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The Culture War is BIG and the bunkers are built

When I discuss politics with older white men in my sphere they excuse everything trump does that is flat out anti-American. One close family member in particular (highly educated with MBA, computer scientist, who used to be liberal) said two things that shocked me. He said, “Men are sick of American bitches. Men will go overseas to find women who are nicer.” I said, “Well, let them. Do you mean like trump?” He flashed a sharp eye at me and said, “What do you want a civil war? We are sick of hearing how bad white men are. White men built civilization!” I almost lost it. So much wrong there. “What? I said.” He said “well at least they are the creators of technology.”
Nearly falling off my seat, I replied: What about Alan Turing? The gay man that is the father of modern computing?” He said, “He’s not the father of computing.”


I said (paraphrasing), “So that is your tribe, white straight men? You know it’s almost over for your antiquated, white men’s power structure control over the lives of the rest of us. You can’t dominate us anymore using the levers of power … laws and justice system, religion, etc. The rest of us are the New Power Base and we are not going to let you dictate how much freedom we enjoy in our own country. Face the truth, white male culture has run the world for centuries and established itself in America using the tools of slavery, genocide and sexism. If you believe that white men created civilization what about all those that they excluded? Read your history books that tell the story of other’s contributions. Surprise, and those books were never written because history has been by white men. And, you still are trying like bloody hell to hang on to your privilege under the banner of trump? Why don’t you learn to share? The world will be a better place if you just open your heart and evolve and really believe that we are all created equal. What, you think you are better than the rest of us? What are you so afraid of? Join us.”
Then I realized … that’s it! He really believes he is superior… to women, people of color, gay’s, transgendered, Native peoples, poor people immigrants …. Simply because he is a white man? So does trump. They aren’t going to share, they never have. That is all they have to cling to and it is going to be an intense fight to liberate our country from this mindset. Fight, we will continue the fight!
Finally, I said, “I can’t wait for whites to become the minority in America so I can hear them scream for affirmative action laws be put back in place.”

How to counter the NRA power

Looking up the number of the largest pro gun control organizations groups (23) compared to pro-gun groups (NRA and 3 or 4 others) makes one wonder why all the pro-gun control groups don't just get together to form one large coalition. It would dwarf the NRA. I just got a letter from Gabby Gifford's organization, Courage to fight Gun Violence, one of many.

Gun Rights: Background

An upward trend in the number of mass shootings has fueled a contentious debate about gun rights. And while liberals throw cash behind pro-gun control efforts through super PACs like Giffords PAC (formed by gun violence victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords) and nonprofits like Everytown For Gun Safety (backed by Michael Bloomberg), groups like the National Rifle Association are still powerful in Washington. The NRA has been a strong voice for the rights of gun owners across the country, battling attempts to enact gun control legislation at every level of government.

Aside from the NRA, other major gun rights advocacy groups include the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Association for Gun Rights.

Traditionally, the gun debate has been controlled by Republicans favoring gun rights as far the money is concerned. For instance, in 2016, Everytown spent $1.35 million in lobbying. The NRA spent more than twice as much. They also made over a million in political contributions, mostly to Republicans, and spent $20 million opposing Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency, breaking their own spending records.

That all changed after the election when gun rights outside spending began to crater and gun control outside spending spiked. This paradigm shift was complemented by highly publicized shootings in Parkland, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. In Parkland, a 19-year-old used an AR-15 rifle to kill 17 people at a high school. (Several survivors of the shooting have since become influential gun control activists.) In Las Vegas, a man fired into a crowd from the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino, killing 58 and wounding hundreds. The shooter had modified legal guns with bump stocks to make them fire like automatics.

The NRA has also seen a steep decline in member dues


"Potemkin village" - trumps new construction project

Fake hospital workers ... WTF

Potemkin village
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In politics and economics a Potemkin village is any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village built solely to impress Empress Catherine II by her former lover Grigory Potemkin during her journey to Crimea in 1787. While modern historians claim accounts of this portable village are exaggerated, the original story was that Potemkin erected phony portable settlements along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to impress the Russian Empress; the structures would be disassembled after she passed, and re-assembled farther along her route to be viewed again as if another example.

Video of Dayton mass shooter being gunned down released by police


trump must clean house - fire stephen miller for starters

trump never will resign himself but, until we get him out of the White House, he MUST fire the key white supremacist, racist bastard, cowardly, evil, ugly, doofus, stephen miller! This cretin has had too much influence on trump who we all know has no moral compass and lacks the mental capacity to hold any office in our government.

Are we back there again?

FYI: Dayton is 54 miles N of Cincinatti, trump's last rally

Just saying! Did shooter attend?

When trumps says "fake news" about the truth

we should say "Con News" when he lies about the facts. E.g., "More Con News" from the White House aka the Rat Trap
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