Friday, July 23, 2021

“Only One America News”

 

In an effort to present both sides of important issues that divide our country, I’d like to share some of my well-known liberal generosity of spirit.

I’ve decided to offer something for everyone.  After all, I’m a uniter, not a divider. I’m the Only One to fairly present the news you all can use.

Welcome to “Only One America News”, where you choose, or you snooze.

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News Flash!

Philip Bump, Washington Post

The invisible crime wave that’s sweeping the nation!

Much of the political conversation at the moment centers on one particular false belief: that millions of ballots in the 2020 election were cast illegally.

This belief takes many forms, from the assumption that somehow thousands of fraudulent ballots were simply injected into state totals or that countless individual voters cast ballots multiple times or that thousands of people voted who weren’t legally allowed to. Whatever the manifestation of the fraud it’s always the case that the belief precedes the proof for the simple reason that proof of such claims doesn’t exist....

...Republicans have been convinced that fraud is rampant and a serious threat to American democracy. In YouGov polling conducted for the Economist, more than three-quarters of Republicans said they believed millions of illegal votes were cast in last year’s election. Millions! By contrast, about 265,000 houses were burgled in 2019. Yet, somehow, despite occurring several times more often, there’s no actual evidence of even hundreds of votes having been illegally cast. Despite the best efforts of America’s most brilliant bedding manufacturers, the proof remains elusive.

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OK. That was mind numbingly boring, wasn’t it? Nothing but dull facts. Real American News is supposed to be entertaining, or at least emotionally stimulating. as in inducing anger towards someone to blame for everything.

That’s enough from the commie liberal fake news enemies of the people!

Time now for a fair and balanced, patriotic Real American Radical Right Trump/Q-Anon News Flash!

Socialist Democrat Communist Party Crime Wave Sweeping the Nation!

Q-Anon and Trump insist the election was stolen by millions of illegal votes!

Socialist Judges and Commie Democrats deviously denied the Pillow Guy, the Best Lawyers, drunken witnesses, and Rudy the lawyer with the revoked license to practice law just because he lies.

In other Radical Right Trump/Q-Anon News, the Trump Family Cartel had nothing to do with the peaceful January 6th “Special Conservatives Only Tourist Day”.

This peaceful protest was held following the extra-special, exclusive, preliminary, “large family” reconnaissance tours for Real Americans that were kindly hosted by True Patriot Lauren Boebert and other Republican Representatives.

Every true patriot was so excited! Real Americans will finally have their voices heard! A festive joy was in the air. The big day was finally here. Capitol tour guide Boebert tweeted, “Today is 1776”.

Yes, if you’re like me, you get a tingle up your spine at her lofty patriotic tweet. We all knew what she meant when she told us, "Ted Cruz is an American hero and patriot! On January 6, we're both going to be fighting for freedom!"

Let’s review this outstanding celebration of American democracy, one that will go down in history as Trump’s greatest achievement in making America great.

Our most wise, truthful and loving Dear Leader’s invitation went out on twitter: “Be there, will be wild! Stop The Steal!”

And so, America’s True Patriots flocked to Washington DC.

Don Jr. proclaimed, “This isn't their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump's Republican Party!"

Rudy the lawyer with the revoked license to practice law urged, “Let's have trial by combat!”

On election day, long before the votes were counted, Rudy the lawyer with the revoked license to practice law was the first person to advise the President.

Just say we won.”

That settled it. Never mind all the votes that shouldn’t be counted anyway. Trump and his loyal lieutenants immediately pressured states to stop the count while he was ahead.

Fair is fair.

Dear Leader demanded the disloyal Georgia RINO Republican Brad Raffensperger to follow his just and reasonable command. “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”

He even gave him fair warning that he was guilty of a criminal offense by disobeying. “But the ballots are corrupt. And you are going to find that they are — which is totally illegal, it is more illegal for you than it is for them because, you know what they did and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal, that’s a criminal offense. And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer.”

Even after this compassionate warning, the treacherous RINO chose to betray our Leader.

It was clear that measures needed to be taken by Real Americans.

It was time to save America and stop the steal. A “Stop the Steal” rally and a “Save America March” was the way to do it.

Many of our Best People met at Trump’s hotel the night before the rally.

True Patriot Proud Boys were there. Real American Oath Keepers were there.

Other guests included Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Michael Flynn, Peter Navarro, Corey Lewandowski, 2016 Trump campaign manager David Bossie, 2016 Trump deputy campaign manager Adam Piper, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, Michael the Pillow Guy Lindell, and Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to the President of the United States and lawyer with the revoked license to practice law just because he lies.

It was to be a glorious rally and peaceful march to stop the steal and save America. (Until antifa and BLM showed up to overturn the election.)

