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Title: U.S State Politics
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Title: Republican and Democrat Controlled States: What's the Difference?
Post by: AGelbert on January 07, 2020, 07:09:46 pm
Republican and Democrat Controlled States: What's the Difference?
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Title: White Supremacist "President" Does White Supremacist Things
Post by: Surly1 on January 19, 2020, 08:21:49 am
In case you were entertaining any doubt, these race warriors have planned their "boogaloo" for MLK Day. And fat orange is using his stubby fingers to do his best to get Uncle Fud to climb off his niece (or his nephew) and come to Richmond for the primate display behavior. Low T, low agency cosplayers compensating for their deep-seated inadequacy.


Trump Times Scare-Mongering Tweet for Maximum Impact as White Supremacists Prep for Richmond Rally (


A tweet from President Donald Trump Friday, one of the sort that Speaker Nancy Pelosi might categorize as “crazy,” drew sharp criticism for seeming to fan the flames of unrest ahead of a gun-rights rally in Richmond, Virginia.

Trump’s social-media eruption warns Virginians that their 2nd Amendment rights are “under attack,” and offers a sarcastic “thank you” to Virginia Democrats who will “take your guns away.”

Title: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I understand there are a good many Southerners in the room tonig
Post by: AGelbert on January 19, 2020, 07:59:05 pm

From Dick Gregory: ✨👍 ;D

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I understand there are a good many Southerners in the room tonight. I know the South very well. I spent twenty years there one night.

Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, "We don't serve colored people here." I said, "That's all right. I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken."

Then these three white boys came up to me and said, "Boy, we're giving you fair warning. Anything you do to that chicken, we're gonna do to you." So I put down my knife and fork, I picked up that chicken and I kissed it.

Title: Re: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I understand there are a good many Southerners in the room t
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2020, 05:50:24 am

From Dick Gregory: ✨👍 ;D

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I understand there are a good many Southerners in the room tonight. I know the South very well. I spent twenty years there one night.

Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, "We don't serve colored people here." I said, "That's all right. I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken."

Then these three white boys came up to me and said, "Boy, we're giving you fair warning. Anything you do to that chicken, we're gonna do to you." So I put down my knife and fork, I picked up that chicken and I kissed it.

 ;D ;D
Title: Worst People on the Planet Plan Richmond Event
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2020, 05:52:05 am
Richmond braces for giant gun rights rally on Monday (


The Virginia State Capitol building is surrounded by fencing in preparation for a giant rally Monday by gun rights advocates. (Bob Brown/AP)

RICHMOND — The convoys and militias are coming, if social media posts are to be believed, headed to Virginia's capital to take a stand for gun rights — or, in the words of some, to fan the flames of a civil war.

“I’ll be rolling into town early. I can’t give you my exact time for security reasons,” said Christian Yingling, head of the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia and a leader at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

“I organized a convoy, places we can meet up and drive up together. I’ll be leading it,” said Tammy Lee, a militia activist in Oklahoma.

Both Lee and Yingling were members of groups that signed consent decrees never to return to Charlottesville while armed, part of a lawsuit settlement over the violence there. But there is no restriction against coming to Richmond.

Thousands will join them, they say, for a rally Monday on Capitol Square to protest plans by the new Democratic majority in the General Assembly to pass gun-control laws. State and federal officials were preparing for a volatile mix of weapons, passions and anti-government fervor. Central Richmond was braced for road closures and extensive police presence.

That was before President Trump decided to weigh in Friday afternoon on Twitter.

“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia,” Trump tweeted. “That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!”

Prospect of gun control in Virginia draws threats, promise of armed protest

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) last week declared a state of emergency and issued a ban on firearms or other weapons on Capitol grounds. The state Supreme Court upheld the ban after a challenge by two gun rights groups. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued temporary flight restrictions for Richmond airspace, making it illegal to fly planes or drones above the city on Monday. Northam has said officials are concerned about threats from weaponized drones.

On Thursday, the FBI arrested three alleged members of a white-supremacist group on gun charges, in part out of concern that they planned to attend the Richmond rally and incite violence.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun advocacy group, sponsors what has always been a peaceful rally every year on Lobby Day, which coincides with the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. With children out of school and state offices closed, it is a time for citizens to come to the Capitol and lobby lawmakers on a variety of issues.

