Is it just a passing mood, or clear insight into a grim forecast?
Future American fascists will do what they are doing now. Appeals to greed and inflaming resentment, anger, and hatred have always nurtured the radical Right. They know the “Big Lie” will deceive and radicalize enough Americans into supporting a tyrant and his coup. Despite, or because of, his praise for his violent mob of insurrectionists, Trump will be their revered hero and they will build statues of him. This is the irrefutable identifying mark of a fascist leader and his movement.
1/6 will never have happened. The history of slavery and racism will be expunged. The corrupt and radicalized white Right minority will rule, as they portray themselves as victims, in order to suppress democratic opposition.
Hate crimes will continue to rise in number and intensity. Mobs will swarm and intimidate every level of government function, from local school boards, county offices, state capitols, up to the nation’s Capitol
They will continue their minority rule, and seize increasing power through their disproportionate representation, suppression of minority and democratic voters, and control of elections. Minority rule is exactly what corporate interests have been buying all along. Their partnership with the radical Right will assure fascism’s future in the United States.
Equal justice under law will be a forgotten concept.
They will continue their lies, smears and demonization of dissent and opposition, and eventually criminalize it. They already falsely and viciously accuse Democrats of being communists and progressives as “commie/fascists”. The press is the “enemy of the people”. It doesn’t take any special psychic ability to envision where fascistic scapegoating and false accusations will take us.
The lessons of history will be banned and erased as if they were Critical Race Theory. Orwell’s Big Brother will be their role model. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
And above all, “Ignorance is strength”.
This is America's present and future. The Right's dominance is already assured by their disproportionate representation and power in the Senate, their gerrymandered House, their stolen Supreme Court, and the antiquated Electoral College.
Our future was written in the past. Ironically, our Constitution was drafted with flaws that would become toxic to democratic representation.
This is NOT, nor has it EVER been, a democratic representative republic.
Sorry kids, it was rigged for rich white people from the beginning. It was only a matter of time when corporate elites and their crooked and corrupt white authoritarian enablers would lock their grip on the throat of democracy and establish the power of American fascism.
Please feel free to change my mind. Or if that’s impossible, I’ll settle for a slight elevation of my mood.
There was only one good part of this piece and that was the yuk yuk at the end. The rest is all true and it sucks a hind teat.
Move to another country, if you hate the Constitution so much. What countries government would you prefer to live under? Have you done anything to change the situation besides spewing your hate for the Constitution on a blog?
Thanks. Lucky for me I have a sick sense of humor. It's value grows in these sick times.
Anonymous is an idiot. I addressed his false accusation previously, and he ignored it. I posted this so it's the last we hear from him in this thread.
Looks like those white supremacist Virginians voted for a black woman for lieutenant governor. I guess since she is a conservative, she isn't REALLY black though, right?
Idiot leftist talking heads are saying that it was white supremacy and fear of CRT in schools that defeated McAuliff. They don't understand that parents absolutely have the right to determine what public schools teach their kids and that an overbearing government is NOT what most Virginians nor most Americans want.
Did the leftists learn from this? Nope. A lot of them are doubling down on their agenda because they all know what is best for us.
Funny how you care so much about what MOST Virginians wanted and ignore the fact that MOST Americans support much of Biden's Build Back Better agenda.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows Biden's agenda remains popular, despite months of pushback from Republicans and their allies:
Americans say 62 - 34 percent that they support a roughly $1 trillion spending bill to improve the nation's roads, bridges, broadband, and other infrastructure projects.... Americans say 57 - 40 percent that they support a $3.5 trillion spending bill on social programs such as child care, education, family tax breaks, and expanding Medicare for seniors....
Yeah. You can't handle the truth, can you?
MOST Americans also voted for Biden, but you swallow Trump's lie that the election was "stolen". (Still waiting for you guys to show the evidence. What's up with that? Are you mentally incompetent and just let Trump do your thinking?)
You're right. White supremacists are loyal Trump supporters and they NEVER vote for Democrats. So Hell yes, they support Black Republicans. This is news to you?
Here's more news you haven't heard, since you only trust pro-Trump radical Right propaganda.
CRT is NOT taught in public schools. No matter how much you lie, deflect and deny.
Parents who think CRT is taught to their kids are either idiots or gullible consumers of Republican propaganda.
Like you, they are utterly ignorant of what CRT is or is about. Your cult is indoctrinated to believe CRT teaches kids all whites are racists, and other absurd lies.
All the radical Right authoritarian leaders had to do to scare them was to call it "Marxist". Funny, not a word about collectivism, government ownership of production and distribution, or even a revolution and dictatorship of the proletariat.
THAT's Marxism and communism. I'm sure you think you know better. The academic study of the history and effects of slavery and racism in the US was never addressed by Marx. It is NOT Marxism.
Not that you care for the truth.
Want some more truth? Nazis and other fascists accuse the opposition of being Marxist, commie, socialist, or any other scare word they conjure. Now they are at the point of absurdity, calling someone a commie AND a fascist at the same time.
Truth matters little to fascists. In fact, it is their enemy. This is why they are at war with journalism and education.
