Nothing happens then that didn't happen when an admitted rapist white supremacist became President.
Everyone keeps waiting for the critical moment that signals that it's all gone too far.
It already happened. We did nothing useful about it.
I get it. It's the same feeling I had when I was SURE that once we had video of the cops shooting an unarmed child, that things would finally change.
Because you think at some point it has to be obvious that it's all gone off the rails.
They will continue to wait for the signal in the sky that says "Now is the time to fight back"
And they'll ignore that it's been on the whole time.
But don't fool yourself. If anything happens to her, nothing changes.
You know how I know? Because she's being threatened and nothing is changing.
Someone would sponsor a bill in her name that fixed nothing and we'd return to political theater.
We. Aren't. Going. To. Do. Shit.
Because you know. He's in the White house so you have to treat him right,
And we treat it like it's normal.
Like it's not an absurd crisis of legitimacy and information
Even as he incites violence toward them.
Even as he undermines their own legitimacy from the pulpit of the White House
They still play the game.
There is a flurry of thinkpieces and people stumbling over themselves to ask "How did this happen?"
But nobody will say "We let it."
It'll just be yet another straw.
or when it was racism, because gangsta rap
And it wasn't big enough when it was islamophobia because 9/11.
So yeah. Nobody got it together to stand against fascism before now.
I am here to tell you that no. No it fucking won't.
That they're all still relevant is why nothing will happen.
Too many people are still trying to convince themselves that it's all going to be ok somehow.
And the people in media who should be pushing back aren't.