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!
Social Media connects us and helps us organize, but it also traps us in a false sense of accomplishment stopping us from taking more direct and effective action. #HashTag+ From now on, no social media posts without direct action.
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.
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.
Our great civics lesson continues! The Founding Fathers knew that compromise was the heart of democracy. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are the result of compromise. When the bare majority insists on dictating to the bare minority, revolution will follow. Demand compromise!
The US Senate is broken. The US body politic is broken. Can they be fixed? Can we learn to compromise with the other side again? Our national civics lesson continues…