Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fwd: Industrial-Strength Islamophobia . . . and more

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From: John Hemington

This article is, I believe, an excellent analysis of where the Trump administration is headed.  It's not and should not be a great surprise to most of us, but it presages a dramatically bleak period of world history.  It means that Trump's people in the administration and in Congress will work tirelessly to turn Americans against one another (more than even the neoliberals have managed to do) and then against the rest of the world.  It will be a most challenging period for anyone who believes in freedom, democracy and human rights.  It means that we will have to come together in strong communities in order to survive.  It means that we may well experience a more comprehensive period of totalitarian control of our lives than anyone may have thought possible – a totalitarianism which will make Orwell's 1984 seem positively mild by comparison. 

There is no time to waste.  We must begin organizing today developing allies who will stand up to the forces of darkness likely to be unleashed by this administration.  It is not sufficient to know that oppression is happening.  Together we must develop strategies for defending ourselves and others against the coming storm; as well as programs of education for ourselves and others to learn and share from one another what is happening, why it is happening, who or what is behind it and how it can be fought.  As never before, time is of the essence.



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