in music, poetry and dance and engage Congress to declare that #RevolutionaryLove is the call of our times. The following declaration is on http://www.revolutionarylove.net; if you’re with us, we encourage you to join us in signing:
We declare our love for all who are in harm’s way, including refugees, immigrants, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, LGBTQIA people, Blacks, Latinos, the indigenous, the disabled, and the poor. We stand with millions of people around the globe rising up to end violence against women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming) who are often the most vulnerable within marginalized communities. We vow to see one another as brothers and sisters and fight for a world where every person can flourish.
We declare love even for our opponents. We vow to oppose all executive orders and policies that threaten the rights and dignity of any person. We call upon our elected officials to join us, and we are prepared to engage in moral resistance throughout this administration. We will fight not with violence or vitriol, but by challenging the cultures and institutions that promote hate. In so doing, we will challenge our opponents through the ethic of love.
We declare love for ourselves. We will practice the dignity and care in our homes that we want for all of us. We will protect our capacity for joy. We will nurture our bodies and spirits; we will rise and dance. We will honor our mothers and ancestors whose bodies, breath, and blood call us to a life of courage. In their name, we choose to see this darkness not as the darkness of the tomb – but of the womb. We will breathe and push through the pain of this era to birth a new future.
#hotmesstimes #riseup #resist #revolutionarylove