Archive for January, 2022

The new year is off to the maddening political races with the Republican (“white grievance party”) moving headlong and with abandon toward autocracy.

It is still only January and the Governor of Florida, Ron Desantis, has taken “Trumpism” to yet another level of devolution: active and proud censorship.

The Florida Republican-led legislature is now primed to enact legislation to ban any reference to the history of black slavery from the State’s public schools. In the very wording of the bill, we find the definition of White fragility: ‘educators may not make students “uncomfortable”’.

In today’s news, the same imperialist legislature is advancing the idea that teachers should be required to wear microphones to listen for educational infractions. In addition, certain books are to be banned and teachers must not speak of “LGBTQ”.

The March of American fascism is moving forward at a stunning pace and the party leadership in DC is fully complicit. More than half of the states ( all under Republican control) are moving in lockstep to achieve the same ends.

The news reads like pages from Orwell’s “1984,” “Animal Farm,” and especially Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”. If you listen, just for a moment, you can hear the marching boots on the not-so-distant horizon of the political firemen of Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” eager to burn our “liberal” libraries.

Democracy will be lost while a sizable percentage of Americans will likely go along with it blithely so long as they see price reductions for goods they want and need and an end to talk of viruses, masks, and vaccinations. They will go about their daily rounds believing all is well until true freedom is entirely gutted.

Huxley said it best:

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

The Neo-Trumpist front guard is made up of men like Ron Desantis (Fl) and Glen Youngkin, (VA), Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gozar, and women like gun-happy anger-monger Marjorie Taylor Green and Elise Stefanik. They wrap themselves in “America First” while working with unabashed vigor to undermine the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Let us encourage the inactive voting majority to rise with resolve and true patriotism to save Democracy before it is too late. If they do, Republicans will be confined to the marginal minority status that they have so richly earned. They’ve proven repeatedly that their interest is in leading an angry, regressive tribe fueled by hatred, not a pluralist, multi-culturally diverse Nation that they see as the problem.

It is almost midnight in the countdown to the final push in the Republican project to eviscerate the intent of the Founders as they stoke the passions of their minions to set in motion ever darker inequities.

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