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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 07:21 AM

Make them unacceptable. [View all]

I used to smoke. I don't smoke now.

It gradually became very hard to smoke. Smokers were given their own "jails" to practice their "nasty" habit. They had to stand outside in freezing weather, looking like fools, practicing their terrible vice, exposing their weakness for the world to see. Non-smokers would berate you for the way you smelled. Every time you coughed, people would remind you of your use of "cancer sticks". These days, when you see someone smoking in public, it is no longer the norm, and it may cause you to do a double take.

We, as progressives, need to realize that there are a lot of us. It may not seem that way sometimes, because even though the right accuses us of spreading hatred, we know the way it actually is. Also, I feel that progressives in general do not tend to puke up their political leanings in public every chance they get, like the radical right does.

Seeing that there are so many of us, we have a quiet power. We need to summon up our courage and use this power.

Someone makes a racist comment as a joke? Tell them to shut the fuck up. Ask them what their problem is.

Someone praises Trump? Give them the side-eye and say "really"?

Someone brags incessantly about their guns and how they are not afraid to use them against the libs when the time comes? Tell them you are sorry about their penis.

Humiliate them.

Make them unacceptable. Do it hard, and do it often.

You will lose friends and family, but do it anyway.

Because when Trump is gone, they will still be here.

You won't change their minds, but you will drive them back into the shadows. Make them the dregs of humanity.

Make them like cigarette smokers.

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