I Will Not Be a Bystander…

  I will not be a bystander allowing Trump’s governance to take America backward unhampered.  Voter suppression state laws enabling denial of the vote have now become de facto effective at the federal level… 28 states having passed restrictive voter legislation since 2008. Another Congressional House election is in 2018.  Elections for governor will come Read More…

Comparing Trump to Hitler

Forgive me for drawing comparisons to Hitler in late 1930s Germany: Preaching blind nationalistic hatred for citizens who thought otherwise.  Preaching blind violence and oppression against scapegoats…in his case Jewish citizens first, then Jews everywhere.  Preaching blind pessimism to stoke retaliatory support for giving him license to ‘revamp’ America. In Trump’s vision two centuries of Read More…

Trump’s Boiling Hot Stew of Punishment

Trump and the Republicans have stirred his followers into a boiling hot stew of punishment aimed at the “others.” Us. Imagine a Trump presidency that would be beholden to the supporters’ rage it cultivated…a blindly, blinkered lynch mob that wants retribution against Americans it’s been told are their enemies: White, moderate Republicans; white progressives and Read More…

If You Aren’t Infuriated by Trump/the Republicans You Aren’t Paying Attention

  The Republican Party has spent nearly 70 years fostering race antagonisms in order to win political power…their Southern Strategy refers to methods the Republican Party used to gain political support in the South by appealing in the 1950s to racism against African-Americans. (1) They blatantly abetted the Jim Crow mayhem…stretched the people’s appeals for civil rights and voting rights Read More…

Trump and His Deplorables

Because of Trump’s deliberate seeking and receiving the votes of the “deplorables”*, imagine how the rest of us would fare with a president beholden to them. Deplorables:  The KKK,  28 White Supremacists organizations, David Duke; Breitbart News leader Steve Bannon as his chief campaign executive. Among his organized support and campaigners:  Breitbart is aligned with the alt-right, Read More…