I am a socio-cultural anthropologist, futurist and US Army veteran who is deeply concerned about the state of our planet and planetary culture. I have called for a revolution of mind, and I am already building quite an audience (around 15k followers) across social media. However, I could use funds for new equipment and for scaling my ongoing efforts with additional content, including video tutorials for how to seek out and share information. As a friend or patron, I will take suggestions for content, resistance, and advocacy work. I will also promote and advocate for your causes, so please connect with me! I am also constantly curating news and great content, so please seek me out on social! #JoinTheResistance
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Why I Resist
Because There Is a War on Women, Children, and Minorities and I Am a Target
Many of us are in profound grief at the moment as we see decades of hard-won progress in human and civil rights being overturned with the stroke of a pen. The Trump regime has gone zero to sixty in mere milliseconds. In the first week alone, these encroachments are widely apparent. The privileged few in power are determined to leave anyone out who does not fit their whitewashed, affluent, male dominated worldview.
I Resist Because I Am a Woman and a ParentAs a woman, these attacks on choice, health, and respect have my blood boiling. It’s the attitudes that accompany these actions really make my skin crawl. Some people are better than others, some more deserving. Hatred and violence are acceptable and the basis upon which we will make America great again. Locker room talk is given as an excuse for reprehensible comments about women. We are being debased, marginalized, and victim blamed so no one will think we are worth helping.
For at least the past decade, we have watched the GOP move to restrict reproductive and abortion rights, defund Planned Parenthood, attempt to eliminate women from serving in combat, restrict preventative care and screening services, block access to contraception, vote against equal pay for women, eliminate Head Start funding, and cut federal funding for childcare programs. In New Hampshire, they went so far as to far as to propose a bill banning women from having exposed nipples in public, and thousands of bills have been introduced in legislatures around the country that are designed to restrict a woman’s right to choose. This preposterous agenda has quite rightly been christened The War on Women. — Brian OrnerWomen are trophies at best, deserving of exploitation and abuse at worst. The truly disgusting attitudes are the fuel of this tyranny and will take out anyone in its wake.
Surrounded by men, Trump reinstates Reagan-era abortion restriction
I Resist in Solidarity With OthersThe writing is on the wall: we minority and women’s groups are cannon fodder unless we comply with those who have wrested control of our country away from those who embrace equality, inclusion, fairness, and justice.
With a white supremacist, control and domination agenda at the heart of their endeavors, so called neo-cons have declared war on progress. This trend is occurring worldwide. At its heart is xenophobia, racism, sexism, violence, and scarcity thinking. It’s hitting women, children, immigrants, and minority groups the hardest.
Donald Trump has suggested that abortion should be outlawed, that women should be punished, and that females whom he finds wanting are “pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.” He brags about sexual assault, he has been repeatedly and again just recently accused of precisely that, and he is now facing a lawsuit alleging the rape of a thirteen-year-old girl.With Steve Bannon of Breitbart infamy now running the show in the White House, he will apparently stop at nothing to bring his ‘solution’ into being.
Is Donald Trump Just a Pawn in Steve Bannon's Game?
Our Survival is at StakeThese incursions on our democracy hit me in more ways than one. I was an unwanted child who grew up without a father and was subjected to my mother’s anger, resentment, and abuse until I escaped at age 16. I am the descendant of dissident immigrants who came to the U.S. for freedom. I am mixed race, including five tribes of Native American. I am the parent of an LGBT kid. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army. I am a scientist. I have PTSD, generalized anxiety, and depression related to a lifetime of abuse, most of it at the hands of people I tried to love. I am middle-aged, single, and disabled, receiving some government benefits, but a lot less than I deserve because my one and only witness to what happened in the military (MST) is now married and unwilling to give me a statement. I would love to work, but freelance work is hard to find and sporadic.
It is a meager existence, to say the least, but I get by. However, I am extremely worried that the benefits I do receive will be axed and I will be left with very few options. I have been homeless and greatly fear being homeless again. I believe in the social safety net, but it is being destroyed because those of us who can no longer contribute to the uber capitalist system are obsolete. To say that I find this utterly shocking is an understatement. It is also heart-breaking, especially when I think about the future, our children’s future, that is being created.
In Short, I Am the Personification of All They HateWhile there are those far too quick to label me a ‘libtard’ or a ‘snowflake’, I am actually a progressive. Yes, I have socialist leanings, believing it is our collective responsibility to take care of anyone who is brought into this world. No, I am vehemently not a communist. I don’t hate conservatives, or anyone, really. Progressives and liberals care about the whole of humanity, including them. But many people are on a path of service to self or service only to those they find deserving. They are practicing politics of intolerance and nostalgia for a pre-progress world that they controlled and seek to control again.
I believe in progress, especially as it relates to the following definitions:
- more fairness, justice, inclusion, and equality for everyone on the planet
- advancement in general, especially as it relates to meeting everyone’s basic survival needs
- growth or development; continuous improvement on societal and cultural levels
- the development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level
- thoughtful scientific and technological progress
- abundance thinking over scarcity thinking
- more accountability for those who take the reins of power in our world
We must be vigilant. We must resist. We must protest. Our very lives are at stake.
Scenes from the American resistance
Planetary Liberation Front — The Resistance