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RE-POST Trump's Immigration Plans The Ugly Truth Of Racist Intent

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      I'm re-posting this article because hardly anyone saw it, garnering a paltry 50 points before disappearing deep into the queue, and because I think it's one of the most important pieces I've written for Yabberz.

      Trump's campaign rally tonight in Duluth could be a barn-burner. He's never felt the kind of blowback he's feeling over his "Zero Tolerance" child-separation debacle and the nearly universal condemnation it has produced. He's clearly stressed, in need of an adulation fix,and will be looking to fire up his base.


      "Putting out the fire with gasoline"

      And speaking of fire, something else occurs to me, yet another aspect of Donald Trump's psychopathology, something that has been illustrated in a variety of seemingly unrelated issues from the DACA kids, to North Korea, and now his "Zero Tolerance" human rights violations.

      It's sometimes referred to as the Arsonist-Hero Syndrome, a phenomenon affecting people who seek adulation or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can then conspicuously resolve.

      In its most extreme expression, it can include violent or otherwise unlawful acts, such as arson. The arsonist-hero starts the fire, then 'heroically' puts it out.

      The phenomenon is usually associated with civil servants, firefighters, nurses, police officers, and security guards. But when the arsonist-hero syndrome affects the President of the United States, the whole world could burn.

      RVC 6-20-2018


      Trump's Immigration Plans

      The Ugly Truth Of Racist Intent


      JOHN MOORE VIA GETTY IMAGES


      By Ray Cunneff

      June 19, 2018


      The attached POLITICO article describes additional steps being contemplated by Trump staffers to further crackdown on immigration, legal or illegal.

      It seems the White House immigration hardliners have been quietly refining their plans for the 2018 midterm elections, targeting the rules on student visas and exchange programs; limiting visas for temporary agricultural workers; making it harder for legal immigrants who have applied for welfare programs to obtain residency; and collecting biometric data from visitors from particular countries.

      One of the most provocative proposals would amount to an "end-around" a 1997 court settlement that limits the time migrant children can be kept in government custody.

      The Trumpistas have convinced themselves that immigration barriers and crackdowns will be a winning issue for Republicans in the fall and will allow them to remain in control of House and Senate majorities. And with polls today indicating that only 27% of Republicans object to the Trump/Sessions "zero-tolerance" child-separation policy, they apparently feel confident in their base supporters.

      Even less attention has (so far) been paid to plans to challenge the status of naturalized U.S. citizens, as several reports have recently surfaced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has hired dozens of lawyers and immigration officers to launch investigations of naturalized citizens looking for irregularities in their application process that would allow DHS to cancel their U.S. citizenship and to deport them back to their countries of origin.

      So now we seem to have coalescing a three-tier Trump anti-immigration plan:

      1. A calculatedly cruel policy to "discourage" refugees by separating families and creating "children's gulags".

      2. Severe reductions in legal immigration, apart from those with exploitable skills.

      3. Purging the rolls of naturalized U.S. citizens, presumably people of color.

      What is now becoming clear is that all of this is part of a larger plan, that the child-separation is not an unintended consequence but rather a "calculated cruelty" meant to force asylum seekers to cross the border illegally by delaying or blocking legal refugee application at border crossings. The calculus appears to be that, if they can be prevented from gaining refugee status, they can then be treated as criminals and deported en masse.

      In the meantime, the Trump/Fox media machine pounds away to dismiss the entire matter, calling the refugees "invaders", minimizing the brutal conditions at the detention centers as "summer camps" and the child victims as "crisis actors" reading from scripts prepared by bleeding heart lawyers and "open border liberals".

      And Trump himself tweets that these are MS-13 criminal gang members seeking to "infest" America, the semantic reveal of their racist intent by equating these desperate human beings with animals.


      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/18/trump-ai...

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      Fear Where Your Heart Should Be

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          Let me start by saying that up until now the most deadly invasion to ever occur in the continent of America was the infestation of white puritan Europeans who almost wiped out an entire race of brown natives. Like a disease spreading across large swathes of America where tribes lived with the lands and the lands provided in perfect balance.

