Just smile and put on a happy face. Or just smile and pretend climate change, Puerto Rico, racism and gun violence isn’t happening. It’s often easier to create an alternate identity to avoid facing the realities of the world… but the illusion is helping nobody. Take Columbus Day for example, we’re still celebrating a man that was a documented sex enslaver, mass murderer and imperialist sociopath. Why? Because it’s an American tradition! This week we’re boldly taking off our happy faces, showing our real feelings and saying things aren’t cool — for only then are we truly able to be the land of the free and home of the brave.