Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dear Assailant-in-Chief, Letter #11


Dear Assailant-in-Chief,

 I was busy yesterday talking to people about their personal lives and aspirations...the kind of work that always revives me. No matter how much people in the aggregate disappoint and sometimes horrify me, individuals generally restore my faith.

It needs a lot of restoring, lately.  Accounts of people threatening Muslims, immigrants, or whomever happens across their path and invoking your name in the process keep turning up.  Your very weak "stop it" obviously did nothing.  Yes, this is your are the one who used the incendiary language that got all of those people stirred up. You now have to attempt to govern a country where a significant portion of the population is in legitimate fear of another portion, due to what you unleashed.  It's your job to put that monster back in its box.  If you can.

Yours sincerely,

Sara Amis
Citizen of these United States of America

From Dorine Jennette:

Please join me in bombarding the Assailant-in-Chief with letters: I will write to him every day through his first 100 days in office, maybe longer if momentum holds. I am asking others to write just ONE letter. Let's not just vent our grief to each other--let's speak truth to power together. Please WRITE and please SHARE this plan with your friends. Pass it on!
You do not need to be a woman or an assault survivor to address the Assailant-in-Chief as such. If you are a man who has a daughter, a sister, a wife, a woman colleague or friend you respect, or a mother (hint: that last one is all of you!), then you have something to say to the Assailant-in-Chief. Your letter might be a brief one-liner. That's great! Please send it! Women need our allies now. Here's the link to DJT's contact page--this might take you one minute or less!
Or, maybe you will start a related project addressing any one of the many groups Trump has already harmed . . .
As we talk with each other, let's break the bubble and also send our complaints straight to the source. He won't read them and won't care if he does, so probably this is a placeholder action while we figure out what we're really going to do . . . but it's something.

Dorine's posts can be found here:

PS from Sara:  I've taken to just tweeting these at him.  He's not going to read them anyway, but I might as well use the platform that he actually responds to.  *snort*

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