I tried to go to bed, didn't work!
When you have a "president" who says on a conference call to all the governors that you must "DOMINATE" or you will look "weak", it tells me many things.
First of all, this tactic has been used throughout the history of modern man.
Most larger civilizations had a standing army, in fealty to the ruling elite. You can see this behavior throughout probably since the time man invented weapons that could be used in warfare against one another. And the ruling class, the monied elite, seldom fought their own battles. They sent slaves or indentured servants to die.
What is occurring today is no different. We have a maniacal psychopath as the head of our government, who is a racist, a sexual predator of the worst kind and a malignant narcissist. What could possibly go wrong with all those attributes?
It's no secret that I despise DJT and his minions, but for reasons that are clearly logical, he's dangerous and is destroying life as we have known it since our births. This idiot has done more damage in 3 and 1/2 years to our country than in all of it's previous history. He wants to be #1. Well in that department, he wins hands down!
I have almost run out of words or thoughts tonight, simply because my brain is on overload with what is happening and how fast it is progressing. Our beautiful America, home of the brave and the land of the free, is becoming a fascist state, and the ruling elite want to keep it that way. They don't want you to have the ability to tell them what to do and how to do it. They want complete control, of the media, of the police, of the armed forces, and the Congress. And if we don't realize that we are in the fight for our lives and dignity, we don't deserve any better than the scraps they will leave us. It's time to step out of your safe little bubble of a world and realize that this affects you as well as the poor and disenfranchised. You and your stocks and bonds will be worthless like in 29.
Can you imagine yourself having to beg for food on the street? I think not!
Can you imagine having to shoot your neighbor because he tried to take that last bit of food you had? I think not!
Can you imagine not being able to live in your luxurious home with electricity and internet because it's not safe? I think not!
I realize this is a doomsday scenario, but it is just as likely to happen as not. we have a weakened system on the verge of collapse, the dominoes are running. They are propping it up to the tune of over 5 "TRILLION DOLLARS" at last count. How much longer do you think that will last until what you own and have saved all your life is worthless?
The vast majority of you will die, because you have no means of escaping it, You have no knowledge of having to do without (although many of you are gaining that lesson right now). But it will not be too long before the food supply dries up. The next time you go to the grocery store, really look at the shelves , and this is before the shit hits the fan!
Crops in the fields are being plowed under, yet people go hungry. Pigs and cattle are being shot and killed and just buried because there is a stoppage in the processing factory line due to Coronavirus.
We can't have immigrants to pick the fields because they are all murderers and rapists! Coming from the head rapist himself.
Do you understand the domino effect, whereby one thing leads to another and that leads to another and so on? I have said for many years, if the food supply goes down, let's see what happens! Well, unfortunately, I think we are about to find out.
And with that I am done!
May peace find it's way to your house!
These are indeed troubling times. But I have been predicting this for many years, as anyone who truly knows me can tell you.
Ronald Reagan was the beginning. Since his reign as president, things have been like a giant shitball rolling downhill! The racism? No, that's been among us since the formation of this country, brought to these shores by the Puritans and their religious fanaticism and progressed from there.
What Ronald Reagan did was start the movement toward pure capitalism by dropping the tax rates on the wealthy from around 70% to 38%, and breaking unions, cutting social safety nets, thereby allowing the amassed fortunes among the few over the many.
We have now reached a point in time where we are destroying ourselves from within, because of greed, hatred and just plain stupidity.
We have militarized our domestic police forces to a point where common citizens bear the brunt of their brutality and get away with it with no sanctions! I'm not saying all forces are this way but most big cities have adopted these policies Small town cops know their people and for the most part respect them. It goes both ways.
OK, so 57 members of the elite force in Buffalo resigned. BIG DEAL! They resigned because the 2 who shoved a 75 year old man and caused a serious head injury were suspended! That is where we are today! They are still on the Buffalo police force.
The Gestapo is in place and being mobilized as we speak!
I've said before, trump is a ticking time bomb very close to detonation and when it goes off, which it will, no one will be safe.
The entire Republican Senate had the opportunity to stop this madness but shirked their responsibility as a control on a White House administration out of control. We could have saved countless lives and countless tragedies if they had only lived up to their oath to the constitution. But they didn't, and this is where we are today.
You as American citizens are basically on your own from this moment forward. Some of us, having been able to see the coming apocalypse, are well prepared. Being in the country away from large cities, military targets, being able to produce our own food, we're going to be affected but not as severely as big cities. When the food chain breaks down or the financial system collapses, you're on your own. And films like "The Day After Tomorrow" will become a reality!
And don't forget, we are still in the middle of a world-wide deadly pandemic! Just because it has dropped from the news cycle because of the protesting does not mean it has simply gone away. We are still losing 1,000 or more a day, which doesn't seem too bad to some, but if you are family to one of those victims , it means a great deal
Like it or not, believe it or not, we are in a civil war for the heart of this country and what it has stood for for 244 years! We must all somehow learn to put aside our differences and fight for our liberty against the tyranny of our own government. THIS is what the second amendment rights are supposed to be for and yet those same rights are being used AGAINST THE PEOPLE by 2nd amendment devotees, not a tyrannical government. So don't hand me your 2nd amendment bullshit any longer, because that is what it is unless you use it in the proper way.
