storyrainthejournal: (yoruichi-light)
No has been echoing through my head a lot lately, in giant bold font. Every time I see another outright lie of DT’s repeated unquestioned by “news” outlets; every time violent racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic, homophobic threats, rhetoric, and abuse are treated as valid platforms or schools of thought; every one of DT’s appointment announcements; every time DT is allowed, without check, to threaten the press, sic his violent, unhinged followers on a private citizen to threaten abuse, rape, murder and harm to their families; every time—

It looks like this:

DT tweets a straight-up lie, like taking credit for job creation or economy boosting that’s to Obama’s credit, not his, and mainstream media news orgs repeat or report it unexamined—

NO

CNN entertains questions about whether Jews are human—

NO

DT appoints egregiously racist individual—

NO

Anyone tries to equate the protests and free speech of hate that threatens harm to others with protests and free speech about protecting lives and the environment—

NO

DT appoints individual who is entirely anti-whatever the post is—

NO

DT tweets displeasure with a private citizen and his followers besiege that person with threats—

NO

Organizations and individuals normalize white supremacy—responsible for the worst crimes in recorded history—as if it’s legitimate and can reasonably be part of civilized discourse—

NO

People in a position to standup usefully against him are silenced or say we need to get along, we need to wait and see—

NO

Every affront to justice and our better natures—

NO

Say it loudly. Keep saying it. However you can, with whatever resources you can muster.

Of course, no’s cognate YES must also be liberally (heh, see what I did there?) applied: YES, to art and science, to kindness, to generosity, open minds, learning, teaching; YES to growing our awareness and understanding of others (except hateful bullies and the psychopaths and sociopaths in power those bullies support, none of whom have any interest in growing or learning or understanding back, because NO to victimizing ourselves over and over for a lost cause); YES to the beauty and reality of diversity, possibility, supporting and celebrating all that is good; YES to standing up for each other, for our amazing, precious planet, for animals, and YES to saying NO to individuals and regimes that threaten any of it.

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