Monday, January 23, 2017

Waiting and Random Thoughts

As Joanne reminded me, I have some time on my hands. Her blog, Cup on the Bus, is well worth your time to read by the way.

Listening to Trumps first days in office reinforced what I'd thought: he'll be no different as president than he was as candidate. A liar, a self-serving, racist, nazi buffoon. He's using methods tried and true, by dictators in the past for press control and population spreading information.

"Alternate facts".....what amazed me is she could say that with a straight face, without breaking down and giggling. But it's the central fact of this administration. Lies, repeated, lies and more lies. And, sadly enough, a sizable percentage of our population will believe him. Facts, truth, ethics, are not part of this president's repertoire.

I love the response of women (and men) in the marches on Saturday. But I kept wondering where was all this organization, dedication, passion, etc in the weeks and days ahead of the election. And on election day.

But then I also realized that the entire voting population of CA, WA, OR, could have voted for Hillary, she could have won the popular vote by 15 million, and still lost the election. Such is the system.

The march was great. But something has to carry through for two years and through the mid-terms, a usual weak spot for democrats. If it doesn't, we're screwed. If we don't gain back seats at the state and national level at the mid-terms, we're fucked.

Let's remember that the Germans, in 1933 and 1936, overwhelmingly voted Hitler into office. The response of progressives, socialists and Jews was "We'll get through this, we'll persevere".

Take a lesson from that.

Fight this attitude fostered by Trump in every way possible. Fight it when you see it, in the street, in stores, in conversations. I'll start:

There is a blog, Lone Wolf Concerto who has a blog. Here's today's post, it shows you what we are up against. I don't think he's alone in his view, as horrible as that may be. Here it is:

http://lonewolfconcerto.blogspot.com/2017/01/questioning-myself.html

It was included in a list of blogs on another, great blog I read. I asked to be taken off the list, I didn't want to be on a list it was part of. Instead, the blog took his off. But it's still out there, spouting hate and filth against women and anyone not white.

Call this stuff out. Or, we succumb to the Trumpian way.

Cheers,
Mikekkk

19 comments:

  1. That guy looks like another misogynistic, racist dick. I read his blog once and that was enough. Kind of chicken shit to block comments. But, like you said, he's not alone.

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  2. And he's a GAY MAN. I don't understand that AT ALL. Of course, I've known other gay men who were rabidly conservative and I have to wonder....just how much do they secretly hate themselves? I should feel sorry for them, but I can't muster that much compassion for someone so hateful.

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    1. Basically, gay men got respect and rights before anyone else in the lgbtq arena, and many of them want to reach back and pull the ladder up behind them. Some of the most misogynist, transphobic people I've ever met are gay (usually white) men. I recently lost one of the best friends I've ever had in my life because he joined the MRAs (Men's Rights Activists - yes, that's an actual thing.)

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  3. I thought he was trying to be funny and then realized my mistake.

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  4. He sure is a piece of work. He's apparently ignorant of karma. It will come back and put him down to his knees.

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  5. Mike-
    Truth and facts matter indeed. Your resolve and that of others who perceive the danger of the vulgarian's movement is important. We need to counter the idiocy, deceit and devotion of those who support him.
    As for the blog you linked to--poor fellow. What a sad and bitter little mouth breather--another example of the devolution of intelligence and reason. He's clearly a woman hater. A sick man. These opinions are not to be considered legitimates--they are the spew of unsound deplorables. Like most Trump supporters it seems that anger and venom are of greater currency than intellect, analysis and even confrontation of your own assumptions by way of testing its value. Like zealots in earlier periods of history, blind allegiance to hate filled leadership is dangerous.

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  6. In jons defence, i do think he enjoyes throwing grenades into the mix, i cannot believe that he believes everything he writes

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    1. John, that would be tantamount to me posting a screed about how disgusting homosexuals were, how they should be subject to different laws than straights, how anyone who agreed with gay rights was a malignant idiot, etc, and expect people to say 'oh, he's just kidding around'.
      No, I believe he really means it, he's often written things like that and later implied he was 'just kidding'.
      He's a really horrid person.
      Sorry if that offends you, not my intention at all. I think you know my values and views.
      Mike

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    2. BTW, I used the term 'homosexual' deliberately, it's a term I'd never use except to make a point. Again, I admire you and Chris, think you two are an example for us all, gay, straight or whatever.
      Cheers,
      Mike

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    3. I agree with Mike. At some point, you have to take people at their word. His words have never left me any reason to believe there's any decency or redeeming qualities inside of him.

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    4. Not upset at all....jon likes to flex his bitch muscles.....which is sad..i hope, obe day he will realise just how wrong his ideas really are

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  7. Bravo Mike, keep om speaking out and telling it like it is.

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  8. BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

    www.BoycottBitches.com

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

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    1. Dear Asshole:
      1. Fuck off
      2. Grow a pair and post your name or blog.
      3. Gee, this wouldn't have anything to do with Jon's blog that he vomit's out once in awhile now would it????
      I'll leave this up for a bit to give other's a chance to comment.

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    2. well, bless your little heart, anonymous. American women are just too much woman for you, I get it. That must feel really threatening, all these rights and power we're demanding.

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  9. I've seen that exact same post on several other blogs. I'm beginning to wonder if it's Jon in disguise.

    FUCK YOU, you cowardly asshole!

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    1. Y'know, I thought I'd seen it before too.....

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  10. I really think that most if us thought he couldn't possibly win and were a little complacent. I will never believe polls again!

    The guy above is a troll. He gets around. I just deleted him on mine.

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