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I’m sad, sorry, and alarmed to say that we currently have a government based on mafiosa tactics and processes. Republicans in both Houses no longer vote their consciences, or even their common sense, but vote instead by intimidation and threats of violence against them. Any Republican legislator who even remotely appears to oppose Donald Trump, even after his presidency has ended, may well receive death threats via phone, email, social media, or even directly at their or their family’s home or place of business. “Godfather” Trump has never, nor does he presently, do anything to discourage such criminal threats.
The impeachment trial for Trump’s inciting the insurrection against the U.S. government is over before it starts. It seems most Senators have already decided on their vote, with the Republican count falling far short of the 17 needed to join all the Democrats to convict Trump.
Why is this so, given that we even have Trump’s offenses on video, making all who watched eyewitnesses to a crime? Certainly not because the Constitution forbids the impeachment of a Federal official after leaving office. There is a precedent for such an impeachment. No, it’s a political decision. Vote to impeach and a Republican risks the threat of a primary challenge; or worse, risks the [Read more…] about I am sad, sorry, and alarmed to say…
The protesters who took to the streets of Portland last night once again, have been termed left wing by the press. Yet they broke windows at the Democratic headquarters there, and expressed opposition to both the deposed Trump and our current President Biden. One man had a sign saying “We are not governable!”
I would suggest that these are not left wing, they are no-wing: neither left nor right. They are anarchists or people who ironically are closest to fascists. Historical fascists have smashed all institutions of government upon taking power, replacing them with totalitarian structures where it’s their way or the guillotine. They change the system of laws to suit their own chaotic ideals. They have no plan on how to manage a society, and are invested in no management at all. Democracy? That’s just another scheme of the elite ruling classes, these anarchists maintain. Tear down ICE. Tear down the police. Tear down the Presidency itself.
Last night, the police countered with tear gas to disperse the mob. That is a short term answer, but doesn’t solve the root problem. Surprisingly the answer is similar to that for white supremacist groups. Since these are not going away on their own, the FBI must infiltrate these groups and build files of names, numbers, contacts, and plans. Inside information is critical for understanding and ultimately deterring these men from committing violent acts. Peaceful protests are always fine in our country. But the kind of violence and lawlessness these groups can engage in must be quashed before they act.
We are a nation of laws. Throwing frozen water bottles, setting fires to buildings, breaking windows, harming or intimidating others [Read more…] about Left wing anarchists?
In order to determine how we got to where we are with our democratic republic, we need to acknowledge where we are and work our way back from there. Currently, we are in a tenuous and fragile spot, having just experienced, on 1/6/21, a barbarous insurrection against our Capitol and its elected representatives by pro-Trump thugs. It was, arguably, the most serious attack on our way of government in our history, and it has our foreign enemies licking their chops as to how they can take advantage of our cancer from within.
In a few days we will inaugurate our next president, Joe Biden, along with our next vice president, Kamala Harris. A large number of people who voted for Trump still believe the election was fraudulent and that he actually won. However, Biden’s win has been definitively proven in the courts and by election officials, many of whom were Republicans, and elsewhere by reputable media sources. Further violence against our government and the election results has been threatened.
So how did we get to such a dangerous crossroads in our nation’s history? My contention is that Donald Trump [Read more…] about How we got into the bind we are in; and how to get out of it
I am deeply concerned with the violent direction our country is taking, led by a once fringe digital Frankenstein called QAnon. This toxic monster is currently proliferating like oxalis, and as hard to pull out. How they got this powerful, I don’t completely understand. But like Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, QAnon feeds on suppressed anger, fears, personal frustration, and an unacknowledged touch of insanity. QAnon envisions a world of devil worshiping pedophiles, mostly Democrats and left wing media elites, all part of a deep state that only Donald Trump can root out, prosecute, and destroy.
Yes, it is bizarre, irrational, paranoid, and psychotic but thousands, if not millions are drawn to its iconoclastic and cryptic messages and dogwhistles. Someone with the moniker of ‘Q is fueling the fire with supposed codes from Trump that the time has come for action—violent action against the corrupt status quo which has stolen the election away from Trump, despite the confirmed fact that that has all been investigated and debunked by the courts, reporters, legislators, and every sane source in America. Still QAnon supporters insist on their interpretation of facts, twisting and distorting the truth into manifestoes for actions as violent and seditious as 1/6/21—the insurrection at our Capitol building, causing legislators to hide and cower in fear for their lives.
QAnon must be stopped cold in its tracks or it will [Read more…] about I am Deeply Concerned…about QAnon