I take ideas from everything and anything. What the late member of the Carolina Panther’s Sam Mills used to rally his teammates is but one example. Whether it be me working out or working on a skill, more than a few of my social media posts have included the hashtag “Keep Pounding”.
This past week, activists at both the national and local level seemed to show how these words can be applied to the resistance. At the national level, one can only wonder if the latest delay with the planned replacement to the Affordable Care Act, in reality a package of corporate and %1 tax cuts paid for by cuts in health care, has anything to do with what many US Senators heard over the recess or what calls have come into their office.
At the local level, an attempt by the Harrisburg Police Department to purchase new riot gear, most likely in response to the increase in fascist, etc, rallies since Trump’s election was met by resistance from the community.
The vote was delayed until after the August recess. Part of the reason behind this delay may have been, ironically, a demonstration at what was billed as a “Town Hall” by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey caused the entire police contingent to head there. At least one council member questioned why the whole command had to head to the disruption.
I already saw that civil disobedience is planned in DC on Monday, and be assured that at the next council meeting, activists will be there.
We plan to “Keep Pounding”, it would seem.