I love you.

Haiiii everyone. How is dystopia going for you? Winter has been pretty mild now that we've upset a fiery sun but other than that, things are pretty terrible, no? Anyway. I haven't had a chance to catch up with a lot of you but wanted to take one minute away from screaming at the top of my lungs about everything to thank you and say that I love you. I love you for being angry, for calling congress members, for joining credit unions, for marching in the streets, and for learning from each other. I love you for sharing your thoughts about how to be better intersectional feminists, activists, and human beings but I really love you for checking our asses when we're not. White folks can be pretty oblivious at times. I love that most of you were this outraged before the election. I love that you believe Black Lives Matter and that you stand by Standing Rock. I love that you occupied Wall Street and didn't become completely disenchanted after the fact. Shit, some of you marched with me a million years ago when Bush was elected... and then again when America decided to drop bombs and PB&J sandwiches on Afghanistan.... and then again to protest the war in Iraq. I see you. Some of you tore Seattle a new asshole during the 1999 WTO protests. I bet you are all shaking your fucking heads right now. Can you believe this shit? 
I love you for sharing helpful tips and phone numbers for what concrete actions need to be taken and I love you even more for doing those actions. I know calling congress members lacks the intoxicating glamour of setting shit on fire but it's important. I love you for laughing as hard as I did when Richard Spencer was punched in the fucking face because IT WAS REALLY FUNNY AND HE DESERVED THAT. If it's wrong to punch a smug Nazi in the face then I don't want to be right. I love you all for making jokes and being so smart and funny about all of this. Humor is my number one defense mechanism and I appreciate that trait in others. THANK YOU ALL for engaging each other in this echo chamber and outside of it. I feel like a better person just having you in my life. Some new square turds might be in the white house but we're all the same people we've always been. This country is the same. Don't ever lose sight of that. 
Keep fighting, telling your truths, making art, making jokes... and punching Nazis in the face.