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Americans Have a Clear Political Choice to Make

Americans now have the clearest political choice in my lifetime. On one side is strength, love, and a drive for progress. On the other is hatred, fear, and a drive for fascism.

Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee last year. Gillum is the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Florida.

The New York Times covers this stark choice in “Democratic Embrace of Diverse Candidates Collides With Barbed Politics of Trump Era”. The forces aligned with fascism have been very busy since Andrew Gillum became the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, covered in “Racist Robocalls Target Andrew Gillum, Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor”  and White supremacist group’s robocalls target Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum. The latter piece describes the white supremacist robocall: “Over a soundtrack of drums and jungle noises, the man says, “We Negroes…done made mud huts while white folk waste a bunch of time making their home out of wood an stone.” The impersonator says the huts would useful housing in a hurricane. He also says he’ll pass a law letting black people escape arrest “if the Negro know fo’ sho he didn’t do nothin.'”

The Republican party is led by a criminal racist piece of shit, one who has inspired many followers and emboldened the hateful to come out of the shadows and remove their hoods. It will take a long time to bring the United States into the 21st century and we can only begin this process once we’ve defeated the leaders of the far right and stop our slide into fascism.

 

Anne Frank Today

Human beings are being dehumanized right now, and once their humanity has been denied, they’re being treated as invaders, parasites, threats.

Immigrants are the most vulnerable targets of this administration, but they’re only the first target. Anti-Trump resisters and those who help immigrants will likely be next.

Separating Children from Their Parents Shows Republicans Support Fascism as a Way to Secure Power

A 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12 in McAllen, Tex. (John Moore/Getty Images)

A pediatrician visited a newly created shelter for children who’ve been taken from their parents. The Washington Post headline – ‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children – illustrates what we want to believe, that America is a nation that would never allow such human rights abuses. But we can’t believe that any more, because the Republican party controls the US government and it has explicitly directed law enforcement to take children away from their parents and has publicly defended this policy.

We’re edging ever closer to Nazi Germany and the Republicans have signaled by their actions over the past 18 months that they support fascism as a way to permanently secure power.

No Sympathy for Trump Partisan Who Chose His Tribe Over Our Nation

Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington

 

The Washington Post reports on the rapid rise and even faster fall of a Trump partisan whose primary marketable trait was loyalty and a drive to please his masters. Undoubtedly some will feel sympathy for a young man who thought he was living his dream life, only to see it come crashing down due to serious but arguably youthful mistakes. I feel some sympathy toward him, but that sympathy is overpowered by seeing what he did to help himself and his party.

Once appointed to Trump’s team, Weyeneth worked as a Soviet style political officer, loyal only to his party and employed to spy on and exercise control over civil servants. Weyeneth and those like him are the weapons used by demagogues like Hitler and Trump to destroy democracies. He served Trump and his party, not our nation, and he deserves only contempt.

A Guide to Fighting Hatred

The ACLU has a Guide to Fighting Hatred up on their site. It’s worth reading if you want to take part in preserving our democracy and nursing it back to health after we weather the current storm of white nationalism and foreign influence.

 

Reference: https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

 

US Police Murder Unarmed Black Men While Arresting Murderous White Nazis

Anyone who doesn’t acknowledge the pattern of treating black men as Other and Less Than and white men as having inherent value is being willfully ignorant or openly hateful and has chosen the side of the oppressor. I have no regard and no time for those who side with the oppressor.

 

 

Source: https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/997582039816790017 

 

The NRA is an Extremist Group and Needs to Be Destroyed

As a former Life Member of the NRA and a former Army Infantryman and Deputy Sheriff, I’ve spent years with firearms, carrying them and using them, and I know firsthand what they’re capable of. When I joined the NRA as a young man, I quickly realized that the NRA was becoming radicalized, turning away from a group dedicated to education and sports and becoming an extremist group dedicated to preserving itself and its twisted vision of ideal America. I remember getting my first voting guide for the NRA board and realizing that everyone I could vote for was an extremist. In the many years since that time, the NRA has become more openly hateful and used ever more extreme propaganda to convince whites their identity, safety, and way of life is under attack. The NRA’s rhetoric has focused on encouraging whites to buy more firearms before they’re banned and to carry those firearms everywhere, and to vote only for politicians who commit to making firearms easily available to everyone and to protecting their identity and way of life.

After the latest school shooting made possible by the NRA and its supporters and politicians, Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen speaks of the truth behind the right’s inaction on gun reform and aggression against those who push for reform, even attacking the victims of gun violence.

If we’re to make further progress as a nation, the United States must destroy the NRA and other extremist groups. We’re facing an existential threat from far right groups aligned with Russia and white nationalism and the NRA has publicly aligned itself with these groups. As citizens, this fight is ours. We know we cannot count on the current GOP to help us defeat these threats. We must stand up and take them on wherever we find them.

Source: On School Shooting: “Since It’s Almost Always A White Kid, There’s Just Nothing We Can Do”

We Know Why Men Start Fires

It’s time to stop sympathetically profiling white supremacists. We know why men start fires. We know what these people want.

This is worth reading and sharing with anyone it might affect. This is a war for the soul and future of human civilization. We must all take sides and we must treat those who oppose us as our enemies.