So this happened tonight. Might add more commentary or context tomorrow, but I feel like my Youtube video and Youtube description tell most of the story.
"My one single vote won't matter anyway, why bother?"
"This district always goes red anyway, not worth my time."
"It's all rigged, they are all the same, what's the point?"
These sentences may seem of no consequence when you say them to yourself. But these sentences represent you AND everyone else who came to those conclusions, all of you who then ALL DON'T VOTE. That's one big voting block of people like you, who then go unrepresented. So if you don't vote because you talk yourself out of it, and neither is the entire block of people who share your mentality and logic streams...that's why the winner of every election is "did not vote" in this country, and the actual winners are left to those with vested interests. If you want the world to be a better place, you need to recognize that your perspective matters because your single actions ripple and compound and are representative of the world around you. AND we can outnumber people and entities who pay millions to manipulate the system for personal gain, but you have to start realizing you are part of a larger picture. We need YOU.
Please help put our politics back on a path of decency, sanity and love, not hate. Please use it as an excuse to leave work or take a half day.
I can easily contact and talk to a dozen women who have been sexually assaulted. Because I know that many. A dozen women I have met personally decided it was worth speaking out about their own sexual assault experiences in order to not only bring the numbers of #MeToo into focus for everyone, but provide reality and context.
Sadly it doesn't seem like everyone sees this. So here! See it!
But, if the problem of false accusations against men is so bad that they need to be advocated for by the President at the expense of all these women, that must mean that I must know at least a few men who have dealt with false allegations. Right?
Any men care to stand up and admit they have been falsely accused? Share your story of who accused you and why, so I can better understand the scale of this issue?
Or would admitting something of that nature bring a negative moment in your life into the spotlight for everyone to pass judgement upon you regardless of what context you present? Or would it cast doubt inside yourself that you really are deserving of the accusations cast upon you?
I'm sure women can't even imagine how that feels... /sarcasm
**All 8 posts in this blog are from women I have met over the last 14 years of my life, and would advocate proudly on their behalf as outstanding people as far as I have ever known any of them. They are teachers, radio personalities, designers, academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, bakers, actors and among other things, general badasses. And the thought of these powerful men, that remind me of nothing more than the grossest people I experienced at Michigan State University, openly mocking this reality; is just too fucking much. #Resist **
You might be someone who says "They are doing this for political reasons" or "These women are only coming forward for the lime-light".
Okay. For that to be true, you have to assume a number of things:
- That these women, who a majority of which are successful, career-capable women, would be willing to let their life, families, morality and sexuality be dissected ad-nauseam publicly by the media for months, if not years to come. To deny their allegations out-right, you have to assume they are willing to be proven false by an FBI investigation....
- You have to pretend that Trumps arguments of "why didn't they come forward years ago" aren't a festering example of disgusting arguments that have been repeated in these situations for decades now. You have to assume Trump and his kind are NOT people that make accusations and lie to protect themselves and their agenda...
(If you believe that last one after the last 2 years, you are not someone I will ever trust the judgement of, ever again. So please comment below so I can make sure I take proper note)
- You have to assume that all FIVE of these women meet whatever qualifications you bring to the table, or that I have just set. And for that to be true, historically when it comes to accusations of this magnitude and numbers, is literally 0% likely, historically, of ALL FIVE OF THESE being false accusations.
- On top of all that, you have to accept that you are denying all this while accepting that a Republican Congress and Republican Senate and Republican President is denying the standard of investigation that has been set for the last 200 years of Supreme Court Justices, that at least allowed for investigation on behalf of Anita Hill (American Attorney, Professor and Academic) in the early 1990s, when Clarence Thomas was pushed through despite her public and embarrassing congressional testimony about her sexual assault, by another Republican vote. You have to accept they are denying these women that standard for reasonable, non-partisan reasons.
If you can swallow all that, and the unprecedented nature of it all, please comment below so myself and others can take note. I honestly won't even argue with you. Please just comment with your dissent.
is a thirty-something guy who hasn't been able to look away from politics since 2008. Around the time he got tired of staring at religion.