E05: My Dumb Crusade For An Understanding

A meandering journey to me asking for some universal understanding.

Things to look up

  • Stereotype
  • Prejudice
  • Bigotry
  • Racism
  • Systemic Racism (Check out Dollop episodes on Ferguson http://bit.ly/2jJpWh5 and Chicago Black Panther Fred Hampton http://bit.ly/2kXHk70)

Also check into:

  • Patriotism
  • Nationalism
  • Jingoism
  • Demagoguery
  • Dehumanization
  • Logical fallacies http://bit.ly/2kY0sl8

Mary Numair’s twitter thread that had a hand in inspiring this episode https://twitter.com/MaryNumair/status/824112565475164161

Might as well follow her https://twitter.com/MaryNumair


Episode 4: The Resistance

In the words of a golden android, “Here we go again!”

I’m just going to copy my show outline here for the sake of ease:

A primer for security and anonymity in the Trump age.
  • Change your passwords, use simple algorithm to create complex one.  Activate two-factor authentication
  • clean your computers with virus scan and anti-malware software like malwarebytes
  • Did you activate a password on your phone?
  • Install a private server: ZING
  • For the super paranoid/activist
    • cover your cameras on your phone, laptops, computers when you’re not using them
    • Secure encrypted email: protonmail.com
    • VPN: shields your browsing and IP.  secure.proxpn.com free unless you torrent, want alot of speed or want the extra step of foreign IPs
    • Signal private messenger.
    • Hard drive encription: veracrypt.codeplex.com
    • vpn for your smartphone: disconnect.me
    • privacybadger https://www.eff.org/privacybadger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers embedded in things like the facebook like button or G+
    • want to give an anonymous tip to The New Yorker mag? https://projects.newyorker.com/strongbox/
    • torproject.org
    • encrypted cloud services Tresorit or spideroak
A primer for how to resist in the Trump age.
  • 46% didn’t vote in the 2016 election
  • What happend with the Office of Congressional Ethics is a good guideline.
  • Everyone on capitol hill is primarily concerned with getting reelected so…
  • Phone numbers
    • House oversight comitte’s phone number 202-225-5074 202-225-5051
    • Dept of Justice 202-353-1555 202-514-2000
    • US Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121
  • Keep a list of things subtly changing around you so you’ll remember
    • What we know
    • What we don’t know
    • The latest attempts at gaslighting
  • Read this:  Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/edit
A reminder that nothing worthwhile is easy.  It’s arduous and a grind.