Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn
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Salon: What Next?

We had scheduled this topic well in advance. Figuring we'd spend the evening talking about the election results anyway, we'd decided that the topic would be, "What Do We Do Now?" Our viewpoints varied from hope to pessimism with various degrees of resignation in between. If consensus can be said to have been reached, it would be that in order to salvage anything and hopefully turn things around, what is needed is PLAIN SPEAKING--in other words, away with "nuance." We need to get out, firmly and plainly, things that should have been said before and need to be said again: the rich are looting the country, the war was based on lies, Jesus would NOT do this, etc. Organizations such as MoveOn.org and TruthOut.org were mentioned as models and resources. Most of us went away energised to join and support our choice of liberal, environmental, and charitable groups.
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