In United We Stand Divided We Fall Garn Press has gathered together essays by great scholars and renowned teachers who oppose the direction in which President Trump is leading the country. These are essays, to quote George Lakoff, which frame American values accurately and systemically day after day, telling truths by American majority moral values.
These are essays of protest against and resistance to Trump’s presidency, to his billionaire cabinet, to the privileging in the White House of white supremacists, the promulgation of “alternate facts”, the denigration of media sources, the purges of State Department personnel, the gag orders at the EPA and scientists placed on “watch lists”, the travel bans on people from wide swaths of U.S. society and on refugees … the list is long.
They are also essays that tackle the question of what we can do to stop Trump from becoming a fast moving catastrophe. When the hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved closer to midnight, President Trump was named specifically as an existential risk to humanity. There is no doubt that we must all act. The writers of conscience who have written this collection of essays are all actively engaged in opposing President Trump and their writings encourage us to participate in the resistance movement. Read with a pencil in hand. Make notes on what you can do to join aspects of the movement that reflects the needs and concerns of your community. Through social media you can go global while acting locally.
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If you wanted to talk to some of the leading activists fighting for civil rights, education and science, you'd have to attend one of the major marches in Washington, DC. Or you could just pick up a copy of this book. It is overflowing with the kind of on-the-ground wisdom you only get from people who have dedicated their lives to fighting the good fight. I particularly liked the essays by P.L. Thomas, Yohuru Williams, Russ Walsh, Denny Taylor, Katie Lapham and George Lakoff. They really helped me see their subjects from a different perspective. These are scholarly essays written from a ground up point of view. This is grass roots journalism. (And the essay I wrote isn't bad, either!) Do yourself a favor and buy this book! It will restore die hard activists and hopefully inspire others to join the resistance.