I AM TIRED!
I am tired of hate!
I am tired of ignorance and stupidity!
I am tired of awakening each morning wondering will the world survive today!
I am tired of feeling helpless against what is around the corner tomorrow!
I am tired of the brutality of our supposed protectors!
I am tired of the complacency and complicity of government officials!
I AM JUST PLAIN TIRED!
I grew up in the 50's and 60's, when life was peaceful. where hate existed but was kept hidden. I learned from a young age that we must look out for one another. That time no longer exists and I miss it!
I know you will all find your own way, whether it be kindness or brutality, it is your choice. I hope you make the right one!
May peace be within you!
I just finished watching the movie"The Help", a movie mostly about black maids in Jackson Mississippi in the 50's and 60's and the way they were "owned" by their employers, those wonderful white society women!
The time when Medgar Evans was shot and killed, when JFK was killed, when the upheaval in the south about segregation and the utter disregard for others feelings.
We are still in that time period. Oh yes, we've made progress, but have we really? Do we ever consider others feelings simply because they are different than us? The answer is no, we really don't. We are so wrapped up in our own lives that we have no time to look at how others are surviving. We can't be bothered by someone else's problems. At least that was how it was until last week.
We are now being forced to look in the mirror, and many, black, white, asian, latinx, are being forced to look at our society and it's unfair treatment of minorities.
Racism again rears it's ugly head and kills another innocent black man. How many more must die by lynching (which is what that was) before we can come together as one to defeat this ugly stain on our society?
I must say, there are many, many peoples of all colors and creeds who are finally standing up and saying enough is enough, coming together in peace to mourn the dead who have been taken before their time by brutal suppression and pure hatred. Police officers that, instead of beating someone with that baton are laying down their weapons and joining the peaceful marches. Now that gives me hope!
We must reform law enforcement, we must reform our society, we must reform ourselves and the way we think about others. Personally, I have been sick of the way people feel entitlement and deny others the same rights, simply because they are non-white. I truly believe in white privilege and what it engenders and it disgusts me. I know I don't have to fear when a white cop pulls me over, it's always yes sir and no sir. I don't have to fear my child may be killed on his way to or from work, or he's in the wrong neighborhood. Nothing has really changed! Do I hope someday it will? Of course I do. Do I honestly think it will change before I leave this world? No, I really don't
I grieve with these black parents who must bury their children because some ignorant redneck decided they're where they shouldn't be or are doing something they disagree with like playing loud music or hanging on the street corner.
No, Donald John Trump has brought this country to it's knees, figuratively speaking, and has no intention of stopping. He is an evil man and so are the people who stand by him, all of you. Your are evil people, because you care only for yourself and your way of life. It will kill you , if not literally, then figuratively. Quite frankly I think you are already dead in your mind. If you can't see what you are doing to others, I have absolutely no respect for you. You are dead to me!
This must stop!
May you somehow find it within yourself to treat another with kindness and see that person for who he or she is regardless of skin color.
Earlier on FB, I commented on a post about George Floyd's murder and I used the Rodney King incident in LA and the Watts riots as a comparison.
What I didn't realize at the time was that while they were similar, they were completely 180 degrees different, due to the times.
Number 1, the Watts riots were pure rage by blacks, because even though they were filmed beating Mr. King, the cops were found not guilty. But that was blacks doing the rioting, the violence.
Number 2 The demonstrations now are due to the fact that Derrick Chauvin, a Minneapolis cop suffocated and cut off George Floyd's carotid artery with what is referred to as a carotid block while people were begging for mercy for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which is the time it took to kill him, all the while being recorded and witnessed by bystanders who knew George. This was murder. Rodney King was just beaten with batons.
But this is many years later and times have changed.
Donald tRump has let the dogs loose and they are trying to get past the gate! White Nationalists have co-opted these protests and are doing the looting and rioting because of White Power. They cannot allow blacks and other minorities to become the majority with power over them, so they cause hatred towards these calm groups. I'm not by any means saying that there may not be groups in the black community too, but most have been documented as started by white extremists. And the ones with full shopping carts are white!
Police who know what they are doing, rather than these assholes who must show "dominance" as tRump so proudly said, are laying down their weapons, their shields, and walking and talking to the protestors. This not only builds trust in each other, but it avoids escalation of a situation where people could be hurt or killed.
These are trying times for everyone, but a minor few are taking advantage of the situation to further their agenda of separatism. They want a white nation to stay the way it has been for centuries. That's just not going to work any longer!
Multi-billionaires may have all the gold and the power, but if enough people stay together this time, we can bring down the house of cards and expose it for what it is, GREED.
As always may you find peace within yourself.