OMG Goodbye RBG



















If she had lived 100 years it would have been too few. 
In a world where women are expected to comply, she said "I dissent."
In a world where love has been kept in a box with rules, she said "I dissent."
In a world where borders are drawn tighter and walls are built higher, she said "I dissent."
In a world where fiction is told as truth and facts are twisted into lies, she said "I dissent." 
And so, on a night when it feels like the pendulum has swung off its fulcrum, like there is no place to make a U-turn, like the darkness is winning, I will say - loudly so as to convince myself - I dissent. 
For decades she stared unafraid into the faces of misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, and bigotry, daring them to blink. She wrote reams and spoke volumes and did push-ups while her detractors... I don't know, ate cheeseburgers or whatever. 
So because she did, I can. Because she did, I will. 
Tonight feels like the end of something, but it doesn't have to be. This is a moment that, instead of being the death of hope, can be the birth of a renewed zeal. Giving up feels very easy, even warranted, but it also feels disrespectful to her memory. We can take this moment and turn it into a movement. We can, like the Notorious RBG, dissent. We can, like her, dissent until the very breath leaves our bodies.
Thank you, Honorable Justice Ginsburg. You fought harder and longer than you should have had to, for us, and we are so grateful. Rest well; you earned it.
Oyez, oyez, oyez.
Tonight, we cry. But tomorrow, we rise. 
#NotoriousRBG #toomuch2020 #idissent
 



Comments

That final meme is especially true.
Marcia LaRue said…
Shared on my Facebook page!
Mary said…
A very sad day for all. I know she tried her best to hang on. We needed her strength to fight on. We will continue in her memory.
bobbie said…
Love them all ` but especially the last one.
She will truly missed.
Marcia said…
Yes, to all that. She will be sorely missed. Hopefully Elena and Sonya can pick up where Ruth left off though without another liberal voice they have it tough.
Mike said…
2020 strikes again.
Guillaume said…
Normally it would only be very sad. This year, her death is tragic and could be catastrophic.
Nellie said…
Such a loss! Guillaume expresses it well!
Bee Haven Bev said…
Her passing is an American tragedy. The Reps. Have no integrity. I am so saddened.
Valerie said…
Heartbroken--and terrified
Kay said…
She was truly a giant in our lifetime and beyond. I'm really frightened too. She was like a dam holding back the waters that have been polluted by the current administration and the ignorance of the past.