Don’t Mourn

More words I can’t muster:

Meteor Blades on dailyKOS.com @ 7:01 am: Not a few
people have spoken in the past few hours about an Americanist
authoritarianism emerging out of the country’s current leadership. I think
that’s not far-fetched. Fighting this requires that we stick together, not
bashing each other, not fleeing or hiding or yielding to the temptation of
behaving as if “what’s the use?” It’s tough on the psyche to be beaten.

Throughout our country’s history, abolitionists, suffragists,
union organizers, anti-racists, antiwarriors, civil libertarians,
feminists and gay rights activists have challenged the majority of
Americans to take off their blinders. Each succeeded one way or another,
but not overnight, and certainly not without serious setbacks. After a
decent interval of licking our wounds and pondering what might have been
and where we went wrong, we need to spit out our despair and return –
united – to battling those who have for the moment outmaneuvered us.
Otherwise, we might just as well lie down in the street and let them
flatten us with their schemes.

Except this guy still thinks we can do it within the Dmeocratic Party. I
don’t see how. Where was the DP for the civil rights movement, the
anti-war movement, etc? We have to win it in spite of them, not on behalf
of them.

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Don’t Mourn

More words I can’t muster:

Meteor Blades on dailyKOS.com @ 7:01 am: Not a few
people have spoken in the past few hours about an Americanist
authoritarianism emerging out of the country’s current leadership. I think
that’s not far-fetched. Fighting this requires that we stick together, not
bashing each other, not fleeing or hiding or yielding to the temptation of
behaving as if “what’s the use?” It’s tough on the psyche to be beaten.

Throughout our country’s history, abolitionists, suffragists,
union organizers, anti-racists, antiwarriors, civil libertarians,
feminists and gay rights activists have challenged the majority of
Americans to take off their blinders. Each succeeded one way or another,
but not overnight, and certainly not without serious setbacks. After a
decent interval of licking our wounds and pondering what might have been
and where we went wrong, we need to spit out our despair and return –
united – to battling those who have for the moment outmaneuvered us.
Otherwise, we might just as well lie down in the street and let them
flatten us with their schemes.

Except this guy still thinks we can do it within the Dmeocratic Party. I
don’t see how. Where was the DP for the civil rights movement, the
anti-war movement, etc? We have to win it in spite of them, not on behalf
of them.

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