“What would things have been like [in Russia] if during periods of mass arrests people had not sat there, paling with terror at every bang on the door..but understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the hall an ambush of half a dozen people?”—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writer, Soviet dissident, Nobel Prize winner
I am still feasting on our ‘Speakeasy’ with David Pepper, where we were given some incredibly practical advice about how to save democracy.
One of the lessons from David that is still resonating with me today is not letting ourselves be bullied by the authoritarian right. Good people banding together to speak truth to power have been toppling dictators for centuries.
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In Bette news, save the date! Our next ‘Speakeasy’ guest on April 23 is Dr. Mia Bloom, author of Pastels and Pedophiles - Inside the Mind of QAnon. We are the luckiest pro-democracy group west of the Mississippi.
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Save the date! The next Bette Dangerous ‘Speakeasy’ Zoom for paid members is Sunday, April 23, 4 pm PT, featuring ‘Pastels and Pedophiles - Inside the Mind of QAnon’ author Dr. Mia Bloom.