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#FightTrump 11 – Call a Lie a Lie

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Truth is Truth

When you’re out talking and writing online, part of fighting the real fake news is calling a lie a lie.  As we wrote earlier, words matter. Trump and the GOP’s volume of lies can only be fought with equal repetition.  Be direct and definite.  Using other words or phrases makes your statement ambiguous and pretentious.  It weakens your point. Don’t be afraid to speak truth.

Call it a lie, not fact-free or a lack of or impartial or not full or complete candor, honesty, or anything else. Your irony is wasted.
Call it a lie, not false, a falsehood, or falsity.
Call it a lie, not a fib, fake, fact-free, fabrication, feint, front, pretense, or pretext.
Call it a lie, not incorrect, inaccurate, or dubious.
Call it a lie, not a prevarication.
Call it a lie, not a mistake.
Call it a lie, not an error.
Call it a lie, not a deception.
Call it a lie, not hyperbole.
Call it a lie, not a mendacity
Call it a lie, not a misstatement or uncorroborated claim or assertion.
Call it a lie, not an untruth, avoided truth, post-truth, pre-truth, non-truth, partial truth, sidestepped truth, mis-truth, or even just plain truthy.
Call it a lie, not misleading, mischaracterization, disingenuous, evasion, exaggeration, embellishment, or shade.
Call it a lie, not a contrivance, obfuscation, feint, pretense, act, masquerade, bluff, or bogus.
Call it a lie, not partisan, an opinion, posture, point of view, perspective, interpretation, opinion, or story.
Call it a lie, not a public relations release.
Call it a lie even though you want to show off your fancy journalism degree or flowery writing style.
Call it a lie, not artificial, make-believe, fiction, or sham.
Call it a lie, not a men’s locker room joke.
Call it a lie, not a theory.
Call it a lie. Not everything is relative.
Don’t even call it false or fake news.
Just call it a lie.

It’s a lie.  Most of what he says is.  That’s the truth.  And what people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder do.

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#FightTrump 10 – Fight Fake News

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Ad Fontes Media is a real Fake News Detector. This non-political site aims to objectively look at bias and quality in the cable, TV, print, and online news media. It will tell you who really is “Fair and Balanced.” Their mission is “making news consumers smarter and news media better.”

Ad Fontes reviews actual source video program segments and articles. Their focus strictly is on the content, not its entertainment value. Does the media provide a balanced portrayal of the news or does it skew to the political left or right? Is the news presented through verifiable facts or unsupported claims?

Ad Fontes produces the Media Bias Chart, which visually ranks major news networks, programs, publications, and web sites. Content is rated in two axes. One is the amount of partisanship from left/liberal to right/conservative. The other is the accuracy of the news from fact reporting to inaccurate/fabricated information.

Who’s the Real Fake News?

Answer: Fox News among cable channels. The Media Bias Chart shows that Fox is far more extreme and rarely fact-based. CNN News has a small partisan liberal bias. MSNBC has a moderate liberal bias. Fox News skews far to the right with a hyper-partisan conservative bias. While CNN and MSNBC are recognized as having fair interpretations of news, Fox News is propaganda with generally misleading information.

We support Ad Fontes Media and hope you will too. They’re running a crowdfunding campaign that we invite you to contribute to.

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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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How do you respond to a treasonous, lying, morally bankrupt, incompetent, narcissist President? You resist. And don’t stop. Because inaction and avoidance are precisely what led to this catastrophe.

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#FightTrump 3 – Boycott Bayer

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#FightTrump 2 – Vote

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