Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tune In and Stay Tuned In

Margaret Sullivan has suggested that some have dropped out from following the news because of the bleak results of the recent election. Couldn't if I wanted. Need my fix.

They don’t want to hear the latest upsetting developments: For example, the president-elect has nominated for national security adviser a general who pushes conspiracy theories, and a climate change denier to head the EPA. And, separate from the news itself, many people don’t trust the media to be an impartial messenger.

How can anyone ignore stuff like that? It's better than fiction and so great to live in interesting times.

Evan McMullin, the former CIA operative who ran for president this year as an independent, has some good advice. He sees the president-elect as dangerous — with some of the same authoritarian behaviors as the dictatorial strongmen whose reigns he saw in his posts around the world.

Good? It's great! McMullin has 10 wonderful suggestions at the link. 

Be very vocal in every forum available to us when we observe Trump's violations of our rights and our democracy. Write, speak, act.

That's number 4 and my personal favorite, but it was hard to just choose one. 

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