In listening to Trump’s promises to destroy our democracy and gain retribution against those who he believes crossed him in his Presidency addressed to adoring supporters at his rallies, one can only hope that most voters can before November 2024 be jolted into the realization that our nation is under its deepest peril since the Civil War in 1860.
One main cudgel in Trump’s racist harangues is about those dangerous immigrants who are mainly seeking refuge from conditions in their native countries. Except for native Americans, we are all immigrants, but Trump’s definition should alert even his most ardent supporters that he is a racist, liar, and potential dictator.
As NBC 12/17/23 news tells us, “Former President Donald Trump said immigrants coming to the U.S. are ‘poisoning the blood of our country,’ a remark on Saturday that quickly drew a rebuke from his chief Democratic rival as President Joe Biden’s campaign likened the words to those of Adolf Hitler.”
Trump says immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.” He’s always been a white supremacist, but he obviously feels more & more comfortable being open about it. Please don’t ever give this man power again.https://t.co/qEdSZPpFWd
— Dan McClellan (@maklelan) December 19, 2023
Even Senator Mitch McConnell, GOP Senate Minority Leader, “dinged” Trump on his “poisoning” comment.
Obviously, these undocumented immigrants want to seek the status of US citizenship in a democracy that protects human rights under laws. Do we need new regulation to fix the present out of control border situation? Both parties have failed to do so for decades.
Apparently, those Trump MAGA supporters feel his Hitler like dictatorship would improve their lives. As the Washington Post headline tells us, “Trump backers laugh off, cheer ‘dictator’ comments, as scholars voice alarm”.
As Trump supporters laugh off and cheer on his “dictator” comments, historians, Democrats, some Republicans and even former Trump administration officials are warning that a second term would be more autocratic and extreme than the first. https://t.co/7pgwU8VnUv
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 13, 2023
There has never been a one-day dictator!
The utter failure of many voters to grasp the effectiveness of the Biden administration’s accomplishments can be attributed to the relentless flow of false or misleading information from deep throat sources of extreme right wingers to get political power or from our principal enemies: the false information of Russian or Chinese origin is designed to undermine our democracy.
One friend of mine recently expressed to me in an email an incisive analysis of why people subscribe to Trump’s authoritarian importuning:
Many thanks for the encyclopedia of why Trump is so dangerous. My theory of how people reach judgments on any number of things (especially political life) is, they use logic and common sense (not the universal common sense but one derived from personal experience) and when they have exhausted these avenues (which are far from perfect in helping evaluate complex situations) they throw a switch that draws on their emotions, phantasies, prejudices, biases, and self-interests. I believe my hard-wired understanding that authoritarianism is a one-way path to the destruction of life as a citizen as I have come to expect, and one not shared by a considerable segment is Americans–and perhaps never has been. We’re in for a bumpy 11 months!
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The success of nefarious efforts by dark money has never been better illustrated than in the case of how Dobb’s decision was made. Turns out the drive for taking women’s rights to safe abortions was engineered by men, principally Justice Samuel Alito with huge financial support from Leonard Leo.
Read the record here developed by NY Times reporters.
Watch our reporter Jodi Kantor explain the behind-the-scenes story of how the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion — shooting down compromise and testing the boundaries of how the law is decided. https://t.co/I2z8sS9o5c pic.twitter.com/1tqUFom8r4
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 15, 2023
This leads me to my contention that the combination of elected GOP cowardice and greed along with deep money authoritarianism will if not understood result in Trump’s reelection.
As for the need to invade precious environmental areas such as in Alaska, Trump’s “Drill drill drill” plan ignores the fact that there is currently an oil oversupply in the US.
What is needed now to avoid disaster can come from the majority us including the many minorities who have already realized the unique and precious freedoms that only exist in democratic (small “d”) countries.
Those American citizens who attained citizenship most recently understand the importance of democracy. Certainly those born here of illegal immigrants deserve special approvals. Read of these immigrant children here.
Asians for example most vote strongly Democratic, but also we have a labor shortage in the USA as you can read here.
About 3 million shy they say since 2020…golly gee guys what changed in 2021? 🤡
Understanding America’s Labor Shortage | U.S. Chamber of Commerce https://t.co/cOse3KwdbO
— Edward Dowd (@DowdEdward) April 13, 2023
The exceptions of Asian immigrants who vote Republican are Vietnamese and the longer all Asian immigrants have lived here there is a tendency for them to vote Republican, but as the table in the Pew data shows, most Asian voters are strongly Democrats!
Guess seeing is believing for Asians after living in dictatorships or in countries where the wealthy control most of the power.
Let’s understand that we are already a nation of ethnic multiplicity and that our future, as was the case in our entire history, depends on our willingness to assume and assimilate them. Do we need legislation to affix the limits to immigrant numbers and criteria for their admittance. Of course, and after decades of bi-partisan failure to address this thorny issue, we must now do so.
“What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”: https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
“We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”: https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
“From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”: https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
Trump doubles down on anti-immigrant rhetoric
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