What America Will Be Like after November 6th If Republicans Stay In Control of the Government…
If the Republicans are not voted out on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 — that is, if they retain the majority — then we know America is entering a period of oppression against most of its citizens. It will solidify the power of white men despite decades of transformations that have brought civil rights to minorities and to women and children. It is more than likely all those civil rights will be reversed.
If you think this is not possible, give a listen to what Republicans, including the off-the-rails president as he rants at his rallies and in tweets, have to say to us on a daily basis. The president preaches hate. His followers agree.
But before giving these quotes to you to read, there is this — another way of seeing we seem to have forgotten, but need to remember:
A LINCOLN PORTRAIT by Aaron Copland, with James Earl Jones: Jones begins speaking at the 7-minute mark. What he says brings joy.
As you read the quotes that follow, keep in mind that if the Republican Party retains the majority on Tuesday, they will correctly interpret it as a license to institute and legislate even more oppression over people who do not belong to their tribe, a tribe largely male and white. (The willingness of white women to support the Republican Party’s oppressive policies is simply a sign of their indoctrinated inability just yet to move beyond the embedded feeling that they are rightfully destined to be subservient to men.)
Also note: Nothing Republican candidates do promotes feelings of peace and cooperation and compassion among their listeners. Those emotions are not their goals. They have abandoned civility. Why?
Republicans live in fear, a primal fear that anyone who is not like them might get a piece of the pie, including the power to create a good life for themselves. They are, like their base, jealous of anyone not like them who dares to think they have a right to the same freedoms.
Republicans cannot stomach equality. That is why they are so far from the ideals that began our country. They are happy to forfeit those, because then the power is in their hands alone.
Be aware that these quotes are presented only by Republicans, be they candidates, newscasters, or the off-the-rails president. Democrats are not afraid of the rights for minorities and women’s rights, but Republicans are. It is something worth remembering.
One more thing: If you decide not to vote, for whatever reason, and you are not a Republican, you are helping to put the Republicans in power by default.
First, a few words by the president:
“Barbed wire is beautiful!”
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”
“I have had horrible rulings, I have been treated unfairly by this judge….Now this judge is of Mexican heritage, I’m building a wall.”
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Trump defended Confederate statues, charging that those who want to remove them “are trying to take our history and our heritage away.”
In an Oval Office meeting, Trump said Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS” and Nigerians would never “go back to their huts.”
The president tweets that he has directed the secretary of state to look into reports that the South African government “is now seizing land from white farmers.”
“We will take that little kit and say, but we have to do it gently. Because we’re in the ‘#MeToo’ generation so I have to be very gentle. And we will very gently take that kit and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm even though it only weighs probably two ounces. And we will say, I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test so that it shows you’re an Indian.”
“I’m a nationalist!” he cries in a kind of free-form ranting.
Second, a few words from supporters of the president:
[from Ed Pilkington in The Guardian] “I ask Spaeth how far he is prepared to take his hatred. In reply, he tells a story. The other day he talked to his sister, who is liberal and votes Democratic. He said to her: “If there is a civil war in this country and you were on the wrong side, I would have no problem shooting you in the face.”
“We’re going to kill all of you, we’re going to kill every one of you fucking Muslims.”
“Donald Trump was right,” they told police, after beating the man with a metal pipe and then urinating on him. “All these illegals need to be deported.”
“We would look at the wall as not just a physical barrier to immigration but also as a symbol of the American determination to defend our culture, our language, our heritage, from any outsiders.”
“Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down,” he told a CNN operator.
February 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida…Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and bragged about writing a letter to President Donald Trump — and receiving a response.
Jeremy Christian: “If Donald Trump is the Next Hitler then I am joining his SS.”
Third, from a few newscasters/broadcasters:
Just watch FOX News.
Final comments before November 6, 2018:
We have it in our power to stop the rise of the Far-Right, to stop the lies that come from the president to persuade people to behave in un-American ways, and most of all, to stop our gradual descent into a government for the very few. Sometimes, that is eventually called a dictatorship.
The Flag of the United States in the photograph that opens this article is a symbol of freedom for ALL the people. We need to remember this now. We have less than three days to make it so.