Turtle Island Strategies v.15 : Normalization = Complicity !

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Arts + Tech Strike Back

Let the shaming begin! …

Trump met up with the Tech Titans of Silicon Valley this week… a full list of those participating coming soon.

Google co-founder Larry Page, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Oracle CEO Safra Catz, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos … all decided it was OK to meet with a misogynist, racist, kleptocrat-installing authoritarian, who hired a White Supremacist to run his campaign + now staff,  and essentially bought the US election with billions of dollars. And if Trump* follows through on his policies claiming climate change is a hoax, could ultimately become the most murderous dictator in the history of civilization ! … NORMALIZATION is COMPLICITY !

These are not people struggling to make ends meet, struggling to feed families, they are almost all billionaires, who have the power to speak out ! … Are they ALL SPINELESS !? … Are they wanna-be FASCISTS !? …

Artists, technologists, media makers, etc… can all be a powerful force to discredit or put pressure on those people who play a role in NORMALIZING these criminal behaviors which are now endangering our species’ ( and many others ) entire planetary future !

* note: We left some of the more controversial words to describe Trump above… but he still faces accusations of RAPE, FRAUD, TAX EVASION, etc, etc … And it’s hardly controversial to call him a LIAR,  an unstable NARCISSIST, and/or a corrupt KRAPITALIST BULLY , but we left those out to remain within the boundries of accepted ‘mainstream’ facts.

Added:

- This depressing article from Intercept points out why the Silicon Titans are unlikely to rock the boat much, but all the more reason that need to be pressured in the public sphere not to NORMALIZE the extremely dangerous situations we face with a Trumpy administration.

- This approach from EFF ( via Cory Doctorow + Boingboing ) is very tactical !

- The full list of companies and reps at the Trumpy table:

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