You Can’t Silence Me! Why You Need to Shout These 7 Forbidden Words

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“The chief function of propaganda is to convince the masses, who slowness of understanding needs to be given time in order that they may absorb information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on their mind………the slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula. The one will be rewarded by the surprising and almost incredible results that such a personal policy secures.”

Adolf Hitler from “Mein Kampf” Source

It starts with seven little words

In March, for example, HHS dropped questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of elderly people.

HHS has also removed information about LGBT Americans from its website. The department’s Administration for Children and Families, for example, archived a page that outlined federal services that are available for LGBT people and their families, including how they can adopt and receive help if they are the victims of sex trafficking.

Sticks and Stones…

“But according to a new report by the Post, the ban extends beyond the CDC, and applies to multiple agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services. It also encompasses more than the seven words cited in the initial report.”

Do you know where you stand?

“If, somehow, you considered yourself to be within a population respected by the Trump administration, this list provides an outline for what they value.”

“…this list of words leaves no room for misinterpretation… it is a blueprint for the individuals, communities, organizations, and corporations who must rally, and continue to rally together, if we are going to tackle an Administration that seems intent on slowly disassembling our country to benefit a limited group of individuals.”

Resist

If in London or Paris, the government had de facto banned words like “science” and “evidence”, half the city would have been marching in front of parliament in hours — in America, barely an outcry. — umair haque

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“The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has warned UN members she will be “taking names” of countries that vote to reject Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Taking names? Really?

Now we know what you’re scared of. Now we know your weakness(es). And we have our weapon: Words. So. Y’all can take these words. We have other ones.

In fact, the only words I need to fight you are FUCK and YOU and WE’RE and COMING.

You know, it’s like Anonymous always says…

EXPECT US.

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Th-Ink Queerly

Th-ink Queerly is a LGBTQ+ magazine that demonstrates our vital role in society to improve humanity and equal rights for all. We critique the status quo and offer solutions to create a more loving and accepting world.