So here we are, living in the dark timeline that our complacency and flawed electoral process have created.
Unlike in Morrowind, we can’t restore from a saved game. We’ve got four years of a doomed world to get through, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to take it lying down.
I won’t apologize that this post isn’t about games (though Gamergate eerily presaged it). This is a place to talk about things I love, and in light of recent events I can’t afford to be silent.
I’m still coming to grips with the reality reflected in America’s election results, and still figuring out how best to combat the perverse ideological underbelly that showed itself through them. In the process of gathering thoughts and marshaling resources, here are a few of the more eloquent voices I’ve come across over the past few weeks.
On the culpability of white liberals and the privilege of our self-isolation:
Sharing this again. This is the right thought today. This isn't a fluke. This is who we are. Once we accept it, maybe we can start the work. https://t.co/LoueYqNr4C
— Marco Rogers (@polotek) November 9, 2016
On the potential terrors of the Trump regime:
On rejection of academic privilege, the importance of pragmatic action, and the radical philosophy of hope:
For at least 20 years, upper-middle class, often tenured academics have been teaching young people that politics is a futile form of irony.
— ft (@FuckTheory) November 10, 2016
On interacting with your elected representatives:
Gonna talk about "write your representatives" and what that means in practice.
— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) November 11, 2016
Hey folks! I'm seeing a lot of well-meaning bad advice about contacting congress. I used to work for congress. Here's what you need to know:
— Annalee (@leeflower) November 14, 2016
On the Muslim registry:
we already have muslim registries, what do you think the no fly list is ? there are four year olds on it
— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@AyeshaASiddiqi) November 17, 2016
On Democrats’ responsibilities, in and out of elected office:
Let's go over all of the things they could be doing right now to take on Trump, and aren't.
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) November 21, 2016
There are any number of things we can do to make our voices heard. Call. Write. Be political. Donate to worthy institutions. Make it clear to friends and loved ones that we stand with them, against hate. I have a lot of learning and growing to do. I know I’m late to the fight. But it’s not over, it MUST be won, and every ally counts.
The thread below adds another important angle to the discussion that would be remiss to leave out.
Donald Trump is literally Prince John from Disney's 1973 animated classic, Robin Hood. pic.twitter.com/Q7NSOwQvsY
— St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016