THEY need to dictate their twisted, resentful, hateful ideology. THEY want to dominate public discourse and education through scapegoating, lies, and demonizing propaganda.
"Look! He says Trump is a liar! He's a commie fascist, and he HATES America!"
You, Darrell, and little sidekick Vern help them do just that.
Dube, I agree with you on everything you posted. All things bad are the GOP's fault. We have a democrat president, a democrat majority and democrat speaker of the house and a democrat senate leader. The president who was going to unite the country has stated the minority party doesn't matter. He can't even unite his own party and get them to rape the American taxpayer with a six trillion dollar give-a-way so how can he unite the country.
All the issues we face are the GOP's fault. Afgan debacle, Border crisis, inflation, gas shortages, food shortages, supply chain screw up, crime in large cities, asking people to believe he can give away 6 trillion dollars and it won't cost anything. That just shows how stupid the dems believes voters are. At least the dems have a handle on how to placate illegals by giving the 450k to buy their votes, good job.
Thanks for your misinformation and bundle of strawman fallacies.
And your pearl-clutching, drama queen hysteria is priceless. "Rape the American taxpayer" means only partially restoring previous tax rates on the rich and corporations.
How delicate! What a snowflake reaction.
Why no concern over GOP/Sinema/Pharma "raping sick people" by gouging them for medicine to the point they can't afford it?
We get it. Your "value$" are quite clear.
Coddle the rich and punish the poor. Force women to bear the offspring of their rapist. Brutalize asylum seekers. Suppress minority voter rights. Install federal judges and a Supreme Court bought and paid for by the Federalist Society.
Limitless welfare for corporations, police and the military, but not for food and healthcare for the poor, sick and aged.
Your compassion and humanity represent a shining example for the rest of us.
Dube, corporations don't pay taxes they pass them on. What you are advocating is lets raise prices so the poor suffer more. The democrat plan is to reinstate the deduction on high taxes on the rich. Talk about coddle the rich.
Never did understand why we pay more for an RX than Canada. Insurance has takes the personal responsibility from the individual. Why do our elected elite not demand fee transparency with healthcare. Ask what a procedure costs and you get a bla, bla. What other industry hides costs and why, insurance is the answer and politicians are the blame (both sides by the way).
Why are the democrat's so afraid of proof of voting status??
Nobody complains about the cost of Trump’s tax cuts. They just bitch about spending on public services and benefits.
The CBO warned of a $1.9 TRILLION INCREASE in the deficit from Trump's 2017 tax plan. Every Republican voted for it.
Too many corporations not only don’t pay federal income taxes, they gouge consumers anyway. What’s to stop them from charging whatever they can get away with anyway?
Better for all of us to collect some taxes from them.
They enjoy all the legal rights, protections and services govt. provides for real persons. With lobbying, eminent domain, corporate welfare, subsidies, sweetheart insider deals, and campaign donations they have MORE rights than we the people. I thought you resented freeloaders?
Pharma corporations are a perfect example of how buying politicians like Sinema and Republicans let them get away with horrible exploitation and gouging of sick Americans.
Our healthcare system is rigged for the “wealthcare” of insurance companies, not the health of human beings. Nobody in other advanced countries want to trade their system for ours. They have lower costs and better outcomes. Life expectancy in the US is falling.
The founders knew govt. needed to regulate commerce, not the other way around, as it has been perverted.
Why do you think voter ID is the major issue with Democrats? The Right is in a frenzy of adding more restrictive impediments to the right to vote and representation. They want the power to nullify elections they lose. They are continuing to implement Trump’s “Stop the steal” projection and Big Lie by means other than insurrection by a mob of thugs.
It is a slow moving economic, judicial and political coup.
They are committed to stripping the majority of Americans of their access to fair elections and fair democratic representation.
This is what the corporate elite and radical Right dread most. A democratic republic.
Biden cult is strong in this blog Virginia is coming nationwide LGB
Anonymous has wasted his opportunity to show where I'm mistaken. Not that he's capable. Writing a simple sentence seems to be quite a chore for him.
The Trump cult is weak on language, facts and reason.
Virginia didn't come to New Jersey, did it?
LGB = "Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual"? "Laser Guided Bomb"? Long Beach Airport?
Wow. Read much?
Thanks for the visit. As you can see, I'm more of a smart ass than a stable genius.
It's all quite depressing, but I'm not depressed. As long as we have free will, we need to embrace all the life, love and joy we can.
That is our victory. And with that, the fascists fail.
Everyone thinks the other countries healthcare is better than ours until they live there. Canada has a very good system as long as you are young and reasonably healthy. Need a procedure and things change which is why border cities do so well with Canadian medical visitors. GB has a very good system because they provide care to all and private care for those who want to pay. Hard to compare our country with 325 million citizens many who live in fly over states with Europe where you can drive to four countries in a day.
You portray only republicans and a couple of democrats as the only one bought and sold by big corporations. If you do the research you will find that the vast majority are on the take.
Democrats are afraid of going back to a vote in person because they could not win the couch vote. Now we have inflation that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. Does the democrat leadership care, nope. Even the energy secretary laughed when asked about high gas prices. We were energy independent one year ago now joey is asking the ME to increase production to offset his policy of no new drilling. Why doesn't he just raise the price of food while he is at it so he could really punish the poor, oh wait he has, Sorry.
