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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:42 PM

 

My Letter published yesterday: "WE ARE STUNNED BY THE POWER OF HIS DECEIT"

I have been writing 2 -4 letters a month for DEMS since 2009...this one was published yesterday...Please to enjoy. Jody.


WE ARE STUNNED BY THE POWER OF HIS DECEIT


"Dear America, You are waking up as Germany once did to the awareness that one third of your people would kill another third, while a third watches." Werner Twertzog. The perfect Russian storm came to life on Election Day. In our time no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now. The GOP clutching their flags and Bibles let them in the back door while we slept. July 13 Bashful Bob found the witches' coven in Moscow, and American witch indictments will soon follow.

We wake up every day and the moon hasn't tipped over. Imagine waking to find the moon flat on its face on the bathroom floor like Elvis Presley, poisoned by banana splits. Every day is worse. The old man who shampoos with Tang, has an ego that would make Napoleon blanch and a power lust that would make Stalin freak out. Trump's dishonesty has been central to his presidency. Serial deception is like a new perfume. At first you easily detect the scent. But over time with repeated applications you can hardly sense its presence, so you liberally apply more. You've desensitized. Watching a clip of one of Trump's hate rallies is akin to being locked in a phonebooth with a rabid raccoon.

The President of the US is a pathological and perverse liar. That changes the nature of your job as a citizen. This evil is being done in your name.We are stunned by the power of his deceit. That puts us in a state of fear. Fear paralyzes. Yet 27% don't see the man we see. A man who adores dictators and uses them as role models. A man visiting pain and misery upon the world. What kind of American looks at at Trump and doesn't see the monster we do? Putin seeks to destroy America and democracy worldwide and he's reduced Trump to his impotent toady. This is terrifying. Stop pretending it isn't. Stop being a "watcher".

Trump is unencumbered by conscience and morals. That is disarming to his foes. He breaks down peoples' ability to resist as he did with the NFL and his "doctors". He creates a reality and insists with extraordinary stamina his delusions are the truth. He calls it "bravado".

We've been tap dancing on the knife's edge for so long we've forgotten what it's like to genuinely rest.
Not all that walks in the shape of a man is human. The endgame is on. Trump goes down or we do. He will blow up the world to prove he matters. He is that disturbed. Protests and baby blimps are not election strategy and have no effect on him. Vote these Republican traitors out.




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Reply My Letter published yesterday: "WE ARE STUNNED BY THE POWER OF HIS DECEIT" (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 OP
nycbos Jul 2018 #1
MaryMagdaline Jul 2018 #2
dalton99a Jul 2018 #3
JDC Jul 2018 #4
greyl Jul 2018 #5
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #16
maddiemom Jul 2018 #25
George II Jul 2018 #6
lapucelle Jul 2018 #28
Pepsidog Jul 2018 #7
Tipperary Jul 2018 #8
NBachers Jul 2018 #9
calimary Jul 2018 #11
calimary Jul 2018 #10
cp Jul 2018 #12
uwep Jul 2018 #13
PatrickforO Jul 2018 #14
duforsure Jul 2018 #15
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2018 #18
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #19
orangecrush Jul 2018 #20
Ellipsis Jul 2018 #21
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #22
Vinca Jul 2018 #23
spanone Jul 2018 #24
Honeycombe8 Jul 2018 #26
debsy Jul 2018 #27
ancianita Jul 2018 #29
OnDoutside Jul 2018 #30
usaf-vet Jul 2018 #31
onetexan Jul 2018 #32

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:01 PM

1. Good job

Where was this published?

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:08 PM

2. Good work! America thanks you!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:10 PM

3. Beautifully stated.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:14 PM

4. "That changes the nature of your job as a citizen"

Excellent statement

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:15 PM

5. Tim Robbins fan? nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:36 PM

16. Tim is an actor...former paramor of Susan Sarandon

 

Tom is the author...and of course I am.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:05 AM

25. As for TIM Robbins...

See his film, "Bob Roberts"

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:16 PM

6. Subtitle:

"WE ARE STUNNED BY THE POWER OF HIS CONCEIT"

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:36 AM

28. Wonderful letter, but some of us are not stunned.

We were warned about this before the election. We were paying attention and voted accordingly.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:19 PM

7. Great read. Good job

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:20 PM

8. I would leave out the part about witches, the moon, Elvis Presley, and Tang.

But the last three paragraphs are good.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:24 PM

9. "Trump goes down or we do." Powerful, compelling, great imagery. You have honed your craft.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:33 PM

11. Indeed. That's a really good one. Six simple words, for the politically impaired.

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"trump goes down or we do."

