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Nonviolence is tactical

I am thrilled to see so much support for calling out the emerging fascist system in our midst (threats to the press, brown-skinned children in concentration camps, disenfranchising labor unions). Keep shouting and protesting LOUDLY.

But also be tactical.

That means get out the vote like it may be the last one we have and DO NOT GIVE TRUMP WHAT HE IS ANTAGONIZING US FOR: a violent event he can point to that will justify martial law. He's playing by every dictator's handbook. A token violent incident is all he needs to trigger a phase shift.

Shout, but don't hit: Ghandi threw off the Brits and Mandela eradicated apartheid by NOT playing into that standard dictator's gambit. MLK lead a civil rights movement with deep, but firm, love. Nonviolent resistance is not necessarily polite, but it does two things:

1) It does not invite martial law and full-on fascism.

2) It wins over the majority of citizens who have no stomach for violence of either the fascist or rebel kind.

Let us yell loud and hard brothers and sisters. Let us call the disgusting fascists what they are: the people we defeated in WWII. But let's beat them through greater strategy, and that is what nonviolent resistance is all about.

I know some have "had enough", but don't forget what advantage we actually have:

A) Reality is on our side.
B) Muellar is doing an incredible, thorough job and has all of Cohen's tapes and papers and even pieced together his shredded documents. He's flipped several insiders and recently hired more prosecutors.
C) A growing MAJORITY is sick of Trump and his crime family.
D) A blue wave is growing despite Trump's oily lies to the contrary.
E) The press is getting smarter and now calling out the lies and fascism and even Fox has rumblings of disgust with this presidency. (Yes, I've held my nose and checked in on it).
F) An unprecedented number of Republicans have come out against their own party.

Let us leverage all of the above into the biggest vote drive this country has ever seen. But we must buck up, citizens. We're on a roll. Violence is neither necessary nor tactical. It's not good either and would take away our moral advantage in a heartbeat not to mention justify martial law and the institututionalization of fascism.

AND WATCH FOR RUSSIAN BS: Be vigilant and watch out for Russian trolls who would be fanning the flames of violence (actual violence, not the occasional pitchfork imagery).

Nonviolent action is massively effective. We must not succumb ro Trump's taunts and give him a chance to pull the trigger.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:49 PM (5 replies)

The only travel that should be banned is Gorsuch's UNCONSTITUTIONAL trajectory to the Supreme Court

After Obama's decent Supreme Court pick was denied due process, CNN now reports that the fundamentally ILLEGAL Gorsuch vote on the Supreme Court is rendering entry by citizens of 7 countries illegal.

Had enough cognitive dissonance?

I have.

>>> PLEASE conscript ten Democrats to vote every day until November 6. Make it personal and tell them to conscript their friends.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:41 PM (5 replies)

Can we have a sober discussion about self-improvement?

Democrats, in my opinion, are going to save this country. They have been the more principled party, and the more intelligent party, for generations. One of the reasons for their drive towards excellence is a culture of (usually polite) debate.

New Jersey's Dems could use an extra dose of that self-analysis right about now:

The Democratic Governor of New Jersey wants a tax hike on millionaires. Democrats are blocking him.

Getting to "no," with Chris Christie's help

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:05 AM (0 replies)

Sessions/Trump are, effectively, human traffickers

They are taking children at the border and exchanging them for votes. They are wrenching them violently from their parents, shoving them screaming into vans and holding them against their will in facilities with darkened windows (which even Senator Jeff Merkley was prevented from entering yesterday to check on their welfare).

See link below. Daily Kos shares some cynical graphics to underscore this point and it is the most vivid truth of this entire, sick, American moral collapse. I can't sleep.

Resist daily.


Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:09 AM (5 replies)
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