Trump’s own words prove he had nothing to do with the assault on the Capitol. He merely told his mob of True Patriots:

"We're going to walk down Pennsylvania Ave ... and we're going to try and give our Republicans -- the weak ones because the strong ones don't need any of our help -- we're to try and give them kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country...so let’s walk down Pennsylvania Ave.”

“All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical left Democrats, which is what they’re doing and stolen by the fake news media.... Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore and that’s what this is all about. To use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with, we will stop the steal. We will not let them silence your voices. We’re not going to let it happen. Not going to let it happen.”

The crowd chanted, “Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump!”

“We want to go back, and we want to get this right because we’re going to have somebody in there that should not be in there and our country will be destroyed, and we’re not going to stand for that. For years, Democrats have gotten away with election fraud and weak Republicans, and that’s what they are.”

“Something’s wrong here. Something’s really wrong. Can’t have happened. And we fight. We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. Our exciting adventures and boldest endeavors have not yet begun. My fellow Americans for our movement, for our children and for our beloved country and I say this, despite all that’s happened, the best is yet to come. So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue...and we’re going to the Capitol and....we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

“We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Our Dear Leader’s patriotic, inspirational and unifying message will be honored by every future historian. All his best words will be carved in marble in the big beautiful Trump Memorial, towering over the Washington Monument.

January 6th will become the greatest holiday in America.

But we’ll have to wait for the honor of remembering America’s greatest president.

Everything was going great for a few hours that winter day at the Capitol.

The President was reported to have watched his own reality show on TV with delight. He had no reason to listen to those killjoys who urged him to do something to stop his mob of true patriots.

He had the National Guard given special instructions to lay low and go easy on the True Patriots.

But something went disastrously wrong. How could it be? The disloyal military didn’t join in. Many of the socialist Capitol cops didn’t cooperate.

Tragically, the mob of True Patriots failed to stop the steal. They failed to hang Mike Pence. They failed to hang Nancy Pelosi. They failed to take our country back.

It was the darkest day in the history of our democratic republic and Constitutional rule of law. The government betrayed our Dear Leader. Pence, the House and the Senate did their Constitutional duty At 2:24, after the Capitol was breached, the president tweeted his disappointment. "Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution."

So after the longest day in the radical Right’s righteous war on democracy, the Greatest Law and Order President consoled his loyal gang of vandals, felons, thugs, racists, white nationalists, Q-Anon true believers, Proud Boys, Nazis, Oath Keepers, Klansmen, and assorted radical Right terrorists from the military and law enforcement.

The stable genius comforted his faithful and True Patriots with his soothing words. “We had an election that was stolen. It was a landslide. But you have to go home now...we love you, you're very special."

The Real American True Patriots were told to “Remember this day forever” and went home.

All was not lost. The Party of Trump obediently stood against the Constitution and treacherous socialist impeachment, and renewed their loyalty to their Dear Leader.

But sadly, it was not enough...

The radical left socialist Democrats stole the House, Senate and White House!!

And then the evil commies destroyed America. Just like they did when Obama the Kenyan Marxist was president. Yeah, that’s it. That’s what happened.

And besides, it was really BLM and antifa who stormed the Capitol, because they wanted to overturn the election their guy won. It just makes sense.

And why would Republicans want to investigate BLM and antifa to hold them accountable?

I mean, really.

But let us not despair.

Let’s urge every Real American and True Patriot to keep the faith. As Mike Flynn, Roger Stone and our Q-Anon Shaman say together, “Where We Go One We Go All!”

Monday, July 19, 2021

Celebration of Ignorance

 

In 1995 Carl Sagan had a foreboding vision of America’s future.

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseu
doscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

From “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”.

If there could be any doubt about who that description may fit, let’s look at an important measure.

Those in the throes of their "celebration of ignorance" are revealed by their vaccination rates.

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll in June shows vaccination rates of selected groups in the US.

Democrats 86%

Independents 61%

Republicans 52 %

College Grads 79%

No four-year degree 59%

Women 70%

Men 61%

White 67%

Hispanic 63%

Black 60%

Clearly one of these groups should NOT be allowed the power to dictate any public policy, from voting rights to education to healthcare.

The fact they support Trump's Big Lie and deny his incitement of insurrection should be enough to tell us how ignorant (or outright evil) they really are.

Not only are they a public health menace, they are the greatest domestic threat to our Constitution and republic.

"Ignorance is strength". Orwell's Big Brother has given the former GOP, now the Party of Trump and Qanon, its new motto.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Dear Marjorie

 

This past Fourth of July weekend, the crazed, radical Right, white Q-anon lady tweeted a lecture for “real Americans”.

Which crazed, radical Right, white Q-anon lady, you ask?

