Slowly coming into consciousness,
smells of pumpkin and sweet potato fills the room.
You open your eyes and think
discussions of religion & politics
are the horrible ones that loom.
You have to see family members
who question who you are
how you live
and where you work
Tis’ the season for fake hugs
and getting through slightly tough roast.
While almost simultaneously,
Native Americans fight to defend land that is clearly theirs,
Everyday having to face immense intimidation and violence
to provide their land with love and care.
live footage being cut,
since protests aren’t ceasing.
Cognitive Dissonance is a very insidious thing,
It keeps white supremacy flowing
without you noticing the sting.
It creeps into our politics,
into our religions and our morals,
It creeps throughout our aesthetics,
and corrupts our mental core.
So while you are with your family and your loved ones,
hold them close and don’t hesitate,
of our horrid cognitive dissonance of 2k16
in the hopes that it will agitate.
Written by Me on 11.24.16
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Until next time comrades,