And, of course, social media sites have burned. Some wags have decried such “Facebook activism,” urging people to get over the election and focus on happier things. But Naomi Shulman, a Northampton writer, delivered a powerful rebuttal in a one-paragraph post that has been shared, liked and quoted thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook.
“Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than ‘politics,’” wrote Shulman, whose mother Elizabeth was born in Munich in 1934 and grew up in Nazi Germany. “They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.”
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No sooner had the results been tallied than the protests began. In midnight rants before the TV screen, on Facebook and Twitter feeds, across school campuses and city streets, people alarmed at the election of Donald Trump have been joining to vent…