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9/11 Attack Victims with Foreign Nationalities

(my purpose here as names are read in downtown Manhattan today, is to remember not just Americans died on that day. Just found this blog entry and it will correctly show some perspective.. my only reason for showing this today.)
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The World of 1984 looms upon us

George Orwell’s  1984, is now rising on library bookshelves… Google searches are increasing…some people seem to be concerned. Sinclair Lewis’s 1930’s warning of a ‘Leader’ such as Trump in ‘It Can’t happen here”…is now being quoted, posted all over now….is someone trying to tell us something? while the new ‘Tweet’ President runs the nation by Tweets and Presidential ‘decrees’…(executive orders, legal but when is Enough?)..

“Lock her up,” “Trump that bitch,” “Build a wall,” overheard at a Trump Rally.

“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic,” George Orwell on mass hate. – “

“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first,” Donald Trump on America.

“There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party,” George Orwell on loyalty.”

 

 

Quotes ; see below.

Six quotes that show 2017 is already George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s 1984 is most popular selling book on Amazon but there was already dystopia in 2017.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/six-quotes-that-show-2017-already-george-orwells-1984-1603118?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=rss&utm_content=/rss/yahoous&yptr=yahoo”–

A year that WAS , and a year that WASN’T

 

I’m trying not to call names at this point, on all Social Media.. .does no good….in the long run… i have a split family, half or more of whom supported and /or voted for Mr. Trump…and just understanding that without considering half of my family ‘deplorables’ or some such…to think that some people who agreed with Mr Trump..when he called them ‘uneducated’…a joke to him? would defeat my purpose to just reply and call him, a ‘joke’.. he may well be,… what he is definitely, (supported by psychiatrists and my own psychologist) is a NARCISISIST, WITH PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES… others have added more to that.. but firstly, we must deal with this. Have we possibly had other Presidents, Vice Presidents, with similar traits? yes. But, I just heard Bernie Sanders again on Democracy Now, for an hour.. the One person I believe could have won this past election, had he been the Democratic Nominee.. There are many things i would say, we need to do and i only have ‘hopes’ at this point, having working hard this past year for the Sanders campaign and other progressives in my area… We need to follow, along with other things, as much as we agree with, the Bernie Sanders, ‘Our Revolution’ principles, other progressive groups, e.g. Citizen Action (of the Hudson Valley and others), MOveOn.org , Working Families party, and yes, the Green party for those who lean that way… But, we must work to include ALL valid candidates for the Presidency, and local progressives and progressive causes…

Two things upon my mind and the most important to me… One which I believe even Bernie Sanders (who took it seriously), is the possible ‘Near term Human Extinction’. due to Climate change, and possible extinction of many millions of species and ourselves? (I don’t trust any of the signatories of COP/Paris this past year)..and , Two, secondly, as far as we can enforce, is to fight, for the current, moment, our Constitutional, and Civil rights, in the Bill of Rights.. we have already lost SO many Rights, and are losing, seriously, our Free

March Of Triumph
October 1935: Young fascist, in their black shirts, marching past Mussolini. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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dom of Speech, personally and in our so called Media.

Is TrumpIsm, Fascism, indeed !

 

Right wing, left Wing, NO wing…This year has gone down and will go down in history (if history and th 4th estate actually still exist after this year)…as one of the most dangerous, scary, CORRUPT, and just plain out outrageous. in my lifetime (64 years, give or take) … ITS COME TOO CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME. . I  have several family members, and really close and beloved ones, seem to find it easy to ‘blame the other’, and may not even know that the Trump rhetoric of this past year or so has swayed them… or has it? I believe it (that ‘fear of the other’ blame game), has ALWAYS been with him. I come from a very Conservative family line… my grandfather, it was rumored, ‘let’ the KKK, or some semblance of it use his property to hold their meetings.. This year has seen several close family members come all out for Trump…They are mad and angry, as I myself am, only, i early on, knew that only Bernie Sanders progressives like him, had the real answer to this underlying anger and madness.
I BELIEVE I MUST HAVE BEEN PUT HERE TO COUNTERACT THAT ‘WING’ OF THE FAMILY, WHICH I HAVE TRIED TO DO WITHOUT TOTAL ALL OUT WARFARE. LOL
The article goes on with.
“Is the U.S.A. Ready for Fascism?

trumpismThere are forces which could coalesce into a fascist movement under the right circumstances. The Trump campaign has revealed the existence of such forces as an overripe piece of fruit, once cracked open, reveals its maggots. But it is not yet a cohered fascist party. Its leader, Trump, is happy to get support from the alt right. Their worked-out ideology is consistent with many of his prejudices, but he himself does not have an developed ideology. While he likes the adulation of the crowds, he does not have the organizing skills to pull together a real fascist party, nor does he have the interest.”

