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.