When the going gets bad; do good. When they go low; do more good. Always do good. That should be the answer to the Trump and his followers. We will resist and we will do good. Too often evil has only one objective: to distract us from doing good. If you want to tear apart families at our border I will resist as I am able but I will also do good. I will work to make the world better for the children in my city. If you want to discriminate against gays I will resist as I am able but I will also do good. I will donate money and time to the local LGBTQ center.
I am not afraid of your evil. For you see if I continue to do good evil will pass. I will plan and organize and do good. Because when evil finally fades I will be ready to do even more good than before. So the times are hard now but I am sitting here doing good. Be warned you are facing the first wave of goodness which is our resistance to the things you wish to destroy. But behind the wave of resistance is a tidal wave of organized goodness that will drown you out.
If evil cannot distract you it will attempt to cause despair in you. That is why doing good is essential. It is hard to feel despair when you have helped someone out of poverty. In fact studies show people who volunteer are more likely to be happier, feel more connected, and live longer. So if you cannot find that altruistic bone in yourself volunteer and do good and you will reap benefits. Nothing like selfishness to encourage us to do the right thing.
We may not be able to always effect change in all the great challenges in our country. But we can bring goodness to those we meet and see on a daily basis. Determine that you will be the person at work that creates community and makes sure you are all doing well. The same for the block you live on. There is so much you can do wherever you find yourself.
The racist can squawk about white superiority, the anti-immigrant can build walls, the homophobic can refuse to bake, but you can sing the glory of diversity, you can stretch your hand of welcome across your town to the immigrants, and you can bake a cake for the gay couple down the street. Doing good is the only answer to evil. Evil will have its day but you can be sure the world is not without goodness even amidst the times of darkness.