The word was that mass murder by withholding vaccines was federal policy to deal with Corona. Policy or not, it is criminal. Remember Crimes Against Humanity for which mostr of the German official in the dock were hanged?
Trump is using the pardon power for pardons it neever envisioned: he is letting his loyal crew of criminals out to do it all over again, but scot free. Misuse of his office and violation of his oaths of office. Betrayal of ones own countrymen and collaboration in that from the all but puppet, empty shells of Republicans in the US Senate. Is that not called treason?Who in his or her right mind thinks that if President Obama did those things he would still be a free man? Or you, or me?
Now if anybody ever doubted that Trump used the Pandemic as a terror tool, you just cannot any more, even if you still are a Trumpionette: he will not sign the vastly overdue, hard fought, just and humane relief bill! What on earth can anyone call that but evil: the unwillingness or inabiloity to have empathy for another and act on it with no thought of return for oneselfl
Read M. Scott Peck, read Hannah Arendt, read the records of te trial in Nürnberg in 1945, the testimonies of extermination camp top officials, the testimony and questioning of Hermann Göring by Justice Robert Jackson.
And the Republicans in tne Senate, does their record show that we can count on their backbone and stand for what is morallly right” Hardly.
This will escalate. Mary Trump says so. Former Trump officials are worried about that. I worry about that. Why not? Inaction is that old, very definition of insanity: expecting different results from the same actions.
You are walking down a street and suddenly a man appears with a knife, held in attack posture. There is blood on the knife balde, on his hands, he has a scratchj of fingernails on his neck and ne looks mean.Your reaction is:
- Forget about it. It is probably some act.
- Grab someone weaker than you and shove him or her into this guy and try to run by
- Start screaming that the liberals have armned thugs here and if you have a gun start shjooting.
- Back up slowly towards you car, hoping to get away from this person and not use the pistol under the drivers seat.
- Run for the car, get the pistol and start shooting (wildly, frfightened people hit their targets, the ones right in front of them, at most 20% of your shots.
- Freeze in panic and fear.
I bet you were not thinking of your common law and Constitutional rights to protect yourself — just about how to act.
Wjhen threatened we fight, freeze or flee. Thinking comes later or has been done beforehand. Legally, last time I took weapons instruction, you must back up and try to avoid shooting, but if you cannot, you have or darned will ought to have the right of self defense and although we cannot kill unless it is unavoidable and proveable in a court, that includes lethal force.
When the threat arises, there is no time to consult your lawyer first. We need to have it all thought through first: legally, morally, etc. We cannot act like Donald and just go charging off. If we want to live civilly and under a rule of law, then we must use our instittutions to defang, declaw, deter and deny any more power to Donald. And as the danger is clear and present, action must also be clear and present.
We must have weighed and distinguished, then chosen right action, explicily resisting the wrong. Having assessed actions and chosen one with full understanding ot consequences., we must be willing to accept and commit to accepting those consequences. And finally we must act visibly and assertively. In short, we must act with and to restore what Donald seeks finally totally to bring down: our personal, civic and national integrity.
The final alarms bells are ringing loud for those who can hear such.
Donald Trump now wants to put us into more economic decline, into more burden of illness, into more chaos. He wants revenge because he believes his deluson that he actually won the election. Listen to him! He is stark raving mad and will act on that.
Any examples of what a lunatic like Donald will do if not stopped: yes. Adolf Hitler. He felt that the Germans had not been good enough to win the war and so they were neither good enough for him nor good enough to survive the war’s end. So he ordered Albert Speer essentially to leave the victors nothing on German soil.
How –be honest–is Trumps action different in principle from HItlers?
Albert Speer did not obey. Hitler caved in and committed suicide with Eva Braun.
Who will stop Trump finally? We have backed up to satisfy the law and morality sufficiently years ago. The Republican Party is essentially no more: even the Senators and some of the House Republicans are now vocal about the mistake called Trump.
General Henning von Treschkow, author of the Valkyrie Plot to kill Hitler, wrote this
The General was a man of integrity: when he learned of the plots failure, rather than let the Gestapo torture him into giving up other conspirators, he wrote a note and took his own lifel.
Is not self help against Trump, Trumpionettes, Trumpthugs etc now a right? Is it now almost a duty, especially in the shadow of the Republican failure to act to protect the nation?
If not, then we will have nothing more to lose, which will lead to action anyway but action that will have no integrity, not bolster the rule of law, embolden the Trumpionettes, anmdtear this country apart.
And that just makes the alarms ring loud.,We have this chance ,with ample supporting evidence, maybe the last such chance, to act before we all will be forced to take up our own arms. We do after all have a RIGHT to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We can use the Amendment to declaw and disarm Donale. I do not want to be part of violence where Congress is afraid to tread..Viiolence does not work well, and it would be much more civil, much more in support of our institutions, to force implementation of the 25th Amendment.
I suspect that if that Amendment is not invoked, some of the rest of us will decide that they have nothing left to lose. Angry men and women with nothing left to lose will trample rights, rationalism, our republuc under their stomping feet. It will almost ceertainly mean bloodshed and chaos — just what Donald wants anyway.
It is time to realize that there is nothing but loss now to get from Donald.
If moral worth and integrity are not the worthiest of causes, what are?
Are we willing to do the work to act with integrity?
Is it finally time to disempower him legally?
If not this, then what, and if not now then, when?