          That was lost centuries ago along with millions of native tribes men and women wiped out, we know it better as a genocide although there are those who will defend the killing, the rape and the entirety of the genocide to make room.

          Leaving that aside and focussing on the now it is clear that the dark heart of this administration just can't help itself being the hate filled bastards they truly are. Show me how you treat the most vulnerable and you show your true self. If only these little children had the decency to stay foetuses then they may have stood a chance as the hypocritical inhuman ideology of conservatives and republicans and the right and every single person who has no issue with what is being done deliberately.....to children.


          America's class of cowardice is on full parade and it hides behind babies and children in cages as they cry for parents ripped away. The cowards who have no actual political agenda other than show their truly disgusting rank hatred all dressed up as fear of tattoo terror in the guise of MS-13, or the belief that immigrants will almost certainly be future Democratic voters or as one scum merchant put it ''infest'' the US.

          Let me be very clear. Those who claim to be values voters and support this are nothing but cold hearted hate mongers with racist bones and xenophobic mindsets.

          Cowards and liars with a need to hate first and foremost. They need to fear something in order to retain the ability to allow their violent and uncaring nature to manifest. Those who claim to love their country most on the right are those who would defend such out and out inhuman behaviour. History teaches us that the first domain of hate fuelled inhumanity comes from the fears fed and enabled by leadership.


          Currently the US is under such a cloud and as of this moment the facts and history 1930's Germany are a creeping threat....to the world.

          A majority of republicans agree with the policy of taking children from their parents. The evil and fear and hatred bred within the 2016 version of the GOP is now revealing itself as a party who are responsible for the dehumanising and degrading treatment of people.

          Take a listen to Corey Lewandowski on hearing a report of a disabled child being taken from a parent, speaking on the network of choice for the hate filled fascism that has incubated its audience from actual truths....listen to Lewandowski's reaction.....


          Of course the soulless vacuous blue eyed blonde haired doesn't react as a parent and a mother........cleary her 'master race' mentality and that of all those who sell the fear don't want the suffering of what they promote and defend to be usurped by the human suffering they promote and have promoted throughout.


          From 'Holiday Camps' to 'Child Actors' we have heard the true nature of these thoughts. Better to lie and claim that Detention centres holding children are like holiday camps in the same way that Auschwitz boasted 'En Suite' shower facilities, or that these children are acting rather than being terrified because method acting is taught at an incredibly young age in Central America.



          No, these are the lies of those who are hateful beings. So hate filled by the sight of brown and black people that they openly lie and feed fear to the minds other people who hate the sight of those same refugees and minorities.

          At present they feel emboldened as their narrative of fear becomes actual policy. Round em up and send em back and defend the separation of mother and or father and child. The man they see as their saviour in the White House is doing this because he knows his message based upon a massive lie.

          Those lies he tells and those who defend those lies are having their time in the cold light of day. The problem for those telling these lies are the truths being told and the reaction to the truth of crying children, the uncaring nature of those detaining these children.

          The extremists who support this policy decision and policy reality are those who have sold fear. That fear has taken place where their hearts should. The vast majority of those with heart will overcome those who thrive in fear. For they are better than those who want the population to fear a child whose eyes sting with the tears of separation.


          (Fear Where Your Heart Should Be -Arrows-2018...D. Grohl)

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          Trump's Revolting G-7 Behavior

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              CBS News correspondent Ian Bremmer reports that during the now-famous viral photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pressured Trump to sign a pledge committing the U.S. to adhere to a rules-based international order.


              “Trump was sitting there with his arms crossed, clearly not liking the fact that he felt like they were ganging up on him,” Bremmer reported. “Eventually he agreed. He said, okay I’ll sign it.”

              But what Trump did immediately afterward, left world leaders stunned in disbelief.


              “At that point, he stood up, he put his hand in his suit jacket pocket and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here, Angela, don’t say I never gave you anything,’” Bremmer explained.


              According to the correspondent, the exchange highlighted Trump’s fragile “emotional state.”

              Trump also decided to remove his name from the document later.

