Author Archives: Ray Buchanan

About Ray Buchanan

"Ray Buchanan founded Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and retired in 2015. Comments made on this site are the sole expression of the author, are not made on behalf of the organization, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization."

Good People

Donald Trump is not a good person. I know that. You know that. Hell, the entire civilized world knows that.

As a fitting conclusion to his first year in office he and his toadies shut down our government. Reprehensible is the first word that comes to mind. He is much like a terribly spoiled three-year old who still believes he’s the center of the universe.

But, this isn’t about the greedy, cheating, racist, lying, sexual predator we have as our country’s leader. This is about good people. Good people know when to stop defending those who do not deserve defending.

Donald Trump doesn’t deserve defending. If you are a good person, stop defending him.

history’s simple test

Yup.

Donald Trump’s actions, and the attitudes behind them, are not normal for a leader of the free world. We all know that.

To remain silent in the face of such blatant lying, constant bullying, and morally disgusting racism is the same class of cowardice that allowed Adolf Hitler to come into power. The issue is not about party politics. It is far larger and far more consequential.

The issue is about basic human decency. The issue is about moral integrity. Are we going to allow such radical hate to continue destroying what our nation has always represented, or are we going to stand up and speak out in resistance to the clear destruction of our values?

As Mr. Rather states, history will judge us. The test is not difficult, but it requires us to act now. I have already answered. I will not be silent and I will not be complicit. I will resist. What about you?

 

presidential eloquence on display

If, after reading this, you don't think trump is a complete idiot, then YOU are a complete idiot.

This isn’t fake news. This is the actual transcript of Trump’s live broadcast. Most third graders could do better. We all know #BLOTUS cannot tell the truth.  It is also painfully obvious he cannot speak in coherent sentences.

At least he made it through this broadcast without any derogatory, racist, or obscene remarks. That’s a win, right?

it’s now about us

Actually, nothing has changed, has it? The truth is it has always been about us. What are we willing to ignore? How much are we willing to put up with? How low are we willing to go?

Peter Story, a Methodist Bishop from South Africa once remarked that during the apartheid years, he was always deeply ashamed of his nation for the immorality of such an unjust system. Every day of this presidency and this administration I am identifying  more deeply with the pain he felt and what he was saying.

Where is our basic decency? When will we say enough is enough, and begin to reclaim the standard human decency that has always created hope around the world?

largest pay-for-view event ever

Great idea!

I have never watched a pay-for-view event.

This I would pay any amount to watch.

I would even rent an auditorium and open it to my entire community,

especially my friends from all the s***hole countries.

Lord of the Lies

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The #BLOTUS, our Liar-in-Chief, is a racist, Putin Wannabe, or he is a victim of blackmail. Either way, he needs to be impeached yesterday. Most crime families end up in prison. Should this one be any different?