The hint of the century”
Supreme Court Associate Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.
Let that sink in and put down roots in your soul.
Trump, the malignant troll, is a professional demagogue and an amateur fascist. As we said some time ago that is a distinction without a difference.
Trump was installed because of a coup. Progressives hate that idea because it suggests that Hillary really won which in turn means that more people want her than Bernie.
That’s not necessarily true.
More than one thing can be true at the same time even things that contradict each other.
We all know the story.
She didn’t pay attention to key demographics in Michigan and Wisconsin.
It’s also true that petulant fools voted for Jill Stein and others refused to recognize that Hillary at her worst is superior to Trump at his best.
If the Russians hadn’t been left unchecked, and if the above had not occurred, Merrick Garland would be on his way to the court or, no one would be until after the midterms. And then RBG would retire and another liberal would be installed on the court.
No one would be threatening your right to an abortion, and no one would be telling you homosexuals can’t get married, no one would be accelerating the destruction of the already perilously endangered environment, and no one would be passing draconian laws in support of a resurgent gilded age reactionary corporatist fascism.
It’s also true that with a Hillary regime you would still have the Orwellian tyranny, and endless drone warfare, the impossible contradiction of support for sustainability, and support for the market as if that was not the root cause of the collapsing environment.
But you know the truth.
Hillary would have been not awful and Trump is a disaster.
Which brings us to the truth about both the Republicans, the evangelical fascists and the liberals.
The liberals and the left wing of the liberals, who call themselves “progressives” but are really just liberals with an attitude promoting a tepid New New Deal, all believe in the power of the vote. If you vote, in sufficient numbers, you will get the government you want.
If you believe, Tinkerbell will live.
The truth is, the Republicans who were always the party of bigots, have become honest about it and where their coalition used to be polite stealth bigots out in front, blowing the dog whistle, and the neo Nazis, Confederate 2.0, assorted Klansman and Aryan nation goons behind, it is now reversed. Generations of stealth bigots finally lost their hold because the crash of 2008 was seen for what it was – a betrayal of the White racist working and middle class by the White racist Wall Street class, and with Trump the bigots reversed the scheme and seized control of the party.
Which brings us to Mitch McConnel, Orin Hatch, Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, and the rest of the reactionary aristocrats who are perfectly willing to use Trump as their cudgel to stack the court, and achieve the Republican dream – the destruction of the New Deal and the Great Society and through gerrymandering and overt gangsterism backed by in your face fascism, establish either a virtual Gilead or the no doubt about it Bible-thumping dictatorship.
Anyone who thinks McConnell isn’t delusional and an ideologue, committed to tyranny, need only consult recent reports that in the run up to 2016, when told by then DCIA John Brennan, that sources inside the Kremlin were reporting that the Russians were actively trying to disrupt the election, accused Brennan of trying to throw the election to Hillary.
And a word here for the utterly vapid, moronic “leftists” wo insist that the “Russians did it” is a diversion cooked up by Strangelovian goons acting out some private X-Files fantasy – Go fuck yourselves.
But make no mistake, the Republicans are being assisted by the liberals.
The liberals keep showing up to political gunfights with squirt guns. They refuse to say what is obvious – that Trump is a fascist, that McConnell is committed to the destruction of the political order and wants to return the country to the apartheid era before the Civil Right’s Act of 1965. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren can get outraged and say all the right things but notice that they wont say what matters – that McConnell is a thug using Trump to set fire to the constitution and that there comes a moment when you must place yourself on the gears of the machine to stop it.
Instead of huffing and puffing about his lack of decorum, when McConnell blocked a hearing for Merrick Garland, the Democrats should have sat down on the floor of the Senate and said they would bring the government to a halt until or unless McConnell allowed a vote. They should have chained themselves to the podium on the floor of the Senate, and they should have said that McConnell’s actions were a blatant subversion of the norms that sustain even a modicum of republican rule and the stability of the government.
Instead, under the tutelage of Nancy were capitalists get used to it Pelosi, and the fossil that is the Dowager Feinstein, and the Uriah Heep of their camp, Barack Obama, with his dedication to being reasonable, they gave everyone the mantra that they can raise money and by gosh if you will just get out the vote…
And this in turn brings us to the useless, arrogant protestors who show up at the Senate and scream at racist old White millionaires and can’t understand why they keep losing.
The answer is simple: Who in their right mind thinks that a gang of racist old White men are going to listen to a bunch of women screaming at them?
Instead of protesting, they should be organizing a series of rolling general strikes in which they gather a few million people who agree to not use the internet for a day, and then three days, and then a week, and as the billions in lost revenue from the absence of eyeballs on clickbait accumulate, they could then count on the system getting the jitters and shakes and the government would begin to panic.
Following the panic would come the accusations of aiding the terrorists, and being a bunch of Bolsheviks, and then, threats of legislation to force you to use the internet followed by, negotiation.
But of course the liberals are whores and their pimp is Wall Street so the last thing they want to encourage is anything that disrupts the power of America’s King Pimp – the Stock Market.
After all, if they did someone would accuse them of being Marxists, and nothing scares a liberal more than the thought of someone accusing them of being a leftist.
The result of this is what you now have.
The weak but self-righteous progressives.
The spineless liberals.
The fascists in bed and surrounding Trump who are, day by day, setting fire to the system.
Historically when political systems cannibalize themselves and create an atmosphere where compromise becomes impossible the only thing left is, violence.
Make no mistake, America is racing towards a cliff.
When the bullets start flying, perhaps you can hide behind Brett Kavanaugh’s beer keg.