History lessons on sham justice

Blogging friend Brosephus doesn’t post daily, and in fact today’s post is his first this year, but when he does post, his words are memorable and wise. In today’s post, he compares what is happening in the impeachment trial to certain events in the 1960s … history does repeat itself. Take a close look at the picture at the top of his post – it captures this moment in our history perfectly. Thank you, Brosephus, for this prophetic post.

The Mind of Brosephus

It’s my first post of 2020, and I have a ton of stuff on my mind. We’re only 23 days into the new year, and I’ve already hit life highs and lows that will be hard, if not impossible, to surpass. This post, however, isn’t about me or my personal life. This post is about what America is about to experience and to question how Americans will respond in return.

As we know, the impeachment trial of Donald Trump is underway in the Senate as I type. As some have prognosticators have pronounced, most Americans know “the fix” is in the works to acquit Trump for his crimes. Indeed, there may not be much that we Americans can do to stop the acquittal, but there is a lot we can do as a result.

I chose the cartoon at the top for an explicit reason. There are many of us…

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14 thoughts on “History lessons on sham justice

  1. There is no longer any point in addressing the GOP or the Trump faithful it has gone too far.
    Two pronged strategy:
    1. Get the non-voters to quit non-voting.
    2. A letter/e-mail campaign to the Democratic Party with the message ‘Don’t you dare let us down with in-fighting’ as the message.

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    • Agreed. Working on #1, and that is part of the raison d’être for mine and Jeff’s project …

      As for #2, I hadn’t thought about it … been so busy writing to the ignominious republicans that I didn’t even thing about writing to the democrats. Hmmmmmm

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      • They might well need a gentle nudge in the lower half of the body.
        Consider the lessons of the UK’s Labour Party whose captains and their followers became a blinkered tight inflexible group.
        There are reports of an increase in Party Membership, with an underlying theme to ensure the Corbyn wing do not get continue to run the party when he steps down as leader.

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        • Nudge to lower half … check … got it, chief … oh wait … you say ‘gentle’ nudge? No can do … a nudge, in my book, is a nudge and there ain’t no ‘gentle’ ones. Now … about them others … wouldn’t it be loverly if they spent half as much time thinking about how to help people, critters, etc., as they spend pondering on how to beat somebody else to get one more dollar/pound? Sheesh … bloomin’ fools all!

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          • Fair enough Jill, you nudge away at your own pace and strength. Trump is the foe, not the other one going for the nomination.
            Y’see here’s the conundrum in politics. If you syphon out the opportunists, the snake oil salesfolk, and the wacky-doodles you are left with folk who have strong beliefs and feel they are doing the right thing. Now if they feel that way they tend to think the other ‘one’ is wrong and if ‘they’ get in everything will go wrong, thus everyone gets all fired up trying to stop ‘the other one’. Not much we can do about that, it’s been going on since someone decided everyone (wealthy to begin with) could have a say on how to run a place.
            If you read too much history you can go a bit crazy for a while and reckon an absolute monarchy is not such a bad thing.🥴

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            • You make some good points there … you are an astute observer of the human condition … throughout history. You’re right, for it seems that if there is a way to screw things up, people will find it. I’ve long said that life would be boring if everybody thought alike, but these days, I think I might welcome a bit of boring. People can’t even agree on the simplest things anymore! But, I know that an absolute monarchy is not the answer, for even if you started with a benevolent monarch, sooner of later corruption would seep in. It always does … greed and arrogance. Sigh.

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              • I know.
                Our strong monarchs were…..not very nice folk, The Tudors being a fine case in point.
                Then you get the strong king (‘I’m right. You are wrong- stab!’) followed by the weak son (‘S’not fair I’m in charge’-waaah!’..OR… Well, y’know, like I’m king. Right? I mean yeah? Like God says so. Right?- Henry VI & Charles I)
                Mostly, we dream for the best while secretly hoping it will just be the least worst alternative from amongst whichever group are around.

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  2. “Indeed, there may not be much that we Americans can do to stop the acquittal, but there is a lot we can do as a result.”
    That quote says it all. If we, the voters, fail to do what the Senate will not do, we can kiss the elusive American dream (which has survived many nightmares in its history) goodbye for the foreseeable future….and perhaps forever.

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  3. Thanks Jill. I’ve been through some things this week, and that post was part of what I observed.

    I am genuinely curious to see how America, as a whole, responds to such an obvious miscarriage of justice. I hope to see voters punish the GOP where they can. I also expect the base to defend the GOP as well.

    A win for the Democratic Party in November opens up the ability for a new DoJ to pick up on any and all criminal aspects of this stuff.

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    • I hope nothing too serious in your personal life, my friend.

      Yes, I am curious too, but I sense that the 40% who slavishly support Trump, who cannot see his evil side, will continue to claim the whole impeachment was a ‘hoax’ or ‘witch hunt’, and that it was just the mean ol’ democrats trying to get rid of him. Meanwhile, the other 60% of us will be thoroughly disgusted and angered. The question then becomes … what do we do about it? Do we unite to try to change the path the nation is on, or do we sit and chew our nails, crying in our beer?

      I’m with you there … I would love to see half this administration held accountable for their actions, including the likes of Rudy Giuliani, who isn’t officially even part of the administration.


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