I’m listening to Pearl Jam’s “Inside Job” while I’m writing this. It has been playing on repeat for over an hour now. It’s not important but I just wanted you to know where my head space was.

Shit is getting so REAL, I had to start a new category. SMH is not covering this one (though I can’t stop). List of your betrayers is not covering this one either. This is that thing we have been dreading but knew was coming. Don’t lie. We knew. We didn’t want to believe it, but it was ALWAYS coming to this.

For some of us, it’s a choose your team moment. For a lot of us, there was never going to be any choice. We were born on this team and put here at this moment, in this time, for this reason, because…

I don’t know if we didn’t try hard enough to stop it. I don’t know if there was a way for us to ever stop it. I do know that we have been here before. How many times, I can’t say, but doesn’t this seem so familiar?

We don’t want to fight you. Not because we are afraid but because we still retain our humanity. The devastation and loss to come will greatly impact our souls but it will also strengthen us. No, we don’t want to fight, but we will. To the last man. To the last breath. And we will defeat you. We always do. Always.

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