Welcome to the new year, we survived another orbit of our sun.
As we welcome this new year our President, a dozen GOP senators and a large handful of Representatives are attempting to stage a political coup de ta, to overwrite the democratic will of over 70 million Americans and replace that with the desire of Donald Trump, because they are afraid of a tweet.
I imagine there are a few who actually desire an end to our democracy, to replace it with an authoritarian dictatorship, but most are just spineless, afraid of “The Base”. Afraid they will not be re-elected if they do not kiss the Pontiffs ring located on Trump’s ass. Make no mistake, this is sedition; NOUN
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
These men and women are actually claiming that the votes which elected them this year were somehow illegally denied to Trump. Tickets in swing states elected GOP senators and Congressmen, but failed to re-elect Trump. So they want to overturn only the failure of Trump and not call into question their own re-elections and elections. They follow Trump’s lies and distortions, a Goebbels for America; as he actually calls for his base to rise up in protest claiming “It will be wild”.
Presidents do not call for protests, they are protested. For a POTUS to do this is for a POTUS to encourage and commit sedition. To encourage “The Base” to rise up against the constitutionally validated and certified vote which passed him by is sedition. All these representatives and senators supporting it are openly supporting sedition.
Sixty times they tried this bullshit in court and 60 times it was thrown out for sheer lack of evidence. They lies they spew in media are not repeated in court where lies have consequences. No claims of fraud were spoken in court, rather they were denied. Bill Barr and Trump’s own DOJ said no evidence of wide spread voter fraud, his own task for elections and cyber security said it was the best election yet, the safest and most secure; but General Goebbels (Trump) keeps repeating the big lie, and as Gobbles himself said ““LET ME CONTROL THE MEDIA AND I WILL TURN ANY NATION INTO A HERD OF PIGS”.
“IF YOU TELL A LIE BIG ENOUGH AND KEEP REPEATING IT, PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY COME TO BELIEVE IT. THE LIE CAN BE MAINTAINED ONLY FOR SUCH TIME AS THE STATE CAN SHIELD THE PEOPLE FROM THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND/OR MILITARY CONSEQUENCES OF THE LIE. IT THUS BECOMES VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE STATE TO USE ALL OF ITS POWERS TO REPRESS DISSENT, FOR THE TRUTH IS THE MORTAL ENEMY OF THE LIE, AND THUS BY EXTENSION, THE TRUTH IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF THE STATE.”-Goebbels
Trump is well aware of this and working diligently to spread the lie “It was rigged!”, a claim he has been making since before he ran for office to begin with. A lie which has become entrenched in “The base”, and a lie he seeks to spread more by this attempted political coup. He does not care if there is violence, he will be protected from it as POTUS. He does not care if the Base kills, bleeds, or dies, he won’t do any of that.
Our Democracy itself is under attack by the POTUS and GOP, and it is my belief they ought to be prosecuted for sedition even if that means prosecuting the entire “base”. These acts risk our way of life, our very freedoms, and lay bare the racism at its root. They show that the issues which caused the Civil War were never resolved, they went underground. Our actions as a nation kept driving them further underground over the decades, but they did not extinguish the fear many Americans have at the changing demographic of the nation. On some level many Americans fear these changes, label them as hostile to the American way of life, label them as “Other”, and now are encouraging violence in support of overthrowing our own Constitution.
That is sedition.
Global Infected 80,412,311 84,662,676
7-day average 607,195 infections diagnosed daily
Global Dead 1,758,886 1,837,397
7-day average 11,215 deaths daily
USA Infected 18,985,154 20,430,088
7-day average 206,419 infections diagnosed daily
USA C-19 deaths 331,916 350.214
7-day average 2,614 deaths daily
Maine Infected 21,547 25,245
7-day average 528 infections diagnosed daily
Maine deaths 319 358
7-day average 5.5714 deaths daily
Meanwhile the virus bloom continues and accelerates as the Trump administration bungles the rollout of the vaccines. The promised 20 million vaccinations have only produced 2 million. The news rails about the new more contagious strain. We had several strains last spring, we have over 20 now. America is just not bothering to look for them.
Every time a virus reproduces it has a chance to mutate. Enough reproductions and it mutation is guaranteed. If the mutation is advantageous to the survival and reproduction of the virus it will become the dominant strain. This is evolution in real time, in our faces, killing us. As these mutations stack up the virus will eventually become so dissimilar to its original form that it will merit a new tag, Covid 3 for instance. At that juncture the vaccines will be worthless.
Last spring the variations had a few mutations, the latest have 16-22 variations on the spike alone, making it 70% more transmissible. Thusly 70% more people will catch it, and some of those will become gravely ill and some of those will die. More cases equals more deaths. This takes place in the backdrop of hospitals at max capacity, so don’t have a heart attack, car accident, or unforeseen accident or illness. They might have to decide battle medicine style, “Who has the greatest chance of surviving? Give that one treatment and ignore the other.”
This week a newly elected congressman, with excellent health care and Government insurance, at age 41, got sick with C-19, two days later went to the hospital, and then promptly died. IN LA a person is dying every ten minutes. None of this concerns the POTUS, he does not say a word about it except to claim how well he has done against it. His only concern is remaining in power.
The system does not work that way. Even if all the GOP screamed and melted like snowflakes because he lost, refused to acknowledge the votes of their own states, betraying their oaths of office, their commitment to their own states in order to support Trump, it would not rise to the level needed to throw out the confirmed electoral college vote.
This is sedition. An attempt at a ‘Coup de Ta’ by the POTUS and GOP. A real threat of a new Civil War because Trump cannot stand to lose. This is the greatest wish of Vladimir Putin created by Donald Trump even as Russia has hacked into all our critical systems, and we do not know how deeply yet. Another tragic and dangerous situation Trump denies. “Russia, Russia, Russia” indeed.
This is what we get for electing a Reality TV star via Social Media: a grave threat to our very democracy. If you undermine the trust Americans have in our democratic system, you undermine America itself. “Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state” is exactly what Trump and the GOP are doing and that is, by definition, sedition.
Happy New Year