Cocky Republicans Re-Intro Jim Crow

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Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. House Representative Val Demings (all on behalf of the Democratic Party), have been staging an advertising blitz, of late; namely, beseeching We the People to sign their online petitions.

Based upon the ads that I’ve seen, so far, Deming’s petition drive is targetting the Senate Filibuster Rule; Abrams’ and Schumer’s document is tackling the slew of recent, odious, nationwide, state legislature passed/governor signed, voter suppression laws; all the above mucked up decrees deeply rooted within America’s ugly, racist, Jim Crow past; all crying out for a long, Long, LONG overdue, permanent deep-sixing.

What could be more repugnant than Georgia’s very statue, which reads:

“No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector.”

While no fair minded, ethically driven person would ever be a party to actively campaigning / passing out political brochures and swag in close proximity of any polling place, to deny food and water to the standing in inordinately long lines, about to pass out voters? Why, that smacks of downright cruelty; especially considering how inhumane Republicans are already at fault for causing those very queues (due to their intentionally limiting the number of voting booths within predominately minority precincts).

While I am in wholehearted agreement with what Abrams, Schumer and Demings stand for, here, I am a bit doubtful that the passivity of such online petitions can ever prove to be efficacious.

These Democrats are expecting millions of signatures to do what?

  • Stop Republicans from hosing down society with their bile?
  • Magically cleanse them of their chronic, malignant racism?
  • Suddenly, somehow, evolve their mucked up, lizard brains?
  • Coax and cajole them to promptly rejoin the human race?
  • Get them to sign onto human equality and basic decency?

Egads! I cannot even begin to fathom any Republican reaction other than each of those knuckle-draggers publicly dropping their whitey tighties, wresting away those printed out petitions and re-purposing each sheet as an ass-wipe.

Why, I cannot envision even Democrats, of the DINO variety (e.g. U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin) reacting all that much differently… well… uh… other than their first seeking out the seclusion of the Capitol Hill lavatory stalls.

NOPE, the passivity of petitions, just ain’t gonna cut it!

And I do feel duty bound to remind: Was not that impressive Blue Wave on Election Day 2020 enough to inform Abrams, Demings and Schumer that we really do stand behind them? OK, if it’ll make ‘em feel any better WE DO SUPPORT YOU 100 PERCENT!

Seeing how the vast majority of voters have already signed onto their agenda via our cast 2020 ballots, why would we need to sign their petitions, too?

Circulating petitions is little more than a certifiable, time wasting distraction of epic proportions; time that’d be far better spent were Abrahms, Demings and Schumer to live by the immortal words of Nike, “JUST DO IT!” And, for the sake of emphasis, let’s modify that to further advise: JUST DO IT DAMMIT!

While I have no doubt that these petitioners’ intentions are well-meaning, need anyone remind them that:

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

And guess what, guys; you can count on the Republican hellions manning the toll booths all along the way!

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America’s Return To Normal

Of late, my homeland’s head of state has been scratching his head; wondering: Why do so many (too many) Americans continue to flip off the proven SAFE and EFFECTIVE, absolutely FREE OF COST, Covid-19 vaccines? Why do they so easily rebuff the aired and streamed, slickly crafted / choreographed, smiley faced, Public Service Announcements, which are supposed to sell the BIG PROMISE; namely,… cue the drum roll / rim shot…

AMERICA’S RETURN TO NORMAL

Admittedly, there’s been insufficient time, wherewithal and staffing to comprehensively psychoanalyze the crap out of vaxxing’s paradoxical, flummoxed state of affairs. Ergo, at best, any attempts to do so will be limited to our gut trusting abilities. With all that in mind, let’s try running the following theory up the flagpole to see if it’ll fly…

• Could vaccine hesitancy, in part, be contact traced to the BIG PROMISE, itself?

These days, just WTF does “normal America” stand for? Alas… long exasperated sigh… in part…

• The (so far) too little / too late attempts to rein in climate change; the consequent destructive, deadly, frequently freakish weather patterns. Left unchecked, as early as 2050, such forces could render our world uninhabitable.

• The autocratic, avaricious Trumper Republicans; who only rise and stay in power due to their validating their base’s bigotry and enacting / enforcing illegal voter suppression laws (Jim Crowism, Gerrymandering, etc.)

• A gilded government of, by and for the obscenely wealthy; all at the expense of the middle class which has been rapidly plunging into poverty; the already impoverished class which has been getting their virtual atoms ground into the asphalt.

• An armed to the teeth, gun sick society; inclusive of seething with racism, swaggering with power, judge, jury and executioner cops slaughtering anyone with a melanin content exceeding lily white AND psycho snipers hellbent on shooting up houses of worship, school houses, workplaces, etc.

• The freak show cult, which still believes snowflake / flaccid Donald J. Trump’s flat-out, unsubstantiated lies about widespread voter fraud; namely, his domestic terrorists, who, back on January 6, 2021, on his behalf, had attempted to overturn free, fair elections and, in the process, overthrow the United States of America and forever install DJT’s fascistic régime. Left unchecked, at the mere drop of a red MAGA hat, these traitors will attack again.

Well, folks, a return to normal, SUCH AS THAT, will never serve as the impetus for folks to vaxx up. The need to do so will have to come from within each of us. Granted, long sigh, my parting pep talk will come across as simplistic, even a bit corny, but, the oft paraphrased maxim, “Where there’s life there’s hope” can become decent folks’ rallying anthem.

And speaking of decent folks, even the late Stephen Hawking incorporated that wisdom, thusly…

“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.”

Hey, even unspoken, such a sentiment did serve as the January 6th phrase that pays.

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