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'Keep Calm and Carry On' is clichéd. It's also missing two-thirds of the original message.

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“Keep Calm and Carry On” wasn't originally designed to be a novelty. It was actually an urgent plea — one of three slogans the British government released to rally the spirits of the people against the threat of Naziism during World War II.

Amanda Pell, Upworthy

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December 22, 2016 | If you’ve ever been anywhere near a college dorm room, you’ve seen the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

The saying does have real historical context rooted in WWII Britain, but it’s better known for the period of time in the mid-2000s when it became a near-ubiquitous decorative staple.

Amanda Pell I'm just a lady who loves a good story, whether or not I'm the one telling it. I'm a political junkie and occasional comedian. I rode in an elevator with Walter Cronkite in 1997, and I've been doing my best to tell it the way it is ever since.

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George Takei- "Welcome to the Resistance"

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  • So welcome to the resistance. It’s where the next heroes of our movement will emerge. Be ready. Be vigilant. Be strong.
  • Related: Time to Fight Like Hell 

George Takei, Advocate

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http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/2016/12/20/george_takei_approvedx750.jpegThe Resistance is where the next heroes of our movement will emerge. Be ready, be strong, and be vigilant, says George Takei.

December 21 2016 | In the wake of Donald Trump's election victory, many have written to me asking how to move forward. It is understandably difficult for our community to accept this setback, from the risk of our hard-won rights being eroded to the fear that dark forces of hatred and intolerance are now emboldened and have begun to strike. Our concerns are not diminished by the president-elect’s reassurances over marriage equality, particularly as he continues to name some of the most outspoken bigots to important posts within his cabinet and inner circle — and as we consider the record of his vice president, Mike Pence, while governor of Indiana, or Jeff Sessions, an enemy of equality he has nominated to head the Justice Department.

As both an Asian-American and an LGBT American, I have borne witness to some of the most egregious injustices and tragedies of our national history, where both the public and the politicians turned against us to devastating effect. Many know that I grew up in internment camps where we were held without trial or even charge for years, simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. Fewer remember that, as a young man, it was illegal for me in many states to marry a Caucasian person due to antimiscegenation laws. And as a gay man, I stayed deeply in the closet out of fear that I would not find work as an “out” actor. That same fear rendered me silent even as the scourge of the AIDS epidemic in the '80s and '90s took so many of our community, while the government turned a blind, callous eye. 

George Takei is an actor, entrepreneur, activist, and social media supernova and the recipient of the 2014 StartOut Leadership Award.

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Time to Fight Like Hell , Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones <http://www.motherjones.com>

 

 

 

December 15, 2016 | There is no way to sugarcoat it. The election of Donald Trump is a brutal affront to women, people of color, Jews and Muslims, and all who value kindness and tolerance. a road map for a lasting presence as a disruptive opposition … . (W)e have … handed (white nationalists and other political predators) the keys to the Oval Office, and the nuclear codes.

The threat of authoritarianism requires all hands on deck.

Related: Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19)

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The 4 Syndromes Of Passivity In The Face Of Pending Tyranny

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  • And how to pull yourself out.
  • Related: Time to Fight Like Hell 
  • Related: What you — yes, you — can do to save America from tyranny.

 

Robert Reich, Huffington Post

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12/16/2016 | As the era of Trump approaches, some of you are succumbing to the following four syndromes:

1. Normalizer Syndrome. You want to believe Trump will be just another president – more conservative and pompous than most, but one who will make rational decisions once in office.

You are under a grave delusion. Trump has a serious personality disorder and will pose a clear and present danger to America and the world.

Robert Reich: Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; author, ‘Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.’’

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Time to Fight Like Hell, Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

  • http://www.motherjones.com/files/imagecache/imagecache-2400x1350/files/421_clara_a_2000x1124.jpgDecember 15, 2016 | There is no way to sugarcoat it. The election of Donald Trump is a brutal affront to women, people of color, Jews and Muslims, and all who value kindness and tolerance. a road map for a lasting presence as a disruptive opposition … . (W)e have … handed (white nationalists and other political predators) the keys to the Oval Office, and the nuclear codes.
  • The threat of authoritarianism requires all hands on deck.
  • Related: Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19)

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What you — yes, you — can do to save America from tyranny, Timothy Snyder, Dallas (TX) News

Here are 20 lessons from across the fearful 20th century, adapted to the circumstances of today.

