Monday, January 30, 2017

Working on Breadth

I swear, I'm working on getting some Trump voters, and more generally Republicans, Libertarians, Greens. Most of us live surrounded by people of similar political persuasions, and getting the few other-thinkers to stand up and be photographed is understandably difficult.

I'm reaching out in all directions, though.


Here's another voter.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Thought, and a Call For Submissions

Two reasonable people, given exactly the same facts, can and often do arrive at differing conclusions. While it's possible that the other guy is an idiot, it's also possible that this time you're the idiot. It's also possible that neither of you are.

This blog is about how we're more alike than different, even at the extremes of the political spectrum. Basically, we all want to know if we're going to be OK, and we're pretty much all worried that maybe we're not going to be OK. See the Manifesto for more details.

Do you have some work that expresses our unity? Submit it. We're looking, generally, for smallish groups of photos. 3 to 20 pictures is the ideal, but we're not committed to it. Do you have a single image that expresses the oneness of the American People? Submit away. An essay of 1200 pictures, well, maybe! The editor, Andrew Molitor, reserves the right to reject or accept any work at all, based on any criteria whatsoever, but I will try not to be a jerk about it.

Please have the right to grant TUSOAS the right to publish whatever it is you're submitting. No stolen pix, no appropriated pix, not your boyfriend's pix, please. Partisan rhetoric, however presented, will be rejected silently. This is about unity, not division. Submissions to please.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March, Bellingham

Here are people of various political leanings. In many cases, I have only a guess. Many probably supported Sanders, many no doubt voted for Clinton. Several supported Trump. At least two were carrying guns. You may or may not be able to guess which ones are which, although in some cases affiliations are surely clear.

Some of the Trump supporters were there to march for women's rights, not to support Trump. People are complicated.

Look past your guesses and see them as people. They're all people. They worry about the same things, they have the same hopes. They want to be OK.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017