I Curse the Republican Party!

Who could not have foreseen the current political disaster that now enfolds America. Some of us did. Some of us warned. We called, we marched, we wrote and we voted. All to no avail. Now, without shame Putin is allowed to be temporarily more powerful than any country on Earth. No hyperbole there. I’ll explain, but for now, who has the nuclear codes?

At this moment, nobody but Putin knows what security secrets detrimental to America he has. That ought to deliver a bad case of insomnia. And the international humiliation of America stings much more than that which Trump liberally visited upon our political, and military allies.

Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. Putin did what is done every day in the darkness of military intelligence. He must be gloating so much, that insomnia ails him too. But the only people who are unbothered as they sleep like a baby (oops!) are the republicans in and out of the House and Senate. They can sleep blissfully. Undisturbed, unperturbed. A mere continuation of their torpor per the last 10 years.

But they did manage the entry and exits of the labyrinth they created – useless hearings that produced gas. Then about two hundred appeals to the Supreme Court, searches for the six cases of voter fraud and other vitally important stuff like that. Who could not have seen this coming, especially after Citizens United drowned all other voices.

The disservice done to the men and women who serve this country is appalling. But to Kim Trump freely gave and got nothing in return. To Putin Trump gave freely and got a soccer ball. Now we must wait to see how many children will ever see there parents again. These were done in the name of the American people. The party that has become so vile and hateful, that even a tad of common sense they refuse.

Standing before them, they saw (rather the rest of saw) a man so vulgar and stupid, that he displayed ignorance as a virtue. Thuggery acceptable; a grandfather still unable to control his lechery, his thievery and his lying mouth. It was okay to allow him to refuse the submission of his tax returns as FoxNews cowed any dissent, just to give legitimacy to a character that is obviously vulnerable to blackmail. Too late now. For these, I curse the Republican Party, that even now dare not do anything, but wither and die.

I Curse the Republican Party!

Revolution Begins With Awareness

Revolution Begins With Awareness
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Leyland A.King July 13, 2018

Reply to a fb post

I am sorry that you didn’t seize the opportunity to challenge what appeared to be a mistaken opinion. I hope that they set aside positions stemming from frustration.
I believe that Black people are oppressed and treated as non-citizens. Civil protest works. Civil resistance forces the state to spend and exhaust itself. It loses its human resources needed for best contributions and achievements. Overt racism cannot be successful over time. History so instructs.

When Spain was vexed and the Moors and Jews it collapsed. Because in the heat of passion no one gave thought to what their absence would look like after deporting the two groups who had vital skills in government administration, civil engineering commerce and education. After horrendous barbarity and destruction, Spain soon came to realise the fundamental truth -inhumanity is extremely expensive.

Apartheid South Africa, didn’t collapse because the police ran out of ammunition. It did because they found themselves in a world with only the United States and Israel. No country can live with all its contiguous neighbors at war with it, internal strife and international shaming.
Slavery didn’t end -reduce – because the British government suddenly grew a conscience. It was unprofitable and untenable. After the two worlds wars, not unrelated to slavery and colonisation, Britain exhausted and bankrupt was forcing independence on the colonies whether they wanted it or not.
Injustice comes with a terrible price. Often paid by grandchildren.

Voted For Trump? This Might Interest You

Voted for trump this might interest you

This FB post was shared by HL Shepherd. It is awesome! Not one tittle changed. Thanks to Hope Underwood who appears to be the author. There, too, is a request to share this article. I will do my part in assisting the circulation.

I found a brilliant post,that MUST be passed forward on how we ALL feel:Hope Underwood Note to my mother:

I am unconcerned that we have different politics. I do not think less of you because you voted one way and I voted another. We need people to vote and the candidate we select is not always going to win. It is hoped that we will have someone who is competent enough to run our country. That didn’t happen in the last election. We got a thin-skinned egomaniac who has never been held accountable for any atrocities he has committed.

