The Steps to Getting There are the Qualities of Being There
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In memory of Gary Muehlberger
The Steps to Getting There are the Qualities of Being There
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In memory of Gary Muehlberger
4 Years of Trump Posts
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Since the election results were confirmed, a semi-euphoric
wave of premature relief has swept across
"There will be an orderly transfer of power on Jan. 20th, and the fight continues!" ~Donald Trump, Jan. 7th~
An organized mob numbering over eight thousand with radios, weapons, Zip-ties/handcuffs and floor plans, swept into the capitol building and simply overpowered the meager force of capitol police officers. Some of these cap-cops were filmed opening doors for the mob, and in at least one case, took selfies with members of the Maga army. This happening while another cap-cop, Brian Sicknick, was being beaten to death by the mob. Very early on in the assault of the capitol someone anonymously phoned in two pipe bombs, found at the nearby RNC & DNC Headquarters: almost as if to draw law enforcement away from the capitol building. Just like the gallows, these pipe bombs were fully functional. Three days after the assault capitol police officer Howard Libengood committed suicide. Hmmm. Currently there are 15 incidents of capitol police misconduct being investigated.
Meanwhile, capitol police officer Eugene Goodman damn well better get the fullboat sky blue hero treatment. Goodman is the African American officer seen in video clips tricking the Qanon leader & many others into following him, away from where Mike Pence and many congressional members were attempting to gain safety...into a hallway where more cops were waiting to deal with them. If a few more like Goodman had shown up for work that day it might have made all the difference. From now on I'm just calling him Black Panther!
Members of congress were completely on their own for 90 minutes before the first help arrived. 90 minutes? What were all the cops doing for that long? Watching a movie maybe? So, let me get this straight...the white house declined help offered from several nearby police departments. An angry, violent mob of eight thousand is storming the capitol and the word comes to "stand down"? No assistance required, "We got this" came the reply!! Same story with the National Guard; they weren't called for support, not even to protect the lives of those assembled within the building counting electoral college votes!!!
The Boston Globe reports that congressional aides complained on Jan. 6th that all of the emergency "panic buttons" had been removed from congressional offices!! What??? That is almost as incriminating as building 7 on 9/11, so why is the story not getting as much air time as we gave Trump? Boy, the stench is getting thicker.
Among the cascade of questions floating around the insurrection, perhaps the most salient is this: Where exactly is Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, and why hasn't he spoken a single word about the biggest crime any president has ever committed?? The one official who should be leading the charge is AWOL, Why?
Social media was used to promote the Jan. 6 rally on the ellipse,
(just 16 blocks down
The rally had been promoted on several social media platforms for several weeks. The excuse they didn't see it coming is so lame it insults our intelligence. They're so perniciously blasé they don't even bother coming up with a decent lie. That's how little they regard the rest of us.
Everybody saw this coming, most of all the StormTrumpers! As he stoked the fires of insurrection Trump told his disciples to march on the capitol, to fight for their country and that he would be right there marching with them...and they believed him. Instead of leading his army into battle as he had just promised, when the time came he hastily retreated to the safety of the white house, where he proceeded to watch with great glee the mayhem he had created.
Trump issued his invitations to the 2021 white privilege jamboree at the capitol, promising it would be Wild, and over 8000 Maga StormTrumpers responded, looking for a fight. For their part, those charged with protecting the capitol and representatives on the day the electoral votes were being counted might as well have laid down a red carpet. A handful of white shirted cap. cops is no match for 8000 fired up rioters, which is why all offers for aid were rejected & the national guard never called in. This was an inside job, straight up. Somebody let it happen.
"Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth." ~ Adolf Hitler ~
Any hunter will tell you how dangerous it is to press a wounded, cornered animal.
Trump emerged from the white house on Jan. 11th for the first time since the attack. As if to demonstrate how far gone his mind is; he arrogantly said that many people, including many experts and people on television had read and analyzed his speech on the 6th and said there was nothing wrong with it...without citing a single actual source (Same as the phone call he was impeached over.) That little peek into Trump's dementia is all we need to affirm that we are now very deep in uncharted territory. We're beyond the help of history, we've never had a president this demented, deranged & dangerous. William Shakespeare called it the undiscovered country, the future. Well we're there now and none of the old maps can help us, We the People need to create new maps to guide us thru this undiscovered country: and if WE don't create them, someone else will, and trust me, you don't want that.
