Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a tweet that is sure to ruffle some Republican feathers!
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) February 8, 2017
After that incredibly powerful statement, she then reposted a message originally written by J. Jerrald Hayes. He wrote a powerful article which shows Americans how the can defeat this hateful and ignorant administration:
1. Use his name sparingly so as not to detract from the issues. I believe that everyone, regardless of their beliefs, deserves the dignity of being called by their name. However, this is a strategic tactic. While we are so focused on him we are prone to neglect the questionable policies that threaten freedom, justice and fairness advanced by the administration.
2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;
3. Do not argue with those who support him and his policies–it doesn’t work;
If my Facebook timeline is any indication, they not only need to take classes in logic and reasoning, but they also need to learn how to use proper grammar.
And also, why do Trump supporters seem to always talk in all caps? Are they always yelling? It must be hell to live with them.
4. Focus on his policies, not his appearance and mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; those who oppose peace and justice want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;
7. Support artists and the arts;
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
9. Take care of yourselves; and
Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.
Wise words indeed! Who's ready for 2020 already?
H/T: J. Jerrald Hayes