Greetings again all. I'm not sure I'm over the election results yet. My mind and spirit are still quite troubled. One of the things the author of a 'views' piece at commondreams warned about was "normalizing" this dangerous (can I still say "nutjob"?) so and so. Well that is what appears to be happening ALREADY. They have a recent report on their site. We must NOT stand for this!!! We nead journalists and media outlets to do the real job of informing. We all need to make sure that hate, bigotry, misogyny, discrimination against any group, disrespect of civil liberties, and disrespect of the environment DOES NOT STAND!!!
Read the report .
But the calls for "unity" to work with him have somewhat troubled me. Now, I support unity, have written often about it here, but something about the calls in this situation made me vaguely unsettled. Then I happened on this excellent piece by Paul Louis Metzger. And he put form and shape to the vagueness I was feeling. I hope that everyone will take the time to read it. It is certainly worth the time. And I still believe that we need to unite to solve common problems, but, at least for a while, will think and write just a bit more carefully about unity. We will need to make sure that whatever unity we achieve is, as Metzger hopes it would be, a "just unity."
And let us not forget that there IS much at stake here. Please also read this beautiful op-ed by Steven W. Thrasher.
You may also wish to check out this article about preparing for January from commondreams. There are two links in it to sites which give info about preparing for the nightmare administration which awaits.
And don't forget to pray - or call for protective vibes.
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