Trouble Ahead – Stand Up for Equality and Be Counted

There is trouble ahead – times of turmoil, division,
and loss of liberties are invading our lives.
What will we do about it?


I’m not getting into politics or policy – I’m assuming we all know what is going on throughout the Western World right now – if you don’t, you can scroll Twitter Trends or check out your Facebook newsfeed, or search #Trump for that.

I’ve got friends who have stepped back from politics because they are overwhelmed with the current state of affairs, and others who are stepping forward to fight for their rights and their beliefs. Neither response is wrong, but if we really want to prevent inequality then we need to stand up and be counted.


© Lisa Shambrook

There are people across the world, not just in the western world, living in fear for their lives because they are not the majority, or they are different, or they are repressed by regimes and powers that have control.

Those who are strong enough need to protest the status quo, fight the patriarchy, and stand up for civil liberties and human rights. As the rights of those around us diminish – those hard fought for rights that Suffragettes Susan B. Anthony, Emmeline Pankhurst, and movement leaders and activists Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger and Marie Stopes, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and many, many more – battled for.


© Lisa Shambrook

We need to Stand Up for those who can’t.

We must Stand Up for Equality.

We must Stand Up for Gender Equality, Racial Equality, Religious Freedom, the Right to Vote, Consent, Education, Working Conditions, the Control over our own Reproductive Organs, the Right to Safety, the Right to Health Services and Medication, Fairness, and Liberty.

We must Stand Up for those who are discriminated against, whether they are Women, Men, Native Americans, Refugees, Trans, Gay, Young, Old, Poor, no matter what Nationality, Colour, Sexual Preference, or Religion they are or have.


© Lisa Shambrook

When walls are being announced, divisions widened, gag orders and censorship put in place, and freedoms curtailed we must Stand Up, we must Stand Up for what we know is right. So, March, Write, Protest, Contact your political representative, and make your Voice Heard.    


Acapulco Gold – Catatonia

We are Human Beings – Brothers and Sisters – and we are all different but all the same.
Let the same blood that runs through each of us enlarge our
Hearts with Compassion and Love. Stand Up for Love.

7 thoughts on “Trouble Ahead – Stand Up for Equality and Be Counted

  1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    Jumped over from Christoph’s reblog, where I commented:
    I just read an article that pointed to the ongoing stream of tweets, over-the-top threats of policy and procedure changes (retracted subsequently), etc. etc. etc. in the short time since The Trumpet took office, as a plan designed to overwhelm “the opposition” – forcing the Democratic Party leaders to pick their battles and to wear out the populace, so that good men, in fact, do nothing because they aren’t sure what to do.

    As long as we continue to sing out, regardless of which elements we object to, if this does turn out to be strategy, it won’t land as neatly as he’d hoped.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    1. Lisa Shambrook Post author

      I’ve read several similar articles, Madelyn, and it really does look like he’s swamping us with Executive Orders and policy, and then retracting. I do believe you’re right, it’s a dangerous game and he’s testing the waters, which means we mustn’t become complacent, we can’t accept this as the norm, and we keep fighting his underhand strategies!

      1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        Have you read the DSM criterion for Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Textbook! The blogs that cite them always add that the one thing Narc’s can’t STAND is lack of approval – so as long as we keep challenging him it will throw him off his game.


        1. Lisa Shambrook Post author

          Yes, and he’ll keep trying to ignore, and block, and gaslight, and at some point he’ll be forced to confront the issues! He’ll feel he has too, because he won’t be able to stand the fact that so many despise him.


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