Look. This seems like hyperbole.

But it's not: The DoJ is getting more and more politicized, especially as the Mueller investigation circles the most inner circles of the Trump machine.

What isn't affecting you personally is still affecting millions of people.
And the laws that are being rewritten for the DoJ will be rewritten for you too at some point.
We were talking to our 14 year old this very evening about the apocryphal "Frog in a Pot."
And we're slowly boiling.
Some of it is merely the chaos of dysfunctional governance. But much of it is ideologically instituted.
The biggest and most consequential changes to our way of life are happening at the city, county and state level.
Under the radar of mass media and the toddler raving maniacally in the White House.
On the surface, things are really terrible, and we rage against it.
While that is happening, laws are being introduced to punish "undesirable" people. It can be in city halls. It can be in little tiny counties with low populations.
All these laws have a way of working their way UP.
These anti-protest laws have been introduced for years--long before Trump was even a blip on our radar of horror.
The Tea Party was BUSY. They were systematically rewriting protest #1A laws so that protest became anti-business, and therefore anti-American.
And those laws were tested on January 21, 2017 when the first protesters were arrested in the #WomensMarch.
And then there were the protesters at #Sessions nomination hearing; the charges were eventually dismissed, but it took the better part of a year.
Which--I have to say--is pretty fucking ominous. I mean, a woman wearing a pink hat chuckled during a hearing and was arrested, hassled, tried, and eventually found innocent of....?
All of these things can be ignored on an individual basis.

"Oh, man. Sucks to be that chick who laughed at a hearing."
There are so many of these small individual events that it's building up to a genuine catastrophe.
Much of which is under-reported, misreported or ignored altogether.
So even when Trump/Erdogan/Putin/Pinochet gets taken out--which is inevitable; no one lives forever--the laws will be in place for the Ivankas/Millers/Assholes to slip in to power.
And because of laws--#CitizensUnited specifically, but a ton of laws in actuality--they'll "legally" be allowed to do so, including being funded by oligarchs like the #KochBrothers and and foreign entity who bought in at the right time.
Because at a certain point, the laws stop being written for you and me, and equality, and parity, and morality.
And begin being written for structural suppression.
We're deep in that point. We're diving deep into "failing democracy" territory.
And the reason that it's failing is in part because people had NO IDEA that it was even an issue.
I've been stewing on this for a while. And I don't have an answer, but I have a lot of questions:
There are the people who are ALL IN for Trump. We can ignore them for the time being.
There are the people who are convinced that there is a SERIOUS FUCKING PROBLEM. Those people are active, loud, inventive and seemingly tireless.

(thank you, everyone, for being tireless.)
The most important part of this equation--much like the most consequential laws being written in the smallest of burgs--
is all the people who are still living in some other time.

I literally have no idea what they're experiencing right now.
There are swaths of America where no one cares about what is happening.
They might not even know there's a crisis.
And I have to say, those are the people we need to meet.
We need to go there.
Those are the people we need to reach.
Because you and I know that the Trumpians of Trumpistan will be there with their Godliness and their xenophobia and their fear of women having equal pay before any Dems have even identified them as voters.
I have no idea how to reach voters who might look at me like I'm an alien.
But I know that our future is in their hands.
The apathetic voters can be turned. It's a question of who gets there first.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with 👻🗳️ominousrabbit.bsky.social

👻🗳️ominousrabbit.bsky.social Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @ominousrabbit

Sep 26, 2018
Here's the facts, jacks.

All you shrilly protesting these assault allegations as fake-outs, I know what would solve those problems: an investigation by the @FBI.
But you don't really want that, because that would put so many of you up to scrutiny.

Because so MANY of you participated in this type of behavior.
How do I know this? Because even though I didn't travel in these rarified circles on #BeachWeek, we all know these stories.

All. Of. Us.
Read 25 tweets
Jul 20, 2018
As a young woman, I was never the most visibly rebellious in social circles. My persona was somehow both feminine and inconsistent. Maybe I was more "Art School Disestablishmentarian" than true punk rock; regardless, the embrace of counterculture was deep and wide.
Time passed. We grew older, and things changed. We got more bills, children, responsibilities, and we can't actually live in squats any longer.

But some things stayed true. The greatest part of being punk was the on-the-job training in how to rebel against the popular--
and often unjust--cultural and political narratives.

We learned about Reaganomics from the people who suffered the most under Reagan's policies, when social welfare programs, college tuition grants, and support for the mentally ill were gutted.
Read 20 tweets
Jun 8, 2018
Here was my night: Handmaid's Tale (a particularly grueling one) followed by an early (for me) dare-I-say responsible bedtime. After all, our son is done with middle school, and they're having a ceremony, so I try to do my parental duty to be not-completely exhausted at it.
But our son--14 years old, a tender age under any circumstance--is distraught. He comes in our room and tells us he doesn't want to go to the ceremony.
Genuinely, flat-out doesn't want to go.

All of our reasonable points about going notwithstanding, he isn't swayed.

"I don't want to get AR-15'ed," he said.
Read 27 tweets
May 15, 2018
The news on our side of the world is fundamentally grim these days, but at least I can shed some light on people's lives that are fundamentally grimmer.
Sigh. Where oh where to begin? I guess here, because it's the first photo I found from my time there.

This is Hebron in the West Bank.
Hebron is the home of one of Islam's holy sites, the Ibrahimi Mosque.
It also happens to be a Jewish holy site named after Abraham as well.

Because of course Judaism and Islam (and Christianity) are fundamentally linked with Abraham. aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/r…
Read 94 tweets
May 15, 2018
Do I feel a thread coming on, like the flu? Possible.
This Gaza situation. I don't know if people (by people, I mean "people who can't find Gaza on a map, or don't know it's Occupied by Israel, or how close it is to Europe, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt...etc.) understand how dire it is.
When I was in Gaza 20 years ago, it was dire.
Read 96 tweets
Mar 14, 2018
So unless you're dead inside yourself, the photos of the student walkouts should at the very least trigger a reaction that they are too young to bear the burden of the adults who were charged with their safety.
And of course they're young. But these are the faces of disappointed rage, disbelief and sorrow that the adults in the room were petulant greedy brats.
For myself and many of the adults I know, our kids were among those who walked out; our kids are the same age as the Stoneman Douglas victims, and the Columbine victims, and all the other high school shootings since Columbine.

These are Courtlin Arrington's parents.
Read 13 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!