Ah, fascism! It runs the same playbook in every nation.
Trump’s brown shirts employing Nazi play book tactics to the litter
Polling places in my area are totally safe and normal, no lines no crowds, but this is California
Please know that I write as a native Texan. Love will prevail!
But it will take time…
"We have to stand up to these bullies,
Yes, you do, but pacifism will only get you massacred when dealing with White Supremacist terrorists. If you’re willing to sacrifice your life to the White Supremacists, then by all means, “stand up” to them passively - there’s some progressive value in martyrs, after all.
But i gotta say (because you deserve to understand): “standing up to” the White Supremacists using pacifism is merely symbolic; it’s not standing up to the racists, so much as it’s standing up to get beat down.
Fanon had it right, for better or for worse: only violence pays.
The climate clock doesn’t care a whit about how much time we need to get our elections (or race relations, or economies, etc etc) sorted out, unfortunately.
One more piece of evidence proving that we must cut the cancer named Trump and his cult out of existence.
Oakland poet Ishmael Reed’s take on it:
Donald Trump cavalierly accused someone of having swallowed the “Kool-Aid,” referring to Jonestown where hundreds of people were lured into suicide by Jim Jones, a cult leader like the president. The difference between Trump’s followers, who, including the elderly among them, risk their lives to attend his death rallies, is that the Jonestown casualties didn’t threaten the lives of those who weren’t members of the cult. They didn’t present “an existential threat” to the human species by voting for a medieval thinker who denies the climate crisis. They didn’t condemn thousands of children to asthma and other pulmonary diseases by voting for a man whose attitudes toward the fossil fuels industry is pollution friendly.
Hi Wise Owl, Agreed and sadly we are out of time.
PLEASE Mr. Biden, when you are elected, do not forget those that reject Trump and his facist followers (republicans), never forget you are elected as the anti-Trump, not as a perpetuator of an economic war machine or denier of climate catastrophe. Do not “work with them” but instead recognize the real threats that confront our country and the world. Time is not infinite for our species and wasting it on the greedy needs of the one per cent will doom us all.
Our standing as nothing better than a “banana republic” is reinforced daily, but nothing compared to what will transpire in the next months to come. Many Americans are about to die and not just from Covid-19.
This is some real third world sh*t. If Biden wins these morons could do anything. I mean, if they are willing to actually surround his bus and slow it down? What is it about democracy they either don’t understand or really hate?
Yes he condones this violence, but underneath it all he is terrified:
I hope they have a plan “B” ready. (Biden i mean.)
If Trump loses and Biden actually does take office, Trump will still be the leader of the fascist movement and in all likelihood will champion the murder of Democrat politicians. Even if he doesn’t, there’s already enough on him to charge him with terrorism.
Will a president Biden have the guts to charge Trump with terrorism and ship him off to ADMAX Florence (the supermaximum prison in Colorado)?
What is “likely” and what will be is a very open question for everyone at this juncture in our history.
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you murder the hater but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate…
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive away darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King
Absolutely unbelievable this type of thuggish behavior. People who are concerned about Biden’s mental health don’t bat an eye over this blatant anarchy. How can anyone who believes in a civil society condone this?
100:1 that Biden will say: " WE NEED TO HEAL THIS COUNTRY" !