Encourage politicians to find their spines.
A variety of flavors of American white nationalism are on the rise. The Republican President has waffled about how evil Nazis are, often comparing them to the people protesting them. The racism-apologist frame is that this is a free-speech fight. That people giving Hitler's sieg heil salute and Americans who oppose them, if they get into a brawl, are equally at fault.
Every time we say "You bought it," we're further defining the teams. Trump supporters are not happy. Of course, online, the only people being loud are the loudmouths; no one is introspective while making comments on the internet.
Amidst all the mistakes and casting blame, there were some things done well this election. During the general election, I heard one big ask over and over:
This is a framing exercise, exploring why PolitiFact says Clinton lies much less than typical politicians, yet she still has a terrible reputation? Part of a series looking at how lying is framed, rather than fact-checking as PolitiFact does.
Step 1: Think of 2 or 3 lies by Clinton. And half a dozen by Trump. Write them into a comment below.
Imagine that instead of this being an election, it's a sport, and they are athletes from your favorite team. Plus maybe you and they have all been drinking.
I think the military is going to face increased threats from global warming. But I'm not right messenger to say that to someone who thinks liberals and scientists are in cahoots. Somewhere a conservative general has read the science. This is a very short blog, hoping for your comments: who are good messengers, when a liberal voice is not the right voice? Please list your favorite Christians for tolerance and charity, veterans for peace and a stable planet, conservatives opposing monopolies and crony-capitalism.
"Don’t like the solutions? Don’t admit there’s a problem." Mark Reynolds writes that Republicans in Congress stop denying the science around climate change after organizations like the Citizens Climate Lobby show them solutions that don't clash with their values. They didn't look at a real problem, not like the first solutions, and so dig up their own solutions. Instead they were paralyzed