Adventures in Activism

Sometimes in the course of human events, circumstances demand that we stand up and take an active role in shaping the kind of future we want for our children and the planet as a whole. For someone who has written extensively about politics on and off for the past 14 years, you would think that moment would have come a lot sooner. While the original Freepressed was a satirical response to the draconian measures enacted after 9/11 and the rush to war in Iraq, other than angry commentaries and sarcastic swipes at the Bush administration, I never took any real action. Sure, there were political donations, the occasional marches, volunteering for phone banks and door-to-door canvassing, and of course voting but nothing that would affect real change on the ground. The election of Donald Trump shook this casual approach to resistance to its core. A threat has presented itself that is so dangerous the usual responses are no longer sufficient.