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Whenever folks wind up publicly intoxicated and/or high on potent alcohol/powerful drugs, the cops are under orders to confine these boozers / stoners; to ensure they do no harm to society and themselves.
Might a similar strategy work to protect us from drunk/stoned on power politicians? We are speaking of the type who endanger public safety / health by trotting out their insane policies, which defy/outlaw commonsense, disease mitigating measures such as mask wearing and social distancing; and oft even discourage vaccinations
And what about all of the empowered politically impaired, prone to perpetuate Donald J. Trump’s Big Lie that “widespread voter fraud” had caused him to lose the 2020 Election? Could it not be reasonably argued that Drunkard Donny’s utterly unsubstantiated accusations had infuriated his cult to the point where they went berserk and stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Most assuredly, that insurrection did do harm to the cops, the rioters, themselves, and to society as a whole!
I mean, ever since January 6th, inarguably, my sense of security has been shot to hell; so much so, that I’m now overwhelmed by feelings of intense, chronic angst. Now if that fails to define harm, I don’t know what would.
Granted, my above solution is a bit of a joke but, for a nanosecond, it did make me smile and chuckle; and that’s not been a regular occurrence; ever since Dumb / Drunk Donald’s Inauguration Day 2017.
Humanity must accept that the ferociously contagious, deadly coronavirus is as real as it gets. Partisan politics must NEVER, EVER downplay this public safety / public health matter; a matter of life-and-death!
Back on Election Day 2018, we the savvy voters of Michigan had opted to empower, as our governor, the progressive Democrat Gretchen Whitmer.
Ever since the earliest days of Donald J. Trump’s DIY pandemic, she has steadfastly remained in defiance of that notorious science denier and his incomprehensible and reprehensible disregard for human life; so much so that via her orders to shelter at home / mask up in public, she has mitigated COVID-19’s spread; minimized human suffering and death.
Indeed, her prompt and proactive approach to pandemic management may’ve even saved my very life. So far.
That qualifying “so far” is owing to the fact that Trumpian Republicans, (who dominate our State House, Senate and Judiciary), have all been doing their damnedest to undermine Whitmer’s authority. You see, Donny’s devotees believe their investment portfolios take precedence over public health / public safety concerns.
To say the least, Trump loathes all Democrats (especially when they’re female).
It has been Trumpian Tantrums and TweetStorms, which have been targeting Whitmer. His very words have not only enraged and emboldened the above-mentioned Republican sycophants, but also have infuriated and weaponized his psychotic, boneheaded, militant, always itching for violence supporters / domestic terrorists.
So much so that the FBI had to intervene, yesterday, to thwart the Wolverine Watchmen’s wretched plot to overthrow Michigan government; thwart their plans to kidnap and kill our heroic Governor.
We can judge the seriousness of Trump’s Terrorists and their threat to America by the following warped rantings of one of his goons:
“God bless our president! I would die for him! I will die for that man, happily! I will die for him! Anybody wanna mess with him, you mess with me first! He is a hero, that man!”
Unidentified Male among a throng of Trump supporters • Bethesda MD • 10/04/2020
News, such as this, has literally hit me where I live. And, from an emotional standpoint, I’ve been hit hard.
The fact that the FBI can still function properly is only slightly reassuring. I cannot help but wonder if their limited staffing would ever be able to keep up with subversive Trump’s resurrection and resumption of “our” 19th century Civil War and his concurrent overthrow of America.
Under such dire circumstances, what We, the true Americans, will wind up facing down will be stripped down to stark, fight or flight options. And what do you suppose will become of this pacifist with nowhere to go?
And how odd, indeed, it is to be typing these words in the chilly, October predawn hours; within what, once upon a time, used to be America; the finest, most stable, unconquerable nation our world has ever known; and may never know again.
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If time still doesn’t permit: Try the following summary
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• Trump’s lie about Hurricane Dorian / Alabama still persists.
• To morph his lie into the truth, he pits one government agency against another.
• These strong-armed underlings cave in / agree to lie… just to cover his ass.
• At risk is government credibility, public health / safety.
• Eventually, the lied to masses won’t heed any warnings from Trump / underlings
• People will needlessly die.
Sir Walter Scott said it best…
“Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive”
Considering how 2019 has been averaging more than one incident of domestic terrorism per day… most recently in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH… it defies belief that the powers-that-be are doing nothing… absolutely nothing to rein in these reigns of terror. To date, their tough talk of restoring and keeping the peace has gone flaccid. Indeed, their promises made / promises broken record remains unbroken… and society remains broken.
Just how can that Oval Office Occupant and U.S. Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch McConnell even claim to represent the will of the people, when they whip their middle digits at…
• 60 percent of Americans, who favor stricter gun laws
• 97 percent of gun owners… gun owners mind you… who support universal background checks
• How is it that the National Rifle Association (NRA) always gets to call all the shots (oft literally)?
• What ever happened to representative government and majority rules?
• How the hell did we ever wind up with such a dysfunctional government?
Such present-day woes can be traced, in part, to two recent betrayals…
• The Electoral College dropouts failed to do their patriotic and Constitutional duty to prevent an amoral, autocratic, corrupt tycoon from getting sworn in on Inauguration Day 2017.
• The U.S. Senate remains loaded with right-wing extremists who shamelessly prioritize partisanship, political expediency and their NRA “A+” report cards over public safety. Compromised and co-opted, they, too, flat out refuse do their patriotic and Constitutional duty to remove the fake prez.
Ergo, here we stand by, helplessly, as we watch the unchecked, brown-shirted, white robed and white hooded ersatz prez galloping off on his high horse… going off an his rampaging racist crusade… sowing the seeds that can only sprout into a crop of unfit for human consumption hatred… i.e., the KKK and Nazi magnitude hatred that can only breed domestic terrorism.
So there he stoops… the soft on domestic terrorism “prez” who muddies the collective American conscience… who rips the heart and soul out of a once-upon-a-time great nation.
Election Day 2020 does seem to be America’s last chance to restore respectability and accountability to the Oval Office and U.S. Senate… but… seeing how an unregistered, un-American, “voter”… one Vladimir Putin… remains unchecked, too…
OH GAWD… CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP FROM THIS RECURRING NIGHTMARE?