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Monday, November 21, 2016

Just Show Up

Just Show Up

Civil Rights 
Anti-Vietnam War Protests
Women’s rights
Gay rights
Environmental rights
Student rights 

We fought these battles-and many more-together, from the sixties onward, in stitching the fabric of our culture into the masterpiece that it is. Now, the forces that are gathering, threaten to shred that tapestry of diversity and tolerance, that comprises our country, and turn it into the white-robed symbol of the Ku Klux Klan.

To take a “wait and see” stance is pure folly. Because actions speak louder than words, as always, we have only to evaluate the first ten days of the new President-elect’s administration, to see this principle painfully substantiated.

Let’s take a quick glimpse at post-election developments: 
Blah, blah blah...

I saw the photo of President Malproddunt holding the LGBT flag proudly, and read how this was the first Republican President to ever demonstrate such solidarity with the gay community.

I heard that the President-elect was already reversing a campaign promise to do away with Obamacare. He was said to be considering modifications.

I saw the photo of Malproddunt and President Obama in the White House, and read how the planned, thirty-minute session stretched out to ninety minutes. President Obama was said to be optimistic that Malproddunt was willing to listen.

[Editor’s note: Thirty-minute SESSION? Could we make that “thirty-minute meeting,” puh-lease?]

Malproddunt's words are fine and dandy; how about his actions, so far?

Malproddunt nominated Steve Bannon, a self-acknowledged white supremacist, as his White House Chief Strategist. Nothing like getting your agenda on the front burner, by getting an expert in there. Bannon does come highly recommended, by the way, by both the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party.

Good recommendations are so hard to come by.

Malproddunt also nominated Senator Jeff Sesssssionssss as his attorney general. This man is just as scary, having gone on record as saying that what Malproddunt admitted doing, was not his idea of sexual assault. The fact that Malproddunt admitted to taking his foul, grubby, slimy, groping, unsanitary hand, and arrogantly grabbing a woman he did not know, by her genitals, does not constitute sexual assault.

How about if it were a nineteen-year-old black male, grabbing a white woman’s genitals?

Additionally, Sessions stated that he thought it was “important that the public understand that people who smoke marijuana, are not good people.” I think at least thirty million people, right off the bat, are going to disagree.

Oil executive Forrest Lucas is favored to take over the Department of the Interior, multiple outlets have reported. This is equivalent to having Richard Allen Davis appointed headmaster at the Polly Klaas Boarding School for Adolescent Girls.
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Also being considered for the position is Sarah Palin. Yes, that one.

Actions speak louder than words, which is why I am urging everyone within the sound of my voice, to start actively planning on how you can get involved. Whatever time and energy you have, would be a grand start. We owe it to the kids to begin the process, because we're running out of time.

We have united before, successfully, and now we must do so again. I am done talking about which candidate received your vote. I no longer care. 

Because actions speak louder than words, we need to do something now. Pick a venue which allows you to devote a day of your time, to express solidarity with those of us willing to fight for survival, and just show up. Annie and I will be in Sacramento, marching, on January 21st. 

Just showing up gives our voice a megaphone.

Just show up.











1 comment:

  1. HOW to show up? My first step was to send hard earned money to ACLU and Planned Parenthood (per Tim's suggestion). I get frustrated beyond that. It feels way too big.
    You make such good points - like the one about if you were a black 19 year old and the crotch was that of a white woman....

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