A Guide To Help Save Democracy

Collectively Control & #ChangeTheNarrative *

  Linda Belans, EdD

 

  • Move beyond Description to Prescription. Otherwise, we amplify & promote opposition's message, & build their momentum.

 

  • Post productive action we can take, with contact info.

 

  • Thank local, state, & federal officials when they publicly rebuke white supremacists, defend Democracy, & make policies that help Americans thrive. 

  • Bombard your** senators & representatives with clear, declarative, brief statements.  I demand that you speak out publicly against racist acts of violence and racist language. Otherwise, you are the domestic enemy you have sworn to protect us against. 

 

  • Publicly censure media every time their headlines mislead or lie like the AJC headline: Cops: Shooting suspect says he targeted spas because of sexual addiction. Or  the Washington Post headline: Suspect in Atlanta-area spa shootings that left eight dead might have frequented businesses, authorities say. 

         These headlines should read: "White male domestic terrorist assassinates 8 people - at  least 6 are   

         Asian women." 

  • Push the media to retrain itself to focus on the Biden presidency. 

 

  • Post images & stories frequently of Biden, Harris, and their cabinet.

 

  • Do not post images/words of 45 or those who align themselves with him. 

 

  • Post & amplify Joe Biden's presidency & policies to infuse them into the zeitgeist to #ChangeTheNarrative. 

 

*Resources:

George Lakoff: Truth Sandwich

Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century.

Soledad O'Brien: Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Eric Boehlert: Press Run

Dr. Eddie Glaude: Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, 

**Elected officials primarily care about what *their* constituents think.

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