Slightly less than half of the people in this country watched the news, saw what was happening, and thought they wanted no parts of it and stayed home, or “integrity” voted for Stein or Johnson.
We’re long past the point where people get to pretend there is any integrity in politics, and abstention of voting in this climate means you voted for the GOP.
They show up.
Democrats need to learn and learn quickly that integrity is a luxury none of us can afford in politics, and our job is to show the fuck up. We’re about to get two very ugly years of punishment and I hope we survive it, and second, I hope people learn politics ain’t football.
There are no rules.
You don’t always know who is on your team.
You will be rewarded for fighting dirty, so fight dirty.
The prize is the survival of the ideals and protections we hold most dear.
Start showing up.
The best way to fight this and fight hard is locally.
Show up to school board meetings, town council meetings and hearings.
Fight for your country.
If you are feeling hopeless and paralyzed right now, you aren’t alone. Get away from your cell phone, your TV, and your computer and go get involved in person in your community. Our isolation, even though we are connected online, works against us in local power structures.
If they don’t see you at meetings, it’s assumed you don’t care and they’ll do what they want because they show up.