Some Wise Advice Circulating:
1. Don’t use his name;
2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;
3. Do not argue with those who support him–it doesn’t work;
4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;
7. Support artists and the arts;
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
9. Take care of yourselves; and
Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.
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[I am NOT the original author of this list. It is one of those cut and paste share with your friends” things that are making the way around the FaceBook but I would love to track down who first came up with it to give the the credit they deserve. When I shared it on FB and posted here the other day I could not determine where it first originated. I am just passing it on.]
Great list. If it were my list, I’d modify it to:
10. Do whatever you can to create what you DO want.
11. Be kind to one another
this may be interesting as well:
what Michael Sandel has to say may be interesting as well:
Hi, J. Jerrald — This is excellently expressed but are you the compiler of these ideas? Occupy Democrats on Facebook is attributing the list to you. Regardless, the list is a good reminder to us all. I’ve seen the list before and was wondering who wrote it. Thanks.
PS to my other comment — the name I saw attached to the list was Robin Juarez — but that may or may not be correct.
No I am not the author and what sleuthing I did do on this when I saw it was taking me nowhere but I would love to know who did write it.
Firsties, in the sense that J. Jerrald Hayes is the first author of this list, not Dr. Bernice King.
I am NOT the original author of this list. It is one of those cut and paste share with your friends” things that are making the way around the FaceBook but I would love to track down who first came up with it to give the the credit they deserve. When I shared it on FB and posted here the other day I could not determine where it first originated.
Looks like the original writer attributed this list to their understanding of what they thought George Lakoff said verbally. Lakoff has since produced his own, more considered version that he feels more precisely represents his beliefs.