              “His personal relationship with Merkel is deeply broken,” Bremmer added. “The leaders obviously do not respect each other.”

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              US Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council

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                  Opinion: Ivanka's Deafening Silence

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                      As the year has gone on, and we have begun to have more and more abusive policies for women, families and children, I kept wondering when Trump's daughter, placed in a major advisory position by her father, would speak up about the #me too movement, or women's and children's health care, or their human rights.

                      During the campaign and immediately after, she spoke eloquently about her role in protecting children . . ensuring children's rights, and championing working women and American mothers. Now, here we are in June, a year and a half later, and the United States of America has torn children from their mothers and fathers and detained them in what looks like jails. Women have their babies taken from them, and not a word have we heard from Ivanka.

                      When Ivanka Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 2016 to stump for her father, then-candidate Donald Trump, she presented herself as the champion of women's rights in her father's future presidency.

                      In front of millions of Americans, she stood up for working women and mothers, arguing for equal wages, better child care and paid family leave. To many commentators, her speech sounded more suited for the Democratic National Convention than the RNC.

                      Nonetheless, after Trump became President, Ivanka accepted an official role as an adviser to her father. Her portfolio, unsurprisingly, included women's empowerment and rights.

                      And yet, despite her claims of championing women's causes, Ivanka has largely failed to make progress on any of the issues she said she would spearhead.
                        The left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) even said that Ivanka's "sporadic forays into discussions about her issue priorities, more often than not, have been largely rhetorical with few details and little concrete analysis of the economic, racial, gender, ethnic, geographic, and other differences that can influence policy needs and outcomes."

                        Ivanka's pattern of inaction has become most evident in recent days, as she remains alarmingly silent on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, which has resulted in the forcible separation of parents and children at the border.

                        Her silence is even more stark in comparison to first lady Melania Trump and former first lady Laura Bush, who have both used their respective platforms to advocate for a solution to this deeply horrifying situation. While Melania's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said she "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," Laura Bush wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that the United States government cannot be in the business of "warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso."

                        And yet even her stepmother and a former first lady have not been able to persuade Ivanka to speak out.

                        I honestly do not understand what the reason behind her silence is, nor do I understand why she would want to remain silent. As a mother and as a human being, I want to shout at the very top of my lungs every time I think about those children being taken away from their parents. If that happened to me and my two young daughters, I might not survive the trauma.

                        Of course, it's not too late for Ivanka Trump to act. On Instagram, Mika Brzezinski asks her to do as much: "Not only is this a story about who we are and redefining who we are in the worst way, this is a story about women and their vital roles as mothers," Brzezinski continued. "I wish you would speak for all mothers and take a stand for all mothers and children ... There is still time ..."

                        If Ivanka wants to salvage her reputation as an advocate for women's rights and lives, she must make it clear that she fully supports the rights of children and use her power as adviser to the President to bring an end to this cruel policy.

                        https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/opinions/ivanka-trump-border-policy-deafening-silence-hossain/index.html

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                        America Is The Richest, And Most Unequal Country

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                            As I sit at my keyboard on this Father’s Day, contemplating what exactly I desire to say regarding the current policy that is separating young children from their parents as they come to the US for asylum. I, like many of you here at Yabberz, am lost. Like many of you, looking at the picture of the two-year-old crying her eyes out, while her mother is being patted down by a US Border Patrol Agent. That picture will forever be seared in my memory. Continually reminding me how cruel we can actually be to our fellow humans.

                            As a country, we are the richest according to this Fortune article:

                            Not surprisingly, the U.S., Canada and European countries dominate the top 10 list of wealthiest countries. But this year, for the first time, China moved past Japan in the number #2 spot, largely because of the appreciation last year of equity markets there. The U.S. remains in the top spot, with 41.6% of the world’s wealth, according to the report by Allianz, a financial services giant. China — 10.5% Japan — 8.9% U.K. — 5.6% Germany — 3.9 France — 3.5 Canada — 3.0% Italy — 2.9% Australia — 2.0% South Korea — 1.6%

                            It’s obvious why those who are destitute, live in constant fear of gang violence for their children, would want to move to a country where they could make a better life for themselves and children. If not for what they are trying to escape from, and they had an economic structure that allowed them to advance, they would stay in their own country. But in places such as Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua that structure doesn’t exist or if it does, is tilted toward the wealthy.

