Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dear Assailant-in-Chief, Letter #9


Dear Assailant-in-Chief,

 I know you don't realize it, but you have done something my late brother warned people never to do.  He was a Vietnam veteran, and after thirty years of PTSD, finally succumbed to liver cancer probably caused by exposure to Agent Orange.  He used to say, of my older sister, "Don't make her mad."

I am preparing to drive to her house, in rural north Georgia, where there will be much talk of politics and what to do next.  Don't say I didn't warn you. 

Meanwhile, some folks out in the Dakotas are defending their land from incursion by government (via eminent domain) and corporation.  It is in fact their land; it was granted to them by treaty and the Standing Rock Sioux never ceded it willingly. The pipeline itself is a disaster on multiple levels.  I was interested to hear that you sold off your shares of Energy Transfer Partners, which at least eliminates one conflict of interest.  Good start; get rid of the rest of them as well.  But at the end of the day, your threat to eliminate NASA's climate change research shows where your priorities really are.  You are in the exact same position as the North Carolina legislature, which forbade accurate reporting of sea-level rise on the grounds that it would negatively affect real estate development along the coast.  Your will to keep us from understanding the danger we are in will not keep us from drowning. 

Yours sincerely,

Sara Amis
Citizen of these United States of America

From Dorine Jennette:

Please join me in bombarding the Assailant-in-Chief with letters: I will write to him every day through his first 100 days in office, maybe longer if momentum holds. I am asking others to write just ONE letter. Let's not just vent our grief to each other--let's speak truth to power together. Please WRITE and please SHARE this plan with your friends. Pass it on!
You do not need to be a woman or an assault survivor to address the Assailant-in-Chief as such. If you are a man who has a daughter, a sister, a wife, a woman colleague or friend you respect, or a mother (hint: that last one is all of you!), then you have something to say to the Assailant-in-Chief. Your letter might be a brief one-liner. That's great! Please send it! Women need our allies now. Here's the link to DJT's contact page--this might take you one minute or less!
Or, maybe you will start a related project addressing any one of the many groups Trump has already harmed . . .
As we talk with each other, let's break the bubble and also send our complaints straight to the source. He won't read them and won't care if he does, so probably this is a placeholder action while we figure out what we're really going to do . . . but it's something.

Dorine's posts can be found here:

PS from Sara:  I've taken to just tweeting these at him.  He's not going to read them anyway, but I might as well use the platform that he actually responds to.  *snort*

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