Gun-Toting Islamophobic Group Protests Outside Texas Mosque In the latest anti-Islamic incident to take place following the Paris attacks, demonstrators in Irving, Texas, protested on the sidewalk outside a mosque with guns, Islamophobic signs and American flags.What can I say that has some even slightly positive impact? My solution: use the theme of the 2000 movie, Pay it Forward. In the movie, a middle-school student is challenged by his teacher to come up with a project that will change the world. His solution? Do a kindness for three (3) strangers, and ask each of them to repeat this - each doing a kindness for three other strangers, and so on. Turns out, it works, and the movie follows the good deeds of the strangers impacted by the kid's original kindness. (At the end of the movie, the kid is killed by Donald Trump... well, no - not by Trump, but he is killed.) What has this to do with PrivateBuffoon & the current political mess? Less than you might imagine, but something. I'm betting that most of my hundreds of thousands of followers share my political views. Individually, each one of us has little political power. BUT - as a bloc, we can maybe help just a little. If you are not now registered to vote, REGISTER today! ... THEN urge at least three of your like-minded friends to do the same. Now comes the hard part: VOTE! At each step, encourage others to REGISTER and to VOTE. There is some chance - at the moment it looks to be not all that small a chance - that we could be welcoming the bigoted, xenophobic, paranoid "circus clown" into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in a little over a year UNLESS the sane ones among us come out in FORCE to VOTE! So, do me a favor: mobilize your like-minded friends to vote (for what may indeed be only the lesser of two evils) next November... and ask them to do the same - get others out to the polls next November. Thanks.
Monday, November 23, 2015
"Pay it Forward"
My mind is a-jumble trying to come up with a coherent response to the madness. In addition to the leading GOP candidates suggesting a database to track Muslim citizens, today there was this: