2 CRUCIAL LINKS, 1 RUMINATION & A DELIGHTFUL PHOTO
JUNE 17, 2020
2 CRUCIAL LINKS,
1 RUMINATION &
A DELIGHTFUL PHOTO
TWO CRUCIAL LINKS
1.PROTECT THE RESULTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!
As I mentioned recently, Trump has made it rather clear he will refuse to concede and pack his bags when he loses the Presidential election. (SEE VIDEO ABOVE.)
INDIVISIBLE and STAND UP! have developed a brilliant strategy to derail that possibility. They have organized a campaign, PROTECT THE RESULTS, which will send a text to everyone on their list if the Incumbent has any intention to fail to respect the results of the election. Then it will be time to hit the streets.
The brilliance of this strategyis that, if they do indeed enlist millions and millions of people all over the country, that could be a strong enough warning topreventTrump from even attempting a coup in the first place!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS IMPORTANT LINK TO YOUR FRIENDS.
You can read more about PROTECT THE RESULTS in Common Dreams, a daily online source of news and opinions that has become necessary to me. I urge you to subscribe, if you're interested in finding out what many of our brilliant thinkers (like Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky & Ralph Nader) have to say about what's going on.
I cannot tell you what enormous relief I feel from knowing there is a simple, workable plan to prevent a political coup by the far right, ASSUMING we actually have a free and fair election.
2. SAVE THE POST OFFICE!
And speaking of a free and fair election, how about that fun, funky, fusty and absolutely essential institution --- the United States Postal Service!!Even if you think snail mail is for dinosaurs, we absolutely MUST have it functioning so that people can vote by mail, en masse. We CANNOT risk a national debacle like we've seen in Wisconsin and Georgia.
The current strategy to provide for the care and feeding of the USPS is to BUY STAMPS. Now, I know some of you rarely mail a letter anymore. But just think about it like this:
HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO DONATE
TO SAVE YOUR DEMOCRACY?
Spend a chunk of that on ORDERING STAMPS. I just spent $66 ordering three different sets of beautiful stamps, The Great Outdoors, Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, and American Gardens ...
"Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. Working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels, Quicksand and Passing, and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, she earned recognition by her contemporaries." (Wikipedia)
I must admit, I love stamps, stationery, pens and especially POSTCARDS! Everyone close to me knows that. And let me tell you something:
PEOPLE LOVE GETTING POSTCARDS!
They really do! Especially now, because nobody sends them anymore. And people only have to wait a day before paper is covid-free. So I just lay my mail aside and read it a day late. And in fact I am actually involved in an envelope-to-envelope written correspondence with a close ex who has moved back to the Bay Area. So if you don't know what to do with whatever you buy from the USPS .....
SEND ALL YOUR STAMPS TO ME! (address below)
When I wrote my last blog, Taking the Train While Black, I felt great anxiety about tackling the issue of racism and saying anything beyond "Black Lives Matter!" I worried that people might be offended that I was appropriating the experience of Dee for my blog, that they might find unconscious racism in my words, that I might AGREE that I had been unconsciously racist. I had an enormous desire, at the end of the blog, to somehow apologize for/justify/contextualize my words. Make them more palatable.
But I resisted that impulse because I have discovered that people do not like it when I apologize in advance. In fact, I don't like it when somebody else does it either! It's a bit cowardly, don't you think? If you can't stand behind what you say, then DON'T SAY IT! Ya gotta let the chips fall where they may. And if you have offended people, it's not the end of the world. Maybe you'll learn something from it.
AT LONG LAST, THE PHOTO!
A human being discovers, for the first time, the voluptuous luscious reality of .....
Thanks to Carolyn's grand-daughter Isla for following her bliss, even if it meant she had to chew through a box she couldn't open, and to Mica and Will for bringing such a stalwart and passionate person into the world.
Bloggelinis, this photo makes me laugh every time I look at it. I couldn't wait to share it with you.
You take care now. Your Blogmistress reminds you: WEAR A MASK and KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! Terry