Friday, June 5, 2020

From Failed State To Police State

I'd like to share some random thoughts, impressions, and tweets regarding the ongoing Great American Tragedy. This tragic arc of our history was birthed by slavery, and prolonged by the continued racism, and indifference to racism, by white American conservatives. It has been continued in systemic racism throughout law enforcement.  

Equal justice under law has been an ideal, but still exists only as myth in America.

Since American con-servatism now has Trump for its leader, inequality and racism have only been fueled. Exacerbation will continue until he is removed from office.

We can count on a despot like the Big MAGAt to deny the result of an election he loses. If he can't win, or steal, the election, it WILL get ugly . He will likely incite his armed brown shirts to violence. Win or lose, he will go full Nazi. Count on it.

RepublicaNazis want voters to stay home or expose themselves to the coronavirus. They hate voter rights and fair elections. They are enemies of democracy and a threat to our lives. Wisconsin showed standing in line to vote spreads the virus. Republican judges refuse to allow the election to be postponed. The Trump Cult is pure evil.

I was for Bernie, but this is an emergency. Trump is a direct threat to our health. He threatens to withhold Michigan’s federal funding over vote-by-mail. He threatens the Post Office to stop mail-in votes. We choose to stop this fascist or allow four more years of destruction.

Many Nazis evaded justice. The Bush/Cheney cartel evaded justice for war crimes and torture. Trump will go free in an America gone rogue. This is a failed state. American democracy, justice and rule of law have been corrupted.

How is the Trump cult different from Nazis? They hate the same people. Minorities, liberals, educators, scientists, journalists, and yes, socialists are the targets of their hate. Time to call RepublicaNazis what they really are.

The Birther Liar tweeted: "It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!"

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey: "We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region."

White nationalists threatened a family of campers and accused them of being "Antifa". This is the ignorance and hate being spread by Trump, hate radio, fascists on social media, and FOX(R).

Trump and his white nationalist cult deserve to be called neo-Nazis. No question. They hate the same people Hitler's Nazis hated. Minorities, liberals, educators, journalists, etc. The Fourth Reich is taking America down.

What has been true for minorities is now true for the majority of Americans. Racism, lies and hate stoked by Trump and the Right have taken us from divided state, to failed state, and now, to a police state. American neo-nazis are taking America down fast.

Yes. The truth is ugly. Nazis always hated democrats. FDR was their enemy. They still hate democrats, like they still hate democracy and minorities.
Racism is not racism to racists. A cult is not a cult to a cult.

Don't let Captain Tom "No Quarter" Cotton pretend otherwise. Historically “no quarter” was a death sentence. Hauptsturmführer would be Captain Tom 's rank in the SS. The Trump Cult hates the same people Hitler's Nazis hated. Hmm?

William Barr and his thugs are guilty of assault on peacefully assembled Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. He proclaimed, “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.” 

So Barr ordered violence upon non-violent Americans.

He is literally an enemy of the people, as are his boss and every brutal cop. Lock them all up.

Amidst this authoritarian crackdown, the president tweeted:

5-28-02 “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat”. 5-29-02 “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

5-30-20 "It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!"

5-31-20 "The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!"


“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

6-1-20 To Governors: "Most of you are weak."

"You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate."

Hundreds of thugs with badges have been beating people for protesting police violence. Journalists have been viciously attacked as well. 

Here is just a small sample of police brutality inflicted on people protesting police brutality:

Buffalo Police shove older man, who then bleeds from his head.

Black store owners looked for help from LA police, were handcuffed instead.

Black CNN reporter arrested live by Minneapolis on air. 

Protester with his hands up taken down by Buffalo police while giving a TV interview.

US Park Police gassed and bashed peaceful protesters to clear the way for a Trump photo-op.

Atlanta Police pull college students from a car and stun them with a Taser.

Salt Lake City Police knock down older man with a cane when he doesn’t move fast enough.

NYPD rams SUV into a crowd of people.

LAPD batters protesters with batons.

NYC Police shove, shout expletives at Associated Press journalists.

Richmond Police fired tear gas at protesters in Virginia before curfew.

What are the odds these real enemies of the people are Trump supporters, taking cues from their RepublicaNazi leader?


Tyrell said...

From failed state to police state, huh? I don't think so, my friend.

While leftists have done what they could to either ignore or undermine our constitution (yes, some militant right-wingers are also guilty), America is still not a failed state. Even for Americans of color, there is more prosperity, opportunities, and freedom in America than nearly anywhere else in the world.

Further, if the Democrats were to recapture the White House and both chambers of congress, this would not become a police state either, since the Democrats are seemingly bound and determined to eliminate the police in most major metropolitan areas. That, of course, is another knee-jerk reaction, the ramifications of which has not evidently occurred to these brilliant leaders of ours.

TB3 said...

Oh, I'm waiting with bated breath on a further elaboration on how "leftists" ignore or undermine the Constitution AS WELL as reconciling the ongoing demonstrations with the phrase "Even for Americans of color, there is more prosperity, opportunities, and freedom in America', TP.

Dave Dubya said...

Turns out racist cops aren't the only ones who need to be defunded:

Per Mother Jones: "Some protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis found themselves stranded after recent protests: The tires of their cars had been slashed. Many assumed protesters were to blame. But videos reveal a different culprit: the police."

Kamala Harris tweeted this summary: "Some of what my Justice in Policing Act will do: -Ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases -Establish a national use of force standard -End qualified immunity for police -Expand pattern and practice investigations -Establish a National Police Misconduct Registry."

Remember this. Trump and the Republican Party have opposed, and will continue to oppose, any bi-partisan efforts at police reform and accountability. They LIKE it this way.