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Signs of the Resistance

by Prince Of Petworth February 28, 2017 at 10:40 am 8 Comments


Nice placement. Thanks to a reader for sending from the Dupont CVS. From the Fallada Project’s website:

“Each time you drop a card, you’ve made a local protest. Each time you mail a card, you’ve made a national protest.


In Berlin during World War II, a working class couple struggled with how to oppose Hitler. Knowing the risks, they ultimately decided to leave single postcards around the city, encouraging their fellow citizens to rise up and refuse to cooperate with the Nazis. Almost every card dropped was turned into the authorities – people were terrified to be caught with them. Two years into their project, the couple was discovered, arrested, and executed. Hans Fallada tells their true story in his classic work on resistance, “Every Man Dies Alone.” In prison awaiting their fate, the husband and wife had no regrets. They knew, in the face of great danger, they had done what they could.

This story is the inspiration for Fallada Project.

Through a modernized version of the German couple’s postcard campaign, Fallada Project encourages people to do what they can to fight back against Donald Trump and his agenda. The project has two parts: 1) people opposed to Trump leave stamped, addressed cards around their communities; and 2) the like-minded find the cards and mail them to the White House. Each time you leave a card, you’ve made a local protest. Each time you mail a card, you’ve made a national protest. Once mailed, every card also reminds Trump he was not the choice of the American people.

There will be many bad days between now and the next elections and we must steel ourselves for the fight. Fallada Project is a way to make protest a habit, nudge each other in the direction of courage, and sustain ourselves until we can defeat Trump and his agenda at the polls. In support to the resistance, Fallada Project is a drumbeat.”

  • anon

    Think Trump will ever see these or even know about any that reach the White House?

    • Anon

      Even if they reached Trump, I’m not sure they would do much. However, many of us are looking for ways to do something, the postcards (this and others) may be a way to rally people and help them do more. That’s what I take away from this.

  • Colin

    How exactly is leaving a card at CVS in 96% anti-Trump DC either an effective or brave (pretty sure that unlike Nazi Germany the American Gestapo isn’t coming for you) means of political opposition (key word: opposition, not resistance)? Seriously, work this out for me:
    * Leave card at CVS
    * ?????
    * Trump’s agenda is thwarted
    And how is this nudging in the direction of courage? Opposing Trump is the easiest and most fashionable thing you can do in this city. I didn’t vote for him, and even interviewed for a job today that would involve writing critiques of his economic policy, but find these kind of antics a complete turn-off. Drawing parallels to anti-Nazi resisters are an insult to those who fought against Hitler’s rule.

    • houseintherear

      I think the point is that every little effort adds up to a big resistance. Every march, every sign, every courageous conversation… it all counts. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to.

    • NavyGator

      Well said.

    • * Leave card at CVS
      * ?????
      * profit

      (fixed that for you)

    • navyard

      Maybe someone else is meant to take the card and mail it? I wouldn’t take it from a CVS though, it would feel like stealing.

  • Margrave of Mt. Vernon

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to name the project after the resistance fighting couple, than the author?


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