Hopefully, as this new secessionist movement develops, we are smart enough to shake their hands and wish them a fond farewell as they leave the Union.
Just imagine how much the remaining “maker” states would thrive without having to send their tax money to the neoconfederate “taker” states.
Nope, this time when these racist imbeciles want to go it alone there should be no objection. Try not to let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
first i must admit that im surprised this type of violence hadn’t occurred already … we’re 40 years into a class war that has strip-mined the middle and lower classes of any benefits they once had under the capitalist system … but i wonder as a general question, is there any situation which justifies a violent revolt if it were coming from the “left”?
The societal cancer that is White Supremacism has been allowed to metastasize to the point where it can’t be cured peacefully. It’s been exported all across the globe… i’ve seen it suggested “just give the white supremacists their own country & be done with them,” but i think that would only embolden them further.
It’s very frustrating that non-racist “white” people refuse to deal with this ideology. Im trying to be diplomatic, but i can’t help but think that it boils down to simple cowardice. maybe it’s that they don’t genuinely believe in the ideals they claim to…what im certain of is that the white supremacists have already been coddled and appeased for far too long; doing so has only increased their sense of entitlement & reluctance to share.
i realize that the gears of Capitalism are grinding many of the white supremacists (almost) as ruthlessly as POC are ground up - & i want the white supremacists to benefit from a transition to a more egalitarian way of life. They’d rather just kill off POC and continue on with Disaster Capitalism - how am i supposed to work “peacefully” with that?
And, no, im not inciting anyone to violence - just recognizing the facts.
EDIT: #notALLwhitepeople (always gotta get that in, lest i be accused of reverse racism)
It was Rumsfeld that talked about the unknown. One question is who is benefiting from all of this social unrest?
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
–Thomas Jefferson (1787)
DJT has proven himself to be a tyrant, let him go to the head of the line and by all means let it be televised. Manure is too polite a term for him, though.
If past history is the signpost, DT will not be impeached, will not be forced to resign, and will not resign. DOJ will not go after him and he may very well be pardoned by Biden. Don’t look back, look forward, same sh**, different Administration. Biden/Harris will be one-termers and unable to undo 1/10 of the damage DT and his band of marauders have done to the US nationally and globally.
I can buy the notion that there are assassination plots, as there is an overwhelming realization that our government and both parties work constantly to impoverish and control the masses. Much of that frustration has been diverted towards POC by Trump and others, but the frustration with the media and its constant lies at the direction of the oligarchs, the war machine, and white supremacists is real and based in the reality of our corrupt system. As for coup plots, I’d like to know what the plots entailed in dealing with the most powerful military in human history? Just how did the coup plotters plan on defeating that military? Or did they have the cooperation of our military in overthrowing the government of the USA? Or is this event being used to justify increased censorship and spying on Americans? Does anyone believe that these demonstrators intend to defeat the US military? Does anyone believe if any such attempt arose that the oligarchs and corporations wouldn’t unleash crushing devastation on the coup participants? Or are we about to see legislation from Biden that will ban political protests and speech?
Since, as the article points out, there is a very real possibility that violence and assassination attempts will occur on January 20 then logic would seem to dictate that the inauguration should occur indoors instead of outside. Perhaps that location could even be kept secret from the media so that very few people will know where Biden will be sworn in. All of this has the makings of a Hollywood movie because if the inauguration is held outside then one can expect snipers to be positioned on the roofs of buildings where they will be keeping a wary eye and an itchy trigger finger on people who are intent upon doing harm to people whom they disagree with.
This is yet another example where, if someone does not like what a person has said, then they will start blasting away at them in the good 'ol US of A as democracy and freedom of expression are soon becoming relics of the past where the Second Amendment, under the guidance of fanatical Trump supporters, takes precedence over the First Amendment.
These crazies are worried about neo liberal middle of the road Joe Biden-huh. I would more likely expect a reaction like this to a Sanders presidency. Maybe it’s Kamala that bugs them. Oh but she saved Mnuchin’s sorry butt, the “foreclosure king”, when she was AG. This just shows the level of mass insanity permeating our "exceptional"country. Me thinks they need medication.
“[T]he start of a broader wave of right-wing violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.”
Recalling that speech Trump and Giuliani gave just before the attack on the US Capitol, about it being only the start…
In a nutshell (mostly.):
It’s not even funny; so many glib posts HERE, about “giving” secesh’ MAGA peckerwoods our “red” states; predominantly populated by Black, Latinx, Native, Asian… essential workers “our” party continually fed to corporatacracy & NOW has exponentially fed into the Catastrophe Capitalism feeding frenzy of COVID-19. The Dixiecrats INVENTED the divisive, apartheid of Jim Crow, epitomized in the 13th and 14th Amendments, as a cynical adjunct of Reconstruction? Burning, bombing, lynching and looting Black business districts; beating and threatening elected Black public officials and bamboozling the victims into indentured gig labor; devoid of overtime, sick days, childcare, worker’s comp, SSI or bargaining rights (frequently forbidden them, by white, ethnic unions, local party bosses & media lies). Sheldon Adelson & David Koch might be dead, but Murika’s final “product” is usurious debt, and scared indentured 1099 sharecroppers, ALL subjugated by avaricious kleptocrats, feeding on us all? At LEAST everything’s back to NORMAL!
There were 74 million, voting, Trump supporters, spread out all across the country. There are no totally blue, or red states. Trump supporters are everywhere, as are progressives and every other political/social categorization and each category is spread out amongst the entire demographic array. I just do not see how you think that geographically dividing up the nation would solve anything.
We know “who”, keeping the masses distracted and fighting among themselves allows the looting by the 1% to go on unabated. They’ve even been warned by one of their own. Hanauer was born into his plutocratic role, but understands how inequality damages the fabric of society. He has other vids on the subject also.
"Beware, Fellow Plutocrats, The Pitchforks Are Coming / Nick Hanauer
Yet it is funny, we who glory in our exceptionalism, are at this point of existential crisis.
@BigB is nominated to serve on the US Commission to rid the union of the secessionists, the racist imbeciles. Brian is able to rankle and amuse in varying posts --sometimes in the same comment-- hence he is qualified to serve.
Several southern states are on the list of the takers. Add Iowa? COVID has us in a downward spiral already, and guv, like 45, treats the pandemic like a hoax. Funny or not, it’s real. My move out of state would be a short one, as Illinois and Wisconsin are a mile east of here.
It’s been a long time coming, as you document in your comment, @Beli_Tsari. We’ll have to see what comes of this secession.
Moving directly from evil Pensyltucky to Manhattan’s UWS (while working ALL over the South, among 'baggers) was an eye opener for a Pixboig hillbilly nerd. We’d urban Bavarian relatives, with goats & chickens, a second cousin tank ace of the Waffen SS, in a socialist family fleeing Bismarck? Go, the fuck, figure? Pittsburgh was ~23% Black, I’d never lived with anybody my “color” there. But, you could stumble from a pretty petit-bourgoise African American (union railroad) neighborhood, directly into Carnegie, where my grandpa rioted against the Klan, alongside his Jewish boss and Black/ Native Teamster best friend… in 1921? So, NU? Go easy on @BigB though, he’s from Cancer Valley, Frackistan and it’s largely a matter of perspective, fracking brine an’at?
Blacks, Hispanics & especially refugee victims are currently being red-lined into abandoned “suburbs” unserved by mass transit (in the city that invented most all electric traction) to gentrify city neighborhoods, flip privately OWNED homes of steel/coal/glass/aluminum/nuclear retirees, now dying. It’s not JUST poor whites, living among well-pads and cracking plants?
You are absolutely correct. I live in Washington state which is supposed to be a blue state. But I live in a rural area where it seems that everyone and their mother is an avid Trump supporter and where they are armed to the teeth and seem to be ready to use their weapons if you dare to disagree with them.
And Pelosi and Schumer and the dim wit Democrats are still just puttering about with a meaningless impeachment!!!
Wow, at what point will these bozos realize that the coup is still in progress and civil war is at hand and they need to put an end to it!!?
If one googles “2016 electoral map by county,” your point is made with glaring clarity. The maps one finds are quite thought-provoking.