The pro-gun rally is always the most visible event, but this year it has virtually wiped out everything else. The Virginia Citizens Defense League has appealed for 10,000 supporters to show up unarmed to fill Capitol Square and asked several times that many stand outside with weapons.

Northam told all nonessential staff to stay home, and many lawmakers urged aides to stay away, though committees will still meet and both chambers will convene floor sessions. The young pages who run errands in the House and Senate were given the day off for safety.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence canceled its annual vigil and lobbying day, announcing the decision on Twitter “with a heavy heart.” The organization’s state director, Lori Haas, said it was because of “ongoing, credible threats to public safety that have been promoted … by gun extremists.”

One of Richmond’s staunchest gun rights Republicans, who needled Northam over the ban earlier in the week, closed ranks with the governor after a closed-door briefing on the security threats Friday.

“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) said in a written statement Saturday. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”

Gilbert declined to discuss the content of the briefing, but his statement referred to efforts to “infuse” the event with a “twisted or extreme worldview.”

Outside the Capitol, authorities used tall chain-link barriers to create a pie-shaped pen for the rally. The area takes up about a third of Capitol Square, a manicured park dotted with monuments to historical figures ranging from Native Americans and George Washington to a segregationist governor and civil rights leaders. The monuments were protected with additional fencing, as was the Executive Mansion to the east.

The square is usually open on all sides to foot traffic. Under Northam’s emergency order, access is restricted to one spot, at Ninth and East Grace streets. Just inside that entrance, the crowd will be split into 17 lines for screening with metal detectors.

Anyone attempting to bring in weapons will be turned away, but police will not confiscate those items, officials have said. Demonstrators who do not want to part with their guns may remain armed on city streets. Authorities say they will cut off admission to the rally once the crowd hits a certain number, which they have declined to disclose.

In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws

Police expect rallygoers to start lining up Sunday night, despite freezing temperatures. Authorities are setting up two medical tents in the area in case of injuries.

The hoopla is focused on promises by Northam to enact sweeping gun control this year, including limiting handgun purchases to one per month, banning military-style weapons and silencers, allowing localities to ban guns in public spaces and enacting a “red flag” law so authorities can temporarily seize weapons from someone deemed a threat.

Democrats across Virginia ran on the promise of gun control in last year’s legislative elections, winning majorities in both the House of Delegates and state Senate for the first time in a generation. That gives them the power to act — and has inspired outrage from pro-gun activists.

More than 110 counties, cities and towns around the state have passed some type of resolution in support of gun rights, many of them “Second Amendment sanctuary” proclamations in which local officials pledge not to enforce laws they see as unconstitutional.

National militia and extremist groups have mobilized, with some making threats against elected officials. Many promise to use Virginia as the place to take a stand against what they see as a rising tide of anti-gun sentiment, invoking language of insurrection and civil war.

Not all of the heated rhetoric has come from outsiders.

Sen. Amanda F. Chase (R-Chesterfield), who plans to speak at the rally, warned on Facebook that authorities might send a troublemaker into the crowd — a “government plant,” she said — to cause a disruption as an excuse to arrest attendees on “domestic terrorist” charges.

Some far-left organizations have also expressed sympathy with the cause. A coalition of groups at the site issued a statement Friday slamming gun control as a means of keeping down the working class.

Antifa Seven Hills, a Richmond-based anti-fascist group, said in a recent email interview that it also opposes gun control. But although it claimed no interest in disrupting the rally, it called on the Virginia Citizens Defense League to “prevent racists and fascists from attending” and promised to “always confront fascist ideology when it shows up in our city.”

Yingling, the Pennsylvania militia activist, said he believes turnout will be big. “God, I hope it happens,” he said in a telephone interview. “Like it or not, the governor’s trampling on the rights of millions of gun owners. . . . People are upset, and they should be. He’s talking about people’s right to defend themselves.”

Yingling led his militia on the streets of Charlottesville for the rally there in 2017. He said they were not backing the neo-Nazis who defended the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, but were protecting the rights of all involved to exercise free speech. Monday’s rally is another case of the Constitution under siege, he said — this time over gun rights.

And yes, Yingling anticipates violence. He blamed Northam for pushing to limit access to guns.

“Let me make one thing unequivocally clear: I do not advocate for violence ever, ever,” Yingling said. “But if he [Northam] keeps pushing people, people are going to feel that they’re not going to have another choice.”

Yingling said law enforcement has been in contact with him ahead of the rally, but he declined to disclose what they talked about.