                            Looking at the picture and reading about a mother having her nursing baby taken from her, and not told anything about her child where abouts, moved me to find this passage from Roots and share it with you:

                            As Kunta crouched with his wife in the hall, drowning in his shame, they heard some genes, muted conversation between the massa and the sheriff … then the sound of feet moving, scuffling faintly …then Kizzy’s crying, and the sound of the front door slamming shut.

                            “Kizzy! Kizzy chile! Lawd Gawd, don’t let ‘em sell my Kizzy!” As she burst out of back door with Kunta behind her, Bell’s screams reached away out to where the field hands were, who came racing, Cato arrived in time to see Bell screeching insanely, springing up and down with Kunta bearhugging her to the ground. Massa Waller was descending the front steps ahead of the sheriff, who was hauling Kizzy, after him – weeping and jerking hers backward – at the end of a chain.

                            “Mammy! Maaaaaamy!” Kizzy screamed.

                            Bell and Kunta leaped up from the ground and went raging around the side of the house like two charging lions. The sheriff drew his gun and pointed it straight at Bell; She stopped in her tracks. She stared at Kizzy. Bell tore the question from her throat. “You done dis thing deys says?” They all watched Kizzy’s agony as her reddened, weeping eyes gave her answer in a mute way – darting imploringly from Bell and Kunta to the sheriff and the massa – but she said nothing.

                            “O my Lawd Gawd!” Bell shrieked. “Massa, please have mercy! She ain’t meant to do it! She ain’t knowed what she was doin’! Missy Anne de one teached’er to write!”

                            Massa Waller spoke glacially. “The law is the law,. She’s broken my rules. She’s committed a felon. She may have aided in a murder. I’m told one of those white men may die.”

                            “Ain’t her cut de man, Massa! Massa, she worked for you ever since she big ‘nough to carry your slopjar! An’ I don cooked an’ waited on you han’ an’ foot over forty years, an’ he … gesturing at Kunta she stuttered, “he done driv you eve’ywhere you been for near ‘bout dat long. Mass, don’ all dat count for sum’ni?”

                            Massa Waller would not look directly at her. “you were doing your jobs. She’s giong to be sold – that’s all there is to it.”

                            “Jes’ cheap, low-class white folks splits up families!” shouted Bell.

                            “You ain’t dat kin’!”

                            Angrily, Massa Waller gestured to the sheriff, who began to wrench Kizzy roughly toward the wagon.

                            Bell blocked their path. “Den sell me and’’er pappy wied’er! Don’t split us up!” - Roots by Alex Haley

                            I ask that you let the last sentence of this scene sink in, close your eyes, image hearing these words, “Den sell me and’’er pappy wied’er! Don’t split us up!” Sell her father and me as well, do not split up our family. Allow us to remain a family. Which is all those who came seeking asylum are asking.

                            But, no, that is not what Trump wants. And Jeff Sessions – the racist he is – doesn’t want it either. He is all for separating children from their parents. In his feeble brain, it’s a ‘deterrent.’ If you don’t want your suckling babies ripped from your breast, then stay in your hell-hole country. We don’t need your kind here. That is what he Sessions is saying when he calls it a deterrent.

                            The same is true for Kelly when he said: "I wouldn't put it quite that way," Kelly said. "The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever.” Like our foster care system doesn’t have problems. By his statement, he is admitting that he doesn’t care about these kids, after all, he also doesn’t believe they will be able to assimilate, because of their lack of education and English speaking skills. Such a bigoted statement is coming from a man who is completely ignorant of facts that prove his statement demonstratively wrong.

