Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


Reading Time: 5 minutes
If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


Reading Time: 3 minutes
The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

Trump’s Narcissistic Delusion is Destroying our Democracy!


Reading time: 5 minutes
The GOP is using the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as a wrecking ball to destroy our democracy and replace it with a single-party pseudo-democratic authoritarian regime like they have in Russia! They aren’t even trying to hide it any more. Just listen to his lawyers argue his case in the Senate. He should just be able to do what he wants. If it’s good for him, it’s good for the country, right? This crap is straight out of the enlightened despot’s playbook.

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissistic delusion is beating our democracy into submission.

Your Call List for Your MoC for the Climate Change and Notorious RBG Edition for the Week of Sunday 25 August 2019


Reading time: 13 minutes, but don’t worry, the issues sections are 1 to 2 minutes each and easily located by heading.

It’s been a big week with Notorious RBG’s health scaring all of us, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber freaking out all over the world’s stage, the world literally burning, and tariffs. We cover it all here in this week’s weekly call list. It gives you something positive you can do to help, which at least will help you cope with your stress and nerves.

The Great Civics Lesson: The Duty of Every Citizen to Resist, Even DoJ Lawyers like Sarah Fabian


Our democracy is being gutted right before our very eyes. Every day there is a fresh new attack upon our sensibilities, democratic institutions, traditions, norms. Everyday there is a new government representative trying to present the unreasonable as reasonable, the irrational as rational, the untrue as truth, the immoral as moral. To keep a democracy, we have to be informed. That is the Great Civics Lesson

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