Please pardon the replication of Reverend Niemoller’s famous short poem, but at this point there is a need to face down the ugly and demeaning actions of the Trump supporters and their Dear Leader.
Resist: I’ve already called for support for progressive and liberal organizations that provide the research, and I’ll do it repeatedly. We need an informational infrastructure to help fuel the resistance to Trumpism. If your budget can stand it, pick at least one, or possibly two organizations of your choice and make a donation towards their efforts. We cannot depend on the corporate media to make issues known, and to provide the data necessary to inform the public. I’ve called it #2-4-2018, a way to call attention to the importance of the mid-term elections. We can’t blame these organization for not publicizing and promoting our issues if we haven’t given them the funds to do so.
Resist: Support media outlets that promote tolerance, liberty, and equality. There are a multitude out there, some examples are the Talking Points Memo, Crooks and Liars, Politicususa, and Think Progress, as aggregators these are outstanding, and you probably know of more. There are research based publications like Pro Publica, which is also deserving of our attention and support. There’s also the CBPP, and the EPI, also deserving of support. And, no list would be complete without the Center for American Progress. Make your own list of your favorites and share it with family and friends if you have not already done so.
Resist: Call your Congressional Representatives and public officials. Let them know quickly and surely that American do NOT support criminalizing public protests, such as the legislation proposed in Iowa and Washington state. [Root] It’s never too soon to hold the media accountable – no, Steve Bannon is not “alt-right,” that’s just a euphemism for White Supremacist. No amount of cleansing will ever make his bigoted views “normal.” He’s not the “new normal,” he’s just the old abnormal.
Resist: There’s no need to call for boycotts, simply vote with your eyes and wallet. Unimpressed with the news coverage by major corporate media outlets? Why watch? Lord knows, they are sensitive to their ratings. Why give them any. Watching and being appalled at their ‘coverage?’ There are addresses for sending civil and polite expressions of our displeasure:
CBS Evening News. 524 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
ABC News 147 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10023
NBC News 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112
CNN, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303
MSNBC, One MSNBC Plaza Secaucus, NJ 07094
Resist: Get involved at your local level. Find your local organizations and local political committees, and to the extent that you can get involved in their activities. Get up, get out, and get involved.