Tyranny

Noun

From Google:

  1. Cruel and oppressive government or rule
  2. Cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. Oppressive power; especially oppressive power exerted by a government
  2. A government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state
  3. A rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force
  4. An oppressive, harsh, or unjust act

From Dictionary.com:

  1. Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
  2. The government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler
  3. A state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler
  4. Oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler
  5. Undue severity or harshness
  6. A cruel or harsh act or proceeding; an arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical action

Collusion

Noun

From Google:

  1. Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others
  2. Illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit

From Dictionary.com:

  1. A secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy
  2. A secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another person of their rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement

Opinion:

  1. What is becoming more and more clear happened between Donald Trump, his cabinet and aides, and Russia.

Snowflake

Noun

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

  1. A flake or crystal of snow
  2. Any of a genus (Leucojum) of Old World bulbous plants of the amaryllis family, especially one (L. vernum) resembling the snowdrop
  3. The history of the slang term “snowflake”

From Urban Dictionary:

  1. An overly sensitive person that doesn’t take criticism well
  2. An insult, used to mean that a person is too easily insulted or is too sensitive to the opinions. Mainly used by Alt-Right Trumpet blowers, who ironically, don’t realize they are the very definition of the insult they love to throw around. Snowflake is used by people who are incapable of using their intellect and their words to make their point in an intelligent manner.
  3. The favorite insult of people whose feelings are so delicate that they elected a fascist dictator because they didn’t like being called out for racism.
  4. Thin-skinned, orange-hued man who gets offended easily and tweets about it at 3 AM. Term may also be used for his “alt-right” followers who believe in alternative facts and become offended when presented with documented reality.

Opinion:

  1. An insult hurled by the right to try and insult people who have consideration for others, understand the need for change and reformation, and fight against oppression and bigotry
  2. A single person who may not do much on their own, but when standing hand-in-hand with others, can cause an avalanche of resistance, change, and love

Dictatorship

Noun

From Google

  1. Government by a dictator
  2. A country governed by a dictator
  3. Absolute authority in any sphere

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. The office of dictator
  2. Autocratic rule, control, or leadership
  3. A form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or small clique
    1. A government organization or group in which absolute power is so concentrated
    2. A despotic state

Opinion:

  1. What Donald Trump is attempting to turn the United States into by undermining the checks and balances dictated by the Constitution, silencing the media, and denouncing any who disagree with him as liars and frauds.

 

Tantrum

Noun

From Google:

  1. An uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child

From Dictionary.com:

  1. A violent demonstration of rage or frustration
  2. A sudden burst of ill temper

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. A fit of bad temper

Opinion:

  1. What Donald Trump (and most of his staff) throws when anything whatsoever doesn’t go his way; most of these take place on Twitter
    • Examples: Saturday Night Live mocking him; the Justice System actually upholding the Constitution; people leaking information from within the White House; etc.
  2. This: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/abortion-senator-shatters-glass-table-to-silence-pro-choice-protest-a7586061.html

 

Love

Noun, Verb

From Google

  1. (Noun) An intense feeling of deep affection
  2. (Noun) A person or thing that one loves
  3. (Verb) Feel a deep romantic or sexual attraction to someone

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. (Noun) Strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
  2. (Noun) Attraction based on sexual desire; affection and tenderness felt by lovers
  3. (Noun) Affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests
  4. (Noun) An assurance of affection
  5. (Noun) Warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion
  6. (Noun) The object of attachment, devotion, or admiration; a beloved person
  7. (Noun) Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another
  8. (Noun) A god or personification of love
  9. (Noun) An amorous episode
  10. (Noun) The sexual embrace
  11. (Noun) A score of zero, as in tennis
  12. (Noun [Capitalized, Christian Science]) God
  13. (Verb) To hold dear
  14. (Verb) To feel a lover’s passion, devotion, or tenderness for
  15. (Verb) To fondle amorously; to copulate with
  16. (Verb) To like or desire actively; to take pleasure in
  17. (Verb) To thrive in

From Thought Catalog

Opinion:

  1. The strongest opposition to hatred; that which will always trump hate
  2. The greatest weapon that can be wielded against the monsters of cruelty, malice, sorrow, wrath, evil, and their ilk
  3. What we must use, unconditionally, to protect our country and our world from those who would drive it into darkness and oppression

Compassion

Noun

From Google:

  1. Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

  1. Sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it

From Dictionary.com:

  1. A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering

From Greater Good: Science for a Meaningful Life

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.

Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related. While empathy refers more generally to our ability to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of another person, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help. Altruism, in turn, is the kind, selfless behavior often prompted by feelings of compassion, though one can feel compassion without acting on it, and altruism isn’t always motivated by compassion.

While cynics may dismiss compassion as touchy-feely or irrational, scientists have started to map the biological basis of compassion, suggesting its deep evolutionary purpose. This research has shown that when we feel compassion, our heart rate slows down, we secrete the “bonding hormone” oxytocin, and regions of the brain linked to empathy, caregiving, and feelings of pleasure light up, which often results in our wanting to approach and care for other people.

Opinion:

  1. Something that members of the Resistance must utilize to help all who are being marginalized and oppressed by the current administration and by our society in general