Let me be clear. I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled man in front of a crowd and you still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and you cheered for him. I think less of you because of your willingness to support someone who openly admires dictators and demonizes the press and anyone who criticizes him. I think less of you because you heard him advocate for war crimes and you still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and you thought that was okay. I think less of you because you’ve seen his appointees systematically destroy legal protections and loot the tax payers money and you are ok with that. You watched, along with the rest of the nation, as he separated families and locked innocent children in dog cages and you were not horrified as the rest of us were. You refuse to accept the fact that this man wants to work with dictators but has alienated our long standing allies. I think less of you because you refuse to review the facts and accept that this man is lying to you on a daily basis. It isn’t your politics I find repulsive. It is your willingness to support racism, sexism, misogyny, and cruelty that I find repulsive. You supported a tyrant and bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forgive or forget. Your lack of morals and basic humanity are devastating to me.

There are some things I can never be civil about: concentration camps, genocide, white supremacy, misogyny, harm to children, mass trauma, state violence, rising fascism, to name a few. There is NO civil discussion with someone who agrees with putting children in dog cages.

So, no…you and I will never be “coming together” to move forward or whatever. Trump literally disgusts me and I hate the sound of his voice spewing hate and diving the country but, the fact that he doesn’t disgust you is something that is going to stick with me long after this presidency. You have shown me who you really are and the fact that you still support this monster and rush to justify everything he does makes me feel that we have nothing to discuss.

Posted by Patricia Slater…

Thank you for sharing.

If Only Tucker Carlson Would Read or Listen

Tucker Carlson works at FoxNews. He talks. What he disseminates would be unacceptably deficient at most high school student-volunteer broadcast rooms. Yet, he talks.

Carlson has knocked about television talk shows as a guest representing conservative political views. A few times he hosted short-lived shows. In the sphere of broadcasting, Carlson has never been someone with opinions that improved the quality of discussions. But he talks. Mistakes are made. That should be the exception, but Carlson has always had cold, bad days.

Somehow Tucker Carlson managed to get hired as the angry man, performing as a broadcaster at Fox News. His greatest challenge is to show up and yak about anything that vexed him that day. Content, be damned.

http://www.foxnews.com/person/c/tucker-carlson.html

Recently Carlson got an opportunity for professional growth and self respect. Though it was handed to him readymade, Carlson blew it up and revealed even more of his piss-poor character, and his limitations.

On Independence Day celebration, 2018, there was an organised peaceful protest at the Statue of Liberty. One protester, Patricia Therese Okoumou, a United States citizen from the Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC) in Africa, climbed onto Lady Liberty’s pedestal. No easy feat. But Carlson pounced, saying this:

“Just yesterday, a Congolese immigrant shut down the Statue of Liberty—our Statue of Liberty—to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The left applauded that.”

Carlson visibly enraged continued:

‘Think about what you are watching right here. Congo is a war-ravaged hell-scape, a country noted for mass rape and cannibalism. Imagine escaping a country like that, and being welcomed in our country, the United States. You would be grateful, wouldn’t you? This person is not grateful at all. She took over one of our monuments to scream about how racist we are, and progressives support her. They have gone insane.

No, no. Carlson, for someone with a B.A in history from Trinity University, you missed several semesters of learning. I will soon tell you why.

Okoumou, has pleaded not guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest. After her court hearing in New York on Thursday, she quoted Michelle Obama’s “When they go low, we go high. I went as high as I could.” She never screamed at anyone.

Tucker Carlson, you should know that the DRC had a prosperous culture before Europeans arrived. You should know also, that the hell-scape began from the day Europeans laid eyes on it.Nine countries were at war at the same time each wanting the wealth of DRC. Yet you persist with the slurs and racist tropes that you absolutely need to live by. You need that lie. But let’s concentrate on the buzzwords popular in your circle –rapists and cannibalism.

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/congo_droc.htm

Rapists? Most frequently shouted by your dear leader. You do know that Congolese boys, at gun point, were forced to rape their mothers and sisters as punishment for not meeting the unconscionable rubber quotas and some missionaries, not satisfied with their own debauchery, or just upping depravity, abandoned their calling and joined the horror perpetrated. If rape was the worst you could imagine, I can tell you about body parts even from children. Those were dried, skulls collected and used as path liners of flower gardens. I won’t go further with rape. I just don’t want to be as gross as you.