                            The nerve of Sessions to use the Bible as justification for his order of separating children from their parents is in-of-itself a sin against the God he claims to believe. I recommend that he read past Romans 13:1, 2 to verse 9 & 10: “For the [law code], “You must not murder, You must not steal, You must not covet,” and whatever other commandment there is, is summed up in this word namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” v10: Love does not work evil to one’s neighbor; therefore love is the law’s fulfillment.”

                            Finally, Sessions statement around domestic abuse is not a cause for seeking asylum, I suggested Mr. Sessions you watch this video, and you just might want to contact the reporter and have her go into more detail about what she witnessed when covering the story.


                            I close with the following:

                            We have come to the place that I told

                            you of. You will see the miserable people

                            who have lost the good of intellect. - Dante’s Inferno

                            Sessions and Kelly clearly have lost any intellect they may have had, in Trump’s case, he had none to lose.


                            http://fortune.com/2015/09/30/america-wealth-inequ...

                            http://www.businessinsider.com/john-kelly-family-s...

                            https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/history-separ...

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                            Bad News Continues For Mo. Farmers Without Them Realizing/Acknowledging It

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                                President Donald Trump headed to the G-7 Summit in Canada two Fridays ago but not before leveling a few charges against the trade partners to the north, including that "Canada keeps our farmers and others out."

                                Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the U.S. is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow.
                                In truth, Canada is the largest market for American farm exports, which were estimated to be $20.5 billion last year, according to Trump's Department of Agriculture. It was a 47 percent increase from 2007, according to USDA.

                                More from USDA: "Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada and the United States have eliminated all tariffs and quantitative restrictions on agricultural goods and have strengthened scientific ties to eradicate diseases and pests, conduct research and enhance conservation."

                                Canada is also the largest market for Missouri products in general, according to the U.S. Trade Representative. In 2016, Missouri exported $5.2 billion worth of goods to neighbors up north, 38 percent of all Missouri goods exported. Mexico, was second, at $2.5 billion, China third at $864 million.

                                Trump also tweeted about tariffs of up to 300 percent on some U.S. dairy products going into Canada.

                                Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!
                                That claim, according to the Dairy Herd Management web site, is correct. In April, that organization lauded 68 members of Congress who had written U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer protesting what it said were tariffs from 200-300 percent on some dairy products.

                                Of course, as in all things Trump, even ones with some truth to them, the facts are more complex.

                                Canada has a quota system for imports, and above a certain volume, it imposes high dairy tariffs ranging from 201.5 percent to 313.5 percent. Before those quotas are met, dairy products enter Canada duty-free or subject to much lower rates.

                                For Missourians, whose dairy exports are a small part of its trade, the impact is relatively small.

                                BOTTOM LINE: Canada is now targeting soy, sorghum, and cucumbers for tariff impositions....all three are major Missouri exports.

                                And still the farmers, on the whole, are all for the Dear Leader Trump.

                                Infuriating.


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                                People Who Are Denying White Nationalists Had No Effect Are Still Wrong

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                                    Richard Caslon is right (his fine piece of writing is linked below)

                                    Many of the current GOP candidates continue to reveal deep seated prejudices. Every Deplorable condition from sexual deviance (one guy supports free love with minors and wants American to be separated into race based communities), to Anti-Semitism to throwing out everyone who was not born here, to removing women's right to vote, to segregation of schools to you name it, has been represented by some GOP candidate in some campaign in some district. These people may not be making a coordinated effort, but they feel that this is their time to take the chance to turn America back to the pre 1860's.

                                    On Richard's article I replied:

                                    The push-back that the linked discussion starter generated suggested to me how deeply entrenched the self-deluded part of the TrumpGOP truly is.

                                    The level of disgust I have for those willing to sell out virtually every human decency in return for a "W" in the election column of the President is ever increasing. Derek Black was right, the GOP was ready for takeover, the rank and file so cowardly, so fearful of losing something they already did not have (from fiscal to job to physical to emotional security) that the loud and pervasive rhetoric of the worst of the Deplorables lead the headlines.

                                    But not just there, for these hateful words and wink, wink, nudge, nudge gestures were made in the upper back rooms of the party leadership. I witnessed it here, as well, among those like "Rick" (who was cleaned out after the election as one of the worst examples of this mindset) who stated that they did not care if Russia and the WN or the radical Christians swung the vote, and if they did, they would be marginalized during the Administration's reign.

