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Thought for the week…#217

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Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. When you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.

Rebecca Solnit

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  1. Joy would be an excellent thing for all those people making Trump jokes, people going on anti-Trump demonstrations and people generally working themselves into a lather. Americans should respect the democratic process and get themselves a better candidate next time. As for we Brits, we didn’t elect him. He wasn’t ours to elect.

    January 30, 2017
    • camparigirl

      I think Americans do respect the democratic process, which also calls for civic duty, especially when one sees too many wrongs. There is a long history of protesting – most people voted for Clinton, and are now exercising their views, in the face of a President who chose not to be conciliatory. Let’s not forget that more than one dictator was elected democratically – Hitler and Mugabe come to mind – and then, left unchecked, caused enormous disasters.

      January 31, 2017

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