Monday, December 26, 2016

Silenced Majority v Extremist Minority

This past election the voice of the clear majority of Americans was politically silenced.

We were silenced by the results of the fatal flaw in our democratic representative republic. The Electoral College proved to be the poison pill in our Constitution that abetted a tyranny of the minority, the Extremist Minority.

Yes there were factors apart from the Electoral College that had some effect. Turnout is always an element. The partisan interference by a crooked FBI director was an unprecedented corruption of his office. An open invitation for Russian hacking from Trump revealed the warped and unpatriotic character of our next president.  Corporate media’s false equivalences and Clinton’s flaws provide many answers to how it happened.

The reasons don’t matter so much anymore. The damage has been done. Something else matters now. 

When the Extremist Minority seizes one-party rule, resistance is the only recourse for the majority. We the people, we the Silenced Majority, must resist.  We resist, or the authoritarian agenda forged by the hate-fueled Extremist Minority will prevail, until the inevitable destructions wrought by such tyranny ensue.

We must understand, even if we resist quickly, we may not be able to prevent or delay those destructions inevitably wrought by tyranny.

We the Silenced Majority must resist by wielding our power, our right of free speech. And we must resist emphatically, while we still have that right.
What is left of our free press will be further muzzled by the Extremist Minority. Far Right propaganda will be intensified. Dissent will be suppressed and viciously attacked.

This is certain.

But we have to remember how the Extremist Minority rose to power. 

Nobody whined louder than the racist and greedy Tea Party fringe when the dreaded Black Man won the White House. FOX(R) sponsored their events and gave them their megaphone. Ever the lapdogs, corporate media followed.

The Tea Party cult was never a majority, but they dominated the political discourse through constant attention from the corporate media. Trump would employ this tactic with a vengeance. His racist and demonizing birtherism fostered hate and ignorance in the most gullible and bigoted of our population. Throughout the election year, no voice was heard more than his in our corporate broadcast media.

Bullies are always the loudest.

We the majority must be louder.  

And we need to learn something else from the Tea Party. We must be more active. We must march. We must speak. We must write, and call our representatives and senators until they listen and respond.

We must attend any forum or town hall meeting that allows us to voice our concerns to House and Senate members.

They will be under great pressure to conform to the dictates of the Extremist Minority Administration and the Republican Party.

They must understand they will be hearing from us until the agenda of the Extremist Minority is defeated. They must know they will be voted out if they fail to defend our cause for freedom, equality and democracy.

We the people, we the Silenced Majority, must demand our rights. We must demand our Constitutional regulation of commerce, and our Constitutional provision for the general welfare. We must demand public ownership and benefit from public resources. We must demand public education and public health.

If we do not, the Extremist Minority will sell it all off, or outright give it to their friends.

We must demand an end to aggressive militarism. We must demand an end to brutal law enforcement and unjust laws. We must demand living wages, safer working conditions, and employee rights.

We must expose the corruptions, and demand accountability from the elites of the Extremist Minority.

The barbarians have crashed the gates and taken power. Civilization and humanity are imperiled by a narcissistic, authoritarian lunatic endorsing another nuclear arms race. He has a cabinet and advisors consisting of billionaires, racists, and paranoid, conspiracy mongering generals. This merging of authoritarian power is how fascism takes hold over democracy.

The struggle for freedom, justice, equality and democracy never ends.

If we do not resist with conviction and passion, we shall certainly surrender in final defeat to the tyranny of the Extremist Minority. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Looming New Order of Trumpistan

Abetted by the electoral college’s betrayal of democracy, White America has spoken. It’s going to be a long dark journey ahead, kids.

"Conflict of interest" will be ignored as Trump and his cronies fleece the nation and violate our Constitution. Kleptocracy will rise to greater heights.

Article 1 Section 9:

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

There will be a frenzy of deregulation of commerce, and cuts for the general welfare.

People will lose health care.

Massive tax cuts will be given to corporations and the rich. More of our tax dollars, (not Trump's) will be redistributed into corporate pockets.

More tax dollars (ours, not his) for education will go into corporate pockets.

Trump's brats will pay zero inheritance taxes on all the wealth they scoop up when the world is liberated from the endless lies and hate from their father.

His selective protectionism and impulsive actions could trigger a global economic meltdown.

He has threatened torture and other war crimes. He said we should steal Iraqi oil. He will likely provoke war with Iran. Putin may have to try to reign him in.

Fossil fuel polluters will be allowed to further poison our atmosphere and assure catastrophic climate change. Trump will censor and eliminate NASA climate research.

Free speech will be suppressed. Trump wants to punish flag burners. We can count on swift retaliation for all who criticize him.

What's left of the free press will be muzzled, or conform to parroting Republican lies like they did for Bush and Cheney. Corporate media will have a "Trump honeymoon", because after all, we need to give him a chance to fulfill his agenda. Something not allowed for black presidents.

