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This I Believe


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Apologies for the large image, but you don't hide Lady Liberty's light under a bushel.

I live-streamed the Women's March on Washington. My First Born attended the march in Chicago. And, although I know it's just the beginning - continued resistance is hard work - I think knowing how much support, how many allies, there are around the world, is a tremendous boost.

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
No apologies necessary.

Date: Monday, 23 January 2017 01:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shanghaied
But but but she was created by a cheese-eating surrender monkey! :P :P :P

As a long-ago sometime resident of your adopted country, I was always quite impressed by the 'Give me your tired, your poor...' poem (er um Emma Lazarus, I think?) and what it implied, even though the dissonances were all around me - we had moved to Virginia, in the days when the bizarre Murkan colourbar was still enshrined in law (and not to mention the anti-Irish prejudice we encountered***). But for all the flaws and the bone-deep, nay, national-DNA-deep cultural sicknesses then and now, at least 'then' did a reasonable job of doing the Melting Pot Tango. But now...?

Yep, continued resistance is hard work, but it has to be done. The American machine is barely running on one cylinder these days, but if a fuqtun of its people don't get out the spanners and the greaseguns and get to work on crucial maintenance, it will soon break down altogether, so keep on keeping on, 'k?


*** 'twas a major reason for my being sent to a convent school, since I kept getting thrown out of state schools for beating up brats who tried to bully me for my nationality...)

Date: Monday, 6 February 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (fiery sunrise)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Oh yes, do post it! Here's a Wikipedia link that includes the text, if you don't have it to hand (I wikied Emma Lazarus after first posting my comment above).

Virginia being the 'high South' and abutting Washington DC, things weren't quite as horrid as they were deeper down (we started in Richmond which was about 100 miles from DC but later moved to DC outskirts near Alexandria), but horrid they were. And yes, plenty of anti-Irish in the '50s and early '60s - never forget that many who were anti the Kennedy family were anti not just because they were Catholic but because they were Irish Catholic. (BTW I can't totally hate the Yoosay because a notable amount of my musical influences came from skiving off Mass to sneak into the local black Baptist church because their choir was so awesome and nobody there minded. Also my big bro and I used to bus up to DC to see shows at the Howard - 'Apollo of the South' - we were the only ridiculously young, ridiculously pale kids dancing in the balcony to live shows by Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Arthur Conley, Otis Redding, the Franklin Sisters before Aretha went solo, and yes, JAMES BROWN himself, and nobody there minded either. If that's not one of the best silver linings of foreverty I know not what is!)

Re resistance, I have to admire Elon Musk (not that I didn't already admire him hugely) for being willing to dive directly into the cesspit of Meetings with President Biff. As he (Elon, not Biff) says, surely it's better to have moderate voices trying to advise the frakker than leaving all the 'advising' to Biff's reactionary wingnuts!

Date: Monday, 6 February 2017 02:43 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (fiery sunrise)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Yes, definitely incredibly lucky. And pleased that you can enjoy my fortunate history vicariously :-)

As for the Elon, 'tis worth noting again and again that part of the fight for sanity includes influential people being, well, visibly moderate. It's a weapon. Hardly the only weapon needed, but a weapon nonetheless.

Date: Monday, 23 January 2017 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
We were visiting friends of S last night. Nice people but fairly conservative and religious (He is in a senior management role in an insurance firm and he also is a, locally at least, high ranking member of the Knights of Columbus). He surprised me by stating, quite proudly, that two of his sisters were among the group of Canadian women who bused down to take part in the march.

We couldn't discuss Trump though because he would get so upset that he would get ill. He really did not like Trump. In the more than 20 years I have known him, I have never seen him so upset by anyone before.

edit because grammer
Edited Date: Monday, 23 January 2017 07:03 am (UTC)

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 09:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Cool piece of art! Did you make it? I also like the sign that's next in your image queue.

Continued resistance is the kicker, but I'm glad it all got kicked off in such fine form.

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elisi
Hear, hear! Love the image. <3

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Best Enemies)
From: [personal profile] elisi
There are SO MANY GOOD SIGNS!!

I think I'm going to make an animated icon with a pussy hat and then a rotating gallery of quotes. So I'm collecting. ;)

Oh, by the way, I finally started watching "Class" and I like it a lot, although that's based on only one episode.
Huzzah! And if you like the first one, that's important. It's a very very good pilot, and lays down SO MUCH stuff it's amazing. Hope you like where it goes. (And that's another show I need to get back to writing reviews for... So little time, so much to do! /o\) My thoughts on/review of ep 1 is here if you're curious. No spoilers of course. :)

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elisi
I saw. :) Would have replied already, except there was food... :)

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harvey-rrit.livejournal.com
Of course, Hillary has written her off as just a tramp.

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harvey-rrit.livejournal.com
Um.

There's this thing that happens when I see people's faces. I've looked at hers many times and never gotten a different take from the first time. So:

Hillary certainly does love the country...

...and I love steak.

Date: Monday, 23 January 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eaweek.livejournal.com
Love this!

Date: Thursday, 26 January 2017 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nucleosides.livejournal.com

I love this picture.

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