Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Now what?

I had a bad day. Me and about 48% of the country had a bad day. It feels like it did the day after game seven of 2003 except today is about a hundred times worse. I don't know what to do. I feel helpless and scared and depressed and extremely pissed off.

President Bu$h's reelection aside how could 11 states endorse state sponsored discrimination. What on earth has this country come to? And even more scary a question is where the hell is it headed?

I am having too hard a time to put my own thoughts into words but I did find this over at the return of the reluctant, Ed writes...

The time has come to stop feeling helpless and start getting on the offense. And here are a few things to chew on:
1. You don't have to be afraid. This is precisely what the Rove machine wanted. Live every day with courage.

2. If new laws go down, you don't have to do anything you don't want to. (It's a little something called civil disobedience, folks.) We are not cattle and we need to stop being treated like such.

3. Write letters to your representatives. Block doorways. Stop the wheels from rolling.

4. Write letters to your newspapers. Get the word out to the media conduits. Let the money men who control the airwaves know that you are watching. And when they deliberately lie, send letters to the producers and their sponsors threatening to boycott.

5. Have the cojones to go to jail for a cause (that means you, you trendy parvenus!). Our grandmothers and grandfathers did. Where the fuck are your balls? Stop worrying about the black marks on your record and just do it.

6. Begin the fight today. Lobby everyone you know. Hold meetings in your neighborhood. Read Congressional Records, take notes, and communicate.

7. Be eloquent. We have no heroes. It's time to start being one.

8. Above all, oh fuck you, gloomy cloud.

Let's all try to keep fighting the good fight. Ahh fuck the good fight its not the fight the other side has been bringing.


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