A (probably incomplete) list of the groups and communities specifically endangered by the Trump presidency
-Practitioners of the Islamic Faith
-Practitioners of the Jewish Faith
-Practitioners of Pagan Faiths of many kinds
-Soldiers and veterans
-Beneficiaries of healthcare and welfare
-Low income families
-Government employees, especially intelligence officers and members of the national security apparatus/ overseas agents or representatives
-Anyone with a darker pigmentation
-Non- Trump supporting conservatives
-Advocates of free speech
-Members of the legal community who stand up for civil rights
-Activists of all kinds
-Feminists of all genders and orientations
-The Press and journalists
-Scientists and members of science based agencies or organisations
-Individuals associated with or who defend any of the above groups
-Survivors of sexual assault
-Survivors of mental illness
-Individuals not prepared to survive a small to medium scale nuclear conflict
-The 3-5 BILLION people who will NOT survive a large scale nuclear conflict
-Historians and teachers
-Artists, writers and musicians
-Those who resist
Again, the list is incomplete. Feel free to reblog and add to it, and spread it around. These are the people who are most at risk in Trumps America, and both as a member of a number of these groups and an advocate for the others, myself and many others have an obligation to stand up and not remain silent in the face of tyranny. Our generation was raised with novels about fighting dystopian systems, and if we find ourselves in one, like we soon may, it is our duty to resist with every fiber of our being.
Imagine you are in recovery from labor, lying in bed, holding your infant. In your arms you cradle a stunningly beautiful, perfect little being. Completely innocent and totally vulnerable, your baby is entirely dependent on you to make all the choices that will define their life for many years to come….
I got halfway through reading this, thinking it HAD to be satire, before realizing it was written in absolute seriousness. How long will it be before doctors are jailed or fined for daring to declare a newborn male or female? And where the HELL are the reporters with the courage to push back against this nonsense??
[Bracketed comments by me]
“Obstetricians, doctors, and midwives commit this procedure on infants every single day, in every single country. In reality, this treatment is performed almost universally without even asking for the parents’ consent, making this practice all the more insidious. It’s called infant gender assignment: When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It’s a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring’s genitals.”
[It’s just the doctor’s OPINION, readers! He barely glanced at the kid’s genitals, not that those matter, anyway. Humans are exempt from sexual dimorphism, unique among mammals!]
With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby’s life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes, and any behavioral deviation from that will be severely punished—both intentionally through bigotry, and unintentionally through ignorance. That doctor (and the power structure behind him) plays a pivotal role in imposing those limits on helpless infants, without their consent, and without your informed consent as a parent. This issue deserves serious consideration by every parent, because no matter what gender identity your child ultimately adopts, infant gender assignment has effects that will last through their whole life.”
[Oh, just come out and say it: This is a “brutal” conspiracy by the medical profession–the “power structure”–and pure infant child abuse. Call child protective services!]
Infant gender assignment is a willful decision, and as a maturing society we need to judge whether it might be a wrong action. Why must we force this on kids at birth? What is achieved, besides reinforcing tradition?Whatcould be the harm in letting a child wait to declare for themself who they are, once they’re old enough (which is generally believed to happen around age 2 or 3)?”
[“Generally believed” by increasing numbers of people (and journalists), but absolutely refuted by decades of data indicating that the vast majority of 2-year-olds who claim they are the opposite sex grow out of it!]
“Is it better to play the odds, or play it safe? Think carefully. Infant gender assignment might just be Russian roulette with your baby’s life.
[You bad, abusive parent! Don’t you dare let some sinister midwife or OB-GYN misgender your newborn baby!]
The Trump administration is basically 1984: The Sitcom these days.
O’Brien was the worst person in the world, obviously
But at least he was, well, competent.
“Hey, Winston. I have tremendous plans for
Oceania. Big, big plans. How great my plans are. Walls! We will build a wall! That’s gonna stop Eurasia. That solves everything. Now let me tweet about this torture session…because I’m great! I’m more important than Rosie O’Donnell! I have more twitter followers.”
*Winston stares in wonder* “You really have gone mad, haven’t you?”
Right-wing people hate the Black Lives Matter movement and call them borderline terrorists because they dare to question why Laquan McDonald deserved to be shot 16 times by cops as he walked away, why Tamir Rice should have been shot in under 2 seconds when he had a toy gun, and how people like Sandra Bland and Freddie Grey ended up DEAD in police custody in mysterious circumstances after being arrested for flimsy reasons.
Just think about that for a second.
These dimwitted, fascistic fools have become villainous George Orwell characters and they don’t even realize it.
And not even MAJOR Orwellian villains, you understand. O’Brien would mock these redneck underlings mercilessly.
They’re just sad, easily brainwashed idiots. Nauseating little pathetic plebs, in fact.