Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ironic how anti-vaxxers co-opted the foundation pro-choice advocates created

"My body, my choice" was the key phrase for decades for those seeking to protect a woman's right to safe, legal, termination of a pregnancy (including those gone sideways and become deadly to the mother).

Ironic, then, that "My body, my choice" was co-opted by anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which means, in no uncertain terms: Loss of right to bodily autonomy - e.g. not being allowed to terminate a pregnancy - is exactly the same loss of right to bodily autonomy to say no to a vaccine, or no to wearing a mask.

They're ALL protected by the 4th and 14th Amendments. So, congrats anti-vaxxers - you've just seen your rights eroded.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Rules for Fighting Back Against the Lies and Bullshit

  1. Always be polite. Always record it.  This becomes especially important if you are actually attacked and need to prove something in court.  
    The agenda of right-wing tools is to provoke the their enemies into descending to their level.
    The rwNJ assholes want you to be violent, because it validates their sense of persecution. Also - and this is as creepy as it is stupid - they think you are soft and they can hurt you without repercussions. Do not descend, as it will make them fail and make them batshit crazy, and if you can make them lose their cool by being the sane one, then you win. If they blow their shit and attack you, you can show them “peaceful does not mean pushover” and smash them (exactly as they had hoped to trick you). They are insane, already, so be calm, let them scream. Post the vids of who is the uncivil shit. Always have a friend nearby as witness, ready to openly and obviously record belligerent behavior. Give the asshole a chance to change course. You don't want to get sued for “secret taping.”  That's illegal in some areas.
  2. Money talks. Don't like the DNC? That's fine; I don't fucking care.  There are a shit ton of options, but you have to throw money at them. Go to ActBlue and pledge $5 to $10 per month to anything that strikes your fancy.  Want a Constitutional Amendment blocking “corporate personhood”? There's organizations for that.
  3. Donate monthly to NPR.  The last bastion of real independent journalism. It's sick how much time and energy they have to waste proving they are, in fact, real fact-based journalists.  Donate money, since the oligarchs/GOP have been trying to destroy them for years.
  4. Find anything in your area the GOP/rwNJ have been attacking and donate money to it.  If they are attacking it, that means you need it.
  5. Watch CNN.  They do actually still ascribe to the principles of journalism and are done putting up with bullshit and fake civility.
  6. Make sure you can vote. Get out and make sure your neighbors can vote. You'd be horrified how many people have been denied this right for stupid reasons that were easy to sort out, if they had only known ahead of time.
  7. Call bullshit out as bullshit. This is important - one way the rwNJ corporate media succeeds is by controlling the message, usually by simple deluge. Call out bullshit when you smell it, so that anyone else coming along later sees it called out and has a chance to recognize the bullshit, too.
  8. If you find yourself in a business with Fox or other propaganda media on the television, turn on your phone video recording and politely ask the manager to change it to anything not propaganda media.  If they comply politely, tell the world. If they decline politely, tell the world. If they turn into assholes, tell the world. Be polite! Always have a friend nearby as witness, ready to openly and obviously record belligerent behavior. Give the asshole a chance to change course. You don't want to get sued for “secret taping.”  That's illegal in some areas.
  9. Follow the money. If someone is selling you a line of shit, how does he benefit from it? Who sold him that line of shit? How do they benefit from selling it? Who pays them to sell that shit? Who distributes their shit? Cut the flow of money, cut the flow of shit. Tell Coca-Cola and Kroger to stop advertising on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, or asshole-blog-swill-du-jour, and that while they continue to advertise you will shop elsewhere. That you will advise your friends to shop elsewhere. Backtrack the money, and find the oligarchs - people like the Kochs, the Soroses, the Putins, or (I can't believe I'm throwing in this towel) the Rothschilds.  Find the ROOT CAUSE and dismantle THAT, and the rest sorts itself out.