World House / by Melanie Ida Chopko

Maybe, our mass mobilization and epic social movement starts NOW instead of after the inauguration. I find this electoral college petition below very interesting and possible.

BUT also ESSENTIAL, Dr.King and Ghandi's insight on how to transform the oppressor: "We will meet your physical force with soul force...We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we so will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process." There is no basement where we could banish these other voters.

A la  Michael Moore. analysis, I think we need wider left that stands by the Midwest and rural America, acknowledging their gaping economic and social wounds that was so mad at Washington they voted "an outsider" in. A spiritual irony, I know, to extend compassion also to people with privilege. But I think we need a movement that looks deeply into racism and sexism to see the frustration and sorrow of the white oppressor, which if unaddressed at the root, spirals out of control. This is a "world house."

The whole King quote, stunning: "I’ve seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say:”We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you. We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws and abide by the unjust system, because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good, so throw us in jail and we will still love you. Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and, as difficult as it is, we will still love you. Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our communities at the midnight hour and drag us out on some wayside road and leave us half-dead as you beat us, and we will still love you. Send your propaganda agents around the country and make it appear that we are not fit, culturally and otherwise, for integration, but we’ll still love you. But be assured that we’ll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory." - Letter from Birmingham Jail