Weekend Open Thread: Sunday @ 2 @ Anaheim High’s Cook Auditorium, ‘Forever and Ever Amin’

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Clink on the link in the story to RSVP.

Clink on the link in the story to RSVP.

CLICK THIS LINK if you plan to attend the memorial tomorrow from 2 to 4 for our friend and mentor Amin David.  And you should.

The long awaited public memorial celebration of Amin David’s life has finally arrived.  If we have to sell the notion of attending to you, don’t come.  If you liked or loved or appreciated Amin, then please do.

It would not be surprising if there were some protests at the event, because everything that happens within 40 days of an election tends to be political.  So here’s this list of (unapproved, coming only from us) DO’s and DON’Ts:

  • DON’T rise to the bait.  If anyone tries to provoke you or insult you, laugh at them and walk on.  Pointing and laughing is also fine.
  • DO show a lot of enthusiasm if you feel it.  This is a great chance for the community of people who loved Amin to feel the power of being together.
  • DON’T use the event to slag people whom you think that Amin would oppose.  That just creates sound bites for people who want to portray social justice fighters in a negative light.  We all know the sorts of candidates that Amin would like.  (And if you don’t know, OJB will be reminding you!)  And if Amin had had something bad to say about a candidate, he would probably say it with grace.
  • DO register voters, if you’d like!  THAT is a great tribute to Amin in this first year of  District elections in Anaheim!

We’ll see you there!

(We’ll also add some more stories  below as they occur to us.)

 

This is your Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about that or anything else you’d like within reasonable bounds of decency and decorum.

 


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)