What a couple of squishes!
Those of us who have the privilege of being white must prepare ourselves in case it becomes necessary to place ourselves between harm and people of color and visible religious minorities in the US. Because the party of Reagan and Bush, from the invertebrates elected to Congress, state houses, and state legislatures who are living in mortal fear of a mean tweet to the ideologically rabid base that is the Republican Party in 2018 and the movement conservatism and politicized white evangelical Christianity* that sustains it, aren’t going to do a damn thing to rein in the President and his appointees. It will not rein them in in their degrading the rule of law. It will not rein them in in their dehumanizing the most vulnerable and desperate seeking safe haven in the US. They have all gone all in on the factually inaccurate belief that they are history’s greatest victims. That they are discriminated against, derided, denigrated, and mocked at every turn. And that they have the right to their bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamaphobia, and nativism because it is part of their sincerely held religious and political beliefs. And that no one has the right to call them out on it because that would be the one true form of discrimination.
The three meter targets are keeping the pressure on to get families separated at the border reunited and then proper hearings on their asylum claims before immigration judges, keeping the House Republican majority from pushing through legislation that reverts US immigration law to what it was in 1924, from defunding Social Security and Medicaire to cover the gaping budgetary hole created by the tax cuts for the uber-wealthy they rammed through, and to completely destroy what’s left of the ACA. The ten meter target is the midterm elections in November. So keep calling your members of Congress and senators. And keep making sure everyone you know is registered to vote and everyone those people know are registered to vote and that everyone you know and everyone those people know do vote!
* This is neither all of evangelical Christianity, which includes Evangelicals, Charismatics, and/or Fundamentalists, in the US, nor the totality of whites in the US who are evangelicals broadly defined. Rather it refers to both those adherents and their leaders who have completely flipped and flopped on their very publicly, stridently held beliefs about the need for morality and ethics and godliness in politics in order to justify their support for the current President. A president who does not in any, way, shape, and/or form reflects what these folks had been publicly stated were the personal characteristics required to hold any public office, let alone the presidency.