A child can't wait ten years to be fed.
A people who march in the street asking for freedom can't wait for someday to arrive.
You can't ask justice to wait for a tyrant who brutalizes their nation and the world to give themselves up.
Time doesn't wait for any of us.
Time doesn't wait for those who are afraid.
Those that have been given the reins of power by us need to check themselves.
They need to check themselves now.
That family killed by bombs falling how long will history wait for justice?
That woman assaulted by a powerful man how long is she supposed to wait to ask for her attacker to be prosecuted?
How long is it for some men and women to know they are responsible for despair?
Telling justice to wait is justice denied.
The very act of saying "wait" is a conscious act of tyranny.
That thing, that dark beast we fight with, is the tyranny of men over other men.
Today I said politics is an amoral belief system.
Politics, at its roots, is sociopathic.
It doesn't care if it does right or wrong; it only believes in what results are effective to win.
To keep power.
But now, here and now, this very moment in time the nation, the world is awakening.
The world through social media has broken bubbles of isolation.
Those institutions that were safe behind their barriers of public relations, of the story they told about themselves are being revealed as lies.
What is being exposed is the amoral positions, the amoral platforms of all of our institutions.
The fact that our institutions are willing to sacrifice you and me so that they can maintain the status quo is the rule by which they live.
In government, there is no Jimmy Stewart, as in the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, that will stand on their own for justice.
That's a sweet story, but it's not reality.
What we see in Washington is the reality.
A bully on one side daring anyone to step across the line in the sand.
On the other side, a group passing notes to each other that the bully chews up and spits back.
What is at the heart of this all?
It is simply nihilism.
Social media has also revealed that too many of us are not willing to put our actions where our ideals stand.
We are too willing to let that guy be beaten by a cop.
We are too willing to let that woman be shouted down.
We are too willing to let a people be bombed because they're over there.
We are too willing to let the rich steal from the poor.
We are too willing to believe the evil in our ear telling us that you can't stop it, so why do anything?
This country is built upon the ideal of freedom.
But does a people deserve freedom if they are not willing to stand for it?
You simply have to say no!
We, as a people have to stop being a helicopter parent and grow a spine, be decisive, and tell the children in the White House, "No!"
This problem in Washington with this President is not going to be solved by giving him and his henchman a time out.
They are not going to be stopped by taking away their access to their phone.
Telling them, they need to treat other people better.
The wolf is not stopped by moral principals on a nice letterhead.
Now is always the right time to do right.
Now, hear the cry, now, feel the despair, now be the wave that lifts hope.