Friends, we keep using the word "Policy" to describe the Atrocious, Aggressive and ABUSIVE requirements that are being Made and Enacted upon us by our elected leaders, officials, representatives. But the word "policy" renders the damaging rules, restrictions and denials to us as some nebulous, untouchable, uncontrollable "gas cloud." It is not Human, but just some THING. Friends, these are no such thing. What these "Policies" are, specifically, are DECISIONS - DELIBERATE, WITH INTENT, AND WITH INTENDED HARM DEFINED AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD when the DECISIONS are made. These DECISIONS are MADE -- by HUMANS, OTHER PEOPLE LIKE US! They have a NAME, they have a FACE: they are our Neighbors, Our FELLOW Humans, Our Fellow Citizens. We HAVE to stop calling these abuses "Policies" and call them, deliberately, DECISIONS. And EVERY SINGLE TIME we speak of them, we MUST CALL OUT THE NAMES of our fellow humans who MADE them. Responsibility, Accountability and Correction cannot happen without a HUMAN'S NAME. WE can do this -- YES, WE CAN!! Thank you all.

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