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#FightTrump 9 – Twitter

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In Surf, we wrote about going online to find web sites and social media networks where you can share your thoughts, write articles, and read and comment on what others are saying.

Some have called Twitter Ground Zero for the Resistance.  This isn’t surprising as it’s the home of Trump’s toxic tweets and the perfect place to read and directly respond to them. Fun Fact: Almost Half of Donald Trump’s Twitter Followers are Fake.

Twitter is one of the top online destinations to Fight Trump.  Messages are short, limited to 280 characters.  So it’s not just easy but standard to submit a brief tweet.  You can like, forward, and comment on other people’s tweets.  You can include a web link and attach images and videos.

There are literally millions of Americans and others around the world who are part of the Twitter resistance that you can read, search for, and follow.  Many are new Twitter users who joined specifically to express their outrage. There are hundreds of resistance subgroups against Trump by location and interest, including veterans, dissatisfied Republicans, science fiction and history fans, and alt (alternative) accounts for government agencies like Alt NASA.  Some rebel accounts are anonymous, such as staff in the White House.

You can search for other resisters by following us, through hashtags like #TheResistance, #fbr, and our resister site FBResist.com. We’ll explore building your network in future posts.

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#FightTrump 8 – Defend Language

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Trump corrodes the English language with most every tweet, every statement, every speech. He butchers paragraphs that should demonstrate cohesive linear thinking.  He butchers sentences that should articulate clear thoughts.  He even butchers individual words.

Trump’s lies are perhaps the most pernicious attack on the language.  He lies most of the time. He lies several times a day. He even lies to his lies and contradicts what he previously said.

If we (and he) can’t agree on what he’s saying, then his words don’t matter.  They’re untrustworthy and meaningless.

This is his recipe for success.  He primarily communicates not with language, but with emotion.  He bypasses the cerebral cortex to directly access the primitive cerebellum.  He speaks through rage and pain.

It’s difficult to influence the thinking man who lives in a complex world and can change his mind.  It’s easy to own the angry man who only is driven by basic emotions and will never lose his fear.

Fight Trump by fighting for English.  Words DO matter.  It was a common practice to call out Presidents when they told a lie.  It can become tedious with Trump.  But it’s critical that it still be done.  Confront his lies and contradictions when you speak and write, time after time. Don’t enable Trump by allowing the lies to acquire power by their sheer number and frequent repetition.

It’s critical to defend language. Because if we don’t, we let him define – and dumb down – its use.  We’ll lose whole categories of words – and the meanings and gradations behind them – for any concepts that are more complicated than white vs. non-white, Christian vs. other, American vs. the world (except Russia), and Trump vs. the state.  We become the very cartoon that we paint of Trump.

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#FightTrump 7 – Breathe

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Trump is an existential threat that is driving tens of millions of people to action.  But it won’t happen overnight.

The political process takes time.  Maybe it will only be another year until the impeachment.  Or two and a half years when Trump is voted out.  Or six and a half if Trump starts a war to capture the patriotic vote.  Or fourteen and a half after President Pence renames the country as Gilead (That’s a joke. We hope.) But it will end at some point.

It will be a long march to freedom, equality, and yes, sanity.  There will be a lot of petitions, marches, rallies, organizing, and resisting to do.  Please, pace yourself so you can help throughout this process and still be in one piece at the finish line.

Be conscious of your media consumption.  We love Rachel as much as the next liberal, reading the New York Times, and going online to tweet with other resisters.  But don’t let it take over your life.  Get help if you find yourself in a constant rage or unending depression, or it affects your work and family life.  On the other hand for many people losing your appetite and practicing voodoo on a fat orange doll are perfectly acceptable reactions.

Take care of your mental, physical, and emotional health.  Go to work, love a fellow resister, spend time with the kids, walk the dog, enjoy family & friends, breathe at yoga, enjoy your pizza and kale, and get lots of sleep.  While you still can.

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#FightTrump 6 – Boycott Beaches & Sandals Resorts

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#FightTrump 5 – Surf

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You’ve already got this covered through whichever site you’re reading this on!

We wrote earlier that it’s critical to talk to your family, friends, and network.  Today much of that conversation is online through sites like FREEDAmerica, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and other progressive, Democrat party, issue-oriented, and general discussion web sites.

So surf the Internet and find one or more sites and social networks where you feel at home. Just like you do in person, you can share your thoughts, write articles, and read and comment on what others are saying.  The online environment provides a rich environment to talk, read, and support like-minded individuals.  In later posts we’ll publish more about these social networks and sites and how you can use them.

