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- August 16, 2017 at 7:42 am #697355
Trump could hold a public lynching on the White House lawn with thousands of ass holes cheering and hundreds of news outlets reporting and he’d still call it fake news. The guy is fucking delusional.
This has been simmering for a long time and it’s going to get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better. My only hope is that some people on the right open their eyes and do something.
I donate to PP. I should probably add ACLU. And I need to start buying the newspaper, like the Tribune since I’m in Chicago or the Times.August 16, 2017 at 7:49 am #697358
Support our journalists, for sure! Subscribe to a newspaper. I subscribe to the Times (digital) and am going to start subscribing to the Washington Post.August 16, 2017 at 8:05 am #697359
Yes, investigative journalism.
I don’t see apathy. I mean I know at least 34% of the country is fine with this shit, but I see anger and fear. I do see some people who have checked out and refuse to follow what’s going on, which I think is ignorant and irresponsible and unfortunate, but I think that’s out of fear.August 16, 2017 at 8:20 am #697361
Oh, so now the planned alt-right marches that were planned against Google in 9 cities, have been “postponed” because supposedly they got a threat from “alt left terrorists” that they were going to drive a car into the crowd. Sure. They are also blaming CNN for “making malicious and false statements that our peaceful march was being organized by nazi sympathizes.” I definitely did not read or hear CNN say that.
August 16, 2017 at 8:28 am #697365
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Kate.
Looks like it’s actually because no one signed up to attend. GOOD.August 16, 2017 at 8:33 am #697366
Re. my apathy comment: I was at two protests over the weekend -one 24 hours after the murder of Heather Hayer (and our president saying nothing) and the other Monday night to “welcome” trump back to manhattan for the first time since the election, and I was really disappointed by the turn-out. The news reported big numbers, and its true that the one in Brooklyn attracted around 1,000 and the one at Trump Tower had several thousand, but this is a city of MILLIONS, the majority of whom disapprove of Trump. Where was everyone? This was two days after a nazi murdered a woman in broad daylight and Trump failed to call it a terrorist attack and condemn white nationalists. Cops at the protest on Monday night at trump tower were removing barricades by the dozens and loading them onto trucks because there were so many fewer protesters than they anticipated. To see all those empty barricades in a city as populated (and liberal) as NYC was disheartening to say the least. We should be storming the streets.
August 16, 2017 at 8:38 am #697369
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Dear Wendy.
And I don’t want to hear that people are busy. I went to the protest with my neighbor who works full time as a doctor and has five children under the age of 7 and just got home from a trip to Central America where she gave medical treatment to impoverished children on a remote island. You make the fucking time.August 16, 2017 at 8:43 am #697370
Yeah… I hear you. People are out of town right now a lot, and also there’s the fear of violence, car rammings, weapons. But still. You’d expect a larger turnout.August 16, 2017 at 8:53 am #697371
The Dominican day parade was held here on Sunday, amidst the same threats, and had a bigger turn-out than any of the protests since Saturday have had.August 16, 2017 at 9:09 am #697372
I went to a vigil in Durham on Sunday night for Charlottesville (right by where the Confederate statue was torn down on Monday night – I was there on the wrong night) and I’m going to another vigil tonight. This one is being held in the same place where Dr. William Barber, who often contributes to MSNBC, has his monthly moral resistance gatherings. I went to that one last weekend and my mom and I are going to his next one.
I really do feel helpless, though. It just feels so disingenuous to go to work and concentrate on business when that means, like, absolutely nothing when the country is in shambles.August 16, 2017 at 9:14 am #697374
Keeping the economy going is important. If you stay home, you just watch more CNN and get more upset. I should know. Most of what you can do for the good, you can do around a work schedule.August 16, 2017 at 9:28 am #697376
@kate, thanks, that’s true.
I’ve also been posting some [trying-to-be] encouraging things on Facebook recently and I’ve had several people reach out to me and thank me and that I’m helping them, so that’s been really nice.
A coworker and I were talking this morning and he thinks that our parents (Baby Boomers, in our case) have already seen this kind of thing in their lifetimes…but my mom said it wasn’t this bad with Nixon or even the cold war. She is glued to MSNBC all the time and watches with disbelief.