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Lint Head

(15,064 posts)
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 12:52 PM Jan 2017

It's time to get serious.

I've posted my share of Trump jokes and silly videos and pics. Political cartoons are a central form of expression in our democratic republic.
But something has has changed. There is true danger in the air. Red states are passing laws to outlaw protests. To even run over protestors with their cars without consequences. The Trump administration wants to shut down and shut up a free press and eliminate freedom and assembly an expression.

I think an attitude shift is needed. I am no longer going to make light of our countries domestic threats. I will still use parody and sarcasm when conversing with right wingnuts. But trump is not a clown. He is embodiment of tyranny. The Tea Baggers falsely believe that the 2nd Amendment is to protect us from a tyrannical government takeover. Well. That cuts both ways.
I am not calling for an armed rebellion but things are getting dangerously close to that very thing. There are extremists on both sides and the worm can turn quickly.

We need to peacefully protest until we can no longer do so. Until we are banned from peacefully assembly that the Constitution demands all sides have. At that point we must be willing to stand for something or fall. Steve Bannon is not just a political consultant. He is the enemy. The enemy of all the rights I listed. The People's enemy.

I have a family. Children. Their lives will be forever changed if these cretins are allowed to prevail. Americans have died on foreign soil for us. Are we really willing to go that far. To die "in" our country "for" our country? People in the Civil Rights movement were willing to. But somehow this is different. We have entered uncharted waters. The press has already been suppressed. The king is dealing with despots and criminal governments. The next step could be the last step for us all.

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It's time to get serious. (Original Post) Lint Head Jan 2017 OP
Our leaders have failed us. BSdetect Jan 2017 #1
That ship already sailed onecaliberal Jan 2017 #2
Party over country kimbutgar Jan 2017 #3
Sadly, your feelings are legitimate. KPN Jan 2017 #4

BSdetect

(8,994 posts)
1. Our leaders have failed us.
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:03 PM
Jan 2017

Especially those GOP people who did not stop the madman and now work with him.

Its gone way past the time for action against this monster.

onecaliberal

(32,763 posts)
2. That ship already sailed
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:13 PM
Jan 2017

We need to peacefully protest until we can no longer do so. Until we are banned from peacefully assembly that the Constitution demands all sides


The water protectors are being threatened by private security that even threatened the highway patrol who took the press to the front lines. These people photographed the fucking highway patrol.

kimbutgar

(21,039 posts)
3. Party over country
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:30 PM
Jan 2017

Corporations over people

That is why our country is screwed. We no longer have the voice of democracy. 1984 is here and fox was the prime instigator. There is a cancer on our country and we are all going to suffer as it appears malignant.

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