“Bus Club Members only get seats,” he says. “But don’t worry, we’ll get you where you’re going safe and sound. Just grab a handle and remain standing.”
The American economic model is that cities and regions should prostitute themselves – in a buyers’ market, no less – to get a few jobs, all in hopes that some semblance of past abundance will return to them.
Everyone is realizing that it doesn’t work – if it ever did – to ask our elected representatives to be decent, caring and compassionate. The shameless disregard of our politicians and their parties has sown seeds of discontent all across America.
There is no brutality, no unethical behavior, no vile proclamation that this administration will be shamed by. There is no LBJ in the White House. This government is shameless now and forever.
If we shut up, anywhere, anytime, just whose voice will we be listening to?
These pundits and politicians who are so cynical about efforts to resist the racist, sexist, xenophobic, oligarchical, anti-science, anti-intellectual and repressive policies of this government are the Grima Wormtongues of the world, endlessly whispering into our ears their corrosive advice to surrender, or to wait, or to just walk away from confrontation.
Disruptive displays, disruptive acts, disruptive efforts are absolutely required in order to fight injustice. Why? Because disruptive public acts – and there are plenty to choose from – show that individuals and large groups of individuals are openly advocating protest. These are the things that inspire others to action.
We must be the better example ourselves. Improving the cultural and political dialogue is entirely on us.
Yesterday’s “bombshell” news rumor that the Russian government has videotapes of Donald Trump paying prostitutes to give each other “golden showers” has me giggling almost uncontrollably. Is it news? It’s veracity is highly questionable, which means no. Is it much needed lightness in an otherwise dismal time in the United States? Hell to the yeah!…
Now is the time to make ourselves free again.
Now is the time.
Because if not now, never.
If the Electoral College were somehow provided real evidence of a Russian conspiracy to fix the election for Trump, the absolutely most dangerous thing they could do would be to give the presidency to Clinton.
Now that we’ve spent the better part of a month freaking out that Trump won the election, it’s time to get working. Here are 10 quick suggestions that will do us all a world of good. Consider them the gospel.