Democracy is stronger than the Trump Virus:
For #PDX folks, there are several locations:
The sign received many compliments tonight. They loved the lights. I figured night protest needs lots of sparkly shiny things.
A reporter from PDX's KOIN news station got lots of footage of the protesters; (I noticed her shirt and checked her feed on the 🚫 birdsite). Several signs made the news.
We knew what was coming today. A handful of corrupt af RepubliKKKans destroying Democracy for shits and giggles.
More than a handful of people showed up to show they aren't okay with that.
On the bus back from the protest two weeks ago (with the sign lit up, of course!), some lady asked me what #MMIW was. After I explained the acronym, she just nodded silently.
Since then, I've been thinking about this: why were these the messages that wanted to be on the sign I carried to the protest of the TRE45ONIST's acquittal by corrupt Senators? How can I explain better that these things: "white collar criminals" waist-deep in greedy oil-based ventures -- these guys are literally the entities responsible for the MMIW epidemic, and literally ALL of the injustices that native people experience?
These disappearances, kidnappings, murders, arrests, and other harassment of native women aren't making news because the egomaniac in chief cannot stand to have anything that isn't about him.
Mark Charles says the best way to defeat 45 (and his allies he is literally sewn into) is to take away his audience; that is, deplatform 45. That the MAGA maggots' message is "uninteresting" is fact. In an information economy, "uninteresting" things are supposed to get cancelled.
Unfortunately, the deeply-flawed electoral politic failed at cancelling the monster. The monster wants to get bigger, on more screens and more airwaves and more channels.
To ensure that I, personally, don't inadvertently contribute to giving him an audience, it is essential that the correct message of what is wrong... that message needs to be prominent. The good humans deserve justice; I cried reading this story:
We are a tiny organization educating and defending for indigenous voices, arts, lands, waters, and peoples affected by colonialism and surveillance capitalism. The destruction of Turtle Island and increase of #MMIW during the rise of fascistbook and twoetter empires is unacceptable; indigenous peoples of Turtle Island deserve better -- to NOT BE ERASED, coerced, and censored. If you seek serenity and respite from the divisive colonist networks pumping malicious overinflated megacaps, let us know you are seeking invite.