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This is a thread about the epidemic of post-#resist plucky white woman racism we are currently experiencing a rash of.

It's kind of about Hillary, mostly about Handmaid's Tale, and (though trust and believe, it pains me greatly) a little bit about Elizabeth Warren.
So. Handmaid's Tale.

I'm not the first person to point out, the TV show's entire premise is, hey middle class white ladies, wouldn't it suck if you were treated the same way that black women have been treated for centuries?
It's a real fucking departure from the actual book, btw, in some of the worst ways possible.

What's so compelling about Atwood's original work is, it asks the same question, with no easy outs.
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👋🏼 from Oskaloosa, Iowa at a Warren backyard house party. She opens up the speech w/ a Memorial Day riff, noting her oldest brother served in Vietnam for 5 years and other two bros also served.
Warren focusing a bunch on climate change out here, bringing it back to her usual themes. “You wanna understand the climate crisis we face today, look at 25 years of Washington corruption, that’s the answer,” Warren says.
When Warren defends the concept of her wealth tax, it’s a variation of this riff that went viral in 2011.
From the original: “you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate”
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"Female rats exposed to chronic, mild stressors persist more than males do. They work harder in the face of difficulty; it takes twice as long for their brains to shift into helplessness. Even female rats, it seems, #persist."

This book on female burnout is too fucking real.
In 1994, there was no television on the island of Fiji; there were also no eating disorders. British and American television were brought to the island in 1995. By 1998, 29% of girls had severe eating disorder symptoms. 13% within one month of the introduction of television.
Even before she can read or speak she watches commercials & sees magazine commercials, & though she may never talk about it with people in her life, she is absorbing the idea that her body is not already beautiful, she doesn’t automatically deserve food or love or rest or health.
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No need for skepticism of #microbiome + virome involvement in #ME/CFS 👉 But we must factor in the activity of organisms (bacteria, viruses, phages, fungi etc) that often persist + interact outside the gut☝️And many such organisms are not “good” but are pathogens/#pathobionts
In fact, Komaroff asked if anyone has a model for #ME/CFS that links together many findings recently presented at #MECFSatNIH19 👉 Well, that’s what my recent paper on ME/CFS does!...w/ #microbiome + virome activity central to how separate findings connect:frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
That is b/c 👉 Humans are now understood to be #holobionts: our activity is controlled by the human genome, our microbial/#viral genomes and their respective proteins + metabolites working in tandem (together!): nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11…
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👇 Right here #Resisters, is where you/we NEED to tolerate being uncomfortable.
/1 #SafeCommunitiesAct
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This is the place where Your #MAPoli State Rep--the ones who've
✅ been nice to you at parades,
✅ or praised you at community forums,
✅ or worked with you on a Thing,
✅ or sought you out as a local organizer
✅ and/or brought you into their campaign
---will tell you
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#maleg
...So many convincing things about The Process. Because,
Yes yes, they're WITH YOU on the *Goal*!
Of COURSE they stand with immigrants and against the racism of Trump's ICE!...
/3

#SafeCommunitiesAct
#MAleg
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Your taxes HAVE been increased~ don’t mistake the little more back you got back~if you got any~ 2B lower taxes.

It was a con~ give you a little, take a lot~ after you’ve already voted.

They cut their own taxes ‘permanently’~they’re running the biggest deficit ever

@stucam7771
The con is~you won’t start paying til they’re gone.

The next Democrat Administration is going to be buried in unimaginably more debt.

Republicans run a deficit, the rich steal as much as they can~

Then they blame the Democrats for raising taxes loudly until they win again
Rinse, repeat ~ this time they stole a ridiculous amount more while 45 kept our attention ~

They’ve ran this con for decades. The money behind the GOP has had criminal tendencies ~ they’ve conned their base ~ 45 is just obvious about it.

#resist #persist #takeitback
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As the 2018 mid-terms draw near, its time to start educating Trump supporters how we will counter-act the crazy libs... we will NOT fight fair, nor will we let them win with their Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” manual.

We will use it against them.. thread to follow:
Alinsky was against American principles and wrote the manual on how to “disrupt”, “resist”, persist”... “isolate” and damage opponents... we will use the same tactics to our advantage as PATRIOTS & CONSTITUTIONALISTS...

We will NOT allow them any advantages
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Democrats today seem to believe several things:
1. Their goals are more important than honesty.
2. Conducting illegal activities is ok as long as you can properly hide the evidence.
3. If you get caught doing something the party will stand by you if it is political survival.
....
4. In order for the party to defend itself from investigations it will always blame the opposition for something similar in order to say to its supporters: “Its not fair”
5. In order to hinder support for the opposing party, they will attempt to make everything a moral decision,
...by claiming that Trump, and his decisions, and those that vote for him are immoral! (AKA racist, sexist, homophobic, and the big term coined by Obama: “systematic racism”)
5. In order to show “morality” they will oppose anything the President says and does! #ResistanceFirst..
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Here's a woman at an anti-nazi protest in Dallas. Yes, she's holding her relative's prison garb from the #Holocaust. #NoNazis
Here's the permanent marks of an evil bureaucracy.
Here are the shoes of Auschwitz victims.
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