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Sat Aug 19, 2017, 10:36 PM

There's a hidden message of resistance in the White House arts committee's resignation letter

Source: CNN

It was an act of protest in form and function.

Perhaps you heard that the remaining 16 members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest Friday. Actor Kal Penn, a member of the group, shared the resignation letter on Twitter -- a sharp rebuke of the President's response to white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Trump blamed people on "all sides" for the deadly violence and rejected calls to remove divisive Confederate monuments.

"We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions," the letter said. "Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions."

As the letter spread through the Internet, many noticed the group used artistic license to drive home its point. The first letter of each paragraph spells out a rallying cry: RESIST.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/19/entertainment/white-house-arts-committee-letter-resist-trnd/index.html

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 10:44 PM

1. Perfect!!! Did you notice that the "Honorary Chairman" is Melania Trump, did she resign too?

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 12:37 AM

3. LOL, RESIST, Melania! RESIST!

Especially if he tries to grab your hand...

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 11:36 PM

2. Well, darn! Artists are so...imaginative, aren't they? :) nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 01:26 AM

4. Being an illustrator my signs at the rallies I have attended are quite creative.

The one I made of the fake prez with a 5' long red tie just got an addition yesterday...I put a very visible piece of tape on the back for authenticity.

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