Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A Fun Survey for These Dark Times!

Why not take a break from political negativity and learn about each other? 😊

1. Who are you named after? There is literally a fascist administration in office in the United States.

2. Last time you cried?
Resist it, unerringly, with all your strength.

3. Soda or water?
One woman, refused entry at the airport, seeking needed medical treatment in the US has died. Another woman, scheduled to be deported, reportedly attempted suicide in the airport. The youngest child detain by our government was eleven months old. Sean Spicer, Trump’s Director of Communications, defended the detention and arrest of tiny children by claiming even five-year-olds could be dangerous.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Donate to the ACLU, to CAIR, and to your local political groups.

5. Longest relationship?
Law enforcement is illegally enforcing the ban in some places, even though a stay has been issued by the court system.

6. Do you still have your tonsils?
Soon, this administration will put its representatives on the Supreme court and there will be even fewer checks on the power of the executive branch.

7. Would you bungee jump?
SEEK MULTIPLE, CREDIBLE NEWS SOURCES! Do not rely exclusively on Facebook. FB manipulates what you see. Even twitter will help you get multiple perspectives and you can follow a variety of voices.

8. How many years at current job?
Stand up for marginalized groups including people of color, immigrants, the LBGTQ community, and for women's health and freedom of the press.

9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Make sure to take care of your mental health in this tumultuous and stressful time. Self-care matters.

10. Roller coasters?
Punching unapologetic actual Nazis is illegal and you definitely should do it every chance you get.

11. Favorite ice cream? Vulnerable Democrats and progressives will face pressure from the right. Keep the heat on them, keep writing and calling them.

12. Favorite thing to do?
This is not normal. Don't act like it is. You can't ignore this.

13. Football or baseball?
Steve Bannon has said himself he is a Leninist who wants to destroy and remake society, and he is manipulating the POTUS to sow chaos as a pretext for crushing civil liberties and others seizing permanent power. He is frightening. Learn more about him.

14. Leggings or Jeans?
The GOP is complicit in the destruction of our government. Vote them out in 2018, and write and call them now to say you plan to do that. Don’t let them rest.

15. What are you listening to?
Keep up with everything going on. Stay vigilant and try not to become numb.

16. Favorite Color?
Prepare for the increased repression of American citizens and the freedom of the press. It is already happening with the assault on the media and "alternative facts."

17. Tattoos?
Keep in mind that Trump and his administration are constantly lying to us. Do not believe anything they say. If they say the sky is blue, look up and check it, yourself, or save time and assume that they’re lying.

18. Married?
They still haven't fixed the pipes in Flint, Michigan.

19. Hair color?
Stop being complicit.

20. Eye color?
Stop being obedient.

21. Favorite to eat?
Stop fooling yourself that you won't have to fight somehow.

22. Scary movies or happy endings?
Stop being scared. Stand up for what you believe in.

23. Android or iPhone?
America is a country of immigrants. We are better because of our diversity. We are all in the same boat now.

24. Chevy, Ford, or Buick?
Elevate people less privileged than you who are being actively repressed. Listen to them. Be willing to be changed.

25. Favorite holiday?
It will get worse. You are stronger than you think. We can resist if we stick together.

26. Beer or wine?
We have to. We don't have any other options.

27. Night owl or morning?
Your children and grandchildren will remember you by what you did during these years.

28. Favorite day of the week?
Dissent is American. *All* enemies, foreign *and domestic.*

(Copied (and then modified) from Ean Loire on FB who copied from several other clever folks. Make your own modifications and pass it on!)

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