New Year, New Fight

Found a post that perfectly sums up what needs to happen now that the Trumpocalypse is inbound:

We can do this, we people who are horrified by the bigotry that Trump has brought flooding out into the open. The one good thing about Trump’s bile-spewing candidacy is that he’s been so generous about spreading hostility that it’s been easier than ever to see that our many little groups can form one big raft that protects the whole. We can do this. We can join together and take our turns in the water so we can buoy the others who need it most at the moment. (Straight white dudes, I know that means you’ll be spending a lot of time in the water. Your willingness to do so may be your finest hour.)

I’m particularly impressed with the directness of addressing the Trumpsters’ supposed strength as a flaw:

Those “jokes” people are making? The ones where men walk up to a woman and say har har, they can grab her pussy now? Or the jokes about people getting deported? Or the white girl who snap-chatted that she’ll be a benevolent slave owner once Trump makes it legal? Those are not fucking jokes. They are a way of asserting power by spreading fear, and they are not acceptable in a decent society.

During a conversation I had with a friend back in the before times (2008), I said that we were going to eventually be faced with having to decide what kind of country we wanted to have, or if we indeed wanted to have one at all.  Looks like the time is now. I hope everyone’s ready…

Fear Of A Black Planet

President Obama spoke at long last to the truth that we already knew, the media dismissed, and the “economically insecure” that propelled Putin’s useful idiot into office will deny to their dying day:

“I think there’s a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states,” Obama told Fareed Zakaria in an interview for “The Legacy of Barack Obama.” “Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the ‘birther’ movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely.

Cornell Belcher’s new book “A Black Man In The White House” clearly lays out what happened in response to the Obama Presidency – a panic that has directly contributed to the coming kleptocracy:

“…look at what’s happening in our country: the [reported hate attacks] in the news every day, and how, quite frankly, we’re beginning to defy our democratic values when in North Carolina you have — this is not my opinion, the court said it — the state legislature put in laws to in keep black people from voting. Specific laws! That’s not democratic. We’re even violating our own values.

And our Congress, which has historically been a magnificent body, which has found a way to push forward and act through natural disasters, war, corruption, has been able to move and be functioning — up until the point where they elected a black man president. All of a sudden, that body is completely dysfunctional.

The whole article is an intriguing read – with a prescription for cure to America’s original, and resurgent, sin.

Epilogue

Tonight, for the first time since her death 9 months ago, I’m glad Mrs. Cisco isn’t here to see this. For now I’ve had it confirmed that half of the country hates me so much that they’re willing to burn the country down in response to PBO. They wanted me as an enemy, they demonized me and anyone who looks like me. They wanted a Neo-Confederacy. SO. BE. IT.

They may find the having less pleasing than the wanting. May the Prophets make it so.

Approaching Midnight on the Firing Line

President Obama on the campaign trail in Miami yesterday:

 

I am very much going to miss him when he’s gone.

And So It Begins

Do we dare hope for a wave that will sweep McCrory, Burr, and the rest of the gang overboard?