Primarily Marjorie Taylor-Greene, the white nationalist from Georgia, but we have a bonus tweet from America’s favorite gun whore, Lauren Boebert, so she won’t feel left out.

The primitive amygdala of the brain of MTG conveyed the usual radical Right hate and lies. Her reptilian projection-laced screed was called, “Here is a message from America to the Swamp”.

I’ll give my interpretation and reply to each of her ignorant, anti-science, snowflake white resentments and racism.

Here we go:


Dear Marjorie,

If I may, on behalf of our nation's better half, I'd like to respond to your heart-felt, pseudo-patriotic, radical Right, white nationalist tweets. As another real American, I beg to differ from your arrogant, self-righteous, radical Right hate and bigotry. 


Most of the people that I talk to daily are regular Americans and I like it that way because I am one of them. This is everything people are saying that DC can't even come close to understanding because Washington can't relate. Here is a message from America to the Swamp:

 

(By “regular Americans” she means her white Q-anon cult of Trump worshipers. If “DC can't even come close to understanding”, it is because of radical Right, white nationalist, Q-anon Trump suckers have infected DC.)

 

People have stopped watching the news bc they are sick & tired of the fake news media, including Fox News. People feel like the mainstream media is the most destructive dividing force in our country. They know the media only reports what they want you to see. It's sad.


(Et tu FOX(R)? This demonization of the free press is derived from Hitler’s Nazis and their term “Lügenpresse”, or lying press, in their campaign to destroy journalism. Now American fascists cry “liberal media” and “fake news” when the truth threatens their agenda. Q-anon only reports what you want to see, right, Marjorie?)


The 2020 election is still #1 to Republican voters. Many want it fixed before '22 & even democrat voters admit there was fraud with absentee ballots. Rep voters are furious at elected Republicans that won't listen or do anything about it & they are most vulnerable in '22.

 

(Trump’s Big Lie about the 2020 election being stolen is the loyalty test for his cult. The Republican Party is the party of Trump. Anyone who dissents from the word of the Fuhrer will be stripped of power and attacked as the enemy.)

 

No one cares about the Delta Variant or any other variant.

 

(Imagine dismissing the victims and their families as “no one”. Her lies and cold-blooded disregard of human suffering tells us she is a sociopath. This tells us the same of her fans.)

 

No one likes Kamala. Not even the Democrats. She failed miserably as a Presidential candidate. Even people that work for her hate her.

 

(More radical Right hatred and lies. She is a racist. Change my mind.)

 

Dems embrace of the Progressive Squad aka Communists are going to be their downfall.

 

(The squad ladies are already out on the margin of the Democratic Party. Institutional Dems  would dump them in a heartbeat. Branding Jews and socialist opponents as “communists” was the standard smear tactic of Adolf Hitler. He rounded up Jews, socialists and Marxists and sent them to his concentration camps. Marjorie’s wet dream?)

 

Everyone hates Ilhan Omar, both sides of the aisle. She is an anti-semitic, hate-America, ungrateful refugee, who married her brother and broke the law to get him in the country.

 

(Not “everyone”. Every racist like Greene hates this dark-skinned Muslim immigrant. Her vicious lies echo David Duke and are KKK approved.)

 

The non-stop dog whistle labeling everything racist is broken. We've had a black POTUS, VP woman of color, black members of Congress, and so many successful & wealthy black Americans. We don't care about color, we care about character. MLK's dream came true, thank God!

 

(One of my favorite red herrings. “Obama was elected. This proves Americans are not racists!” No. Trump accused the Black president of not being American born and illegally elected to office. Every white racist in the country, including Marjorie, flocked to their New American Fuhrer. How many Black Americans say “MLK’s dream came true”? Let us know, Marjorie.)

 

Your identity is not your sexual preference or what you like to do in the bedroom.

 

(True. But sexual preferences are one of the first things bigots will use to discriminate and hate the LGBTQ community.)

 

The persistent hate the American flag vomit coming from the radical left makes the Democrat party look really really bad.

 

(Why is that Marjorie? You can’t show us ONE Democrat desecrating the flag as much as your mob of terrorists did when they stormed the Capitol, broke windows, and beat police officers with their American flags.)

 

If you don't like America or our flag, then get the hell out of our GREAT country & go live in some other shithole Socialist or Communist country that shares your hate for America, our flag, & our God given freedoms. You don't deserve to be an American if you hate our flag.

 

(Oh, Marge... We don’t hate America or the flag. We just hate white nationalists, Nazis, and other radical Right enemies of democracy and equality. “Shithole” Socialist countries and even some Communist countries won’t let their people get sick and die if they can’t afford health care. Only Shithead Radical Right Republicans want to let sick people die.)

