The status quo seems to be good enough for too many and even that status quo seems to have too much progress in it. It is so embarrassing being part of a society that would rather bend knee to greedy bullies and illogical psychopath/sociopaths. Yet here we are, afraid to be heroes all. Let us consider our actions. We allow ourselves the idea that we exist in a democracy but fail for the most part to be active in it. We don't study the political issues, we don't hold our candidates for office to at least a standard of honorability, we don't even bother to cast a ballot when the voting time comes.
So as I wind down toward the end of my life I am of two minds about this. First is why should I care any longer to fight the good fight for democratic principles if too many of us don't care to fight along with me. Especially since I won't be here much longer to have to suffer the anguish of the coming suppression and harm. My second mind though is the one which is my path. Regardless of what anyone else in the world does, I am me and I have my own honorable principles to uphold. These honorable principles of mine would never let me quit or be defeated without a fight. I will continue to advocate for democratic principles up until my dying breath because like everyone else I still have a choice.