                                    They were wrong, and horribly so.

                                    Let me expound on that for a moment. Trump may not be prejudiced personally, but he certainly can fake it.

                                    Their impact runs unabated. Bannon confidant and acolyte Miller remains in power in the White House, still helping to manipulate Trump into following a Nationalist agenda. Mercer's Cambridge Analytica has morphed into a new entity already under contract with the RNC for 2020. There are more openly hostile racist acts, more violent attacks against women, transgenders, religions, houses of worship, schools and different races than two years ago. We are a nation under attack from the Deplorable Right.

                                    And if we Moderate members of the GOP are not actively confronting these truly horribly misguided - if not outright evil - people, then we are Deplorable, too.

                                    So all in favor of HATE, stay silent.

                                    GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

                                    #resist #indivisible

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                                    "...Diversity Is A Bunch Of Crap And Un-American..."

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                                        Does the headline offend you? It should. Those are the actual words coming out of the mouth of Seth Grossman, a Republican House candidate. These are the types of candidates who ran in 2010 and are now called the Freedom Caucus which consists of a bunch of Tea Party folk and this clown should fit in with them just fine. People, we do not need more crackpots, racists and hate mongers like this in Congress because we already have enough.

                                        Here is what Grossman lists on his web site as most important.

                                        1. Enforce immigration laws. Reduce legal immigration to sustainable levels.
                                        2. Repeal remaining Obamacare mandates that drive up the cost of health insurance.
                                        3. Allow Americans to protect themselves. Allow schools to do everything possible to protect our children.
                                        4. Let [fake] President Trump do his job. No fake impeachment charges, obstruction or resistance.

                                        1. So, in other words Grossman's sustainable levels would be what? "0" ?

                                        2. Yes, by all means repeal remaining Obamacare that drive up the cost of insurance and allow the private insurance companies to actually drive up the cost even higher with the added bonus feature of discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition.

                                        3. Oh, yes we must allow Americans, most likely only white Americans, to protect themselves and allow schools to do everything possible to protect our children. While speaking of children one could surmise that Grossman here is all for ripping children from the arms of their mothers.

                                        4. Finally here comes the best part. Let's protect Trump from impeachment charges, obstruction and resistance. In other words, forget the law.

                                        Check out Grossman's web site for yourself. See if you can find one single person of color in any of the photos Grossman uses on his site.

                                        https://grossmanforcongress.com/nominating-petitio...


                                        https://trofire.com/2018/06/17/republican-house-ca...

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                                        The Coming Collapse

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                                            This has to be one of the best, if not the best pieces I have read in a long time. Chris Hedges, the author puts it all in perspective and includes all the players in this dangerous scenario we are encountering today. This just didn't happen with the election of Trump, this was a tumor that was left unattended and was growing for many years.

                                            "The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we don’t count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience, like that demonstrated by teachers around the country this year. If we do not stand up we will enter a new dark age."


                                            So, who all are the culprits which allowed the big corporations, or should we say shadow government, to run our country. As Democrats here most of us would put the blame on Trump, or the Tea Party and even the Republican Party all as being guilty or at least complicit in bringing down our Country but what about our Party the Democratic Party? Is it really the saving grace or is it also part of the problem unbeknownst to us? If the Democrats are supposedly on the side of the working/middle class then why are they taking huge sums of money from these corporations in campaign donations just like the Republicans? When the Democrats were in power why didn't anyone within the Party push to get rid of Citizens United?


                                            This article might seem to be a bit of a doomsday scenario but all the elements which make it so are actually in place within our government and are working. In my last discussion piece I advocated for more protests, more civil disobedience and even called for a national strike against these corporate entities. Power not only comes from wealth but also from having one of the most powerful tools imaginable which gives equality to each and every one at the voting booth and that would be the vote itself. If we don't vote or don't vote wisely then we end up where we are today.

                                            https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-coming-colla...

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