I have no words… but with this post… I’ll try

Well, here we are…  The President of the United States threatened to place the US Military on the streets of every city in the country to quell the protests going on, MOST of which are peaceful, because he wants to show he is a strong leader.  I speak now to his minions of followers, to the people that support him above any and all rationale…

It’s not enough that you support him despite his history of misogyny, his history of adultery, his history of rape, his lies, his bankruptcies, his warmongering, cozying up to dictators, specifically Putin and Kim, his declaration that white supremacists are “fine people” the fact that he only cares about himself and his image, but you are now supporting him when he threatens harm against American citizens by deploying the US Military to American cities because he doesn’t like how the Governors of certain states are handling the situation.  The First Amendment to the Constitution clearly states the following:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The 10th Amendment states as follows:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

This means he does not have the right to deploy the military to the streets of any city, this is specifically designated to the states, in other words – the States National Guard. 

His actions can only be described as those of a Dictator, and despite how much he feels that he needs to be in charge, he does not have absolute power over the United states of America.

Tonight, he ordered tear gas and flash bangs be sent into a peaceful crowd of protestors so that he can have and God Damn photo-op at a burned out church.  Well as fate would have it, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese which has authority over the church where he held his photo-op was quoted as saying “Trump just used St. John’s & the Bible “…as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything our Church stands for”

He is Joseph Goebbels, he is a propaganda machine, he promotes his brand, he is more concerned about his image as president than he is about the citizens he is supposed to serve.  An egomaniac, misogynist,  narcissist, and wanna-be dictator.  This country is headed towards a dangerous path that the founders never thought we would approach.  He has dismantled several government agencies designed to protect the population, he has revoked several laws protecting resources and national parks, he has reduced regulations put in place to protect the health of US citizens, he has bragged that his word is the law.  This ”Napoleon” is attempting to rule this country with an iron fist and he doesn’t care who he ruins on his way to that throne.

This has come about because of protests that are going on across the nation in response to a Minneapolis cop that killed a black man in front of the entire world, thanks to social media.  The events that have occurred over the last week were foretold four years ago by Colin Kaepernick when he chose to kneel in protest over police brutality towards African Americans.  Colin was ostracized in the media, he was called a  ”son of a bitch” by the current resident of the Oval Office, and worst of all, he was blackballed from the NFL because rich, old, white owners in the NFL looked down on him as a dissenter, a stain on the shield, and a disgrace because he kneeled during the national anthem and did not get why he was doing it.  Well, here we are… Colin knelt because of what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis, despite the fact it was 4 years ago.  This is why he knelt, this is why he protested, and this is why we all need to stand up in support of the African American Community now, because if no one will stand for them, then we are destined to become either a theocracy or a dictatorship, at the mercy of whatever the current Republican Party decides what they want this government to be.

I support #BLM, I support my brothers and sisters of color in their fight against racism, and I support the peaceful protestors across the country.  What I do not support is destruction of property, rioting in the name of the cause, and assault on other citizens and members of law enforcement.  The unrest seen across the country came home to roost in the town that I live in, and it scares me to death, but I will not let the actions of a few detract from the bigger picture.  This country has always had systematic racism, and what I mean by this is that the system has always favored the white race over minorities.  The financial system, the hierarchy, the ability to advance and better yourself has ALWAYS favored whites.  I have been a benefactor of that society, as I am a middle aged white man and could never imagine what minorities have experienced over the last 400 years in this country.  I don’;t pretend to understand, but I do stand by them, I support them and I will do whatever I can to help them move forward.

No Republican will come out against him, no Democrat will grow a set and denounce him and call him for what he is, and that is a wanna-be dictator, fascist, or king.  Until our elected officials decide that he has finally gone too far, I am afraid nothing will be done to put him in check, our system of checks and balances will go by the wayside and he will be allowed to do whatever he wants.  Hell, that’s exactly what he has done up to this point, do and say whatever the hell he wants to, because no one in government will stand up to this asshole. 

I say now, to to those that support this man I want nothing to do with you.  Unless you denounce what he is doing to the country, to the Constitution, to the rule of law, or to common decency, I refuse to have anything to do with you.  This not only includes people I consider friends, but family as well.  The long-term future of the country is more important to me than family, and for as much as I love ALL the members of my family, this is where I must draw the line.  As far as I see it, you have been so blinded by him, by the conservative media (Fox News), the republican party, Mitch McConnell, and pretty much all of WHITE America, that I can’t be part of your life if you support this man and what he is doing to the country I love.  I have seen my mother brainwashed, I have seen rational people I have known for over 20 years be blinded by what has become the most radical faction of a political party that favors enriching their bank accounts and their thirst for power over the well-being of the entire country that I can no longer sit by and say nothing.

I am willing to deal with the ramifications of my decision for the betterment of society.  We are supposed to be the beacon of freedom to the world.  We helped save the world from fascism and oppression during WWII, I have ancestors that fought for this country dating back to the Revolutionary War, and now some of those current family members now have become followers of a man that would destroy everything our predecessors fought and died for.  I wont have it, I wont stand for it, and I certainly wont accept it.  I am sad because I know there is a large number of people that will no longer be in my life because of my decision, but that is the risk I take and the choice I have made.  If your hatred of liberals, progressives and Democrats are so strong that you would allow this country to devolve into chaos and anarchy, then I want nothing to do with you until you denounce him.  I can only pray that we can defeat him in the fall so that we can get back to being the beacon of Democracy that the world has looked to since 1945.


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