Thursday, January 26, 2017

Now Who's the One Percent?

He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
--Gotthold Lessing

So now we're looking at the defunding of the NEA, and killing off Big Bird. Again. I began my recurring donations to PBS about two minutes post-election-results, y'all.

Sales of George Orwell's 1984 shot up TEN THOUSAND PERCENT this week, thanks to Kellyanne Conway.

Ya know. Because facts are relative .... to your position of power.

I suspect that "getting people to read more" has not been any part of the GOP's radical agenda.

What the current Powers What Be's seem to have forgotten is that they have no mandate. When ONE PERCENT* of the entire population of the United States comes out on Day One to remind them of our power, it is the people who carry the mandate, and the power.

We do still have power, you know.

Let's exercise it thoughtfully and consistently - before we are forced to exercise it with cudgels.

*"(T)he low estimate for turnout on Jan. 21 was 3.2 million, according to researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Denver--leaving aside the demonstrations on every other continent, including, thanks to an expedition tour, Antarctica." Current US population: 3.23 million.


Lilac Shoshani said...

What an important and fascinating post! And yes: you still have power and you did prove it last weekend, big time!

DLM said...

It's bewildering that these re-enactors of the worst in human history seem unaware they could be courting revolution. My prayer is that the revolution against them be peaceful, procedural, and will not require brutality.

Lilac Shoshani said...

Amen, Diane!