We must not fear ourselves. We all want the same things.
By Chelsea Manning for Medium.
From the blog post:
This assault on our identity — this battle with our virtues of liberty and justice, on truth and openness, and on diversity and fairness — did not come out of a vacuum. This was created by a small and powerful group of demagogues. They take the low road. The low hanging fruit. Targeting those of us who are different.
In times of desperation and uncertainty, it is easy to forget that we all yearn for the same things — a good job, and a happy and healthy home. We are not stupid. We are not naive.We want to know that tomorrow will be a good day. We want to know that we have enough food and money to survive.
We cannot fear our own shadow. We want to know that no matter what life throws at us, we will be free and open again.