There's a line from an old blues song: "Been down so long it looks like up to me." We've been ruled by evil cartoon characters so long that it can feel like we have finally made it out to a sensible reality. It's good to enjoy some refreshing changes in the tone coming out of the national microphone but we would be wise to keep our ear on the content and not just the tone. This is a good time to make it clear that we are not interested in continuing on the same road of expanding wars, endless detention, impunity for crimes and bottomless handouts to bankers that we have put up with for years. Been there. Done that. It takes a lot of noise and some action to boot, to make for meaningful change.
A part of change that may seem small, is nonetheless important. Let folks know how you feel. About whatever moves you. Put your message out. A handmade sign on you lawn or in your window; a collection of political buttons to switch out on your clothes; maybe buttons of your own design to hand out to friends. Every time you break a silence you are opening space for others who feel the same way but feel too timid to stick their neck out first.
From Northland Poster Collective