I am overcome and wearied with appeals and commands to “fight Donald Trump”, “Stop Trump”, or “repeal Trump”. I say “F—–“ Trump”! “F” means “forget”. Let’s bury Donald Trump under a mountain of silence.
Let us please please, please, take our attention and energy away from Donald Trump. Trump thrives and grows using our attention and energy. A basic principle of the universe: whatever is fed, whatever is given energy, thrives and grows. It seems to me that everyone everywhere, those who support him and those who don’t, are giving Donald Trump their attention, energy and the best of their thinking. That is how he got into office in the first place. Whether he said something sensible (when was that? you say), or bragged about “grabbing” women’s bodies, every one and all of the media gave him our attention and our energy, 24-7. Enough already!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone found a vision of a world they want to live in, and organized around that vision, rather than organizing around or against Donald Trump.
I want to organize around a vision of a world characterized by fairness and equity. I want a world free from racism, and sexism and male domination, free from Islamophobia, homophobia, and classism. I want a liberatory society, free from any manifestation of oppression. I want a world that works well for every one.
Perhaps we might begin to organize around our vision and our ideas and ideals, rather than around people or against people. Perhaps we might put our attention on what we want, rather than on what we don’t want. Perhaps it is time to put our attention ahead of us, rather than allowing our attention and energy to be pulled sideways.