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(6,247 posts)
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 10:01 AM Apr 2021

4 years of terror

Last edited Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:15 PM - Edit history (1)

culminating in the deadly explosion of willful trump agitated cultural/racial hate insurrection intent on a coup d'etat on 1/6/2021. This treason led and inspired by some of the evilest men ever to administer our country at a national level. Those who occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the Oval Office showed me one thing. True America is still searching for its soul and is continuing that quest to try and conquer its cultural division(s) and racist white supremacy ideology born out of the Slavery Era of enforced human bondage and racial separatism in this country from 1619-1964-65.

To have had, in my family, serving in the then known 'coloured' units of American soldiers from the Buffalo soldier-scout willing to fight and die for an ungrateful nation to soldiers of colour who served during one of the most openly racist 4 years of American history in Iraq, Afghanistan and other AO's is an example of serving honourably exemplified. And with all the RW openly racists individuals serving and getting military training during the last 4 years that further makes an example of POC serving honourably despite acrimonious interaction from soldiers I know from VA and other places.

For many, many generations with African-Americans hanged, burned alive, with whole towns and communities of POC razed in racist hate and murder in the name of some skewed idea of racial superiority, African-American men and women have continued to serve an ungrateful nation. And don't get me wrong the Irish, Asian, Hispanic-American, the questing immigrants from Central America trying to escape the corruption, drugs, rape, human trafficking and murder, the Middle-Eastern American have and do periodically suffer under the onus of being not quite the right skin colour or culture for the racist white American. Yet, historically have always been more readily accepted by the white racist American than the African-American citizen or soldier. A divide and conquer strategy used extensively in history in American political strategy. Even, as seen recently in New York, African-Americans get caught up in bigoted and prejudiced hate and fall prey to this strategy which enrages and saddens me. And others attacking Asian-American senior citizens in San Francisco the same for me. This recent hate caused directly by the trump administration in blaming the American Covid pandemic on the "Wuhan virus" or "Chinese virus". And this was used as one of many distractions from the trump family's corruption and looting of the American treasury.

Intra-race hates among non-white races is still a problem with the killing of black upon black crime over "turf" of which they do not usually own in the least. In the modern Cuban community of which a majority are RW still striving to show they are anti-Castro. My grandmother was Cuban, my grandfather met her as a soldier in the Cuban incursion during the American imperialistic expansion mainly in the Pacific during the Spanish-American War 1866-1898. So I do know a little of what I speak about here.
But I digress on my thoughts immediately upon waking this morning.

Given the events of the last 3 months in which we are trying to turn the corner on division and hate. I thank the fates for a competent administration led by President Joseph Biden and vice-President Kamala Harris. And then the fates for the 85 million Americans that turned away trump and his hateful base of racist ignorant minions bleating their willful desire to continue to create division among true Americans who desire justice and equality for all.

Done. No more to be said.

4 years of terror (Original Post) llashram Apr 2021 OP
Good point taxi Apr 2021 #1
yes, I agree llashram Apr 2021 #3
You speak truth. brer cat Apr 2021 #2
Optimism llashram Apr 2021 #4
Thanks for your powerful thoughts. You've said a great deal but I know we're not done abqtommy Apr 2021 #5
we must llashram Apr 2021 #12
Well said DENVERPOPS Apr 2021 #6
Simplistic maybe llashram Apr 2021 #11
America is indeed in a struggle for its soul. Pepsidog Apr 2021 #7
And those that worked TIRELESSLY, and in some cases, against long odds, BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #8
this llashram Apr 2021 #10
Well said. wendyb-NC Apr 2021 #9


(1,895 posts)
1. Good point
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 10:14 AM
Apr 2021

No one can take away who we are and what we've experienced, although some abuse the powers of office to silence opposition. The Republicans, and in particular the crazier and craziest ones, are desperate to hold on to their powers. It does not matter to them that those powers were usurped through gerrymandering, voter disenfranchisement, hate radio, and so many other abusive strategies. It certainly is time to call them out on each and every attempt to silence the voice of the majority of Americans.

brer cat

(23,206 posts)
2. You speak truth.
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 10:25 AM
Apr 2021

There are more of us than them, and more than at any other point in my lifetime. Without optimism, we cannot continue the fight.


(14,118 posts)
5. Thanks for your powerful thoughts. You've said a great deal but I know we're not done
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 10:50 AM
Apr 2021

with this yet. For me the best thing I can do is not be a hater and, like you, keep
pointing out that this would be a productive position for many other people to adopt.


(6,247 posts)
12. we must
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:23 PM
Apr 2021

always remain vigilant when it comes to fascists. They are insinuated into our politics and daily lives. 85million were on guard. Says something to those who would deny and destroy our quest for "the perfect union".


(8,385 posts)
6. Well said
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:56 AM
Apr 2021

What the fucking hell is wrong with these people ?????????????????

If you look around, there is so much that is absolutely beautiful, and it is soooo easy to make it even better.

Why are these people, mostly Republicans, hell bent on destroying the good and replacing it with the horror that they all advocate?
It is like they have this scorched earth obsession to destroy everything and anything that isn't "them"......

Psychiatrists and analysts that I have talked to are all racking their brains, trying to figure it out, or at least explain, how this insane mass of psychopathic people got this way........


(6,247 posts)
11. Simplistic maybe
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:19 PM
Apr 2021

but I always point to Nazi Germany and leave it at that with my friends and associates. We dodged a bullet.


(11,472 posts)
8. And those that worked TIRELESSLY, and in some cases, against long odds,
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 12:51 PM
Apr 2021

to bring those 85,000,000 to the polls. Many of them nameless, at least for us, and one of them Stacey Abrams.


(3,097 posts)
9. Well said.
Sun Apr 4, 2021, 12:56 PM
Apr 2021

You are so right about the T*$&@# regime. It was nonstop, never before seen mayhem and chicanery. He did his best to tear democracy apart. The division sown the authoritarian stance he displayed regularly by that obscene entity was terrorism of the american people, especially people of color, along with other ethnic minorities.

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