It all depends on how you define courage and in what context. Politically, I could, for instance attend a Trump rally and stand up and scream at Trump, telling him what a scumbag he is. That’s not courage; it’s insanity. Likewise, I could have discussions with Trump supporters and hit them with a mountain of facts and figures, but to what avail? Been there, done that one, plenty, and have yet to change a single mind. Made me feel, better, for having tried, but that’s more akin to political self-gratification than courage.
For me, personally, courage in a political context has been joining a third party movement (the Green party) and sticking to my convictions when I am constantly blamed by liberal friends for their favorite Democrat losing. Even here on CD, I sometimes get the same treatment from harpies who tell me that I’m throwing my vote away. Still, no matter what others say, I know in my heart that I must break away from the duopolistic thinking and find another way. For me, political courage has been daring to believe that voting doesn’t have to be the same old D versus R trap. Going on almost two decades, now, as a Green and nothing either the Democrats or Republicans have done has made me feel any different. I refuse to be coerced into the Democratic fold out of fear. That takes courage.