The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
Publisher: Counter Punch
Date Written: 17/01/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20318
Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward ," say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy."
And: "We urge local organizers and speakers to avoid using the names of politicians or adopting 'anti' language as the focus for their Writers Resist event. It's important to ensure that nonprofit organizations, which are prohibited from political campaigning, will feel confident participating in and sponsoring these events."
Thus, real protest is to be avoided, for it is not tax exempt.