A Universal Plea to Everyone
WE MUST DESTROY the Republican Party.
By “we,” I mean all Americans of sanity, compassion, and understanding.
It is essential to do that so that the damaging course the GOP has pursued will be reversed. We need to weaken them swiftly so that the next—and God help us, far more effective and compelling—would-be dictator they will surely eventually try to force upon us has no chance whatever of taking power.
Essential it is too that the Democrats genuinely become the people's party.
The American system, running so smoothly since its inception, has clearly failed to provide safeguards against our takeover by authoritarians.
Once the ship is righted, we need to address that in ways yet to be determined.
Elsewhere, I’ve touched upon toxic and righteous “stories” about who we are as a nation, and how easy, tempting, and beguiling it is to adopt some universal story whole-hog without much thought at all.
One of my favorite empowering stories is this:
Because Trump so baldly lied when he took the oath of office at the inauguration, the blatant, oft repeated, and proliferating lies that followed render his subsequent acts moot, null, and void.
In the instant he so egregiously lied to us, breaking a solemn vow he never intended to honor—this dishonorable human being incapable of honor—he nullified his Presidency.
Mistake me not.
I’m aware that in strictly legal terms this foul hound of a motherfucker is President. But our belief in that goes a long way to normalizing it, and that’s something I’ll never do. There is no #45. Not yet. We have no president at all right now.
Trump is president of nothing. So stop believing the myth that he has power. He only has as much power as we cede to him, individually and as a conglomeration of citizens.
He broke his contract with us, which called upon him to serve all the people, not a subset of them.
The President of the United States is an employee of the people, intended to serve, not tyrannize over.
You, as one of those people, are an employer of whoever sits in the Oval Office.
Now, picture yourself firing him and hounding his fat fucking ass out of the White House. He’s incompetent and incapable. He’s unacceptable. He doesn’t do the job he was hired for. He operates entirely in bad faith. Bad faith is all he knows. Every day, he tries out new ways to destroy the fabric of our nation, whittling away at its foundations.
Please do not give up.
Don’t shrug your shoulders and opine with a sigh, “Oh well, we’re stuck with him until the next Presidential election.”
If enough of us—and I’m talking about a massive number, enough to wake us from the mass delusion that we’re stuck with him—fire Trump and deny him a legitimacy he doesn’t deserve, we can drive him into oblivion now!
When a nation falls into a perilous situation, one that threatens its existence, its citizens must start to think and act outside the usual constraints of thought and behavior.
We are there now.
Civil disobedience has become once more imperative.
The survival of our nation depends on it.
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