Despite being a Jewish American, this piece really made me think and do some introspection of my of my own. Going forward, I still believe in active resistance to injustice and tyranny. Yet, I think to ignore our own nature and tendencies is foolhardy. I would also say that branding the Resistance movement towards peace and making efforts to avoid anger in our own dialogue is not a wholly bad thing. Do we really want to become more like Donald Trump in our resistance to his administration. Thought it was worth sharing.

Interrupting the Silence

Mr. President, I did not vote for you and I never thought I would be saying this but I owe you a debt of gratitude. Less than a week into your presidency you have already done for me something I do not think Mrs. Clinton could have or would have done had she been elected president.

Your words and actions have inspired me. They have struck a chord deep within me. You have challenged me to be and do better. The violence in your words and actions have been a mirror before me. I do not like what I see. I do not want to be what I see. I may not have said or done many of the things you have; that, however, is not an excuse or justification for the violence that does inhabit some of my thoughts, words, and actions. In that regard, maybe we are not…

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