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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ides of Trump

Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

We live in a democratic society that allows us, at least as of this writing, many freedoms. I believe some of those are in jeopardy and have taken a call of activism recently. If I am truly honest with myself, I have been an activist from the first moment I saw the 'The Crying Indian' commercial from the early 70's and insisted my dad buy me the lunchbox with the recycling symbol on it when it was first released. yep, I go that far back with my hippie ways. ;)



Today marks a unique day that is being called 'The Ides of Trump.' the idea is to flood The White House with post cards letting our current president know of our opposition to his cabinet and policies of hate and destruction. Ideally, everyone is to respectful. of course there will always be people who don't follow the rules. that happens with any event or group.


As important as the environment is to me, as well as human rights, I could not let this day go by without expressing my concerns and opinions. My plan is to have a post card for each day he has been in office. I am using the wonderful new Wonder Woman stamps, too.  :)

Mary Engelbreit has so graciously offered for free 2 lovely post card designs on her website. You can see them in the above photo on the top row, middle.


As one of my post cards reads, "Mr. Trump, You've turned me into an activist." he has actually just caused me to pick up the protest signs and get out onto the streets to speak up for all of the causes that need speaking up for. We must stand together.

Our animals are being killed, our water and food are being poisoned, people are not only being brutalized, but killed as well, our planet is being destroyed for the sake of greed. I can not sit by and watch it go on and not do anything.

sure, they are just post cards. but someone will look at them. perhaps it is the person at the post office. maybe it is one of the aids working in The White House. maybe it is the person who takes out the trash. but I believe in my heart that at least one of these cards will be seen by someone who will see it and think for even one second about what is written on it. and the seed will be planted.

no, this man sitting in The White House does not represent me or my ideas. not that all of them have. but THIS man is quickly destroying everything that keeps our hold on humanity - love and compassion. so I will not sit silent.


editing to add a photo of more cards I am mailing for a total of 62. a mix of these plus some from the picture I posted earlier.


I was very sad to hear that not only has a town near to us put up signs on telephone and electric poles welcoming ICE agents, but signs are also appearing on college campuses listing phone numbers for people to call to report immigrants as their 'white duty.' sorry, but NO. just NO. strengthened my resolve to get more post cards sent out today.

3 comments:

Lucy Patrick said...

Good for you Jennifer. I'm in Australia but your president is on the news almost nightly here, I hope someone reads your postcards. XOX Lucy

Suzanne said...

Jennifer, I pray someone does see your postcards. I don't know if they can turn the President's heart (if, he has one), but I am counting on mountains to be moved! Thank you for what you do. The world needs more like you.

Joan B said...

fantastic in every way