I was in a heated conversation or not? or just a question someone asked.. ‘Are we /you Hopeful’… well, I don’t really believe that Trump supporters are ‘hopeful’. .they firstly, ‘mostly’ deluded.. or their decision making has recently been ‘delustional’.. but that said, that’s many are in my own family and that’s difficult.
On to my rant… In answer to ….’are you hopeful?’….. Title? (Jimi Hendrix). well, I just wanted to get everyone’s attention…”
“In answer to someone’s post on FB: ‘Are you hopeful”?
We’re all worried, or we’re not human, or we’re narcissists, psychopaths or worse, or President..point is, we have no choice but to drudge on. Some of us will fight for what’s left to fight …of the Constitution.. Bill of rights..our health care, environments, everyone’s civil and human rights, to save what we can of mother earth, the climate..probably we’re doomed as for planet sustainability, our survival in doubt, an all due to the oligarchs, worldwide fascist capitalism, out of of control, we as serfs or slaves, what you will can only hope to have some say with our votes. Geez…parties, no parties, don’t give a damn… Looking for people who wish to go FORWARD I.e. PROGRESS. Eventually if we, and other nations if we survive climate change. This backwardness will reverse, because it will fail. Both parties are dead, broken, useless, have no interest in People, Done for now. Bernie, Corbyn, give some hope or direction. But is it all too late. My imaginary useless idiot rant!!!
Printable PDF Version Back to the Future, Part 1: The last general strike in the US was in Oakland in 1946. That year there were 6 city-wide general strikes, plus nationwide strikes in steel, coal,…
Source: To Escape Trump’s America, We Need to Bring the Militant Labor Tactics of 1946 Back to the Future
I posted this in somewhat different format on Facebook, but an announcement from the White House today, that they are shutting down, the Phone comments and you can only do it online… well…
TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
“DONT’ CALL ME …..”
I read, and suggest to everyone, the books of George Orwell, (Animal Farm, for lower reading levels)…Aldous Huxley, his ‘Brave New world’. but more specific to our situation..’IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE’. by Sinclair Lewis,
Note, BREAKING NEWS. !!!….So now Americans cannot comment to the WH via phone? “
Headlines ! Trump shuts down the public from calling the White House to protest or commentKenneth Lipp | January 24, 2017
“In response to overwhelming criticism, we’ll be removing our suggestions box.”
The Trump administration has cut the public off from contacting the White House via the main switchboard and comments line, reports ThinkProgress.
Now callers are all played a recorded message:
“Thank you for calling the White House comments line. The comment line is currently closed but your comment is important to the President and we urge you to send us a comment online at http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/contact
or send us a message through Facebook messenger.”
A little preview from IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE.. “Once in the White House, Windrip institutes a backcountry version of the fascism then creeping over Europe. Lewis was never much of an artist, but what he lacked in style he made up for with social observation. Windrip is clearly modelled after Huey Long, the Louisiana demagogue, who was assassinated the month before “It Can’t Happen Here” was published.” And though a novel it may be, the gripes about Roosevelt and the New Deal here have the quality not of fiction but of reportage.”…any of this sound familiar in the seemingly ‘small little steps’ that the Dumpf Administration seems to be taking? I don’t wish to be a boy crying wolf and the comparison with early Nazis in Germany, but, in reading Lewis’ book, it might put you in a ‘anxious’ state, or worse… should we make these comparisons? Well, if the ‘shoe fits’ as they say.. Peace, if we can get it!!
The speech, I believe finally got him assassinated.. (we can’t have a black man speaking out against our wars!)…”Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the “triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.”
Please listen on Youtube on the link below..
Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”
Roof’s competency took focus in his opening statement today when he told the jury;“The point is I’m not going to lie to you,” Roof said. “There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically.”Roof also made a statement that he felt betrayed. Coupled with things that he wrote in his journal, it paints the idea that Roof’s desire to murder Blacks was influenced by other White Supremacists who he assumed would do the same.
Well, in the age when our newly elected President to be,, communicates NOT with the press, which dutifully would be there for him to speak to them but with the same garbled, meaningless commentary or slurs that he had done for the last year of so, on the road to this national disgrace, but uses the social media (140 character limited) ‘Twitter’ to communicate, if you call it thatk… what can one say, when a young racist white man says, “There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically’.. I am sure there is a psychologist or two to disagree..but I think that whole idea of ‘white supremacy’ is an ILLNESS….which leads to, well, our entire history of violence, nation ‘building’, ? but, mostly, nation destroying, genocide, slavery,and government sanctioned murder.. read on… laugh, but cry..
Source: Convicted Murderer Dylann Roof’s Sentencing Hearing