I fast because it is an appropriate and traditional response to times of danger and threat.I fast because this inauguration brings to power a person who has threatened and encouraged:
False and malicious attacks as a way to gain power.
Hatred and anti-semitism.
Bullying and personal attacks.
Denial of climate change.
A consistent response to others who dare to criticize him of belittling and putting down,
and much more.
I fast because I know that these are bad for our country and the world.
I fast because I am terrified and hope this response will somehow help me and others to reflect upon, consider, and help guide us to some better ways out of this.