Saturday, January 21, 2017

We The People

We The People:  Defend Dignity
We The People:  Protect Each Other
We The People:  Are Greater Than Fear

This is the new mantra.

I love these posters.  If they look familiar, there's a reason - they were created by artist Shepard Fairey, who made the "Hope" poster for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.

The woman depicted in the poster above, Munira Ahmed, posed for the photo from which the poster was made, in 2007.  Ten years later she's one of the faces of The Women's March on Washington.  The number of people who descended on Washington, the day after the inauguration of Cheeto Mussolini, broke records.  More people attended the women's march than attended the inauguration.  And one of those people was Munira Ahmed.

The posters were created to protest the incoming president.  The artist said, "He's a demagogue who's a bigot and is sexist. He really has no respect for a lot of different people, no experience in politics, and is pursuing the presidency out of his own ego rather than a desire to create the greatest good for the greatest number of people."

We need to resist his divisiveness and stand up for and protect those who need it most.

I have never been concerned - ever, in my adult life - about the future of our country. I've never feared for the future of our country under any administration.  But now?  Holy shit. Now, our leader?  He's a ticking time-bomb.  One can only hope that people dedicated to upholding the constitution will do the jobs they were elected to do and control and/or remove this unfit president.

If not, there's only one solution.

Hashtag Resist.

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2016: Two Old Ladies And A Truck
2015: Leaving San Diego In A Lavender Glow
2014: Thin And Crispy. Just How I Like 'Em
2013: Amber Jack
2012: Adding A Poodle To The Mix
2011: If…
2010: How The West Was Fun
2009: Pecking Order
2008: The Sympathy Train Stopped Dead In Its Tracks
2007: Shalom
2006: A.D.I.D.A.S.
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you like hip-hop much, but Tribe Called Quest recently put out a song call WE THE PEOPLE.

This is the hook:
All you Black folks, you must go
All you Mexicans, you must go
And all you poor folks, you must go
Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways
So all you bad folks, you must go