and other lessons for the looming collapse of our rights
Thank you! This drives it home. Sharing far and wide.
You are 100% right
I hate to say it, but because most legislators only respond to MONEY, maybe the best way to counter the "fascist side" is for the forces of "good" to form their own PAC, then fundraise, then buy political influence. We'll never win if only the fascists are organized and given the tools of bribery. Sadly bribery is what makes Congress tick. Sadly, we "the good people" have to "out bribe" the fascists. Obviously a very effective way to deal with fascist legislators is to vote them out, but it's amazing how many white women who support Roe v Wade, will STILL vote republican, or they cannot bring themselves to vote democrat. Why is this?? Because the republicans are so good at dividing up people and making (otherwise) fellow democrats hate one another. This is why so many republicans follow Trump because he is the king of division and hate.
Yes, remember the "Lights for Liberty" protests fondly, but like you said, it did not make much of a difference. It is still hard to believe that the majority of the population can't fight against the 1% of the super wealthy. That is why we desperately need to take money out of politics and get everyone (Democrats, Republican and everyone in between) to believe they are just as worthy as the super rich, that they are just as talented and deserving of a good and prosperous life. We must make everyone realize that it is the consumer and the employee that make and keep the wealthy rich and that the wealthy would be nothing without the consumer and the employee. We must remind everyone that the super wealthy only care about growing and keeping their wealth and power; they care nothing about the rest of the population. We must put these thoughts front and center in every profession and every institution in America. These are not hard concepts. We must STOP fighting one another because that is exactly what the wealthy want us to do so they can control us. How is it that people don't get this and want to simply fight over ideology - it is INSANITY. I always ask people to tell me what a millionaire and billionaire have ever done for them personally, and why they think they should hold public office. I wish we could legislate that no millionaire or billionaire can run for public office; but we can't get legislation like this passed while they still have a stranglehold on politics.