‘Make bang bang’: Virginia gun rights lobbyist duped into promoting pistols for tots

Lee, the convoy leader from Oklahoma, has promoted the Richmond rally in Facebook live videos. “I can absolutely not wait,” she said in one. “This may possibly be the first time that almost the entire patriot movement is there.”

But in a video posted Friday, she also expressed dread. “If you’re not apprehensive about going to this event, then I would worry about you and your mental state and your thought process,” she said.

In an interview, Lee said the convoy would kick off in Oklahoma on Saturday morning and swing through 10 states before its scheduled arrival in Richmond on Sunday afternoon. She declined to say how many vehicles or people would be involved.

Lee said she has participated in nearly 50 rallies in the past five years. That includes Charlottesville, which she attended as a member of the American Freedom Keepers. She later cut ties with that group.

In a recent video, she indicated that the gun rights movement was fractured over whether the out-of-state militias would help or hinder their cause in Richmond.

“While some don’t want outsiders coming in, it’s too late for that,” she said. “There are so many people woke to what’s happening … that I don’t think you could keep people away if you wanted to.”

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, said he toured the grounds with Capitol Police on Friday to get a sense of the layout. He said he was hoping for a peaceful rally.

“The frustrating thing to me is, if something does happen, that’ll be all people talk about,” Van Cleave said. “My view is, we have no control. We’re telling police everything we know about and trusting them to do their job.”

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Title: Letter From Steward Rhoads to the "Oath Keepers"
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2020, 05:56:49 am
Motivated by the same contempt for decency as the Trump admin's elevation of pizza and French fries to the American dietary pantheon on Michelle Obama's birthday, replacing peas and carrots, and for the same reasons, these militarized cosplayers are descending on Richmond today, the MLK holiday. This **** is VERY close to home, and affects me directly as my daughter and her boyfriend live and work in Richmond. She said she "encountered" some of their number last night.

This exercise can go sideways in a lot of different ways, and very quickly. The point is to defy the rule of law, and via such defiance, stop the advance of an equality-under-the-law based system of governance in favor of the rule of old white slavers with guns. And brought to you by the same cowboys that brought you the great moral victory at the Bundy Ranch and at Malheur.

Now check this out:

My wife got this email from a friend who lives and works in Richmond last night, who says she got it from a friend in Texas. She said, "it made my skin crawl.
Are these people frikin INSANE?!"

Why yes, Heidi, they are. This purports to be from the founder of the Oath Keepers. Note carefully the tone of grievance and perpetual victimhood.

Urgent! Need Volunteers Monday, Jan. 20th
to Protect Patriots At Richmond Gun Rights Rally

Oath Keepers and patriots,

Volunteers needed!  We need LEO and military veterans to volunteer to help us on the ground at the ARMED rally in the streets of Richmond, VA on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 (not in Gov. Northam’s absurd disarmed slave pen – out in the streets with the **** patriots who will NOT be disarmed).

We put word out to our members on our Facebook page two days ago that we need to be there to do all we can to help prevent this event from going sideways.  We are still in need of men to assist.  You do NOT have to be an Oath Keepers member to help.  Just be a qualified and trained LEO or military veteran who can keep your head and is physically capable of defending others.  If you are in driving range of Richmond, VA, please come help.

To volunteer, email us at: 

Tell us about your service and training.  Attach a copy of your drivers license and CCW (if you have one) and your phone number.

We know many of you will be there anyway, so please consider also linking up with us and helping in this critical mission.

If you cannot make it in person to help, please donate to support those who can make it.



1. Keep the police cool by  making it clear to them that brother officers are on the ground, mixed in with the gun rights crowd.  In our experience, after all the public events we have secured, from Bundy Ranch on, when the police know that other police are on the ground, among the patriots, it tends to prompt them to do their jobs better, and to prevent tragedies.  We will have patriot cops liaison with local and state LEOs, doing all we can to prevent a blue-on-blue or patriot on police incident.  We need as many patriot police officers here as possible for that mission.

2. Keep patriots cool, focused on expressing their views but not going violent and not trying to crash the gates into the capital grounds. That is EXACTLY what Northam wants.  Don’t give it to him!  Best outcome is a calm, peaceful mass assembly of armed Americans exercising their rights to peaceably assemble (while armed!) and petition their government for a redress of grievances.  Make Northam look like an overreacting, tyrannical ass.  Keep our cool.