 

Signed, The American People. *who pay ALL the taxes that fund the federal government.

 

(Sorry. I won’t sign. And I pay taxes that fund the federal government. How about Trump and the corporate elites who get away with paying NO federal income taxes? I guess they’re not “the American People, amirite?) 


And Tuesday afternoon she tweeted: “Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people. People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.”


(There she goes again. Her nasty anti-science lie about "NOT FDA approved" is bad enough. Remember her fake apology after her visit to the Holocaust Museum? She didn't seem to learn that Nazis were not socialists, but a radical Right, white nationalist, anti-Semitic cult. She disrespected and diminished the suffering of Holocaust victims by comparing vaccinations and masks to Nazi persecution. Her hate and ignorance are no different from the rest of her radical Right, white nationalist, anti-Semitic cult. She has shown her true colors and will never change her fascist ways.)

 

Now, as promised, I’ll have a go at America’s favorite gun whore, Lauren Boebert.

 

We are basically the first nation to actively teach our children to be ashamed of their nation. I am not willing to have my children as the test subjects for this insane indoctrination. – Lauren Boebert

 

(History is fact. If the facts make Americans ashamed, then there’s a better the chance these sins won’t be repeated. The radical Right has shown us they have no sense of shame, anyway. Denying history is an injustice against past, present and future Americans. We are not all snowflakes who need protection from the truth. This woman’s display of ignorance is astounding. Or it just reveals her racist desire to whitewash slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, “driving while Black”, and the rest of the nation’s history of racial butchery, including the genocide and abuses of the native population. I’m sure both apply. Racism and ignorance are partners in crime.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Critical Racist Tirades

 

What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?*

Who cares? Nobody on the Right will honestly discuss or explain it. It must simply be attacked.

Critical Race Theory has the word "Race" in flashing red letters over the heartland. Fear is the stock-in-trade for the radical Right. It's a commie plot. It's racist. It's a threat to the American people.

Any discussion of Critical Race Theory degenerates into Critical Racist Tirades. They tag it as a “Marxist threat" to stir resentment and fear among conservative white Americans. 

The radical Right will demonize any and all academic, government, or corporate discussion of racial issues. The 1619 Project frightened them to their snowflake white core. They’re terrified of Black people contributing to discussions and research regarding the history and impacts of racism.

They will smear all of it as Critical Race Theory, whether it has anything to do with it or not.

Evidence:

On September 20, 2020, Chris Rufo went on FOX(R) and told resident white nationalist Tucker Carlson, “Conservatives need to wake up. This is an existential threat to the United States. And the bureaucracy, even under Trump, is being weaponized against core American values. And I’d like to make it explicit: The President and the White House—it’s within their authority to immediately issue an executive order to abolish critical-race-theory training from the federal government. And I call on the President to immediately issue this executive order—to stamp out this destructive, divisive, pseudoscientific ideology.”

That’s all it took.

The next morning, Rufo got a phone call. The man on the other end said, “ ‘Chris, this is Mark Meadows, chief of staff, reaching out on behalf of the President. He saw your segment on ‘Tucker’ last night, and he’s instructed me to take action.” Rufo flew to Washington, D.C., to assist in drafting an executive order, issued by the White House a few days later. It limited how contractors providing federal diversity seminars could talk about race 

Rufo has been relentless in his crusade to demonize any and all racially oriented seminars, training and education, especially when minorities are allowed to frame them. 

He tweeted on March 15th 2021:

We have successfully frozen their brand—"critical race theory"—into the public conversation and are steadily driving up negative perceptions. We will eventually turn it toxic, as we put all of the various cultural insanities under that brand category.

The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think "critical race theory." We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annex the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.

Yes, I envisioned a strategy—turn the brand "critical race theory" toxic—and, despite having virtually no resources compared to my opponents, willed it into being through writing and persuasion.

“Critical race theory,” Rufo said, “has become, in essence, the default ideology of the federal bureaucracy and is now being weaponized against the American people.”

That sounds incredibly dangerous, and for good reason. Fear is the goal. Fear is what molds and motivates the radical Right. Facts have no place in this brainwashing tactic.

But we have to consider the sources of this pogrom that is busily white-washing racial issues. This is propaganda from the same ilk who accuse the press and journalists of being enemies of the people. These are not defenders of democracy and equality. These are conservative radical right WHITE propagandists. And as every “good American” knows, only conservative white people have unilateral authority to define racism.

Rufo’s dire warnings leave out any description or quoted reference to what CRT really is. All he’s interested in are angry reactions to any program that endeavors to advance racial understanding. He amasses the grievances from white conservatives who were annoyed or offended by diversity training. Often these training sessions were voluntary and given even online.

