None of this should surprise you:
Read “1984”, read “Amusing Ourselves To Death”, read “Listen Liberal” read “Capital in the 21st century” read “The Watchmen” read “The Shock Doctrine” read “Silent Spring” we have known about the sickness that is money in politics for almost 40 years now.
Go read a history book about the period between 1890-1940 you will see that its shockingly like what we are dealing with now.
We know this problem, this is not a new problem, in fact this is a problem that we once solved (It was called the “New Deal”). Trump, and his ilk are symptoms of a sickness that has its roots in the accumulation of money and power in the hands of a very few, and the ability to use that money and power to determine the political trajectory of our nation.
The solution back then was to take the money out of politics, and then the money away from the uber wealthy. The same solution will work today. Make it illegal to bribe politicians (because make no mistake that is what happens every day in this country, legally), and then tax the wealthy. Use that money to help the poor. Keep doing this until we have honest politicians, and a whole lot less poor.
It was a tough fight before, it will be an even tougher one this time.
Good luck, we all need it.
Tools of change:
Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit? Want to do something about it?
Calling your government representative:
You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.
Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump. You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.
Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:
Call the White House:
Call the “White House”:
Use this website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).
Do a little Slacktivism:
Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:
Monitor your congressperson:
Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.
Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)
Is your mayor up for election? Find out, get involved!
Upcoming house votes:
Upcoming senate bills:
Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:
Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
Run For Office!:
Remove the Corporate Democrats!:
Join the fight to clean out the democratic party: Justice Democrats!
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