The Price We Pay.

I realized something today… and I feel a bit ashamed for having not realized it sooner. This is no longer MY platform. Sure, I may be the one weaving the narrative, but the focus isn’t ME. My name might be in the URL, but the story isn’t mine… it’s OURS.

So what’s my deal, why must I be such an angry young man? ‘Head down! Nose to the grindstone!’ What do I have to worry about? Who am I to think that I could change all that? Besides, that’s THEIR problem… that’s THEIR neighborhood.

Just be grateful for what you GOT and MOVE ON.

Just pay it no mind. Stop watching all those news programs and start reading more science fiction novels. Maybe get a haircut and get a real job… advocacy work only seems to pay the bills when you’re associated with an established POLITICAL PARTY.

But you know… BOO HOO my problems.
As if my life was so hard. Like I’ve got it so tough.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/florida-paid-aviation-company-615000-transport-migrants-marthas-vineyard-2022-9

This afternoon, my blood sugar levels SPIKED because I ate something my body disagreed with. Now I’ve gotta sit here on the couch for a couple of hours until I get it back under control…

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/14/louisiana-woman-skull-less-fetus-new-york-abortion

… poor me.

As if my problems were somehow more important than anyone else’s.
Just be grateful for what you GOT.

But we know… that’s NOT how things work.
That’s not a sound plan for survival.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…

Maybe it’s too many HOURS watching The History Channel… back when they still aired shows that actually documented our HISTORY. Maybe it’s the STORIES shared by my grandparents… passed down through the generations, as a warning of what might come. SILENCE will not save you. In time, the MOB comes for us all.

The price of our INACTION will be paid in LIVES.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/09/biden-democrats-abortion-dobbs/

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https://www.yahoo.com/video/kamala-harris-declares-border-secure-134949180.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/15/senate-delays-same-sex-marriage-vote/

Is this how we want our Government to work… always behind the eight ball, unable to anticipate problems and form coherent plans?

Maybe I don’t understand POLITICS. Maybe I just don’t get it. I’ve never been a successful candidate… I guess I don’t know how all this stuff WORKS. We send them to Washington to get stuff DONE, yet nothing ever gets DONE. Immigration Reform. Voting Rights. Police Reform. Issue after issue. Decade after decade…

Why?

Because they can’t FUNDRAISE on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

The Dobbs decision was leaked in May… TWO MONTHS before the final verdict was handed down. There was NO PLAN, other than VOTE BLUE no matter WHO.

And now the FUNDRAISING is through the ROOF. The polling is dramatic. The playing field has now SHIFTED, and the Democrats are looking competitive once again. Thanks to some shrewd political calculations, expert data analysis, and a whole lot of timely MESSAGE SHIFTING…

Imagine IF they had been focused on solving these problems from DAY ONE.

Imagine if the White House actually BELIEVED in these causes and wanted to see these problems resolved. TWO YEARS! And that’s being generous. These issues have been front and center since 2016. They knew before they entered the White House that these problems exist, and now they’ll only continue to get worse… because there’s still NO PLAN. NO VISION. No method being presented that will ensure these problems are actually solved.

But… their INACTION on Reproductive Rights, has been a BOON for their BOTTOM LINE.

I don’t like the idea of politicians profiting off of their own INACTION. Be it monetarily or otherwise, the fact that some elected officials have more to gain personally by standing in the way of lifesaving legislation, is abhorrent.

Even worse than that, Governor Ron Desantis of the Great State of Florida, is currently spending MILLIONS of dollars trafficking WOMEN and CHILDREN off to other States… instead of doing what’s required… actually addressing the problems those migrant families are facing.

These problems can be SOLVED, yet money is actively being spent to enflame the situation… and there is NO LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE.

That’s my problem. That’s what pisses me off. It’s not the fact that I have NO POWER… it’s the fact that no one seems to have the power to CHANGE what’s happening right now. None of us do… even when one party holds the MAJORITY.

Generations have suffered, and they will continue to do so.

They say patients is a virtue… they say that about COMPASSION as well.

… 

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https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/what-is-lada-adult-onset-type-1-diabetes

My problems will be solved when ALL of our problems are solved. My problems are a dime-a-dozen, when compared to the burdens carried by others.

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https://www.breastcancer.org/facts-statistics

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https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0006.htm

In time… it comes for us all.

I for one, wish President Biden GOD SPEED on his Moonshot to end cancer as we know it. Because God knows… it can’t come soon enough.

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https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/cancermoonshot

Let us HOPE it’s not treated the same way… as the price of INSULIN… as IMMIGRATION REFORM… as GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION… as ABORTION…

You know, unfortunately; if they fix all THAT… they won’t have anything to RUN ON in TWO YEARS.

Now, wouldn’t that be a shame.

-JC

Author: jackcharbonneau

Husband, father, housewife, musician, theoretical astrophysicist, (FMR) Presidential Candidate in 2020, and all-around human guy.

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