You Messed with the Wrong Mother

Mr. President,

Mother Earth.  Today, you messed with Mother Earth. And this mother is not afraid to tell you what she thinks.

I actually prayed for you today.  I Pope Francis quotesaid a prayer you would show leadership, perhaps some courage.  I know better.  The great Maya Angelou told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”  I wanted to believe there was a shred of decency in you. I always do.  I know Maya is right.  Maya is always right.  But still I prayed, I hung on to a glimmer of hope.

I heard your daughter, Ivanka who you described as, “a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing,” urged you to not pull out of the Paris climate agreement.  I thought that sounded hopeful.  Perhaps she could appeal to your better nature.

Nope.  Not so.  Today it was confirmed, your better nature does not exist.  Even Pope Francis gave you a copy of a letter he wrote about how the world needs to protect the environment from the effects of climate change.  Knowing you, this was an effort to get back at the Pope for publicly criticizing you.

I have spent years reading books on spirituality and studying tools to help me be a more peaceful presence in the world.  I know anger only harms myself but tonight I am SO angry.  That’s not strong enough.  I am furious. I am livid. I weep for our beautiful earth.

The world deserves a leader who reads.  A leader who believes in science.  This is not the time for alternative facts.  Human lives are at stake.  This is our future.  Maya Angelou- Beleive ThemThis is not about you.  You are a public servant to the people of the United States of America.  The world is watching.  You were “hired” to look out for the interests of your fellow human beings. Not just you anymore.  I know you think you “won” so you can do what you want. No one can tell you what to do.  NOT true.  You work for US.  You work for ME.  I am watching and I will not forget when you distract us with another ridiculous tweet.

I am not writing this for you.  I know you will likely never read it.  If so, you will not care.  I am writing this so that my children, my grandchildren, and perhaps my great-grandchildren (provided we have an earth for them to live on) will know that I DID NOT do this.  I DID NOT support this. I did what I could with my small voice to say NO- you messed with the wrong mother and your judgment will come.


Carli Lindemann

#resist #stayinformed #youmessedwiththewrongmother

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