When he posts “The Original Source Document” of a session, it shows nothing of what they are accused of saying.  The same applies to all of his articles I’ve seen. All of his quotes and “evidence” are cherry-picked from his “trove of whistleblower documents”, in other words, the emotional reactive resentments and grievances by angry white conservatives.

Nowhere does he present any context or elaboration of content. His purpose is not to inform, but to deceive, and to incite white anger and fear.

Republicans are following Trump's lead and are banning Critical Race Theory, or anything they call critical race theory, or even any diversity training or education at all. 

Here’s the bottom line. Banning the teaching of systemic racism is actually a perfect example of systemic racism.

And racism isn’t racism to racists.

This is the rising influence of the radical White Right. It is racist and it is rooted in fascism. 

And the radical White Right is not relenting. If elections won’t hand them power, then a coup will do.

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When asked about Critical Race Theory, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley gave an answer Americans need to hear.

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This is Critical Race Theory:

 

In their work "Critical Race Theory": An Introduction, first published in 2001, the legal scholars Richard Delgado (one of the founders of CRT) and Jean Stefancic discuss several general propositions that they claim would be accepted by many critical race theorists, despite the considerable variation of belief among members of the movement.

These “basic tenets” of CRT, according to the authors, include the following claims:

(1) Race is socially constructed, not biologically natural.

(2) Racism in the United States is normal, not aberrational: it is the common, ordinary experience of most people of color.

(3) Owing to what critical race theorists call “interest convergence” or “material determinism,” legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups. Thus, the racial hierarchy that characterizes American society may be unaffected or even reinforced by ostensible improvements in the legal status of oppressed or exploited people.

(4) Members of minority groups periodically undergo “differential racialization,” or the attribution to them of varying sets of negative stereotypes, again depending on the needs or interests of whites.

(5) According to the thesis of “intersectionality” or “antiessentialism,” no individual can be adequately identified by membership in a single group. An African American person, for example, may also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on.

(6) The “voice of color” thesis holds that people of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the forms and effects of racism. This consensus has led to the growth of the “legal story telling” movement, which argues that the self-expressed views of victims of racism and other forms of oppression provide essential insight into the nature of the legal system.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Radicalization Accomplished

 

The proposed independent commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol is dead. The few Republicans of conscience who joined Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney in understanding what happened represent a feeble resistance to the cult leader who has taken over their party.

The Party of Trump is in near lock-step loyalty to their leader who was overwhelmingly voted out of office. That lock-step loyalty is looking more like goose-stepping with each passing day.

This isn’t hyperbole.

They either still believe his Big Lie, or refuse to disavow the Big Lie. As longs as they are under Trump’s control they are an authoritarian cult of personality. Nothing is more dangerous to a democratic republic than a party more loyal to its leader than to our people and Constitution.

Mitch McConnell earned the title "Grim Reaper of Democracy" before his conversion to the Trump Cult. His denial of a vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee was a betrayal of our Constitution.  He and Trump packed a third of the Supreme Court, despite the majority of voters who rejected his party’s occupancy of the White House.

The radical Right does not want to govern. They want to rule.

Governing requires cooperation and a bi-partisan investigation of Trump’s January 6th insurrection. Mitch demanded his party shut it down, calling it a “personal favor”. 35 Republican Senators fell in line. 

It’s no wonder they don’t want an investigation of 1/6. Trump’s toadies and his drones in congress are guilty as hell for organizing and inciting his coup. And make no mistake, the radical Right coup is ongoing.  We have not seen the end of it.

Senate Republicans spent two years investigating Benghazi, but voted against investigating an attack on the Capitol. They would rather lie and blame BLM and antifa for the actions of their hate-filled radical cult. Hillary Clinton has shown more guts, integrity and patriotism than every insurrection-abetting Republican.

The Republican Party will be enemies of the republic as long as it believes the President can buy off porn stars, obstruct justice, and incite acts of insurrection without penalty.

The Trump Cult has become a criminal cartel. The “Stop the Steal March” was really Trump’s “March to Steal”. And of course, he lied about marching with them.

Congressional conspirators Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Taylor Green, Paul Gosar, and Andy Biggs are traitors who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Each of them gave insurrectionists reconnaissance tours of the Capitol on January 5th.

We've yet to discover the extent of the coordinated planning to "fight like hell" and "take back our country" through "trial by combat" by Trump's inner circle of loyal toadies and henchmen.

The Party of Trump wants to "move on" from the January 6th, 2021 insurrection; preferring to go back to denying the November 3rd, 2020 election.

