Nov. 13th, 2016

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Two things.

1) My politics were formed during W's presidency, and I learned a lot of lessons then that are still with me. But I'd forgotten the visceral feeling of waking up angry every. single. morning. And that's going to be an order of magnitude worse this time around. With W I was basically just cranky, but this time I need to find some way to channel it or my anger is going to do some real damage to me and mine.

2) My wife said to me yesterday, "I can't believe it took Donald Trump to get you on Facebook." And... yeah. Facebook is too useful of an organizing and communication tool to ignore now. I need to be supporting my friends and facing my enemies, and my circle here is too small for that kind of public work.

Dreamwidth is always going to be where the really personal stuff is going to go. I don't want anyone seeing that other than a few people I trust. But Facebook is where the work is going to get done.

I'm still trying to figure out what that's going to look like. Do I repost news items? Do I reply to other people's thoughtless shit? Do I block people or try to engage them? I'm not sure yet (and I welcome any advice on this score.) But it's time for a little activism, and facebook is a reasonable place to start.


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