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Courts can, I guess, be a reasonable way to organize government function in theory, assuming the right monarch at the core. But this core, here, is rotten.This is a court. The King must be entertained, distracted, and lied to. #NewVersailles https://t.co/gIL2A8JFrU— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) January 23, 2017
Teen Vogue, aka the voice of the Resistance, published a good piece on the Women's March and Tocqueville, the 19th-century French writer on America. Tocqueville was interested in the American avoidance of tyranny, even as Andrew Jackson took the presidency. Williamson, the author of the article, writes:
Autocrats see social mobilization — regardless of content — as a threat, and individual rebukes as tolerable. As Tocqueville notes, “A despot easily forgives his subjects for not loving him, provided they do not love one another.”Onward. We are the majority.
If the protests this weekend are to be effective, we will have to do more than demonstrate opposition to Trump. We will have to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to one another through organized political action.