3. Watch for false flags, hotheads, and agent provocateurs.  Do all we can to deter or stop them.

4. Escort vulnerable people to and from the rally. And especially after, escort elderly, disabled, or any other vulnerable individuals that the left may target for assault.

If things go sideways/kinetic then focus on protecting people and getting them to safety.

Email us at to volunteer.

NOTE:  All that Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken has warned about regarding the VCDL organized Lobby Day rally in Richmond is a very real possibility.    I am in Richmond as I write this, and I can tell you that after seeing the downtown capitol grounds and nearby narrow streets surrounded by high rise buildings and multi-story, open sided parking garages, Bracken is correct about the dangers.

However, the reality is that there will still be tens of thousands of armed American patriots there on Monday, Jan 20, 2020, in those narrow streets.  It is now far too late to prevent that.  I do urge you to read Bracken’s analysis so you understand the danger.  You can read it here.    But I encourage those of you with the proper training and experience to then join us on the ground to do all we can, using our training and experience, to keep things from going FUBAR.  It may still go FUBAR despite our best efforts, but duty is ours, results are God’s, so we will be there to try to prevent or mitigate all the worst case scenarios that Bracken outlines – specifically agent provocateurs, false flags, hot-heads going kinetic, or over-reacting rally attendees and overreacting local LEOs.

For us, this comes down to a matter of duty.

The Governor or VA has only made Bracken’s forecast of a FUBAR “buffalo jump” all the more possible/likely by pushing tens of thousands of armed patriots out into the street s of Richmond instead of on the massive green of the capitol grounds.  Northam has done this by declaring an emergency and unlawfully decreeing that the capitol grounds are a “gun-free” zone and has ordered the police to set up massive fencing and metal detectors around the green, with anyone who wants to attend VCDL’s rally on Monday forced to go through metal detectors before doing so.  Predictably, and understandably, tens of thousand of American patriots will not submit themselves to being disarmed and going through an absurd metal detector and police gauntlet to just stand on some grass and listen to speakers.  They are 100% right in their refusal to do so.

Oath Keepers will NOT be entering Northam’s absurd slave pen, and we urge all other patriots to likewise refuse to disarm and go through metal detectors just to attend a “gun rights rally.”  A disarmed gun rights rally in VA is an absurdity and an abomination.  As Patrick Henry would say, “Forbid it almighty God!”  Tens of thousands of American patriots agree, and we will all be outside of Northam’s sheep pen/slave pen in the streets of Richmond, standing in defiance and protest.

But this does mean that instead of all of us standing on the green, we will now be crammed into those narrow streets, surrounded by high rise buildings and multi-story parking garages.  And all those gun owners crammed into those narrow streets just makes conflict with Antifa and other leftist agitators, provocateurs/false flag operators all the more likely and makes the plans of any nefarious actors all the easier.

Unfortunately, VCDL has chosen to ask that 10,000 gun owners disarm and go inside Northam’s sheep pen/slave pen, with the rest remaining armed out in the streets.  We disagree with this decision.  It sends entirely the wrong message.  It lets Northam and his fellow-traveler oath breaking domestic enemies of the Constitution in the VA legislature know that they CAN disarm at least some Virginians, because they already did on Jan 20, 2020.  And to have members of VCDL be the ones who willingly submit to being disarmed just to listen to some speeches sends a particularly damaging message of a willingness to comply with tyrannical edicts. We respect the past hard work of VCDL, but this is a tragic blunder.  It is not too late to change course and we sincerely hope they do.

We are still hopeful that VCDL will listen to us and to their fellow Virginian patriots who are telling them the same thing:  leave Northam’s absurd anti-constitution square empty.  Set not one patriot foot inside it.  Instead, surround it with armed patriots to mock and ridicule it.  Bring your speakers out into the streets with the armed free men.  Let them stand on a milk crate and yell into a bullhorn if that’s what it takes.  Don’t ask armed free men (Virginians!) to disarm and submit to a tyrant’s decree just to listen to some speeches.

