HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Cyrano » Journal
Page: 1

Cyrano

Profile Information

Gender: Male
Hometown: Palm Beach County, Florida
Member since: Fri Apr 16, 2004, 02:36 PM
Number of posts: 13,175

Journal Archives

It's nice to have a president who isn't a screaming asshole

It's nice to have a president who doesn't need to be in the news every hour of every day.

It's nice to have a president who cares about people's lives.

It's nice to have a president who consistently tries to do the right thing.

It's nice to have a president who is a decent human being.

It's nice to have a president who's sane.

I guess all I have left to say is let's enjoy every moment that Joe is in the White House.

Domestic Enemies

The Republican Party, at the state and federal levels, has dropped any pretense of civility, fairness, belief in democracy, or basic human decency.

It’s taken a couple of decades for them to reach what they’ve been building towards for decades: Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”; Reagan kicking off his campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi where the KKK murdered three civil rights workers; George Bush Senior using the racist “Willie Horton” ad to appeal to every American bigot; and then, the 2000 election in which the Supreme Court “appointed” George W. Bush Jr. to the presidency.

And just when we thought it couldn’t get more fucked up, a psycho rode down a golden escalator and, with the help of Russian interference, and the wingnut media demonizing Hillary, this knuckle-dragging conman ended up occupying the White House. As it turned out, this madman finally tore the mask off the reality of the disease that wants to turn America into a fascist country. A disease hiding behind the title: “The Republican Party.”

We’ve seen them denying that they tried to steal the last election through a violent act of sedition. We’ve seen their QAnon Eva Braun trying to start up an “Anglo-Saxon Caucus.” We’ve seen them oppose any semblance of decency by voting down every single piece of sane, needed, humane piece of legislation the Democrats are trying to pass. We’ve seen them call bullshit on the conviction of a murdering police officer. We’ve seen them defend their fuehrer who has been exiled to Mar-a-Lago. We’ve seen them take a crap on our Constitution, our values and our freedoms.

Understand this. The Republican Party is the deadly enemy of our democracy. If they once again manage to grab all the federal levers of power, it will become apparent to all what it’s like to live in a fascist country. Think those words are harsh? Then imagine if that horror were to become reality.

Regarding knuckle draggers

It seems that Republican insanity is increasing hourly on every issue imaginable. They're into massive voter suppression. -- They oppose anything Joe Biden wants to do to improve people's lives. -- They have no problem with further contaminating our planet. -- They don't give a rat's ass if many more people die from Covid-19. -- Any lie-of-the-day they spout is "Truth!" -- And they can perform the almost impossible task of ignoring the foul stench of their own corruption.

In short, the Republican Party has gone over the edge of the cliff and is in a free fall of moral depravity.

It's almost impossible to not be appalled that so many still vote for them. How much common sense is needed to grasp that, if Republicans ever again seize all the levers of power, democracy will end.

Trump ripped away the camouflage that has long disguised the horror called The Republican Party. It was, in reality, a thin veil that made them seem like "responsible people." It made them look like they were concerned with deficits, "family values," patriotism, flags, morality, personal responsibility, "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps," god, mom, apple pie, ... well, we all know the litany of bullshit they've been peddling the rubes for decades. And it is now glaringly apparent who and what they are. Given free reign, it's conceivable they could return us to the dark ages in which women were burned as witches and anyone who questioned the powers that be were tortured to death.

The Republican Party is leading a parade into some of the darkest eras of the past. And any sane person has to worry if humanity will self-destruct before it can evolve into a stable state of maturity.

Murder in plain sight

I just can't watch Chauvin's trial. That video tells the whole story, -- a nonchalant cop, hands in pockets, kneeling on the neck of a human being named George Floyd until he's dead. It was a horrendous video of a murder, pure and simple. Context and extenuating circumstances aren't even a factor here. To any sane, halfway reasonable human being, it was a public fucking execution.

Anyone but a cop would take any plea he could get. But this murdering prick knows that all he needs is one white supremacist, or one moron on the jury, and he walks away free.

I'm sick of having to share this planet with self-proclaimed "patriots," "cop lovers," flag wavers, god freaks who want to make all the rules, and so many other types of wingnut fanatics, -- including virtually every Republican.

I have no impartiality about this trial, so I never would have made it onto the jury. But no truly impartial juror can watch that video and not understand what they were seeing. If Chauvin is found "not guilty," I fear for the riots that will follow, along with the inevitable deaths that will occur. I really want to see this nonchalant murderer stick his hands into his pockets, look indifferent, and walk into a cell where he'll spend the rest of his life.
Go to Page: 1