Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nationalism, Fear and Lies

This is real, this is happening, this is wrong.

Trump has signed an executive order that bans people from entry into the Nation. People that were legally in flight to the US landed and were detained. People with Green cards are being denied entry. People with citizenship are being denied entry. People with waivers, jobs, family are being detained.

These people have committed no crimes, have no warrants, have no notice, have no recourse.  This is real, this is happening, this is wrong.

This is naked bigotry based on religion, and it does not affect countries that have had citizens attack us.  We cannot accept labeling people based on religion through our government.

 Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Trump would have it read: 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion except the ones with Jesus, or people with tremendous amounts of money; or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech , or of the press that I choose; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble in order to praise me, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A judge has issued a stay against this unconstitutional and unconscionable act. But this is a temporary victory at best. Trump thinks he is King and will continue to push his agenda as policy... without the benefit of actually thinking about consequences.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump forgot to mention the Jewish victims... on purpose. The White House issued a statement that Jews weren't mentioned because others died too.  It is becoming obvious that the purveyor of Nazi news and false stories, Steve Bannon, is the one really in charge of messaging. Reince Preibus can do nothing to control these fascist fools.

So we watch as our Nation slips away from democracy and into Banana Republic territory. We watch as an uneducated, ego-maniacal, impulsive, man child with a complex about penis size destroys our Nation's ideals one pen stroke at a time. And we watch the Republican congress applaud... because they think they will get more power because of it.

History will remember what you have done and what you are planning to do. While many in this country have become ignorant fools incapable of discerning reality from reality TV... Most have not. We will fight you, your Nazi supporters, your fascist policies, your oligarchical economic plans, your attempts to silence scientific advancement from our taxes, your gag orders on public servants, your attacks on our intelligence agencies, you blatant lies about your inauguration, your war on real news, your embrace of Russia, your attempts to foment war with China, your threats of theft of foreign oil.

This is real, this is happening, this is wrong.

Fight back.

Speak out.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration of a clown

Today is the day. A thin skinned puppet of a foreign per will be hand the reins to the most powerful nation in the world.
The democrats will do nothing, the Republicans will do nothing, the media will do nothing. We will perish as a democracy because of social niceties and cowardice.
Today we watch the end of the free press, the end of our institutions, the end of our way of life.
We are at war with Eurasia, we have always been at war with Eurasia.