A woman died last night.
It shouldn’t matter that she was a high-powered, path-paving, revolutionary legend.
It shouldn’t matter what her political beliefs, religion, ethnicity, gender, race, etc. were.
She was a woman. A daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a friend.
A human being.
In these times of the biggest nonsensical divide in which EVERYTHING is political, it didn’t come as much surprise to see people immediately lose touch with humanity and beeline towards “the game”.
How did we get like this? When did siding with a political party become paramount to actual humanity and common decency? What kind of example are we setting for our children?
She said “fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” The POTUS even said something similar last night, “Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view”.
Yet, less than 12 hours after hearing of her passing, people are forced to forgo mourning and immediately jump into battle to protect the very things for which she stood.
A woman died last night. A woman who opened doors for you, your spouse, your children, your fellow people.
We can do better than this.