Fear Itself

This evening, I share a post from Rob Goldstein. His is a thoughtful and thought-provoking article about the current state of our society here in the U.S., our history and that of other nations, and the things we need to understand in order to keep from making the same mistakes over and over again. He speaks of those things that are required in order to maintain a healthy democracy: placing an importance on human rights and freedoms, preventing the rich from using their power to rig the system, “putting patriotism ahead of pocketbooks”, and using the “gift of reason”. I find his message to be very timely, and I hope you will take a few minutes, not only to read his words, but to think about them. Thank you, Rob, for sharing these thoughts and for allowing me to share your post!

Art by Rob Goldstein

Below is a YouTube video in which Donald Trump tells his supporters kick a protester out of the audience.

In this second video you see Trump’s supporters beat the guy up. In the background you hear Trump shouting, “Get him the Hell out of here,” as his supporters cheer.

Where have I seen scenes like this before?

Donald Trump is not just a privileged blowhard like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.

Donald Trump is a charismatic Narcissist whose enablers are willing
to shred our Democracy to prop up Trump’s Narcissistic delusions.

None of this is new.

Dying for a principle is not new.

Neither is dying to keep in place a class system in which only the wealthy élite prosper.

How many times do we have to do this: the torture, the scapegoating, the democide, the bigotry, the slavery, the inquisitions, and all…

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One thought on “Fear Itself

  1. Dear Jill,

    I have a favorite Edmund Burke quote whenever, I see the signs of evil, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” We all have to do something like speaking up and by acting (VOTING AND GETTING INVOLVED) to stop DT and peoples like him. I am convinced that one is speaking up when they blog.

    Lets give good peoples words of encouragement. Ciao, Gronda

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