“… Only the characteristic bluntness of a child, who proclaimed the emperor’s nudity as he paraded through the streets humiliating himself and his kingdom, threatened to break the spell. But when the boy spoke out he was quickly rebuked by his father, who assured the gasping public that the child was clearly soft in the head. So powerful is the compulsion to normalize the powerful.”
Interesting article- but that’s not the normalisation we need fear most. Yesterday I read a complaint that a reporter was offended by the use of the N word. Let that sink in. It means a reporter does not have the right to be offended by the use of the N word. This N word:
Shocked? Offended? Good, you should be. Decent people who believe in ethics, civil and human rights should be offended. Why do…
The Tea Party demanded that it’s elected leaders obstruct Obama and
If we want to resist President Trump we must do as the Tea Party did.
The people at Calexit have an interesting idea. This is a quote from YesCalifornia.org.
We advocate for peaceful secession from the United States by use of an independence referendum to establish a mandate, followed by a nationwide campaign to advocate in support of a constitutional exit from the Union.
I don’t agree with secession but I do agree with these particular principles of the #Calexit movement as I understand them:
California values diversity; all citizens must benefit from our Nation’s
political system and wealth.
California believes that health care is a universal right for all people.
California believes that education is an essential human right
California protects the civil rights of all of its citizens.
These four principles are the fundamentals of progressive opposition to regressive government.
We must organize around these basic principles and ruthlessly
promote our cause.
If we want to resist Trump then we must become as passionate, as obstructionist and as ruthless as the Tea Party.
So I say, congratulations to the Tea Party!
Organization and persistent political activism works; even when the goals are ugly.
It’s possible that we on the left will have to go low before we can go high.