Some are saying a failed coup attempt without repercussions is a dress rehearsal. For the moment, it does feel like Trump** may skate on his botched coup. But some things are stirring, which could result in server repercussions for him.
"David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear, wish I could do that! 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free?' That giant metal immigrant, you know she's from France, needs to be deported along with 11 million Mexicans!"
In this interview, Loewen links the Civil War era to the later era known as the Nadir of Race Relations (1890-1940), and further, to the modern day Neo-Confederate movement, which tends to look amazingly like it's twin brother...the Tea Party.
Is it just coincidence that Russia's strategy to undermine democracy during the election was in sync with Trump's?
I have decided to start from the beginning...how I got from where I started, to where I am today...a sort of longer intro, so that those not familiar with me and my story can understand the events that have...
Last night we saw a glimpse of a police state where Americans were all seen as the enemy. Where the press was seen as an enemy of the state, the very thing Trump has been pushing and that is also the sign of authoritarian domination. When all people and the press are treated as threats to be crushed in the name of "security", when the police and military dehumanize the public and press, democracy hangs by a thread.
It won't just be civilians defying and challenging Trump and the GOP Congress. The LAPD has already stated that they will not cooperate with Trump's plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Military leaders have vowed not to follow orders that are against the law including Trump's wanting to bring back waterboarding and other torture. And this is just the beginning.
White Supremacist Ideology – let’s call it what it is -- is a creation of people who chose that designation for themselves, then created a legal, scientific, and social framework to normalize it. It is an Ideology that must be destroyed by those who continue to see themselves as so defined rejecting the very definition and embracing a true humanity.
When people start saying ‘he can’t be racist because he has (your minority of chose goes here) in his cabinet,’ I’m looking for something to Hulk smash. First, it’s one of the most ignorant things one can say, second, it’s insulting to the individual they are using in an attempt to prove Trump is not a racist.
Trump instructed his aides to always have Diamond and Silk wear name tags whenever they're around him. "The downside in having black running mates to prove you're not racist is having to tell them apart," Trump nodded earnestly.