Monday, November 21, 2016

Dear Assailant-in-Chief, Letter #6


Dear Assailant-in-Chief,

I had literal nightmares about your appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General last night.  They still qualify as nightmares even though honestly, they were merely full of a low-key fog of dystopic horror indistinguishable from reality. 

In the dream I had a samurai tattooed on my belly, and my parents were alive.  I wanted to go listen to music.  My father said I needed to make a large black cat first.  I said I wasn't sure how.  My mother didn't want me hanging around in bars, but I told my father I had a friend meeting me there and he said that was smart.  He seemed to think I would be ok.

I understand the message of my dream.  It's time to be a warrior, and an artist, to listen to each other's songs.  There isn't actually a way for you to turn back the clock, no matter how hard you try.  I have friends meeting me there.

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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