Trump will put a far Right extremist lackey on the Supreme Court.

Hate groups will commit more crimes against minorities.

Yes, this is just an inkling of how Dear Leader Trump and his one-party dictatorship will make America great again.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

America Has Fallen?

America’s “original sin” of slavery has taken us down. The rot at the core, from our nation’s birth to four score and seven years later, infects us today. Obama brought the racists out of the woodwork. The Republican Party embraced them. The word “disavow” is meaningless in light of their words, their "Southern strategy", and their actions in minority voter suppression.

Quaint concepts like democracy, fair representation, and equality were betrayed by the founders when they allowed the slave states to impose the Electoral College on our republic.

Now the cry is uttered, “America has fallen”.

This isn’t shocking news folks. 

It was inevitable since the beginning. And it’s been crashing since Reagan allowed wealth and the wealthy, instead of the principles and process of a democratic republic, to run the country.

America has fallen...since Reagan handed regulatory powers to corporate insiders...since corporate media was successfully labeled "liberal media" by the Right...since the Clinton Administration helped Republicans cut welfare and deregulate Wall Street...since the 2000 election was stolen...since 9-11 triggered American paranoia, racism and prejudice...since Bush lied us into war...since the loudest and most effective "free speech" is now corporate money... since voter suppression is actively employed by the far Right(GOP)...since Bush built a surveillance/police state...since Obama continued Bush's policies, and chose to "look forward", holding nobody accountable for war and torture...and what else was there?

Now our one-party government's "Leader" ("Fuhrer" auf Deutsch) has his fans gleefully rejoicing in their glorious New Order.

Headlines from "America's #1 Most Trusted Republican News Source":

David Duke and Andrew Anglin: True Voices of the Republican Party!

The David Duke Show: We’re the GOP Now, and We’re Coming for You Jews

14 Reasons ‘Necrophiles’ Deserve the Oven

Lying Criminal Beaners Pretend to be Families to Subvert the White Man’s Laws

Jew Faggot Drops N-BOMB on CNN While Hoax-Attacking Alt-Right

Trump to Mock UN by Sending Them a Street-Shitting Paki Female

(Sorry Nikki Haley, you’re not the right color.)

While this is not the portrait of most Trump voters, the worst have been emboldened. Yes, the deporables. Many have acted, and will act, on their hate. America now stands not for the victims, but for the haters.

Disaster follows when an authoritarian personality is allowed unchecked power. History repeats this formula.

Hillary got over 2,000,000 more votes than Trump. The Electoral College, not the majority, chose our course. But it needed some help. Thanks to a clueless Democratic Party, Russian hackers, corporate media, and a Republican operative heading the FBI, enough unwitting, uninformed, fearful, hateful, or simply duped, Americans sided with the authoritarian, and gave him a one-party dictatorship.

How’d that work out the last time Republicans ran the show? 

Not enough Americans seem to remember, or care. This is why it can only get worse.

Love may, or may not, trump hate, but hate and fear trump reason. Always have. Always will. And power is never taken through love.

Humankind must either evolve from the authoritarian personality’s over-active reptilian brains, with their internally wired impulses for endless hate, fear, and violence; or we face self extinction.

Much needs to be done to minimize the human tragedies, harms, and losses ahead. And pray we don't all become victims of this madness over the land.

Our cause is clear, and upon us.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Operation American Freedom

It happened 16 years ago when the Republicans stole the presidency from Al Gore.

And it’s happening again, but likely with even worse consequences. Once more the majority of Americans have been cheated. When the majority loses, America loses.

Imagine the reaction by the Trumpists if the situation were reversed. Most of them probably believe THEY are the majority, and that Obama is a foreign Muslim, or any other of their innumerable lunacies. Many of Trump’s fringe threatened armed resistance over the “rigged election”. 

It would have been very ugly if Hillary won. We all know that.

Unfortunately, this reality is far uglier, with an impulsive, thin-skinned, authoritarian leader of an unchecked Republican one-party regime.

 This cannot turn out well, folks. 

Trump will fail. Big league. He will not “make America great again”.

IF we make it past this looming American, and likely global, debacle we MIGHT learn from it.

The last time Republicans stole the White House they cut taxes for the rich and deregulated everything within reach. They started a war based on lies that would fill crony pockets with tax payers’ dollars. They ignored Habeas Corpus, imposed a surveillance state that violates the Fourth Amendment, incarcerated people without charges, and they tortured.

Their war left countless thousands dead, a ravaged nation in ruins, a civil war, and in 2006 spawned ISIS. They left us with two unfinished wars, financial collapse, rising unemployment, and the Great Recession.

Americans who still have a memory know this crap is certain to be repeated. We remember “terror warnings” and the warmongering and how the American people accepted a war of aggression and warrantless surveillance of citizens. 