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#FightTrump 4 – Talk

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Of eligible voters in the 2016 Presidential Election, the largest number – 47% – didn’t vote.  25.7% voted for Hillary Clinton. 24.6% voted for Donald Trump.  That’s a huge majority of people who either didn’t vote or voted Trump.  Just a few of them could have tipped the election the other way.

Earlier we talking about voting. You did, didn’t you? No person is an island. What about your family, friends, and network?  Did they vote?  Who for?  What are their top issues?  If it’s important to you, let them know.

Don’t wait until the week before the election.  A political discussion – both for the nation and each individual voter – is a process.  Start the dialog now so you can learn how to influence others, find your voice, support other progressives, and be able to speak in a meaningful way to Trump supporters.

In later posts we’ll publish tips about what to say to folks, even if they’re ready to anoint Trump Supreme Overlord.

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#FREEDRev 112.2 – Marc: Never Again, Part 2

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The Jews know a few things about being FREED.  We have a special sensitivity to oppression that’s virtually imprinted on us at a genetic level.

Trump said ‘Never again‘ at the Holocaust Remembrance Day.  But in his Orwellian doublethink he neither understood nor meant the real words.  The Truth hides in plain sight.  Just read what he actually writes and says.

His slogan ‘American first’ was used – not coincidentally – in the 1940s in the islolationist movement that blamed Jewish Americans for pushing the U.S. to fight in World War II.

We are all immigrants, Jews, WASPs, and other Europeans, Africans, and Asians alike.  Trump has already started to come for the Muslims. The Mexicans are queued up next. And then who?

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Pastor Martin Niemöller

A culture of fear, hate, and incompetence is institutionalized in Trump’s presidency. If you waited, what more do you need see? He’s created and staffed a Ministry of Truth that refuses science and creates its own alternative facts. He isn’t satisfied with taking the US back to the fantasy of white Christian 1950s. He is retreating further to the dark 1930s where the response to economic inequality was the charisma of a strongman who rode fear and mob rule to racial annihilation.

This is not politics as usual. These are not regular Republicans. It’s evil, whether it’s a cult of narcissism, the tyranny of the Christian majority, the nihilsm of libertarians, or the next step toward totalitarianism. It must be stopped. In all ways. Now. It is time.

I care because as a rational human being (and an engineer) I believe and live in the world of logic. That’s my reality. That’s what allows me to type on a computer, use email, and send this over the Internet.  That’s what allows him to Tweet.

A lie, broadcast and repeated hundred fold, is still a lie. It cannot be allowed to flourish, cower listeners through repetition, build power, acquire legitimacy, and flood our coastlines through neglect. Yet that’s exactly how dictators work. How he works. And it’s succeeded.

I care because as George Orwell wrote in 1984:

In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.

I care because the suppression of facts, the cult of personality, and the demonization of dissent is plainly wrong. I care because a narcissist who acts like a spoiled brat and pouts and attacks when he can’t be number one – when he should be running the country – should not hold any public office, must less the nuclear launch codes. I care because a racist misogynist xenophobe does not deserve respect and is not a role model for our children. I care because all the above cannot be the legacy we pass on to our children’s children. I care because this cannot be the new normal or we have truly started down that dangerous slippery slope.

I care because this is as true today – if not more – as when I wrote my original article on this a year and a half ago.  Trump has already started to corrode our democracy and institutions so that he alone can rule and banish dissent.  And his cult will follow him.

I care because I’m Jewish and we have seen this before. They have come for us. We know how this can end if we wait too long and don’t stand up to authoritarians.

I care because we have vowed Never again. In the real world. Not Trump fantasy land.

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#FightTrump 3 – Boycott Bayer

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#FightTrump 2 – Vote

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#FREEDRev 112.1 – Marc: Never Again

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What do you call someone who constantly insults others?  A small person who has to attack people and groups just so he can feel like a big man?  A brat?  Childish?  Immature?  Spoiled?  A bully?  Unworthy of respect?  Narcissist?

What about President?  The count of People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter is up to 487.  …  Who’s Next?

U.S. Intelligence.  Insults already issued, President Trump has threatened to revoke the security clearances of several officials who have criticized him – former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden.

It’s yet another step to attack, silence, and restrict his enemies in his continuing march to authoritarianism. That may work in Russia.  This is the U.S.  Those of us in #TheResistance and FREEDRevolution vow to continue to fight as we slide down this slippery slope.  If he hasn’t come for you, just wait.

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