Defiance and refusal, not compliance and submission are the proper responses.  As the founders said, resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

But, that needs to be a refusal to enter Northam’s pen.  It does NOT need to be some absurd act of storming the gates/fences and attempting to enter the capitol grounds armed.  That is precisely what Northam wants you to do.  Don’t ‘do it!  Read retired SEAL Matt Bracken’s write up again.  And then read this.  Bracken correctly states the the best course of action is to focus on the already growing resistance at the town and county level, and he urges patriots to gather THERE in defiance.  He is 100% correct.  Follow the Founding Father’s example by using local resistance, defiance, and nullification as your wisely chosen method. That resistance is already underway with all of the town and county Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions.  build on it.  Amplify it.  And give it teeth!


Now that Northam has issued his wanna-be King George tyrant’s decree, the proper response is for the patriots of Virginia to call up a muster of all able bodied men in each county, at the county seat.  Not a gun rights rally – A MUSTER.  Bring the men of the county together. Declare Northam to be a domestic enemy of the Constitution, with the evidence being his absurd “state of emergency” declaration and disarmed capitol grounds decree.  Declare him to be illegitimate.  Declare all he does, all he signs into “law” from this moment on to be illegitimate and null and void from inception, without force or effect.

And then put the senior military officers or NCO veterans present in charge of swearing all the men in as the county militia, in a mass oath swearing ceremony.  Form that militia right there on the spot, and then get those NCOs and military officers (especially the infantry veterans) busy training that militia.  Invite the sheriff to also swear them all in as his deputies to form his posse/reserve deputy auxiliary.

And then get to training! That will send a message of defiance loud and clear, and will then force Northam to eventually come to you, where you are strong and he is weak, with him as the clear aggressor, rather than you going where he is strong, in some massive disorganized gaggle, with you being seen as the perceived aggressors.  Remember Three Percenter Founder Mike Vanderboegh’s wise admonition of “no Ft. Sumters” – meaning that we need to let the bad guys be the clear aggressors. If there is to be a fight, let it be one that begins on the best of terms for us.

This is what the Founders did.  When General Gage landed in Boston and placed the city, and really all of Massachusetts, under martial law, the Founders did not call up the town militias to march on Boston. Instead. they organized, armed, and trained even more town militias and they also formed up special Minuteman Companies. They got strong in their local towns and rural counties, and they defied Gage’s decrees.  for example, he banned all town hall meetings. The patriots held town hall meetings anyway, in open defiance. They kept their patriot leaders out in the rural towns where Gage could not easily arrest them.  That’s why Gage had to send troops to Concord – that’s where patriot leaders John Hancock and Sam Adams were.  They did not stay in Boston, like sitting ducks.  And when Gage finally had to go after them, he was forced to send troops out in to the country, where he was weak and the patriots were strong.  And because the patriot leaders were protected by organized militia, Gage couldn’t send just a handful of officers on horseback (his secret police) to arrest them.  He had to send a large regular military force of infantry.

Eventually Gage was forced to go after the patriot leaders and to go after the arms of the militia.  He had no choice, because they were making a mockery against him.  He had to send troops out into the countryside to try to arrest Hancock and Adams, and to seize the guns and ammo of the patriot militia.

And not only did that make Gage the clear aggressor, it also guaranteed his defeat when those troops were overwhelmed because they had marched out into patriot held territory where they were weak and the patriots were strong.  Follow that example. Don’t listen to hot head idiots who want to scream “Wolverines!” and rush the fences on Monday, in a bid to “storm the capitol and take it back for the people!’ or some other such nonsense.  The focus of effort needs to be in the rural towns and counties, where the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement is already catching fire.  Again, this is something that Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken has also been saying.  Read his detailed analysis of WHY this is the proper course here.

Be wise as serpents, (or at least as wise as Hancock and Adams) and let Northam come to you where you are strong and he is weak.  Declare him illegitimate.  Declare all he does, all he signs into “law” to be illegitimate and null and void from inception, without force or effect.  And then form up, arm up, and train your militia so you are strong when Northam does come, as he will be forced to do, just as Gage was forced to eventually march his men out into the countryside.

The proper strategy today is the same.  Local resistance. Raising, organizing, arming, and training local town and county militia.  Encouraging and assisting all the patriot sheriffs to form posse or reserve deputy auxiliary.

That is what Oath Keepers will be doing after the rally.  We will be out in the rural counties, assisting in raising and training official county militia and posse.  See our call to action here, on that vital training mission.  That mission is ongoing now, and will continue into the coming weeks and months.

Please consider making a donation to support that effort, or purchasing a raffle ticket to support our work.

