Dear Ms Solnit

I keep the newspaper clipping inside a Milan Kundera novel: it shows demonstrators in Prague in 1989, one of them carrying a badly chipped bust of Stalin around whose neck hangs a placard that says nic netrvá věčně: nothing lasts forever. It’s not a war cry, nor a prophesy, but a bald statement of fact at the moment when the Soviet bloc Stalin had been critical in establishing was falling apart and Czechoslovakia was liberating itself.

It must have seemed like forever to those who lived under totalitarianism until all of a sudden “forever” crashed and burned. People worked to make it so at terrible risk; some were imprisoned, or otherwise punished. Some died. They worked without knowledge of how and when their efforts might matter, and the faith that drove those activists is still stunning to contemplate. I think of that history when I think of our present predicament in the United States.

I know a lot of us have rage fatigue and moral exhaustion from a little over a year and a half of the hell of Donald Trump’s ascendancy. I know that seeing the vulnerable crushed, and the sabotage of the things that we fought for from reproductive rights to climate policies, and in particular the recent efforts to destroy small children weighs on most of us.

Trump’s shouting about things is not totalitarianism. Get a grip woman.

16 comments on “Dear Ms Solnit

  1. I lived in the US under Obama and Trump. It wasn’t any different in day-to-day terms. Except in Texas folks seemed more cheerful under Trump.

    I have no idea what the hell of living under Trump consists of.

  2. Move that Milan Kundera novel setting 20-odd years and it could be describing Brexit.

  3. This is people wanting to do something great but with no risk. They know that Trump will be gone in seven years regardless, and they know that they will not be shot nor even miss a paycheck. They are essentially actors in a badly written melodrama.

  4. Vile leftist scum infest this country like a nightmare attack of fleas.

    The “Hell” of Trumps 18 months.? What a wicked fucking insult to the millions murdered by the scum of socialism.

    These womi shite deserve Corbin and UK Venezuela.

    Which won’t stop me fighting for Brexit .

    1–Everybody join UKIP asap. Even if you don’t want to and don’t agree with them on ANYTHING except Brexit. Join for one year only. Because it will put the shits up the Tory party and rally them against the FFC.

    It was fear of UKIP destroying the Tory’s marginal seats that caused Camoron to make his BIG mistake of blessed memory. That same fear–multiplied–will bring the TreasonCow down.

    Also write/email etc the marginal associations–Hell all Tory associations. When the MPs can’t get in their offices for letters from former supporters promising to vote their arses to Hell then the end of Fish Face will be at hand.

    Three links here are to lists of Tories( hat tip to Phil B on Samizdata and Raedwald) to have a go at.

    https://wulfstansghost.com/2018/06/08/conservative-apocalypse-a-risk-assessment-for-conservative-constituencies/

    https://wulfstansghost.com/2018/07/08/conservative-apocalypse-ii/

    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/every-leave-constituency-with-a-remain-mp/

    (Re 3rd link above via Raedwald: “This list was done just before last year’s election and clearly needs updating.

    New MPs who entered the House for the first time in 2017 need to be classified. Otherwise, as the next election will be Leave vs. Remain, we have 400 target Remain-MP seats to overturn, both Tory and Labour.

    I’d suggest the only way any of the 400 can be exempted from a ‘Leave’ candidate challenge is by voting down the government next week and declaring for a WTO Brexit.”

    Lastly we should have no fear of Corbin. If the FFC wins then we will a govt that doesn’t give a rat’s arse about what voters want and has a shitload of tyrannical plans–6years for saying anything nasty about the RoP, ditto for saying anything nasty about political scum, worse Internet control than China etc. Britain is going to be a collapsing police state either way. It will take a little longer with Blulabour and their EU masters is all.

    If destruction is our lot then socialism should get the blame directly. Its evil influence is behind both parties but BluLab talk endless shite about freedom and free markets and then piss on them. Let the open left get the credit due.

  5. Milan Kundera book ‘The Joke’ is a very accurate reflection of these times where a single miss-step can see someone hounded out of public life by exactly the people like Rebecca Solnit.

    The louder they screech, the more people click to their true nature.

  6. The left want to turn the US into a third-world shithole, but apparently they’re the heroes.

    Czechs fought against people like Solnit.

  7. ” Recent efforts to destroy small children?”

    Anti American protesters put their children in cages to own Trump.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/pentagon-asked-to-supply-20000-beds-at-military-bases-for-migrant-children-in-us-a3869481.html

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/viral-photo-boy-in-cage-fact-check?utm_term=.ohANWem6N#.spPKOglmK

    The fake media showed photos of the children and claimed it was done by President Trump. Thus proving how fake they are.

  8. ‘the hell of Donald Trump’s ascendancy. I know that seeing the vulnerable crushed, and the sabotage of the things that we fought for from reproductive rights to climate policies, and in particular the recent efforts to destroy small children weighs on most of us.’

    She artfully attacks a STRAWMAN. Rather than show evidence of her assertions, she steals the glory of the Czech revolution.

  9. I can only presume that she has absolutely zero comprehension of the genocides and mass slavery that actually went on in the Sovblok.

  10. She approves of reproductive rights = killing small children. It’s difficult to reconcile this with her hatred of policies that allegedly destroy small children. There’s some major cognitive dissonance happening there.

  11. It must have seemed like forever to those who lived under totalitarianism until all of a sudden “forever” crashed and burned. People worked to make it so at terrible risk; some were imprisoned, or otherwise punished. Some died. They worked without knowledge of how and when their efforts might matter, and the faith that drove those activists is still stunning to contemplate. I think of that history when I think of our present predicament in the United Kiingdom.

    FTFY Ms Solnit

    May is totaliterain: hate/tthought crimes, police & justice corrupt and poliitical with sex and race/religion bias, critisicm of certain groups illegal, food & drink choice increasingly dictated by state, mass drugging of yoouth (ADHD & Soma),…

    Men locked up based on women’s known lies, people locked up for reporting child rape & law breaking, children removed if parents have wrong views, history altered and artifacts removed/destroyed.

    Trump opposes this and those who demonised by politicians and msm who support totalitarianism.

  12. I would be getting Ms Solnit on a plane to Caracas or Pyongyang posthaste (without her consent) and asking her to reflect on her absurd hyperbole when she sees real oppression…..

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