Cannibalism? The favourite excuse of European colonisers. Does the Belgian Congo and King Leopold 2nd trigger a memory? It should, because America was the first country in the world to recognise that slave colony owned by one man, Leopold. (take a look at the map attached) An entire country where every human being a slave, many begged to die. Mercenaries were the law and 10 million Congolese were massacred, starved, or worked to death. You read the number right. 10 millions slaves dead! They couldn’t meet the rubber quotas and had to provide food from their farms to feed the captors. I’ll end any reference to the savagery right there to save your damned queasy stomach. But I’ll be in your debt if you can direct me to any country that was exploited as much and as long and that late in world history.

America was bribed to bless the Congo’s legitimacy -the green light to the atrocities. So, Carlson, if you dust off that B.A in history, perhaps you would save making such an a## of yourself in public. Now, I suppose you want proof of the link between the destruction of Congo, Western prosperity and the lumps of righteous ignorance rattling within your otherwise empty head. I’ll oblige you:

Read Mark Twain’s, King Leopold’s Soliloquy

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad summary of the book heart of darkness by joseph conrad

King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

Visit Belgian, French and British Archives

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4471881

https://splinternews.com/tucker-carlson-melts-down-over-the-protester-who-scaled-1827388485

https://people.com/human-interest/woman-climbs-statue-of-liberty-protesting-migrant-family-separations/

It is a miracle that DRC even exists. But she, a U.S citizen must be so grateful, that she must be timid, she must have permission from the likes of you and Fox, to say publicly, that what is being perpetrated at our southern border is dreadfully wrong.

Trump Attacks Sen. Warren’s Ancestry; Audience Applaud

NBC News, I have to take you seriously, only because I see no Gifs, emogi and stuff on your article. That you chose to make this about Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead of the insulting bully, Donald Trump, the most insipid person to ever occupy this nation’s highest office, says much about you.

I saw the rally and heard Trump insult Senator Warren and her mother, among others. I saw and heard his audience’s raucous approval. They who sat unperturbed as their president used debasing language about others. Trump has no respect for his office, himself or another.

Now comes your article, making light of Trump’s public diatribe as to how Senator Warren might prove her ethnicity ….to his satisfaction. Trump’s crowd found that acceptable. That doesn’t mean that you should speculate about it. You asked whether she could prove her ancestry. You ignored Trump’s history of demanding President Obama prove his citizenship. Can’t you see the pattern? Can’t you put his attack in context -his talk about Senator Warren’s DNA; demanding immigration detainees prove to his government via DNA, that the children the US government unlawfully took from detainees’s custody are their’s?

I am aware of Trump’s racist motivations that is shared by Jeff Sessions and ICE. Why would you associate yourself, even distantly with such odiousness?

Trump Attacks Sen. Warren; audience applaud

Then in Stumbled Trump

Too long dependent on racial appeal and citizens disenfranchisement, the frightened minority, tried to survive at all costs. The gasping Republican Party bargained and were vexed with God. The Republican Leadership, now reviled, and terrified, vitiated its legal and moral responsibilities to the nation, and surrendered all to the lingering tea party’s poisonous breath of death. The boisterous group of three dozen post-prime, comedians, who believed themselves to be marauders, invoked centuries buried, revolutionary political rhetoric they converted to prayers. Then, being lost in their own forests of deceit and incompetence, like the Frogs they pestered God for a mighty King. In stumbled King Trumpenstein the Clumsy, as animated as his cousins Jeff the Elf and Mike the Mesmerized, and twice as dumb. Horray, cried the aimless party’s soul. All deficiencies ignored, the flailing limbs and gutter language’s stench adored. Then the party, like the Frogs, thanked their god, declaring the ogre,Trumpenstein the Clumsy, was chosen by God and all must obey. The adults cheered wildly while shouting the the ogre’s name. But the children watched the ogre, were afraid, and they cried.

Then in Stumbled Trump