Remember the history books, the Jews who sat in the ghetto and just assumed that some Messiah would come along and deliver them from the Gestapo? How well did that work out for them? Who survived better, those who got into the railroad cars, or those who were defiant and fought back?
Many of my relatives, the intellectuals, the socialists, and the pacifists...They thought it best to find a way to try to reason with fascism. They reasoned all the way to the showers, and the ovens.
We've gone past the point of reason. This isn't getting turned back by Facebook posts and petitions. Stop trying to reason with fascists. For intellectuals who have "learned from history", you haven't learned jack shit.
The time has come to get off the sidelines, take off the kid gloves and put on your big boy or girl pants and fight back. Stop thinking that reason will beat fraud, manipulation or brute force. Our time is now, which side are you on?