My beloveds . . .
My beloveds…..I say this with love and gentleness. I am in mourning (as are you)…but I say it calmly and gently (even while the blood in my body is running ice cold).
We must organize. We must organize.
We must begin (and continue) to organize right now. Each of us need to plug in somewhere, with others and organize. Because this is no joke. Talk of Steve Bannon (alt right, white supremacist) as Chief of Staff. We must build structures of resistance to this, starting right now.
1. My friends who know how to work through the political process (I don’t), please, please NOW start working towards the midterm elections. This is critical for our ability to stave some of the destruction that is underway already, and to be able to try to implement some restraint in the government. Please start this work and let us who don’t know how to do these things know how we can amplify your voices.
2. Local: please find a local activist group to figure out how to begin to TOGETHER create visible signs of conspiracy and resistance. And, to create visible structures where folks can find some kind of safety. The horrors unfolding nationally will take place and play out at the local level, so we must each plug in locally.
We must ask clearly how we will protect people in our neighborhoods and give evidence of sanctuary.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE THE ANSWERS OR KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE IN ORDER TO PLUG IN. You just need to show up.
And, you need people. Because the horror you are feeling you should not be experiencing physically alone. Please reach out and find the folks around you who are ready and wanting to organize (or who have already begun).
I love you.