I’m amazed I got to 46, had the life experiences I’ve had, and still managed to be that hopeful and optimistic. Then November 8, 2016 happened. Now, I just feel betrayed.
My problem: How do I have these difficult political conversations without turning into a rage beast or having a panic attack? My solution is to borrow some wisdom from the kinkier side of the bedroom.
It's hard to know what to focus on and where to find information. Here are some places that I keep an eye on. I hope they help!
No. That’s not the beginning of an independent film or a boring joke. It’s frightening reality. The Republican party, led by a xenophobic narcissist, is promoting a bill (HR 985) that will gut the people’s (that’s all of us) ability to bring class action lawsuits before the courts. Why now? Ever heard of President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban?[i] These new rules would disproportionately impact the ability for attorneys representing groups of vulnerable immigrants from bringing class action civil rights lawsuits on their behalf. HR 985 is nothing more than a judicial end run around civil rights laws to aid the President and the Republican Party in supporting a xenophobic agenda on…
Trump has given his followers permission to be like him and embrace their hubris. He wants to promote the narrative that the non-existent white, Christian America of the 1950s has been stolen from his followers and they deserve to have it restored.
We can be better than this, but we need to know how and you are uniquely qualified to explore what that means and how to start making it happen.
This is the umpteenth time that Trump’s campaign as tried to roll out a new version of Trump, who stays on message and keeps all that nasty hate tamped down until after the election. I don’t buy it and neither should anyone else. Dust away the stage trimmings and it’s the same Trump, as Pete Townsend said, “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
I have no words. Well, that’s not entirely true, is it? Here are my thoughts, do with them what you will. I will shout into the void and maybe some of these will land in the ears of those who need to hear them, in a universe of infinite possibilities, it is certainly okay to hold out some hope.