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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 11:51 PM

Here's What They'll Do Next if Tuesday Brings an Overwhelming Blue Wave

I have seen it before, in many forms.

When they lose, this is what they do: They look for a fault line.

Then they start inserting wedges. Small ones at first. Silly-seeming ones.

They get lots and lots of wedges in.

Then they start banging on the wedges, trying to fracture and divide the ones who defeated them. Rob us of effectiveness and capability. Get us fighting one another, rather than pursuing the agenda that brought about their defeat and promised hope, making liars of us.

And we have one BIG fault line offering itself as a target.

So let's prepare.

What fault line am I talking about?

We're fighting back against racism and misogyny. We want to redress centuries of oppression of those marginalized for their brown skin and non-european ancestry. We want to root out the systemic patriarchy that has deprived half of our citizens of agency and equality. This is essential, if we are to secure the existence of this planet and a future for all children.

And therein lies the fault line.

All those white women who pick up the cell phone to tell the police about black people doing the scary stuff of daily life, not to mention the 'soccer moms' who voted for [Redacted].

All those rap lyrics about "hos" and "bitches" and the machismo cultures that produce stunningly toxic misogynists with brown skins.

It may be all too easy to divide us along that fault line. What are we going to do about it?

Can we prepare?

If we are lucky, Tuesday night may usher in an unprecedented wave of new leadership: Black and brown leadership. Female leadership. Young leadership. Exactly who we need to map out new paths to a better future.

Unless they successfully exploit that fault line and get us wasting all that energy against ourselves.

Can we be ready?

Strategies?

Suggestions?

Analysis?

Disagreement?

This enquiring mind wants to know.

thoughtfully,
Bright

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Reply Here's What They'll Do Next if Tuesday Brings an Overwhelming Blue Wave (Original post)
TygrBright Nov 2018 OP
murielm99 Nov 2018 #1
uponit7771 Nov 2018 #3
lapfog_1 Nov 2018 #2
empedocles Nov 2018 #4
Hortensis Nov 2018 #5

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

1. We can fact check them.

Answer them on social media and in LTTEs.

We can laugh at them, too. They hate that.

On edit: Don't show outrage. That is what they want.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 12:54 AM

3. +1, Biggest weapon is facts

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 12:46 AM

2. the first thing they will do

is call for a lame duck session of congress to ram through as much crap as they can

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:13 AM

4. Will they first look for a martial law wedge?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:40 AM

5. Yes. Increasing our conscious commitment to TRUTH.

False information is spread across populations, and to specific targets, by repeating it many times.

Cultures of some other nations under attack have already become more truth oriented, at least politically. Our society must overall increase our respect for the importance of truth to ourselves, which of course starts with each of us.

"Oh, that's interesting. Is it true?"

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