I am reposting from Lyric Bartz - my sister, very proud of her for speaking out today.
"Since the election I have been through a lot of emotions. First I was st...unned, then alarmed to learn how many people I love and respect supported what I considered to be an administration of disrespect, hate and greed. After that I was sick of heart that so many of those same people attacked me personally on my views. I became silent and reserved on my Facebook posts to avoid confrontations with family and friends. I closed my eyes to what I felt was injustice to preserve family harmony. In other words I became part of the problem. To stay silent is to condone the behavior of the people responsible for these crimes, the current administration at both my state and federal level, the hate mongers, the small minded and short sighted, the oblivious or ignorant supporters, and those who "just hated Hilary." I cannot continue my silent acceptance just to keep from pissing off family and friends. I still love you but it breaks my heart to see you defend an administration that is so destructive to our way of life and so ugly to other people I love and respect, too. I can't and will not apologize that I am no longer staying silent but I do want you to know I still love you. I hope you can take some time to rethink this situation and perhaps open your heart and feel empathy and eventually the same kind of loyalty to our fellow man that the rest of us feel. We cannot deny the damage, destruction and terror caused by the nazis. We cannot allow this to happen again. Please Don't ignore these horrible crimes against mankind. Don't stay silent while our country crumbles around us. Don't think for a moment this isn't resting at the feet of D Trump. If you have a problem at the bottom then look at the top. Leadership dictates the atmosphere and affects everyone. I actually don't think he ever expected this kind of trouble. He was blissfully ignorant of the demons he was awakening. He found out he welded more power than his fragile ego could handle. It went to his head. He loved the power but did not understand the responsibility that comes with that kind of power I don't think he really wants this kind of violence But his unwillingness to denounce his base of bigotry and greedy SOBs is so horrible that it should scare the hell out of his supporters. Once discrimination of one group starts don't hold your breath because your "group" will be next, be it Catholic, Jewish, non-denominational, poor, middle class, female, male, brown, black, white, unemployed, underemployed, uninsured, underinsured, or whatever makes you unique. Watch your back."
The continuing persecution of Hillary Clinton is Donald Trump's attempt to wag the dog.
I have no words. Only tears. Should be called father of all bombs btw. Women would not produce this monster or unleash it.
Here's an idea - let's all learn the original Beatles' political protest song. Come Together. Film yourself playing or singing it - and post it on FB and YouT...ube and Twitter on Trump's 100th day in office. April 29 - so you have three weeks to learn this! It's so right on. Please share and/or repost this request to all of your media channels. #ComeTogether
If you have the time to watch this, it will be time very well spent. Great tips on how to engage those you disagree with.