Just-the-tip fascism is coming
My mother grew up under Hitler and always predicted his clone would come to America.
Fascism been here all the time. Just declining degrees of cover has been provided over the years by only four networks and a couple of radio news shows until the internet booted up.
And on Day 1, he'll declare martial law & put the 2025 plan into action...
"The inertial force of media normalcy bias may kill us all. And just like last time, the powerful cultural forces in Washington — normalcy bias is among the most potent — will pretend this isn’t real. That it isn’t happening."
Remember the snake poem? He was telling us what he was. "You knew I was a snake when you took me in."
Y'all--even if you are not people of faith. You do not need to believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. He could have just been an ordinary guy who was insightful, but all of his warnings about the Father of Lies should guide us. Lies are seductive,and Trump is expert at probing weakness and delivering the lies that give otherwise decent people a permission structure to participate in his evil. Christians call "permission structures" temptation.
In the Bible, Satan is sometimes called the father of lies. The father of lies in our world today is one Donald J. Trump.
I implore all of you to read Tim Alberta's new book: https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Power-Glory-Evangelicals-Extremism/
These people are reaching back into the 17th century religious wars in order to get their way. Our founding fathers were refugees from those wars and students of all the shit that was going down in Europe at the time. Separation of church and state is there for a reason. Sorry not sorry if a bunch of latter-day Puritans can't ban anything that doesn't conform to their cramped and heretical version of Christianity.
Fascists want us to be hopeless and despondent. WE are the damn majority!! We don’t have the luxury of despair.
Get people registered to vote, volunteer, write postcards, donate. Keep supporting Rick, and the Lincoln Project! Donate to CREW, and voting rights advocates.
We can do this!
One of your best!
Keep up the good fight, at least I have your back.
Aw, he said he's just going to close the border and drill, drill, drill. Just for one day. He always keeps his word, right?
This is not about voting or election.
And we will be ready. No one who loves this country is ignoring Trump. We saw it and lived it in real time. We know what he’s capable of. Never again. Never, never again.
Thank you Rick!
A wonderful/necessary piece!
That’s the comment!
This is a sober assessment; accurate to the last bit. Fortunately, it’s not inevitable. Trump hasn’t won shit yet and it’s up to us to ensure he and the Republicans lose big next November. There are more of us than there are of them and we need to ensure everyone on our side votes. When we enough of us show up, they lose.
Everything in this post has already been stated countless times, but Rick strips away the BS and gets right to the black heart of the matter: These motherfuckers are evil, they're determined, and they don't give a damn. I know the fire is five-alarm level when I start harboring thoughts that eradicating this crew by any means necessary, starting with the fake-haired head of the snake, should actually be allowed in the arena of legitimate discourse. God help me, and us.
I’m wondering whether the portrait of the Capitol burning is supposed to be reminiscent of Nero ruling Rome when the city burned to the ground?
I suppose it’s the perfect metaphor. Nero’s mother Agrippina schemed to get her son in succession to the throne and succeeded. However, she wore out her welcome after Nero consolidated power and was murdered; the same will be done to the right-wing media if they ever cross Trump and his fascist acolytes. News flash Fox; he almost destroyed your network once; in a second Trump term, there will be no second chances.
I do, however, wonder how Hannity can ask with a straight face whether Trump intends to rule like an autocrat? That’s a rhetorical question if I ever heard one, and Hannity looked all so shocked when the audience laughed; as though the joke was on him.
Could Hannity actually be this stupid, or is it part of his charm? That’s a rhetorical question as well!
That said, one thing is clear, it doesn’t end well for anyone including Nero and his family!...:)
We defeated Trump in 2020 against the odds, and we’ll do it again in 2024! One of the most powerful and impactful things we can do is get people registered to vote, particularly Millennials and Gen Z voters. They will not vote for Trump.
Excellent subhed. So to speak.