The Village News & Views August 16, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All
Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 209 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.
The banner picture is a crowd shot from the original (my favorite) 1967 movie The Producers. This is the crowd’s reaction during the first few minutes of Springtime for Hitler, before they start laughing. My mental caption for it is, White Men in Horror! If you haven’t seen the movie, I don’t know you.
Oh alright, I know you. You dear sweet innocent young thing!
Mel Brooks said in an interview in 2001, “If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win…That’s what they do so well: they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can’t win. You show how crazy they are.”
When our waking hours become so inundated with shock, and entirely appropriate horror, what can we do?
We’re already #Resisting with all our might. Are we really supposed to be able to laugh?
For now, it may be too soon. So don’t worry about laughing, yet. But we can acknowledge just how pathetically cartoonish the man occupying the White House is become.
Dangerous? Oh yes. But nevertheless, a nasty, evil, pathetic cartoon.
WTFJH Yesterday – Day 208: Retweet rampage.
TechCrunch.com – FCC adds 2 weeks to comment period for the proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 16, 2017
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 16, 2017
Just stopped on roadside to read @POTUS remarks. I nearly threw up. An American President offering a defense of white supremicists. My god.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 15, 2017
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 16, 2017
WATCH: Heather Heyer's father says he forgives the man who killed his daughter. "She had more courage than I had." pic.twitter.com/S1aVQzfvW8
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 15, 2017
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) August 15, 2017
ANTISEMITIC FACT CHECK. @POTUS said: "The night before they were protesting very quietly." Reality: The chant was "Jew will not replace us."
— Anne Frank Center USA (@AnneFrankCenter) August 16, 2017
Please read this thread. This is real moral clarity: https://t.co/eRZ0JblxTh
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 15, 2017
Either you believe slavery & racism are evil causes that shouldn't be celebrated or you don't. It's that straight forward. There is no gray
— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) August 15, 2017
Actual Good News…
— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) August 16, 2017
— Equality Texas (@EqualityTexas) August 16, 2017
A tiny bit of good news from Texas on this dark day: the transphobic "bathroom bill" is dead. https://t.co/ResZHxyXoo
— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) August 16, 2017
— ObamaPlusKids (@ObamaPlusKids) August 16, 2017
This is Maisie. She isn't going anywhere until you smile. Might even stay a bit after that. 13/10 thank you Maisie pic.twitter.com/VMJbOPgkbI
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) August 13, 2017
That’s it for me, enjoy some beverage, chat with your friends and fellow Resistors and just take a moment to enjoy some part of your day.
Thank you for your patience. Love and peace, Village! Enjoy your Wednesday gathering.
We are #StrongerTogether
We are #TheResistance and #WePersist