Ideological Burnout; Ribbon-Shaped Sticker

Its shape is perfectly intact on the bumper. No peeling or fraying visible at all. But the weatherworn ribbon is faded to an almost perfectly colorless dull white, perhaps a hint of gray.

Maybe it was once a splash of rainbow colors, joyfully celebrating diversity, or a bold, brilliant yellow, defiantly believing that soon all the troops will be safely home. Or maybe, in its heyday it was a soft pink –holding out the hope of curing a disease or a hatred of other people’s love lives– blushing at its own daring optimism.

Now it just has the unmistakable shape and pallor of having once cared.

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