Samantha Bee and Masha Gessen Discuss Why Panic Is the Best Form of Resistance on ‘Full Frontal’
Here’s a fantastic clip from last night’s Full Frontal, where Samantha Bee sits down for another chat with Masha Gessen, a Russian author and dissident who now lives in the US and knows a thing or two about what’s in store for the country with a president like Donald Trump. “Where are we in the whole downfall of America thing? I mean, can you show me on this chart where rock bottom is?” Bee asks during the interview. “So there’s a Russian joke,” Gessen responds. “We thought we had hit rock bottom, and then someone knocked from below.” She also offers this advice for anyone looking to resist Trump and his ideologies over the coming months:
The thing I think to do, and this is my recipe, is actually to continue panicking — to continue to be sort of the hysteric in the room and to keep saying “This is not normal.” Keep doing that, and just remember why you’re panicking. Write a note to yourself about what you would never do, and when you come to the line, don’t cross it.
Watch the full interview above.