A Call to Arms (from a Reluctant Warrior)

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

By Sunil Mehta

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

When I first heard these words eight months ago, they made a deep impression on me, and they have remained with me ever since. The words came from the final Facebook post of Heather Heyer, an everyday citizen exercising her first-amendment rights at a protest march in Charlottesville when she was brutally murdered by a member of one of the right-wing fringe elements of our society. These extremist fringe groups, while they have always existed in America, have been given permission to come out into the open by a President whose primary mission since being