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helping evil win

“THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE WHO COULD HAVE ACTED, THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST, THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH.”                                                                                                   – Haile Selassie

All of us have the awesome responsibility to exercise our rights as citizens. I have long heard that we have the government we deserve. And I have now come to see exactly what that means.

We all need to step up and make our voices heard. We need to stand up and make sure our vote is counted. We cannot allow the plague of fear, hatred, and ultra-right nationalism to continue to spread. It’s up to us to stop the spread of this insidious infection.

And if we don’t, if we are too busy, too indifferent, too callous and uncaring, well… we will live in a country that has the government we deserve.

a horrifying reality

If there isn’t a special place in Hell for those who willfully destroy the natural beauty of our beautiful planet, there should be. The unmitigated greed that blinds those raping our world’s natural resources is evil incarnate. Scott Pruitt, doing his best to dismantle the EPA is but one example.

 

 

where law ends tyranny begins

This powerful statement is engraved on the side of the Department of Justice Building in Washington, DC. It is always worth remembering, but especially in times when those in power are working so hard to undermine the precepts of a lawful society.

I fully support the fine men and women who have dedicated their careers and their lives to ensure our nation abides by the rule of law. The work of the Justice Department is critical to our freedom.

All those currently in power who are attempting to discredit and and undermine the efforts of the DOJ do so because they are afraid of the truth and fear justice being done.  They neither believe in the supremacy of the law, or feel that the law applies to them.

They act as if they are above the law. Robert Mueller and the Justice Department will soon correct that very mistaken understanding.

a two-level strategy

“Whether by design, or simply inertia, the Republican wrecking ball has been following a two-level strategy. Trump keeps the spotlight on himself with one act after another, assuming (correctly) that yesterday’s antics will be swept aside by today’s. And at the same time, often beneath the radar, the “respectable” Republican establishment chips away at government programs that might be of benefit to the general population, but not to their constituency of extreme wealth and corporate power. They are systematically pursuing what Financial Times economic correspondent Martin Wolf calls “pluto-populism,” a doctrine that imposes “policies that benefit plutocrats, justified by populist rhetoric.””

-Noam Chomsky

This makes sense to me. It seems a fairly decent description of what’s happening at the moment. Anyone else agree? How do we stop it?