I have no doubt they would follow Hitler if he was here today. Trump is proof. They obediently and avidly support him after his insurrection, just as authoritarian Germans supported Hitler after his failed coup on November 8, 1923. Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch was inspired by Mussolini’s “march to steal” 1922 march on Rome that overthrew Italy’s elected government. Nazis, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and the rest of the American radical Right share a fanatic hatred for minorities, equality, voter rights, progressives, socialists, and leftists. They don't want to debate or run on policy. They would lose. Instead they want to destroy democracy.

And they wonder why they are seen as authoritarians.

If the election was corrupted by massive fraud and irregularities, why has not one Republican officeholder who objected to Biden’s victory objected to his own win? They were on the same ballot in the same election. How is it only Republicans are "fairly elected"?

Anyone?

The only answer is they are a party of radical white nationalists who oppose democracy itself. Too many Americans, especially minorities, voted in the last election, so the radical right is enacting new laws to assure that won’t ever happen again.

Suppressing democracy, especially minority voting rights, is essential to the authoritarian, white nationalist, fascist playbook.

We recall the pro-Trump Nazis chanting, “Jews will not replace us! YOU will not replace us!”, in Charlottesville during the “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Republicans, white nationalists, and their radical right ilk have one great fear. Minorities. They are fearful of their white majority fading. They are indoctrinated to believe minorities will be corrupting “their country” by their decadence and impurity. 

Damn right I’m comparing them to Nazis. This was Hitler’s first Big Lie about Jews.

The “Great Replacement” or “replacement theory” of European white nationalism is finding its home in American white nationalists and the radicalized Republican Party

Tucker Carlson promoted it. “I have less political power because they're importing a brand new electorate. Why should I sit back and take that? The power that I have as an American guaranteed at birth is one man, one vote, and they're diluting it. No, they are not allowed to do that. Why are we putting up with this?"

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor is worried about the “great replacement” too.  He was appointed to West Point's Board of Visitors in the waning months of the Trump administration.

"The idea is that they have to bring in as many non-Europeans as possible in order to outnumber the numbers of Americans of European ancestry who live in the United States. That's what it's all about. And I don't think there's any point in questioning it. That is the policy. ... It is a deliberate policy to enact demographic change...We're also encouraging all these worst elements to come in and camp and effectively enjoy the fruits of citizenship without earning them and without ever having qualified for them," he said, "And I think some of you must have seen the thousands of pregnant women coming up from Latin America, so they can have their children here. And then the child immediately is declared an American citizen. And again, all of this is part of the grand plan. This is what Mr. Biden and his supporters want. They want another country. They don't want the United States."

Herr Goebbels would be so proud of his American protégés.

Fascism and racism have been close partners for a hundred years and counting, and now that the Republican Party is the party of Trump, it’s contagion has become toxic to the truth and to our democratic republic.

American neo-fascism needs more than the usual scapegoats and bigotry to seduce its indoctrinated cult. It needs to undermine and destroy democracy. Voting must be suppressed. Elections must be questioned, denied and overturned if the radical Right loses the vote count.

Trump lost the election, and so they staged a coup. It was so shocking and horrifying even some Republicans temporarily spoke the truth.

Trump’s fanatic boot-licker Kevin McCarthy was moved to proclaim the facts on January 13, 2021. "President Trump bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have IMMEDIATELY denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump to accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President-elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term.”

McCarthy even suggested that Trump become the first president in more than a century to be censured.

But like every authoritarian follower, he soon fell in line.

On April 25th,  “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked McCarthy about Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wash.) claim that Trump had told McCarthy during the riot, “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.” McCarthy declined to confirm or deny it. Instead he suggest Trump had responded sufficiently to his pleas for action.

I was the first person to contact him when the riots” were going on, McCarthy said. “He didn’t see it. [How] he ended the call was saying — telling me, he’ll put something out to make sure to stop this. And that’s what he did, he put a video out later.

Yes, we remember Trump’s video, praising his thugs, telling them they were “special” and “loved”.

This is the glaring evidence that McCarthy has been completely radicalized.

But he isn’t the only one to abandon the facts and bend the knee to the first traitor president.

Senator Mitch McConnell understood what happened on 1-6-21:

“President Trump claims the election was stolen. The assertions range from specific local allegations, to constitutional arguments to sweeping conspiracy theories.

I supported the president’s right to use the legal system. Dozens of lawsuits received hearings in courtrooms all across our country. But over and over, courts rejected these claims...but my colleagues, nothing before us proves illegalities anywhere near the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election. Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence...If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral. We’d never see the whole nation accept an election again. Every four years would be a scramble for power at any cost.”

The Grim Reaper’s somber sincerity didn’t last long. About two weeks actually. On January 19th McConnell said, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”

But his tune soon changed to the authoritarian marching song.


FOX(R)’s Bret Baier asked what he would do if Trump was the nominee in 2024: "If the President was the party's nominee, would you support him?" McConnell replied, "The nominee of the party? Absolutely."

