Stand up! Fight back! And make sure you are in the room to Resist! As this blog says, quoting Shirley Chisholm,
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.” Pick up your folding chair and join the resistance!
“Protests don’t do any good.” That’s what a progressive friend of mine said yesterday. I launched into my monologue, including the protests against the Vietnam War and for civil rights which we’re both old enough to remember. By the time I finished, he agreed with me—although perhaps out of exhaustion. Earlier this week, “hundreds” of Trump supporters gathered across the country but failed to display much energy. At the same time, the Resistance Movement is overwhelming the nation.
Unlike the Vietnam War protesting, this activism is not around a single issue. The “women’s march” was about far more than women; it showed how all of us need to come together to fight back against the authoritarian regime from the federal government. Everyone needs to know that we are not alone while we are all at risk.
A question after that first march on January 21 was what would happen after…
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