Together we can make Monday a safe gathering of patriots and together we can grow the local resistance so strong that Northam and the rest of the oath breakers in VA are impotent and powerless to actually violate the rights of the people in their hometowns.  And if Northam nonetheless tries, he will suffer the same fate as General Gage; he will both fail, and open the door to his own downfall.

As the Virginia flag famously made clear long ago:  Sic Semper Tyrannis!

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers
Title: Martin Luther King Jr's Radical Legacy!
Post by: AGelbert on January 20, 2020, 10:04:06 pm
Martin Luther King Jr's ( Radical Legacy!
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Martin Luther King Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice for civil rights, Joe Madison joins Thom Hartmann to discuss.
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What would Martin Luther King Jr say about Donald Trump?  The state our nation is in and the civil rights victories yet to be won?

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Title: West Virginia Can't Wait For Progressive Policies (w/ Stephen Smith)
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 08:38:33 pm
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🦅 Stephen Smith is taking on a 🎩billionaire candidate and standing for election as Governor in West Virginia.

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He wants to change the people who are elected for office and is building support from the ground-up. His volunteer team have between them brought together 32 different policies for WV.
Title: 🦅 Greg Palast wins a Court victory for fair voting!
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Title: 🚩 Lasting from 1945 to 2020, Fourth America is dying.
Post by: AGelbert on July 22, 2021, 03:22:33 pm
July 17, 2021

Fourth America is Almost Over — Americans Want a Divorce

Andrew Tanner


Fourth America is dying — but the shape of Fifth America is still unwritten.

And in a way, that’s kind of exciting.

Because anyone with a brain between their ears knows the status quo in America is not working. The evidence is everywhere:

🤦‍♂️ Mass shootings almost every day

🤦‍♂️ Inability to agree on basic concepts like the germ theory of disease

🤦‍♂️ Half the population living just $400 away from bankruptcy

🤦‍♂️ Widespread housing shortage forcing people onto the streets

🤦‍♂️ Complete separation between white and blue collar jobs

🤦‍♂️ A university education is required to get a good job, but is expensive

🥵 600,000+ dead from a disease other countries did a better job at fighting

😈 50% of income tax revenues flow to a 🦍 military that can’t win wars

😱 Climate disasters burning and flooding whole towns

😬 Shortages of critical supplies and wildly varying prices

If you go back and look at the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, the pattern should jump right out at you.

The country is falling apart (, and the (😈 billionaires and ( political hacks running the show are selling  ( inadequate solutions. Linear 👎 treatments to exponentially growing problems.

And this is why between 30% and 44% of Americans, depending on the region, support outright secession :o — an issue thought to have been fully resolved 150 years ago.


If you asked Americans whether they were willing to legally separate, as opposed to pursuing secession, these numbers would jump even higher.

And what is more, what is so devastating to President Joe Biden’s effort to unite Americans by, mostly, telling them they’re united in every other speech, is that these numbers have increased since January and the Capitol riot.

Even among Democrats, particularly in Pacific America — the West Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawai’i, and in this survey design Alaska — support for outright secession is incredibly high.

45% of Democrats — who are more than half of the voters out here — want to be free from D.C.

That’s only surpassed by Republicans and Independents in the South — the heart of the old Confederacy — at 66% and 50%. That’s not a surprise, given the region’s history and Republican rejection of the 2020 Presidential Election.

But that even with a Democrat in office Pacific Americans are becoming more supportive of secession — that should come as a dire warning.

There is a reason that, back in 2020 when a group of senior Democrats and Republicans gamed out how a disputed election might go, one of the main outcomes was California, Oregon, and Washington seceding.

The powers-that-be back East might not say it out loud, but they know full well what’s coming.

( Trump’s ability ( to come within 45,000 votes of winning the electoral college — while still losing the popular vote by more than 7 million — is what powers his continued false claims to have won the election. To have come so close, to have turned out a truly unprecedented number of people — that is why Republicans believe Trump’s lies.

As I also predicted, Biden’s public outreach across the aisle has failed. Sure, he may get a watered-down bipartisan infrastructure bill passed yet. And it is even possible that reconciliation will give him a big win.

But the cost will be high. He is going to lose the House to Republican gerrymandering and the normal decline in support for the incumbent President’s party that almost always happens in midterm elections. No matter how small a reconciliation spending bill might be, the centrist mood has shifted strongly to fears of inflation and the rising national debt.

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Post by: AGelbert on October 30, 2021, 02:19:29 pm