Fellow citizens, our rights are in danger!!
Perhaps not immediately,
but it was anticipation of worse that helped start both the English
Civil War and indeed our own Revolution!
The counts in five
hotly-contested states--Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida AND
North Carolina--have too many irregularities about them NOT to be
suspicious! NOW IS THE TIME to call and call LOUDLY for all these states
to be both audited and recounted! If you let the GOP get away with this
evil Trumpery, you will send a message
to them that they can get away with this sort of rigging! Together with
their gerrymandering and roadblocks to make it harder for people of
color, women, seniors, students and the poor generally to vote, this
will enable them to rig elections while they:
1)Privatize and ultimately abolish Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, thereby pauperizing many of us
2) Put a hammerlock on the Supreme Court and the rest of the judiciary
and thereby reverse Roe and many other rulings such as Gideon and
Miranda which expanded ordinary people's rights
3) Repeal Amendments
13 through 19 which protect the rights of people of color and women as
independent and voting citizens and democratize income and elections.
(Except the 18th, which was already repealed in 1933: Prohibition)
4) Set up a neo-feudal system in which rich white men will hold ALL the power and most of the wealth!
When we all have more freedoms, we all have more freedoms. Including
white men. Freedom (including freedom from want) is not a zero-sum game
UNLESS you're just afraid that, in a really honest system, no one will
be lower than YOU on the totem pole! And you know what? That 'addytood',
as some say in my old hometown, REEKS!!! Anyone with that addytood
shows just how much lower than a snake's belly they are! However, lower
even than that is knowing you HAVE that addytood and doing all you can
to hide it, paper it over as opposed to CHANGING it inside yourselves!
Not to mention such an addytood shows you really don't think a whole
lot of yourself, and THAT is really too dam' bad! Especially when, with a
little bit of good education and job training, you can be, as the old
song says, better than you are. It might be a while, though, before you
can swing on a star or carry moonbeams home in a jar but we all start
Finally, Bernie is only too right about our crying need
to go BEYOND identity politics! We need to get out of our identity
and/or issue silos and start educating (NO patronizing allowed!) and
connecting with each other!
Now shout out with me: "Audits! Recounts! Audits! Recounts!" Then remember, that's only part of the beginning!