What makes Trump so dangerous is his total disconnect from reality; combined with his toxic narcissism. He really believes he can do anything he wants without accountability. He even told us exactly that four years ago. When asked about being impeached for the second time, Trump said "Being impeached again could anger my followers which could be very dangerous for the USA especially at this very tender time." The following day, after refusing to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office immediately; Mike Pence said, "I urge you and every member of congress to avoid actions [impeachment] that would further divide and inflame the passions of the moment." No matter how you slice or spin it, those are threats!! The classic Mafia "protection" racket, specifically. Of course Trump said he would not be attending Biden's Inauguration; He's already shown us numerous times what a coward thru and thru he is, and he sure doesn't want to be caught up as a victim of his own insurrection.
So...the quisling GOP and their newly discovered consciousness calling for "unity" is not only BS, it is gutless, self-serving BS. If you condense all the GOP objections to the 2nd impeachment down to their core element; it translates closely as "We should just ignore what Trump did since he has only 6 days left in office." As if he's actually doing anything resembling his job! We must also factor in that they aren't really protecting Trump as much as they are salvaging whatever's left of their collective careers.
One thing is for certain, the Jan. 6th assault was just the opening skirmish in a race war that many on various 'sides' have been working long & hard to ignite, the first round in a 12 round battle. The actors have all been given their scripts, the props and cops are all in place; it's almost show time. Jan. 6th was just the trailer, the feature length movie begins soon, very soon.
The Future of Free Speech
You can ban trump from social media, but you cannot stop him from holding rallies without shredding the concept of free speech. Yes, most of us understand the rational limits of free speech, but Trump doesn't, and he doesn't care that he doesn't understand; and as we've repeatedly seen, mafia Don doesn't learn from experience. He will continue to touch hot stoves because he craves the attention it gets him. Just like those rallies. Mark my word: He won't be out of office very long before he holds a Mega Maga March, or rally somewhere, he has to, his ego is addicted to the attention & adoration, much more so now that he lost Twitter & Facebook.
Meanwhile across the country, you may have noticed that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is in Full-Goose-Fubar mode...show of hands here; who didn't see that coming? Would you care to guess why the rollout is so Fubar?? Its because Mafia Don never funded the program for distribution and delivery. Trump pocketed that money, flat out stole it! To cover the theft he simply promised 50 state Govenors that there was a huge reserve of vaccine doses which was of course yet another lie.
His total inaction from the begining of the pandemic enabled Covid-19 to get a strong beach head in the country resulting in hundreds of thousands dead. He didn't do contact tracing, or any of the other things that should have been done. Then he promoted drinking bleach to kill Covid, and began attacking the leading virlogists in the country. Worst of all he politicized the wearing of virus masks and PPE, resulting in his followers flaunting the precaution. I wonder how Ben Carson feels about it NOW.
Christ, this is like trying to trying to run a tub full of bathwater without using the drain plug! Feeling he could still do more; Trump ensured that his rallies would become Covid petri dishes, and for added value he was directly responsible for not one, but three Covid super-spreader events at the white house. Then he got the Covid himself, but the virus gave him a pardon.
So, yes indeed: convict that rat bastard on his second impeachment charges in the Senate; followed 12 hours later by his execution via military firing squad, that is the penalty for High Treason, right? For extra emphasis the government should freeze & seize all Trump assets, then use the proceeds to fund the vaccine program. This should be done immediately because there will be a long line of folks who will be suing the Don, so we must move fast before his bones are picked clean.
Speaking of stealing; it now appears that the Donald is looting the west wing on his way out. The same day Trump's moving van showed up, his aides were filmed leaving with a large bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Remember the marathon protests & civil unrest in Portland and Seattle not long ago? All that was a dry run for the 2020 election, aka, Jan. 6th. Conversly; Janurary sixth was a dry run for something much bigger and nastier soon to be rearing its ugly head. You might want to stock up on a few necessities ahead of the inauguration just in case supply lines get disrupted...just sayin.
"We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ 1971
238 years ago, near the end of the civil war there was a
planned coup by the continental army over the issue of unpaid military wages
and unfunded pensions for soldiers.
confederate sympathizers in the congress circulated an anonymous letter
in the army base at
Its been an agonizingly long four years since Donald Trump lied, bullied and intimidated his way into the white house. From day one it has been a ride on the roller coaster from hell. For 1453 days we have struggled against cognitive dissonance and held our collective breath in disbelief as Trump doubled down on the insanity with each new scandal, crisis or treasonous act. As we near the end of Trump's reign of terror, our minds are reeling and our lungs are burning. We are waiting for it to be over so we can at last exhale, to bring in a fresh new breath of air, and we are, for the most part, hopefully optimistic... and as we know from every horror movie we've ever seen, such relief is seldom warranted.
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