Advice for Positive Change

Advice for those who want to effect positive change within the United States. (Copied from a friend with permission)

  1. Try to avoid lending notoriety to his name – even villainy. This man finds all attention flattering. Particularly powerful is assigning ownership of what transpires under this president more broadly to “the republican administration” and not merely to the president. This will a) emphasize the responsibility of those legislators who are supporting or allowing this republican administration’s initiatives, who may in turn demonstrate more active resistance with their own re-elections in mind, and b) deprive this president of the attention he so desperately craves.
  2. Remember that this is a regime and he’s not acting alone.
  3. Try not to bog yourself down with anger towards those who still support him after the past 3 weeks – this type of loyalty is not easily dispelled by logic.
  4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness or his family.
  5. Try to keep your message positive; this administration wants the country to grow angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.
  6. Try to refocus helpless/hopeless talk into positive action. He is an elected president with a term limit, not an emperor. Empower yourself by learning about something. Growing in awareness helps with fear, helps with anger and helps with depression.
  7. Support and advocate for people who are oppressed by this administration’s policies and prejudices. You have many causes form which to choose.
  8. Be careful not to spread false information. Research everything you post and recognize that you always have the liberty to take something down.
  9. Take care of yourself.
  10. Resist! This is the time for non-violent civil disobedience, and posterity will be watching.
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