A few words about this day….9_11_16

RED IS THE COLOR OF BLOOD… (UNLESS YOU’RE A FANTASY VULCAN, THEN ITS GREEN)….HOW MUCH BLOOD WAS REALLY SACRIFICED ON 9_11?

MY OWN THOUGHTS ARE COVERED IN MY SMITHSONIAN DIGITAL ARCHIVE….(SEE BELOW)….

Just from a personal point of view…. from my 9_11 story – I ended it with these words……”This event will forever be impressed upon my mind and I can only think of two other events which will have such significance; the day President Kennedy was shot and my own father?s death when I was eight years old in December of 1960.
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obviously, with just about everyone reading this ….they can say something similar….I cannot help but every year.. post some of these pictures… talk about my story [available on the 9_11 digital archive at “http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/6688”%5D , should you be interested in reading it.. I find that each year, seemingly, to me, less and less people respond to this ….I cannot.. I have PTSD diagnosed in NYC a couple months after the event.. I still am processing this.. still in counseling and still ‘getting through’…..I’ll be ok, not without a lot of crying, anxiety and more.. but, as with anyone with PTSD…and you may know someone suffering with this, we cope.. or not… I’m coping after about 5 different psychiatrists and just as many or more counselors…
Just a bit of personal history…..when you hear of veterans or anyone with this.. don’t write it off, as just ’emotional’ etc… its much worse, its real, its what we have to live with.. always open to sharing more,, just ask..PEACE, BROTHERS, SISTERS….COMRADES ..[ a Trump supporter, whose a friend of a friend of mine, sort of, called me  SOCIALIST last night, before I was seeing Don Henley in concert at
Behtlelwoods.org… concert spage… (lawn seats, we’re always cheap seats!!!)
 – well, she called me that, so I ‘m taking it up and realizing, YES, I AM A SOCIALIST.. more and more you’ll hear that in the future (what’s left of it).]..LOVE TO YOU ALL

 

All pictures, ©Robert J Dorn

How Not to Talk About Muslims After a Fringe Terrorist Group Attacks Posted on Mar 23, 2016

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“….Show your Muslim neighbor (or even more likely in the US, physician) some love.  Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) does these horrible things to get people of Christian heritage to be beastly to the Muslims in their midst, spreading hatred and anger and a sense of victimization.  Daesh is hoping to use *you* to drive other Muslims into their arms.  They want to make you a recruitment officer.  They want you to hate and they want you to fear.  There is only one way to combat this tactic of sharpening contradictions.  Refuse to hate and refuse to be afraid.  Bend over backwards to be nice to Muslims.  They’re human beings, just like you, but they are being stalked by very dangerous people. Not all those dangerous people are even of Muslim heritage.  Some 40% of Daesh suspects arrested in the US have been converts from other religions.  And some of the dangerous people are US presidential candidates like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.” How to talk about Muslims…. Continue reading How Not to Talk About Muslims After a Fringe Terrorist Group Attacks Posted on Mar 23, 2016

This is our time..

This is our Moment in America.. who are we? what are we? who are we becoming.. what KiND of America do we want.. do we want to live in the USA of Slavery, hatred, lynchings, Walls. separating us from the ‘other’… how long do we listen to the Elmer Gantry’s of the world, or worse, the neo fascists, like Cruz and Trump….how do we break free of this vicious cycle.. this article by this Muslim woman, who hopes for freedom and acceptance and thus, prays for America… what answer do we give her. or the Jew, or the Gay person (me) or the ‘OTHER”….how long do we fear our shadow because someone brings out the worst in us?  

From the article;

“My biggest fear is that Trump or someone like Trump (some of the other Republican candidates are little better) come into power and change our lives forever, that my children will live in fear and hiding like Anne.

I’ve felt the “normal fears” that every mother has; hoping our kids are born healthy and live long, healthy lives, especially since my own son passed away as a newborn. My fears matured as media started changing narrative and Muslim became synonymous with “terrorist,” I wondered if I could raise confident children in the face of Islamophobia.
I was never under the illusion that America was perfect, that there wasn’t already so much blood on America’s hands, with drones abroad; mass incarceration and institutional racism that perpetuates the marginalization of Black people; and the perpetuation of the  Guantanamo Bay prison, to name a few.
I didn’t even believe that people living here would be safe forever. I’m not that naïve. But the level of hate rhetoric going around because of GOP candidates like Trump and even Cruz, who celebrated his Super Tuesday at a well known racist bar, and Carson, who is all round controversial — is scary and overwhelming.
Tuesday’s results was shocking because I didn’t realize that Trump had so many followers. It saddens me to know so many people think and believe in Trump and his campaign.
I continue to pray and to raise my children with love and teach them to be confident, loving, strong, merciful and just. I will teach my children to be good Muslims, knowing that we live on earth only for Allah. We live to serve others, to show mercy to others, to be one who is a benefit to others.”A mother’s prayer