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As the Trump insurrection riot and TOO response makes clear, our democracy is under direct attack. The GOP really is actively trying to destroy our democracy. It is now all hands on deck. We all have to fight against the conservative authoritarian power grab. One way to do that is to be an engaged, informed, and organized voter. It means keeping up with what your MoM is doing and contacting them frequently. Luckily Indivisible has just the guide to show us how.
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Do you think that the crazy wild accusations of voter fraud and worldwide conspiracy to steal Trump’s landslide victory will eventually hurt Republican candidates? Think again. It plays into their plans to create single-party pseudo-democratic minority rule.
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We all wonder why @GSAEmily doesn’t just sign the papers to ascertain that #BidenHarris are the apparent winners of Election 2020. She is complying in advance with the desires of an authoritarian. She’s heard the messages of Trump and the GOP and is doing what they want. In the meantime, she is responsible for the thousands of deaths from #COVID19 by denying Biden vital information in the transition.
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The GOP are planning to create a dystopia snatching away our democracy, freedoms, and equality.
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Ever wonder how the Senate Repubes are able to cope with the tremendous stress of being in such a hopeless situation? They can’t not be a Senator and they can’t stand up for their democratic principles and ideals and oppose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s and Smitch SmcConnell’s authoritarian ways, either! They can just vote for radically unqualified judges and to acquit a clearly guilty Ol’ Pussy Grabber and lay back and act like they enjoy it. Their lives must be pure misery. If only there were some way out of this abusive relationshp!
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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.
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Help prevent the Ol’ Pussy Grabber from recklessly blundering into a war with Iran to help his re-election or distract from impeachment or whatever other purpose he thinks it might help him with.
Call your MoC’s and demand that they support the joint resolution that is before both Houses of Congress.
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I’ve reposted an article from the Stanford Graduate School of Business reporting on a study correlating political protests with swings in voting. It finds a positive correlation. Have a look for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.
Is the very model of a very stable genius an unstable influencer? A leadership style that relies on strong-arm tactics, intimidation, humiliation, and name calling is inherently unstable. The leader is not respected by peers, followers, or subordinates.
As unbelievable as it may seem, the pro-impeachment bunch is still a minority! Go figure! Ye Olde Blogge reminds us that the four factors of minority influence if deftly applied can change all of that.
Recently, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Republican candidate for Senate from Mississippi stepped in a wee cow paddy not once, not twice, but three times! First came the lynching comment, which she tried to brush off as a joke. Then the whole I put out a statement yesterday, and I stand […]
The gaslighting emanating from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s ass has really taken all of the oxygen out of the room making it nearly impossible for any of us to remain and for those few who do remain to do anything at all for all the choking, gagging, tearing […]
The fish rots from the head, as the saying goes. And, we are living in the three million tons of dead rotting fish off the coast of Florida, right about now. When did the head of the Repubes begin their inexorable decay into the festering cesspool of treasonous […]
White conservatives are angry! Those ding-dang dumb liberals are lettin’ in more and more immigrants and Muslims and promoting blacks and queers over the interests of god-fearing good white Christians! They just ain’t gonna take it no more! They are WHITE RAGED! They’ll stop those liberals from turning […]
This article is right up the Psy’s alley: it uses psychology — although without explicitly identifying the tendencies as such — to explain our inexplicable politics. However, it is not nearly snarky, sarcasticky, or profaney enough. That’s okay, I fixed that by writing this here introduction. It is […]
Few things feel as good as righteous indignation, moral condemnation, and schadenfreude as an opponent gets her well deserved comeuppance. And, this story certainly feels that way to me. It is an I told you so confirmation that does the battered egos of progressives and liberals in Fascist […]
Reflecting on the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of late, I’ve come to the realization that it isn’t the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid, it is the United Fucking States with the Split Fucking Brain. Our collective left hand don’t know what the fuck the collective right hand […]
Conservatives and the GOP are already locked into groupthink and are at the beginning stages of dehumanizing white male liberals. Together they represent an existential threat to the US and our way of life. Together they will usher in an authoritarian state.
Human beings evolved to work best in groups. And, like all other mental disorders, we can take that group effort into the realms of madness. The GOP and conservatives have done just that. Luckily, the counter-weight to their madness is also rests in our efforts as a group.
When it was President Obama, the nation’s first black president, the Repubes worried, fretted, and sucked their teethes all the time about how his greasy fried chicken eaten fingers would stain the fine brocade of the couches in the First Mansion and his watermelon rinds would be attracting vermin and his singing of old negro spirituals while pleasant would confirm that we had a lowly shucking and jiving president that couldn’t maintain the office with the respect it so richly deserved. What happened?