We are at a crossroads in America. Society has been splintered and we are currently living in dual competing realities. Now more than ever, we must learn what we can and can't do about it.
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1 - Thesis
2 - Table of Contents
3-9 - Case Studies of Invalidation and Victim Blaming
10-12 - Dual Realities
13-23 - Abuse and Dual Reality Case Study in Entertainment
25-34 - What Can and Can’t We Do?
35-39 - Closing statement
40-x - Sources
So let's sober up and take the plank out of our eye. Let's take an honest look at how bad it's gotten. 3/
Then the political Right alleged these students were "crisis actors". Media attacked and tried to invalidate their message.
Then the PRESIDENT & others defended the Supremacists. They were "Very fine people" 5/
The right said they were disrespectful to troops (who btw fought so we could have these rights) 7/
Then the RNC continued to fund him. Trump endorsed him. Many blamed the abuse victims without stop. 8/
What is the common thread? It's simple:
Toxic groups continue to INVALIDATE and victim blame real issues. And no one's been able to stop it. 9/
The internet has allowed the best and worst parts of humanity grow in strength, unimpeded.10/
The first reality listens to objective truth. It is created when humans step forward to highlight an important issue.
The other reality invalidates, victim blames, & protect abusers 12/
I didn't realize just how dangerous these groups were until a rabid fandom tried to silence my closest friend @breebunn. 15/
Let's talk about the battles we can fight, and how we can win them. 26/
We have given toxicity an equal platform as us when it doesn't actually deserve it. 27/
Humans are susceptible creatures. We must draw a hard line in the sand. 28/
We must fight for those in the middle because it might not be possible to sway the most entrenched. 29/
Thank you everybody.