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


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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.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


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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.

The Great Civics Lesson: Yo! Yo! Yo! Voting Matters, Yo! — Updated


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This is an update of a post written shortly after the election in 2016. It is still applicable now, and it is pretty darn good. In short, ain’t nothing matter if we don’t get out the vote, bitches! All your memes, snarky social media posts, protests, phone calls none of it will matter if you don’t vote in November.

So let’s “as a people rise up” and speak with one voice and vote the Repubes out!

Your Call Your MoC about Restoring Medical Deferments for Immigrants — the Week of Sunday 1 August


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If you are as outraged as I am and I hope the rest of the nation is, then you gotsta call your MoC about restoring he deferrals of deportation status for people with serious medical conditions and others who used to receive them. If our Christian charity hasn’t been codified in the hearts and minds of our elected officials, their appointees and hirees, and our electorate, then it orta be codified into law, don’t ya think?

Call your MoC and urge them to be a hero and write the legislation.

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