Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.



November 6, 2016

A razor-thin turning point in history


Folks,

Of the 1,238 posts I've put up on this blog in the last 11 years, only a couple have been overtly political. Now it's time.

Here is the FiveThirtyEight.com diagram of where the Electoral College stands with two days to go:


Little New Hampshire is currently the tipping point. As of now, Clinton leads Trump there by just 2% with wide uncertainty. That's a margin of 15,000 votes out of the high turnout expected. Sparkle Moose and I are canvassing for the Democrats there For The Duration.

What are the consequences? In the New Yorker, a serious scholar sees many parallels to Mussolini's electoral rise to power: A Scholar of Fascism Sees a Lot That's Familiar with Trump. That's one of many similar articles you can find by sober military experts and historians. This could well be our Italy 1922. Or even Germany 1933.

If you aren't in or near a swing state, or can't canvass (no experience is necessary!), you can join the nationwide Get Out The Vote phoning system from home.

Go to https://www.hillaryclinton.com/start. ​Register, and you'll be offered a chance to canvass, get on a bus to canvass, etc. Keep clicking through the screens till you get "Call voters from the comfort of your couch." You'll need a phone you can use while watching your computer screen.

The system autodials selected target voters in swing states — voters friendly to Dems but with a spotty voting record. It connects you only to a live person answering. On your computer screen are the name and place of the person, a script to read them, and buttons to log the results. Then click to get the next person. It's fast and easy, and you can dip in and out of doing it.

Your grandchildren will someday ask "What did you to to stop Trump?" I urge you to drop whatever you're doing for the next three days and Do Your Bit. It will not wait.

​Please like and pass this on.​

Alan

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3 Comments:

Blogger Viktor Leberecht said...

I and my poly-partner (she is a US Citizen) were shocked about the outcome. I surely hope that the times will not be getting to horrible with the new super-conservative government. I guess all progress for polyamory and polygamy (meaning the Brown case at the Supreme Court), like for all progressive inclusive ways of living, will be stalled if not even rolled back. Wishing you and all polys in the US all the best. Viktor

November 10, 2016 6:42 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Viktor,

Well it happened. Polyamory may not be a direct target, but we're in for a time of deliberate official ignorance, cruelty, hate and confusion, led by a narcissistic sociopath, giving license to the worst elements.

And I don't know when the country that I love, which was once the light of civilization, can become that again.

So the baton passes. To Europe, and a scattering of others. The weight is on you. I'm asking you, be ready to go Do Your Bit.

"Life rewards people who move in the direction of greatest courage."

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P.S. In the state of New Hampshire we did help elect a Democratic US Senator, by the extremely thin margin of about one vote in a thousand, and brought in the state for Clinton, by nearly as thin a margin. "It is not given to us to know the results of our labors. So we must do them on faith."

Cheers,

Alan M.

November 10, 2016 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Viktor Leberecht said...

Alan,

Thanks for your reply. I'll feature your article "What's next" on one of my blogs tomorrow.
Had written a similar kind of article myself about the bleak outlook for Polyamory and Polygamy after the election http://viktor-leberecht.de/polyamorie-und-polygamie-in-gefahr-in-usa/

Best wishes, Viktor

November 13, 2016 9:55 AM  

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