Loyalty to the Fuhrer. Trump uber alles.

Mitch needed to downplay the coup, and shut down any bi-partisan congressional efforts to investigate the insurrection.

“It’s not at all clear what new facts or additional investigation yet another commission could actually lay on top of existing efforts by law enforcement and Congress,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday, announcing his opposition. “What is clear is that House Democrats have handled this proposal in partisan bad faith going right back to the beginning.”

You see how clear it is? It wasn’t “partisan bad faith” behind the coup at all. It’s the Democrats’ fault for wanting to investigate it.

On May 25th, McConnell whined Democrats “would like to continue to debate things that occurred in the past. They'd like to continue to litigate the former president into the future. We think the American people, going forward, and in the fall of '22, ought to focus on what this administration is doing to the country and what the clear choice is that we have made, to oppose most of these initiatives”.

Yes, initiatives like investigating who abetted Trump’s coup. Never mind what Trump’s coup is doing to our country, look at what the Biden Administration is doing to the country.

The radicalization is complete. Once the leaders in the party of Trump have obediently and cowardly submitted to their Fuhrer, the rest of America’s duped authoritarians would follow suit. The horrific reality is they number close to a third of the population. Most Republicans and Trump voters think he won. And those millions of duped, angry authoritarians remain ready to follow their leader's exhortation, "And we fight. We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore!" 

This is our republic's worst nightmare. The enemies are within, and are ready to destroy our democracy because their glorious leader refuses to admit he lost the election. The American people, the rule of law, and our Constitutional order must contend with brainwashing on a scale that rivals North Korea. The radical Right is indoctrinated top to bottom.

A fellow blogger has given us a revealing snapshot of how this “trickle down insurrection” has taken root among the cult followers.

Our old buddy Darrell, formerly T. Paine, wrote this at my blog on Jan 8, 2021: “Dave, Trump was wrong to give encouragement and a wink and a nod to the protestors and delaying any attempt to rein them back. He was complicit. Sadly this ego maniacal narcissist tarnished the myriad of good things he has done for our country with this latest escapade.”

This is what Darrell wrote on May 15, 2021: “Trump instigates a riot according to the left and the media, but then I repeat myself. (He didn’t.)”

And there you have it. Radicalization accomplished.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Flag-Gate


Flag-Gate is the radical Right's new front on their jihad against our fairly elected President Biden.

President Biden rescinded his order for flags to be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day Saturday.

The Radical Right pounced. “Aha! Now we have proof! Sleepy Joe must really hate cops, amirite?”

“In case you had any question as to where President Biden stands on police, now you know,” said Kayleigh McEnany.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) called Biden’s decision “outrageous” and said his state would continue flying flags at half-staff.

Florida Representative Brian Mast (R) tweeted: “Earlier this week Joe Biden announced that flags would be flown at Half Staff tomorrow to honor the men & women in blue who died in the line of duty. Today he “Friday news dumped” that he’d changed his mind: in his opinion, they aren’t worthy of lowering the flags. Unacceptable!”

Radical Right hate and ignorance are what should be unacceptable. The Radical Right wants us to believe that Joe thinks policemen killed in the line of duty “aren’t worthy” of being honored.

Willful ignorance not only fuels anger and hatred in radical Right ideology, they embrace it.

The Washington Post explained:

President Biden initially ordered flags on Saturday to be flown at half-staff. Then he ordered them back up at full-staff.

It’s because of a quirk that comes up every half dozen years or so, when a day that honors two groups collides — with two different protocols for the American flag. For Peace Officers Memorial Day, which falls on May 15, flags are supposed to be at half-staff. But the third Saturday in May is marked to honor Armed Forces Day — and on that day, flags are supposed to be full-staff.

On Saturday, those two days were one and the same.

Biden’s initial proclamation last week said that flags should be flown at half-staff. But he reissued a proclamation on Friday making clear that flags were to remain at full-staff.

The White House declined to comment on the record about the change, but suggested that it was done to remain in compliance with U.S. codes honoring Armed Forces Day.

The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day,” reads the U.S. code pertaining to the flag.

Plainly, this nuance is on a scale unfathomable to the radical Right.

Will radical Right Republicans admit to their error? 

No.

Will radical Right Republicans admit it when their accusations are false? 

No.

Will radical Right Republicans EVER admit to their errors and false accusations? 

No.

Will radical Right Republicans EVER admit that Trump lied and lost to Biden? 

No.

Will radical Right Republicans EVER apologize for their errors, lies and false accusations? 

No.

Radical Right Authoritarians have always considered admission of errors, false accusations, lies and apologies as weakness. 