9-11 and the authoritarian and belligerent reaction by the Bush Regime paved the way from mere inverted totalitarianism to American proto-fascism. 

Tragically, and meekly, Obama chose to “look forward” and let bygones be bygones for the torturers and war criminals. No one was held accountable for lies that led to war, for war crimes, and for torture.

The lesson for far Right authoritarians didn’t go unnoticed, “We can get away with it”. Trump declared his fondness for waterboarding and said he would go beyond, "We have to play the game the way they're playing the game. You're not going to win if we're soft and they're, they have no rules.”

“No rules”.

The United States of America is ripe for fascism.

Trump doubled down on fear, anger and blame, stoking the flames of American white nationalism and neo-fascism to new heights.
The Bush Administration unleashed law enforcement to kick in the doors of peace groups and critics. 

What can dissenters expect from the Trump Regime?

We have seen how any question, appeal to reason, satire, or criticism will be met with vicious and demonizing reprisals. And this is happening before they take real power.

Too many Americans disagree with their Leader. This will not be tolerated. Obedience to the authoritarian regime is non-negotiable. Dissent will be met with retaliation.

American freedom itself will become their adversary. The Trump Regime will be threatened by what’s left of American freedom. The Fourth Amendment has been conveniently weakened after Bush and Obama. And the far Right only cares about the Second Amendment, for their NRA, loyal militias, and other paranoid types.

That still leaves a bit too much American Freedom.

Before they can Make America Great Again™, Operation American Freedom must be the first victory for the Trump Regime. 

Freedom of religion? Hell, no! They want Muslims banned, and to register with the government. Non-Christians will be scorned.

Freedom of assembly? Only at Trump rallies.

Freedom of the press? Hell, no! Not if they disrespect the Leader. 

Trump has promised to muzzle the press, as his “Constitution-loving” henchmen will do their best to impose that muzzle. 

Free speech? Hell, no! When Pence attended their show, the cast of Hamilton, exercising their freedom of speech, pleaded their case for diversity and fairness: 
Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us — our planet, our children, our parents — or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.

Again, we truly thank you for sharing this show. This wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men [and] women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.
How horrible of those dancing Broadway thugs! Have they no human decency? This angered Trump. 

Mr. Decency tweeted Nov. 19. "The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"

Yes, the cast was so rude. And for the record, threatening a presidential opponent with prison while calling her crooked is...well...OK if you’re Trump. No rudeness at all, nothing that requires an apology, right? 

Trump whined, "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night ...This should not happen!"

The horror! Being asked politely to uphold our American values is being harassed.

For perspective, everyone knows grabbing women’s crotches doesn’t come close to being harassment. They’re just women, after all. And Trump’s a star.

Exercising free speech, an act that is the essence of American freedom, pleading for the Trump regime to uphold our American values is something that “should not happen!"

So now we’re clear. Free speech will not be tolerated.

I just don’t know how to thank all you Trump/Republican voters for making America so great. 

No need to apologize, because “Crooked” Hillary used a private email server. So did Dick Cheney. So what? As with pussy grabbing and torture, it’s OK if you are Republican.

And isn’t that what really makes America great?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Whiny Little Bitch, Sore Winner Edition

 The post-victory whining has begun and not just by liberals

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" - Klan's Man Trump

Poor wittow wich white men, always the victims, whining their way to a Great America. 

Soon the whining will grow, as voters will be feeling buyers' remorse. 

I also predict Trump will pull a Palin-the-Quitter trick. Mike Pence may well be our president within two years. 

And the weird part is, I'd rather have Trump than Pence doing the damage.

This should be the last Republican controlled government, but Americans can't remember back eight years. 

Eight years of Republican leadership left Obama:

Stock Market Closing Prices - January 20, 2009

Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) Close - 7,949.09 Down 332.13
Nasdaq Stock Market Close - 1440.86 Down 88.47
S&P 500 Close - 805.23 Down 44.89

Today we have a DJIA around 18,800.00

Is that better or worse than what the last Republican White House left us?

Shall we compare employment rates too? 

Why bother, Obama's the real villain, not showing his birth certificate to Donald the Klan's Man fast enough. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

America At Bat

Reagan, Strike One.

Bush Senior, Clinton, Ball One.

Bush Jr, Strike Two.

Obama, Ball Two.

Trump, Strike Three.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Close Election?

How can this presidential election be so close? One may wonder in amazement, as I did in 2000.

Could it be the effects of decades of extreme Alt-Right political indoctrination by FOX/talk radio and fringe websites?

And how about corporate media’s false equivalence, “horse race” ratings pandering, hired shills, failure of fact checking, and scandal mongering? 

It's almost as if politically powerful families and rich authoritarian white men are taking over. 

The founders must have been wrong, wanting to discourage aristocracy. 

Americans are better educated now.

I guess that's what it takes to make America great again.

But what do I know?