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Time to Fight Like Hell

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  • December 15, 2016 | There is no way to sugarcoat it. The election of Donald Trump is a brutal affront to women, people of color, Jews and Muslims, and all who value kindness and tolerance. a road map for a lasting presence as a disruptive opposition … . (W)e have … handed (white nationalists and other political predators) the keys to the Oval Office, and the nuclear codes.
  • The threat of authoritarianism requires all hands on deck.
  • Related: Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19).

Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/files/mojocover_JF17_290.jpg  Dec. 13, 2016 | Decades from now, when the election of 2016 is distilled to its essence, what will that be? Many hoped the central lesson would be a shattered glass ceiling and a cementing of the Obama legacy. An expansion of rights and tolerance.

Instead, a small electoral majority chose a candidate who openly embraced bigotry, who slurred war heroes and mocked the disabled, who bragged of sexual assault, who said he'd roll back the protections of a free press, who was cheered on by white supremacists, who said he'd upend our alliances and the world's long-overdue climate deal, and who is ignorant and cavalier about the basics of safeguarding a nuclear arsenal.

Clara Jeffery is Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones and recipient of a PEN America award for editing.

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Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19), Roger Wolfson, Huffington Post

  • Clearly, there is little chance that (the electors) will (vote their consciences) if Americans don’t demand it. The Constitution allows for, and requires, civic involvement. We need to stand up so profoundly that the electors feel protected and supported for voting their conscience. By December 19th, those who feel an itch to speak up, but haven’t done so, are going to regret it.
  • Fortunately, resources exist to help us, right now. 
  • Related: What you — yes, you — can do to save America from tyranny.

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Tell the Electoral College electors: Honor the majority vote and reject Donald Trump

  • The petition to electors to the Electoral College reads:
  • "Donald Trump is unfit to serve as president and did not win the support of the majority of the American people. Hillary Clinton is set to win the majority of the vote by more than 2 million votes despite widespread voter suppression and the FBI’s interference in the election. Honor the majority vote and elect Hillary Clinton on Dec. 19."
  • Related: Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19).
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https://d2omw6a1nm6pnh.cloudfront.net/images/Stop-Trump.pngDecember 14, 2016 | We are gearing up to fight the dangers of a Trump presidency with everything we’ve got. Today, we have one last, long shot at preventing the most dangerous and hateful administration in our nation’s history. We hope you’ll help us fight for it.

On Dec. 19, the electors to the Electoral College will cast their ballots to elect the next president. In many states, these electors are not bound by the state’s total vote and can choose to vote for whomever they want with little or no legal consequence.

Hillary Clinton is likely to win the majority vote by 2 million votes or more.The electors have a civic duty to elect the candidate chosen by the people, and they have a moral obligation to elect the one who is most fit to serve.

CREDO Action empowers 4 million progressive activists to pressure decision-makers on change we want to see from opposing war, to relentlessly defending reproductive freedom, protecting our environment and a healthy food system, fixing our broken democracy, fighting for an economy that works for everyone, and more. 

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Now more than ever we are faced with enormous challenges. These are the times the bring out the best in the best of us.

We will stand as strong now as we ever have.

We proudly ask for your support.

In earnest,

Dave & the Crew



Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19), Roger Wolfson, Huffington Post

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  • Clearly, there is little chance that (the electors) will (vote their consciences) if Americans don’t demand it. The Constitution allows for, and requires, civic involvement. We need to stand up so profoundly that the electors feel protected and supported for voting their conscience. By December 19th, those who feel an itch to speak up, but haven’t done so, are going to regret it.
  • Fortunately, resources exist to help us, right now. 
  • Related: What you — yes, you — can do to save America from tyranny.

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