Sunday, 22 January 2017

Nerd Church - Not a Sprint

OK, it's time to face reality: that douchebag is now in charge of the USA.

But there are people out there who are willing to stand up and say, 'hey douche! We're not going to stand idly by and watch you! We're going to make your life AS DIFFICULT AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.'

WW2 poster girl against Trump

Because when it comes to Trumpy McTrumpface (my fellow Brits will get that reference,) there is no such thing as being petty to him, or to his supporters.

Because he is the symptom, the symbol, of so much that is wrong with the world - bigotry, hatred, and down-right stupidity being just the tip of the iceberg.

If you want to draw a moustache and devil horns on his picture, you do it. If you want to make farting noises every time someone mentions his name, you do it. There is no petty here.

So what do you do? Well my nerdlets, you fight. (Metaphorically - I'm not encouraging violence... although neither am I condemning people who want to punch actual freaking Nazis.)

You recognise when to push and when to hold back, you realise that this is a marathon not a sprint, and you stand up for justice, equality, fairness, and treating people like people.

You've got to be prepared for the long-haul guys. Self-care is nothing to be ashamed of - you can't do anything if you're too burnt out or ill to function.

And you do the small stuff. Because the small stuff makes the big stuff happen.

Support human rights organisations, people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, disabled people, people of different religions, and women's rights.

Support diversity. Support truth, justice, freedom, hope. And help us win the marathon.

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  1. Basically yes to everything in this post! Now if only that man would also open up his ignorant ears and listen to THE PEOPLE then maybe he would do something right.

    1. Ha, I don't think that's going to happen. But there are *other* people in the US - and around the world - who can make a difference. We just have to keep going!

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  3. It has been so uplifting to see all the people uniting when it came to the Women's Marches I have been seeing all around the world, as well as in America! I am glad that people are standing up and making a fight for what they believe to be right. And what IS right.


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