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Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

Why haven't people taken to the streets?

Seriously. Impeachment proceedings haven't even started yet? We have a traitor in the White House who is destroying our country. We should all be on the streets protesting, right now. Why aren't we?

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Reply Why haven't people taken to the streets? (Original post)
Shell_Seas Jan 2019 OP
bdamomma Jan 2019 #1
Srkdqltr Jan 2019 #2
CrispyQ Jan 2019 #3
Moostache Jan 2019 #4
Tipperary Jan 2019 #17
jayfish Jan 2019 #5
2naSalit Jan 2019 #14
Jeffersons Ghost Jan 2019 #6
Shell_Seas Jan 2019 #7
BumRushDaShow Jan 2019 #10
ffr Jan 2019 #8
Shell_Seas Jan 2019 #11
ffr Jan 2019 #19
Shell_Seas Jan 2019 #20
FakeNoose Jan 2019 #18
BumRushDaShow Jan 2019 #9
WeekiWater Jan 2019 #12
hurple Jan 2019 #13
Auggie Jan 2019 #15
HipChick Jan 2019 #16
lunatica Jan 2019 #21
Cyrano Jan 2019 #22

Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:04 AM

1. Good question.

we need to step up to the plate.

This cretin/Russian asset is breaking the country while we text.

Time to mobilize. Or are we waiting for him to pull out of NATO.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:13 AM

2. Are you guys setting something up?

Let us all know.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. Instead of taking to the streets, we should be burning up the phone lines to Congress.

Marching and protesting are fine, but most people still have too much to lose to commit to a general strike. Jobs & mortgages, children to take to school, daily responsibilities that don't go away, just because the country's in crisis.

However, we all can & should be calling our MOCs (Members of Congress) on a weekly, if not daily basis. My MOC numbers are in my phone. I take 10 minutes on Sunday & compose a brief message, either about specific issues or the general state of things, & then I call all three of my MOCs. You don't get a lot of time so keep it quick & be nice. Leave your name & zip code at the end. Call other MOCs too, if they are critical to key votes. Also, it doesn't hurt to call them when they've done something good. If you call during business hours you may get a live person, so be prepared. And always be professional.

The last time Congress' email/vmail boxes were overloaded was the financial crisis of 2008.

Are we there yet?

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:23 AM

4. For the same reason no one cares about climate change enough to act...

We live in an anesthetized society, bombarded with inputs from the second our eyes open in the AM until they close in the PM. EVERYTHING is designed to make you feel inadequate in some way, to encourage buying that one more tidbit, bag, car, girl, boy, pet, meal, drink that will fulfill you and give your life purpose....until its time to get the newer version 2 seconds later.

Marketing has killed the soul of society and sucked the life out of people, pared with the enormous lessons of the Iraq and Afghan wars - when MILLIONS in the streets across the globe stopped exactly NOTHING and the carnage continues to this day, some 18 years later.

Protests and demonstrations are quaint and no one really has the stomach for what would be necessary - war, bloodshed, death, destruction. Power never yields, it must be forced to concede. For DECADES, the Presidency (and Congress) have been consolidating power and making it easier on them and harder on us to impact things.

A march on Washington? Been done....how's that working out right now?
A message at the ballot box? November 2018 was biggest Democratic swing EVER...so? Yippy! We can now investigate and better understand what was done but can't even stop the relaxing of sanctions on a goddamn Russian pal of Putin because Trump owes him one...

This entire system - from the Electoral College to the 2 Senators per State limit to the gerrymandered districts that resemble coiled snakes to ensure a safe seat - is fundamentally broken. It needs far more than a few tweaks to fix this situation. We need a full on second Revolution or a repartitioning of the land into 2 nations - one sane and forward looking, one batshit insane and regressive in social and economic terms. One Dominican Republic and one Haiti.

McConnell carrying water for Trump and preventing the Senate from functioning as a co-equal branch of government is the final straw. He is a human refuse pile and is already responsible for the politicizing of the SCOTUS and now the subjugation of the Senate and Legislative Branches to the Imperial Presidency...its game over man. The only question is what are people willing to do - live under tyranny or rise up against it once more?

I bet there's a great Facebook thread or post about this right now....

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Response to Moostache (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 01:00 PM

17. Spot on. nt

 

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:26 AM

5. The Masses Have Been Economically Enslaved.

Who has the ability to just take a bunch of time off for protest marches?

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Response to jayfish (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 12:18 PM

14. +1

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:28 AM

6. K&R many unpaid, US Federal employees are protesting...

and they deserve support

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:29 AM

7. Is MSM covering this?

I haven't seen anything.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:49 AM

10. Unless liberals/progressives OWN their own "MSM" don't expect it to be covered. nt

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:39 AM

8. Because we're making signs for Saturday's protest march.

Last edited Fri Jan 18, 2019, 01:29 PM - Edit history (1)

Women's March on Washington
Start: January 19, 2019 • 10:00 AM
Freedom Plaza• 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC 20004

https://www.womensmarch.com/2019/


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Response to ffr (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:50 AM

11. Is that still on?

I've heard a lot of negative things about it...

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 01:31 PM

19. I heard a lot of negative things about HRC too, but I ignored all of it.

Who cares what other talking heads say. Do what you know is right.

We're marching in protest of the Manchurian Candidate.

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Response to ffr (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 02:49 PM

20. Good point.

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Response to ffr (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 01:07 PM

18. The Democratic national committee withdrew its support a few days ago

Fewer groups are participating in the Women's March this year, but individuals can still go in on their own.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142244655

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:48 AM

9. People have "taken to the streets" somewhere in the U.S.

every day since the November 2016 election. Just because YOU don't see it doesn't mean it hasn't happened or isn't happening.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:53 AM

12. I will be taking part in protests this year.

 

Many other members her do as well.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 12:10 PM

13. Because...

It's cold out. I might miss an episode of Big Bang Theory. My friends on Facebook say all this is fake. I have a headache. I need to wash my hair. I can't miss work. Will there be celebrities there?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 12:44 PM

15. Michael Moore called for 2,000,000 people to surround the Capitol building ...

during the Kavanaugh hearings. I believe we need something similar.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 12:51 PM

16. I've been asking this same question for a while..

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 02:54 PM

21. People affected by this shut down are taking to the streets

and in huge numbers.

What exactly do you expect?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 03:06 PM

22. Trump wouldn't give a shit if all of America took to the streets

This is someone who doesn't care what anyone else thinks or believes. It's not beyond him to declare martial law, ban public demonstrations and pass out live ammunition.

Trump cannot be turned away from this insanity. But Mitch McConnell is a different story. He's the one who protests need to be targeted at. He's the one that must be held responsible. He's the one that needs to be put in fear of his job.

When Trump said the shutdown could go on for years, he meant it. He's certifiably nuts. But McConnell can be pushed if he thinks he'll lose his next election. And it's mostly up to the people of Kentucky to scare the shit out of him.

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