Excellent work, jodymarie aimee!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:33 PM

10. DAYUM!

BRAVA jodymarie! As Eloise's nanny (Nanny) said when the room service arrived, "My my my doesn't that look good!" (I'm a big fan of the "Eloise" books.)

This is a Thing of Beauty! THANK YOU for sharing it. Better yet, THANK YOU for writing it and sending it out so it gets published!

These are things that need to be said. And your word pictures are wonderful!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:45 PM

12. Word!

Good writing. Yes, ma'am, I will be voting and bringing others to the polls this November.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:19 PM

13. I am going to post this on my facebook page

Thanks, great post. I was born in Germany shortly after WW2 and it sounds like how the German people were deceived, hopefully the midterms will correct this and change congress.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:20 PM

14. Wow! This is excellently written! What a great post.

"Not all that walks in the shape of a man is human."

I recommended this post mostly for that one line, because it is so profound.

Never a truer word was spoken. Usually empty ones are found elsewhere, but now a third of our people, with the help of GOP treason and Russian hacking, have elected one to the White House. There isn't anything in there, behind his eyes. Only evil.

Like Hitler, he would happily preside over another Holocaust.

We cannot allow that to happen. We must vote them out in November.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 04:21 PM

15. The supporters of this liar

And traitor will wake up some day realizing they were conned by him , and he will hurt them without any hesitation too.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:56 PM

17. Rec # 100. Good job, great writing. Thanks, jody. Nt.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:23 PM

18. Wow, my dear jodymarie!

This is one dynamite, superbly written letter!

I applaud your clear thinking and writing. SO GOOD.

Thank you!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:31 PM

19. Excellent.

 

I especially like this: "Trump's dishonesty has been central to his presidency. Serial deception is like a new perfume. At first you easily detect the scent. But over time with repeated applications you can hardly sense its presence, so you liberally apply more. You've desensitized."

It is so easy to become desensitized to lies, deceit and corruption.

And Americans are becoming desensitized to Trump's lies, deceit and corruption.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:22 PM

20. Kick and Rec!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 10:59 PM

21. Well done.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 06:51 AM

22. A revelation

for those on the fence, you will awaken some of the somnambulant, and the quirky phrases will grab attention - what's going on here? It's raw, in-yer-face, without being mean or vicious. Real style. Take it to 'em!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:45 AM

23. Great letter . . . was it published in a newspaper?

I loved the Tang reference, by the way. I think he must soak in a vat of the stuff.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:49 AM

24. K&R...

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Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:06 AM

26. Published in what? nt

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:35 AM

27. Great letter.

While I agree voting is critical in this election, we need to be sure our votes are protected. To paraphrase some autocrat - fictional or not - somewhere who once said, "it is not who votes that counts, it matters who counts the votes". If Russia is able to hack the votes we cast and change them, it doesn't matter if we vote. We should organize some sort of shadow election. Oh, wait - we used to have them - they used to be called exit polls which have mysteriously become "unreliable" since they were showing discrepancies between the votes counted and the results of the exit polls. It always fascinated me that they were very reliable until they weren't.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:53 AM

29. Inspiring, and a good look at the nature of "watching" and "normalizing" what is evil. Thank you.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:23 AM

30. Great piece. Funnily enough, I've just started reading a book called

Travellers in the Third Reich (by Julia Boyd), which is the first hand accounts of students, journalists, tourists, politicians, athletes etc in pre-war Germany, meeting ordinary Germans and officialdom.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:49 AM

31. This veteran is with you because it is what my oath of enlistment ..........

............ told me was my life long responsibility. There was and is no expiration date.

There have been time when it has just been there in the background encouraging me to get out and vote on that cold snowy day. It has encouraged me to run for public office and help give voice to concerned citizens in my community.

I has encourage me to speak out against injustices that deprive Americans of their rights. Rights granted them by the very foundation of those rights.

So at 71 I still remember standing in line with dozen of other Americans. Of raising our right hands and taking an oath of enlistment. I haven't worn a uniform for nearly 50 years. I haven't saluted a single commissioned office in nearly 50 years. I haven't been called sergeant or collected a military paycheck in those same 50 years.

But the one important thing I still carry with me is the memory of this oath.
"I swear to Support and Defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic".

Fellow veterans remember your oath has no expiration date!

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 01:14 PM

32. so well written. Thank you!

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