I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me Black Lives Matter is a violent, racist, terrorist organization over the last six months. It’s obviously false. I give BLM money every month because it’s a vital voice calling for an end to white supremacy — and that exact reason is why many people want to see it silenced.
The truth has suddenly become an underdog value. This is just one example of how repeating the same falsehood, over and over again from a thousand sockpuppet mouths, can start to change the window of discourse and make the unacceptable normal. We can’t let it. Thank you for writing this, Holly.