Their self-righteous sense of superior morality, innate arrogance, and fragile egos, won’t allow it. They can't imagine being mistaken or misled because they are always right. 

Well, radical far Right to be precise.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Isn't It Just Terrible?

 

In these turbulent times of social upheaval, I think I've found the least I can do to help. I would like to offer support to our special white conservative friends who are fed up with racism...against them.

Yes. They are the “real victims” of racism.

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“Whites Believe They Are Victims of Racism More Often Than Blacks”

Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School... "On average, whites rated anti-white bias as more prevalent in the 2000s than anti-black bias by more than a full point on the 10-point scale. Moreover, some 11% of whites gave anti-white bias the maximum rating of 10 compared with only 2% of whites who rated anti-black bias a 10."

“Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing

To test our hypotheses that many Whites now perceive anti-White bias to be more prevalent than anti-Black bias and that this view is related to Whites’ conception of racism in zero-sum terms, we asked a large national sample of Black and White Americans.

"Whites See Anti-White Bias as More Prevalent Than Anti-Black Bias"

...Black respondents perceived decreases in anti-Black bias over time and relatively nonexistent anti-White bias, but White respondents perceived anti-Black bias as declining even more quickly and anti-White bias as increasing sharply— particularly in recent years. Indeed, we observed a complete reversal over time in White respondents’ views of racism. Whereas Blacks saw greater anti-Black bias in every decade, ts(207) 20.55, ps < .001, this gap reversed in the 2000s for Whites: They perceived more anti-White bias than anti-Black bias...Not only do Whites think more progress has been made toward equality than do Blacks, but Whites also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality—at their expense.

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Our dear white conservatives epitomize the quaint expression, “To the privileged, equality feels like oppression.”

The poor dears.

Indeed our special white conservative friends see themselves as innocent souls tortured by injustice, bigotry, and persecution.

How do we comfort our marginalized white conservatives who whine about being the "real victims" of discrimination and racism? How can we soothe their existential suffering?

We could say:

 

You poor guys. All that persecution and discrimination against you must be insufferable. Like your Dear Leader in exile, nobody has ever been treated as unfairly as conservative white Americans.

Sometimes it just FEELS like it’s true. Isn’t it just terrible?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives are always stopped by police for "driving while white"?

Isn't it just terrible that a white conservative could get a knee to the throat and killed for an alleged fake $20 bill?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives are persecuted for being "real Americans" and the only “true patriots”?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives are suffering reduced poll access and longer voting lines?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives need to prohibit water being given to Blacks in their much shorter voting lines?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives are denied services from gay-owned businesses?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives had the election "stolen" from them?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives have to wear masks in a pandemic?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives needed to brandish weapons in the Michigan capitol building after being told by Trump to "Liberate Michigan"?

Isn't it just terrible that white conservatives needed to plot the kidnapping and murder of Michigan’s governor because Trump hates her for following medical advice in a pandemic?

The Lansing Occupation turned out to be the dress rehearsal and prelude to Trump's January 6th coup.

Why? Isn't it obvious?

Because nobody has ever treated more unfairly than white conservatives and Trump, America's Number One White Victim.

Oh, the injustices endured for being white and conservative. 

No wonder you are so resentful at having less representation in Congress, especially the Senate, than any other group.

No wonder you must suffer the injustices of a stacked liberal Supreme Court.

The socialist commies of the “left” have all the power, and are using it to oppress white conservatives. Especially very wealthy white conservatives.

Will no one speak for them? It’s as if the entire federal government is run by a leftist deep state out to punish corporations and billionaires with taxes and destroy our freedom,

And Joe Biden is coming for your hamburgers!!

And we know the "left" is anyone who thinks Trump is a racist, a birther, a liar, a criminal and a cheater.

The "left" are all socialist commies for demanding racial and gender equality.

The "left" are all socialist commies for demanding reform and accountably for abusive law enforcement.

The "left" are all socialist commies for believing Biden won the election.

The "left" are all socialist commies for blaming Trump for his violent attempted coup to overturn the fair election.

The "left" are all socialist commies for believing loyal Trumpists are authoritarians who would vote for the insurrectionist again.

The "left" are all socialist commies for wanting fewer obstacles to voter rights, voter registration, poll access, ballot boxes, mail-in ballots, and fair representation.  
 
The "left" are all socialist commies for wanting Constitutional taxes on corporations and the rich, Constitutional regulation of commerce, and Constitutional provision for the general welfare.

The "left" are all America-hating socialist commies, just like the socialist commie founders who put all those anti-American socialist provisions in the Constitution.

All of which proves the "left hates America” and along with minorities are the "real bigots". And of course, conservative white people are the real victims.

Isn’t it just terrible?