If we believe every situation is an opportunity then what do we call this weeks pivotal moment?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the dumpster fire that has been US politics, let me give a brief explanation.
Trump held a rally, near the capitol, on the same day the vote was expected to be certified for Biden. He riled his followers up, as he has done for 4+ years, and they stormed the capitol. An angry mob of domestic terrorists broke into the building and vandalized it.
I watched it unfold in real time. As much as I wanted, I could not turn off the news.
I asked myself hundreds of questions.
But one recurring thought was “where are the police? where’s the national guard? These people literally have our capitol under siege.”
I know I’m not the only one who thought back to the protests in the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
If we should find the opportunity in every situation … what was the opportunity here?
Maybe people who had told themselves Trump’s rhetoric wasn’t really that bad could finally see just how bad it is.
Maybe people finally saw systemic racism, or a lack thereof for this mob, in action.
It made me think of personal moments where things seemed dark and I wondered if sometimes the opportunity doesn’t fully show itself until afterwards. It was there, maybe we unknowingly followed it, but we didn’t realize it.
So I’m asking you, readers, how do you find the opportunity in moments that seem to have nothing but darkness to offer?
Because this was on the mind of many, I linked the RDP word of the day, mob.