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Nothing. nothing happens.

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 know how everyone feels.

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.

But nope.
People will continue to await the sign.

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.
I want Rep Omar to have every bit of safety and security that she could possibly need. She deserves that.

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.
I know that nothing will change because not even the members of Rep Omar's own party are united in standing behind her.
Sure, the Democrats would be fecklessly outraged but not enough to do anything about it.

Someone would sponsor a bill in her name that fixed nothing and we'd return to political theater.
All you need to know is that there have been wholly valid bases on which to impeach the President that have nothing to do with the Mueller Report, but we're gonna pretend like the report is the key to everything.

We. Aren't. Going. To. Do. Shit.
Every news network has continued to allow a network of itinerant liars to continually excuse and misinform the public about the long list of crimes committed by the President.

Because you know. He's in the White house so you have to treat him right,
The POTUS declared journalists Enemies of the State, but Sarah Sanders is on a real network somewhere every week making things up as she goes along

And we treat it like it's normal.

Like it's not an absurd crisis of legitimacy and information
The media continues to treat Trump like a legitimate leader.

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.
If something happens to Rep Omar, nothing changes.

There is a flurry of thinkpieces and people stumbling over themselves to ask "How did this happen?"

But nobody will say "We let it."
If something happens to Rep Omar, it won't be the straw that breaks the camels' back.

It'll just be yet another straw.
You see it wasn't a big enough deal when the problem was colonialism because casinos

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.
So as much as it might be nice to think that harm or death coming to a young Brown Muslim woman would shock America's conscience into action...

I am here to tell you that no. No it fucking won't.

I promise.
The day that the Presidency is brought down by harm caused to a woman of color is the day after we already fixed white supremacy in America somehow.
These threads were all written years ago.

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.
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