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We know that much more is going to be required of us if we are going to keep our democracy. Trump and the GOP will not lose this election even if they have to personally sue every Democratic voter to have each and everyone one of our votes disallowed! You know that there will be all kinds of high jinks played to rig the elections. We should be preparing now for mass non-violent protests. We will need organizations, training, and commitment. Here are Gandhi’s thoughts on non-violent protest to help get us started.
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Perhaps you’ve noticed that the rapidly rising tide of tyranny and authoritarianism is swamping all boats. Tim Snyder, author of On Tyranny, explains how to Tell if we’re living in tyranny and what to do about It.
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We are all alarmed by the federal provocation of peaceful protesters seeking an excuse to do greater harm and seeking to intimidate by abducting people off the streets Now’s your chance to get into some good trouble by calling your MoC and social mediaing at media outlets and government officials telling them to knock it off. We all know Trump is a coward and will back down if the noise gets loud enough.
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Holy mother this is your Sunday deep dive news read. The Mother of All Explainers! How does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber turn so many otherwise sober rational people to his twisted conspiracy-driven paranoid interpretation of the world? In other words, how does gaslighting work? Why are human beings so vulnerable to it? And, most importantly, how do we resist it? I explain it all right here in six minutes.
My now defunct Twitter feed was littered with tweets declaring that the Republican Party was an anti-democratic authoritarian bent on creating a single-party pseudo-democratic state in order to further enrich the one percent. In this argument, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is nothing more than a means to an […]
As I sat at my dining room table fretting over the coming vote on Boof K, I was struck by a story on ABC News about the women of Maine and Alaska who had traveled to DC to meet with plead with Senators Collins and Murkowski, respectively. I […]
We are drowning in cynicism! Cynicism is toxic. It kills motivation. It turns people against each other. It stops conversation. It erodes trust. Cynicism is killing our democracy!
Starting with four Southern states voting for Goldwater in 1964, the GOP has relied on the Southern Strategy of dividing the US along racial lines. #VotingCounts
An article from the “New Republic” on the rising authoritarian ways of the Squatter-in-the-White-House and the Repubes noting in particular the attempt to run roughshod over the DoJ this week and the willingness for the Repubes to look the other way. The Dems MUST re-take the Senate in 2016 and had better re-take the House.
Naomi Klein makes a prediction: the Ol’ Pussy Grabber will use a crisis to further erode democracy and enrich himself and the wealthy. She says we should be ready, and she gives us five steps to follow. Know them. Live them. Be ready for the quiz.
Jared Kushner wanted a back alley communications channel with the Kremlin. Comey soils the reputation of the FBI. Gianforte makes assaulting reporters acceptable. The GOP is attacking the institutions of our democracy.
The news out of the WH in the last two weeks has been absolutely extraordinary. Everyone is AMAZED that the admin is so inept, clumsy, obvious. But, should they be amazed? We have a NARCISSIST running the executive branch of the government! What did anyone expect?
Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber out does himself… and he’s not even trying! The only important question coming out of the exposing state secrets scandal is, Will this be the straw that breaks the GOP’s back?