Fight the dystopia

November 16, 2016

dystopiaDystopia. A horrible, unpleasant and totalitarian state under which people are afraid and oppressed. Pretty much. Once a backdrop for dark science fiction novels, it’s now reality. And it’s right around the corner. In fact, it’s here. Look around.

I won’t recount all the many stories we are reading and hearing about the awful acting out all around us. I won’t take time to argue with T-rump voters about their veracity because if even 20 percent are true, it’s too many. Far too many.  People are afraid and they have reason to be afraid.

Here’s who thrives in dystopia: the oppressors.

Not too long ago, just a matter of months ago, I was marveling to a nephew –and not in a good way– that in my lifetime, Southern law enforcement  set dogs and hoses on black people and how glad I was that times had changed.

What was I thinking?

(sound of brakes screeching)  Not so fast.

It turns out that these ugly attitudes and horrible people have been there all along, hidden under a thin veneer of civilization. A very thin layer. All it took to bring them out was a leader who is equally vile.

And voila, here we are. Dystopia.

So it’s time for all decent people–and that is those who did NOT vote for T-rump– to get to work. Oh, are your feelings hurt because I question your decency? Perhaps I didn’t once, but that was before I saw your very proud support for a racist, incompetent megalomaniac. Now, I see you for the dangerous person you are. You are dangerous to all who hold American ideals dear. Because the truth is that your ideals are not American. Not in the least. Read some history if you don’t believe me.

So, yes, I question your decency.  Now I’m talking to everyone else.

Roll up your sleeves, decent Americans!

So let’s get to work, decent people, shall we?

Midterm Elections.  It’s important that we get a majority voice somewhere and sooner rather than later. Midterm elections are the way to go. Volunteer for our candidates and be sure to vote.

Peaceful protest. It’s not that marches and protests will change the outcome, but it will put our so-called representatives on notice that we are watching and we will not tolerate these hateful policies.

Phone calls are best but emails and letters are helfpul. To your elected representatives. Make you voice heard.

Letters to the editor and op-eds.  More on making your voice heard.

Speak up and speak out when you see injustice. Do not tolerate it.

Sign petitions.Boycott T-rump supporting businesses. All this information is easily found online.

Donate to Planned Parenthood, ACLU and a host of other helpful organizations; again, info available online.

Join. Join groups online and not online who are organizing to fight back against the dystopic society this man and his ilk plan to create.

I can’t disagree with my favorite pastor, who writes here that those white people who voted for T-rump should just save their safety pins, because when they had a chance to make America safer, they didn’t. Hear! Hear! I rather feel the same away about third party voters, who might have made a difference.  (And you want to know what a real Christian is? Read Pastor John Pavlovitz’s blog regularly.)


33 comments on “Fight the dystopia
  1. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in overload in this post-election bizarro world and can’t read one more post about this crap. But yours is a voice of reason that I so relate to, Carol. Thanks for continuing to speak out.

  2. Kim Tackett says:

    I’m right here with you. It’s taken me a week to process, and now it’s time to get to work. So much work to do!

  3. adela says:

    I am fruitlessly trying to understand why ANYONE voted for Trump. I am scared, too, Carol. Scared into diligence and activism.

    I may be more hopeful than you, but I do tend to wax optimistic even in the most dire situation. (I really wanted to believe OJ didn’t do it.) Still, I do recognize reality. (He did it.)

    My post today, with the same message, different flavor is on Once A Little Girl.

  4. Diane says:

    Yep. You are so right. We need to stop merely mouthing rhetoric and roll up our sleeves. We can make the difference!

  5. I think we are already starting to see people with Trump regret. People sheepishly admitting that they thought he was just playing a character

  6. shari Eberts says:

    Absolutely! There is much work to be done. Let’s get busy.

  7. Barbara says:

    You know I’m with you. This week has been like watching a keystone kops movie. No one knows what the hell they are doing. He never really wanted to win, just to get attention and then bully Hillary. That said, we need him to stay in there because Pence is so much worse! I hope his supporters are happy now because, it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.

  8. Melly C says:

    Great suggestions. People should not just accept it but do something about it!

  9. Yeah we got some pretty evil people out there.

  10. Sonya kolodziejska says:

    I’m in the UK and even i have been overwhelmed over the US elections. I hope things are ok over there.

  11. I truly admire you for speaking up about this issue and I love how passionate you are about it–I can feel it! I am just praying for the best!

  12. Jill Conyers says:

    My apologies but I’m avoiding political posts and content. A personal choice.

  13. Haralee says:

    I hear you! Mid term elections are determined by votes, not the electoral college. More reason to vote!

  14. Julie says:

    I think this is a great and to the point list for all of us.

  15. Amber Myers says:

    Great post! I don’t mind protests, but when people get violent, that’s when they need to end.

  16. Mary Barham says:

    I hope everything goes more positively than expected. 🙂 I love how you write about respectful ways to make a change.

  17. rain says:

    it’s been a reality for a lifetime for minorities…once the dust settles people who were shocked by all that is going on will go back to their bubbles unaffected.

  18. Ellie says:

    I think it’s awful the things that are happening. Good words though. Hopefully the nastiness will stop soon.

  19. SamH Travels says:

    I hope things start to move in the right direction soon 🙂

  20. Whistle* this world president thing is really causing alot of reactions from alot of people, i heard on the radio this morning that groups are organization all across the country just for this. I like your take on the whole dystopia thing. interesting perspective

  21. It us so important to make your voice heard.

  22. ohmummymia says:

    Maybe he will be like a Putin for Russia:P I hope everything will go in good direction

  23. Ana Ojha says:

    I don’t like to share my views on politics and religion publically. Apologies for not leaving a valid comment!

  24. It’s a scary world out there and right now we just all have to be kind to one another. Its so sad to see people being harassed because of the election results. Some people just don’t understand why this election put fear into a lot of us but now all we can do is move forward in a positive direction. ” United we stand, divided we fall.”

  25. BISmah says:

    I am not an American, however I truly feel with the people living in the United States at this time. I do not believe that any country should be run under an oppressor. People deserve equal treatment and the right to live happy and peaceful lives.

  26. Crystal Gard says:

    This really makes you think

  27. Our Family World says:

    I’m with your side. Sometimes (or maybe most), people are deceived by what they see-money,aesthetics, popularityand power, where they based on how to like people but it is the worst basis. We should see through someone else’s heart and pure intension; their good attitude and right conduct, and on how they treat people with kindness and love without any bad judgement and belittling. Godbless America.

  28. Rhewi Montemayor says:

    We all need to move on and motivate ourself to work hard for our future.. All we need to do is to support each and everyone to have a better country..

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