Saturday, January 21, 2017
A Day Of Prayer And Fasting Would Be Yuge
I'm heartened by all the massive marches and traffic shutdowns today, including in Mount Peculiar. Imagine if all the people who turned out for this protest called in sick on a particular day?
I remember the heady days of 2007 when Monkeyfister and I were pushing for a general strike. Sadly, the rest of the nation didn't follow our lead, but you know, I get it. It can be hard to imagine collective action when we couldn't even get the most popular candidate elected.
Yet, we could learn from the Greeks and the Indians and the Germans. We don't even need to do everything in concert, just so long as people choose one arc of escalation or another. We just can't let today be the end, but rather the beginning.