“Everyone thinks the other countries healthcare is better than ours until they live there.”
I can’t take this seriously. The facts and evidence say the opposite.
World Health Systems Facts
U.S. Health System Ranks Last Among 11 High-Income Countries
Canadians who can afford it do come over for elective procedures and surgeries. That’s not a failure of their system. Critical cases are prioritized, as they should be.
At least you recognize other countries have better healthcare coverage for their people.
”Hard to compare our country with 325 million citizens many who live in fly over states with Europe where you can drive to four countries in a day.”
The point is they don't NEED to drive to other countries. Is land mass really a factor? Australia disproves your theory.
I’m not disagreeing on the level of corruption and influence by corporate cash, and the personal greed in our elected officials. The “couple democrats” I referred to are Joe “Coal” Manchin and Kyrsten “Pharma” Sinema for their pro-filibuster obstruction of voter rights protections in particular.
Of course its deeper than that. The fact that over a quarter of “our” Senators are soaking in fossil fuel money tells us how pervasive the corruption is.
Reporting reveals the households of at least 28 senators own a combined minimum of $3.7 million and as much as $12.6 million in fossil fuel assets.
At least half a dozen of the senators sit on environment- or climate-related committees.
And if you believe Biden is responsible for gas and food prices, I have a nice Q-anon cult for you to join. Maybe you can help them bust those democrat pedophile rings?
I can't change your mind or mine. I'm afraid I agree on the points you made.
The fact that millions of Americans are willing to believe January 6 was nothing more than a little bit of rowdiness, and that those same Americans admire and worship a Liar, a Cheat, and a Fraud is evidence enough for me to despair.
Our despair is a victory trophy for the enemies of democracy and equality. We have the power to deny them that prize.
As I said, "It's all quite depressing, but I'm not depressed. As long as we have free will, we need to embrace all the life, love and joy we can. That is our victory. And with that, the fascists fail."
Even as democracy falls, or especially as democracy falls, we have to find within us, and around us, what is most important.
By all means we must resist fascists. If they take our government we can't allow them to take our joy. They need to hate us for their vain and spiteful joy. Let them become slaves to their hatred. We shall never fall into that pit of human darkness of the soul.
We will always have free thought and free will. They have already lost both.
Skuddy declared, "That just shows how stupid the dems believes voters are".
Stupid is as stupid does, Skuddy:
MAGAts are dying at a greater rate from covid. Just don't call them indoctrinated or ignorant.
There simply was not a strong partisan pattern to Covid during the first year that it was circulating in the U.S.
Then the vaccines arrived.
They proved so powerful, and the partisan attitudes toward them so different, that a gap in Covid’s death toll quickly emerged. I have covered that gap in two newsletters — one this summer, one last month — and today’s newsletter offers an update.
The brief version: The gap in Covid’s death toll between red and blue America has grown faster over the past month than at any previous point.
In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.
Dube, Everything is racist from the design of our highways to the administration of vaccines. You do know that the black community has the highest percentage of non vaccinated individuals. By your assumption they must all be trump supporters.
I know this will shock you but trump is no longer the president so blaming him for everything doesn't work anymore. I did not know that there were trump counties and biden counties so thanks for pointing that out.
I do believe everyone without medical issues precluding the shot should be shot but I also believe in the right to choose what goes in you body. The chief liar in charge dr falsi, has made so many false statements that from a pure PR basis he needs to go. The message has been so convoluted that he has lost all credibility. Get the shot and your safe, oops maybe not, get shot and put your mask away, oops maybe not, I did not fund the development of covid, oops maybe I did. Maybe he should share a cell with trump.
You know what is STILL Trump's fault? His goddamn Big Lie and the ignorance and belligerence of his true believers who still threaten violence. He's under multiple criminal investigations, you know. Because he's a damn terrorist-praising criminal. Trump's insurrection and Gosar's murder fantasy are the tip of the iceberg.
"Oops, we're fascists."
I’m amazed at how many words you can use without saying anything. You stated only two facts. Trump is no longer president and Blacks have a lower vax rate.
Neither of these facts contradict or disprove this: As I noted: “In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.”
Gallup confirms this: Vaccination for COVID-19 continues to vary sharply by party ID, with much larger percentages of Democrats than Republicans reporting they have taken the vaccine. https://news.gallup.com/poll/355073/vaccinated-delta-surge-fda-decision.aspx
And what the hell is so "convoluted" about, "Masks and vaccinations mitigate the spread and severity of covid"? Does this confuse you?
So we agree on, “Get your shot and you’re less likely to die from covid”?
The universe and our world are constantly changing. Nothing is permanent, everything is impermenant. In fact the ONLY thing we can be absolutely sure of is CHANGE. With any luck evolution will take care of the 21 century troglodytes. Sooner rather than later.
True, change is the only constant. Waiting for a white minority might be too late.
As an elderly Jewish friend told me, "It could always be worse".
But we know damn well, it SHOULD be better.
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