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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:45 AM

Protest fatigue in the darkening Sunshine State

Today the new members of the New College board in Sarasota FL are visiting the campus that they want to turn into "Hillsdale College Florida Branch." There will be protests. I should go, because the evangelical Christofascist takeover of a public college is such a heinous move on the part of DeSadist and it must be opposed--but, jeez, will it make any difference? The takeover of FL by semi-fascist conservatives seem to already be in place. Teachers fear to put books in classroom libraries, women's right to bodily autonomy is partially toasted (15-week ban), and Moms for Bigotry, Proud Louts, and Oath Creepers are out and proud and sitting on school boards here.

Feeling outmatched and tired and whiney. Can't relocate at present. And--gotta remember, nobody forces me to wear fabric around my head in a prescribed way or go to jail, so that's good. Must keep things in perspective. Thanks for listening, DUers.

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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:53 AM

1. Nobody forces you to wear fabric around your head or go to jail YET.

You should go to the protest if you can, because maybe protesting the smaller things will prevent them from becoming big things. DeSatan needs as many people as possible to tell him to pound sand.

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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:58 AM

2. We heard it was an illegal meeting for BOT members...but they don't care.

...and they plan to fire the new President of New College who was hired in 2021 after an national search.

What a mess in Florida. I'm tired of protesting too. I'm going to see my representative in Pinellas next week, but I doubt it will do any good.

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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 04:20 PM

4. Thank you, guys--I went to the meeting, and it was "interesting"

in the way all public meetings are here now, but in an good way thanks to all the intelligent, articulate New College students who stood up to the Christo-fascist DeSadist goons (as much as they could, politely). There were lots of national media coverage people there (Wash. Post, NY Times, others)! Very glad I didn't give in and stay home like they want us to. More later--.

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