I’m going to start tagging my political posts. There’s so much to follow, that it’s hard to tell what’s important and what isn’t. My hope is that this will help me and maybe others, even just a little, to keep our eye on the ball.
For example stories that just won’t die but have little leverage against Trump and his cronies, like the voter fraud thing, I’ll tag as distractions.
Here are some of the tags I’m thinking of. Let me know if you think I should add any:
#distraction – These issues just don’t matter in the long run.
#obfuscation – Important things, couched in some other issue.
#troll – Incendiary remarks from the Trump administration.
These stories, while deserving of our attention and often disgust, seem to me often to be side-issues that don’t directly address how the Trump “administration” is destroying our government, our trust in our government, and the trust of the United States by the rest of the world.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are actions Trump and Bannon are taking daily which are eroding our government itself. The State Department purges, attempts to silence or discredit the press, damaging of relationships with our allies, and cozying up with dictators:
#treason – Stories or speculation about Trump’s treasonous deals.
#kleptocracy – Abuse of the presidency for personal gain.
#dissent – Insiders standing up against Trump.
#resist – Citizens taking action or speaking out against Trump.
We have lots of energy and motivation right now, but we need focus and strategy very badly. So far Trump has been pretty successful at keeping us confused and misaligned. Let’s fix that!