Robert Reich mentions four syndromes the American people are beginning to succumb to (read his piece below).
All of which, basically, lead to apathy regarding having Trump as the leader of our country. Or the puppet of Putin with Russia actually becoming our leader.
If you believe this to be far fetched, I would invite you to read some history.
And I urge you to not stop speaking up, speaking out, writing letters, making phone calls, signing petitions, protesting.
If your friends are tired of reading your political posts on Facebook, they can unfriend you.
Why would you allow them to silence you?
Why would you consider them your friends if that's what they're asking you to do?
By keeping quiet we're telling the corrupt leaders that we're okay with them being corrupt, we're giving up the things we've fought wars for.
We're giving up our country because friends don't like political posts on Facebook??
It's that easy??
This is directly quoted from Robert Reich's Facebook page:
"As the era of Trump approaches, some Americans are succumbing to the follow four syndromes:
1. Normalizer Syndrome. These people would like the believe Trump will be just another president – more conservative and pompous than most, but one who will make rational decisions once in office. The normalizers are under a grave delusion. Trump has a serious personality disorder and will be a clear and present danger to America and the world.
2. Outrage Numbness Syndrome. These people are no longer outraged by what Trump says or what he does – his cabinet picks, his lies, his bullying – because they’ve gone numb. Their minds can’t conceive of someone like this becoming president, so they've shut down emotionally. People suffering from outrage numbness need to get back in touch with their emotions, as painful as that is.
3. Cynical Syndrome. These people have become so cynical about the whole system – the Democrats who gave up on the working class and thereby opened the way for Trump, the Republicans who engaged in voter suppression around the country, the media that gave Trump all the free time he wanted, the establishment that rigged the system – that they say the hell with it. Let Trump do his worst. How much worse can it get? Wrong. It can get a lot worse.
4. Helpless Syndrome. These people just don’t know what to do. They feel powerless and paralyzed. Wrong. There's much to do.
If you find yourself falling into one or more of these syndromes, I urge you to pull yourself out. We will need you in the peaceful resistance.
What do you think?"