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

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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.

Roger Wolfson, Huffington Post

https://secure.consumersunion.org/images/content/pagebuilder/Industry-telling.jpg  12/04/2016 | A lot of wishful thinking is happening in America right now. “Maybe Trump the President will be different than Trump the Candidate.” We already know this is a fallacy. Trump the president-elect is exactly the same as Trump the candidate. “Maybe he’ll suddenly become more responsible and balanced.” “Maybe this is the kick in the pants America needs.” “Maybe he’ll be impeached.” But the most damaging wishful thought of all is: “Maybe I don’t have to do anything — maybe the electors will choose to appoint someone else, on their own.”

The Electors should. But they won’t. Not without political pressure the likes of which America has rarely seen before. Which means we all need to be motivated. Well — how about the safety of our own lives, and the lives of everyone we love? Because let’s not fool ourselves. Anyone with a rudimentary appreciation of the powers of the president of the United States knows that the stakes are life and death. Pretending otherwise is wishful thinking.

Roger Wolfson, Attorney, writer. This article was co-written by Roger Wolfson, a writer and activist, and Jared Berenholz, a television executive.

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

 

 

 

 

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