"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. ”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Unless you have deliberately stayed away from social media and TV news, you know about the Nazi/Confederate rally in Charlottesville, VA last night and today. You know about the counter-protestor who was MURDERED when a neo-Nazi ran their car into a group of counter-protestors.
Well, tonight, there is a way to stand in solidarity with those who oppose the Nazi/Confederates (and do NOT waste my time saying there is a difference, we all know better):
From Tami Sawyer:
Call to action!!! If you're in a city/state with Confederate statues or memorials, join this national action.
At 6pm CST/7pm EST, gather in front of your city's vestiges to hate in solidarity with the brave murdered & injured activists in Charlottesville, VA. Bring your signs and voices. ALL PEOPLE come out! Let us know where your city is meeting and we will keep a list. Use #hatecantstand to organize. Tag and share.