Monday, January 2, 2017

2017

I know we're all hoping that 2017 will be a great year to make up for last year. And I know that in the back of our minds we all know chances are that 2017 is going to be even shittier. Starting January 20, the fight is officially on. We're going to have to resist every piece of shit that comes out of the White House this year. We need to set a strong precedent of refusing to tolerate oppression and fascism. And then we have to keep fighting for at least 3 more years.

So even though I generally reject tradition, I'm setting clear goals for this year.

My 2017, ugh, New Year's resolutions:

  • Start a local anti-bigotry coalition in Bothell
  • Print out fliers and post them all over town
  • Create a Facebook page for said coalition
  • Once there's enough interest, start having in-person meetings
  • Figure out how and where to get a meeting space
  • Attend Seattle anti-racist coalition meetings

If you're in the area and want to help, you can always email me. If you're not, consider the small things you can do to demonstrate to your town that fascism, racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression will not be tolerated and that all oppressed persons have support and people who will defend them in the area. We have to rise up at least as high at the tide of white supremacy and neo-Nazism in this country, but what we really need to is to rise up much higher so that we can crush it.

I recommend fliers, bumper stickers, regular stickers, anything that you can post where everyone can see it, that say in no uncertain terms that hate and oppression will not be tolerated. Hell, I'll add another resolution: Find a place that prints bumper stickers and get one that says "I don't stop for racists."

If you're more ambitious, there is, of course:




No Trump. No KKK. No Fascist USA.

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