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qotd, on the new regime

"Okay, seriously, what do you think is going to happen in the next four years?

I have no idea. But I know a couple of things. One, where I stand, and with whom. It’s not with racists and bigots and the people who would hurt the lives of others just for a goddamned tax cut. I don’t believe every Trump voter intended to enable racists and bigots and the greedy (even if that’s what they ended up doing), and I think in time some of them will regret their vote. At this point, I’ll take regret over a double-down, and welcome them when and if that happens. And in the meantime, I’m happy with where I’m standing.

Two, you know what, if I’m going to resist for the next four years, I’m gonna have fun doing it. I mean, come on: Thumping on racists and bigots and greedy assholes, and shoving sticks into the spokes of their shitty little plans? That’s holy work, that is, and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. Opposing Trump and his pals is serious business, but I think if you can approach the work with some joy, it will help. I’m going to take pleasure in sticking up for my country. I hope you will, too.

So let’s get to it."

-- Scalzi. Read the whole thing here.

Related: Let us all channel our inner Maxine Waters.



Marching in Chicago tomorrow with my daughters!

I have been passing on Scalzi's advice to everyone I chat with -- find one issue you are passionate about and focus on that. There are plenty of other people who will also find their issue. All the issues will get covered.

There are soooo many things wrong with this administration that it is nearly impossible not to be overwhelmed. Focusing on one thing (cabinet nominees, for me) is helpful.

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