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A SHORT COURSE IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN CAPITALISM, NATIONAL SOCIALISM, CREEPING FASCISM, AND AN AMERICAN POPULATION MADE IGNORANT BY A MONOPOLY OF THE “FREE” PRESS AMONG OTHER THINGS!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

This is a very heavy title to try to satisfy! The problem is that Americans are not really naturally stupid nor fascist; Americans are ignorant, but not naturally, they are made ignorant because they have little access to a knowledge of fact and history which we will explore.

This is all extremely important for the welfare of American democracy.

This American democracy was “created” by a very few learned men, in an atmosphere of a nation without a past, and without a true pattern of governing for those particular times in 1787.

American founders, did not have an example to follow; Switzerland, was the only “democracy” at the time, Switzerland democracy was little known, but the founders did consider Switzerland as an innovating form of democratic government.

Our founders were of the very few in America that were relatively self-educated and well read.

The American Constitution and its founders is an excellent time and place to begin to resolve our American governmental and economic problems of today; the Constitutional Convention culminated in 1787, must be viewed in the perspective of the 1787 Times, in order to resolve our American democratic problems of today.

The founders wisely provided for change in our Constitution based on time, size, population, and modern technology; unfortunately, Americans are not as wise and learned as our Constitutional forefathers. Time, the economy, size, and technology has instead taken its toll on democracy and the American People today.

To be a small “d” democrat and defender of democracy has become somewhat difficult today!

It would appear that America today is more inclined to “follow the dollar” than “follow the U.S. Constitution”! And, American Wealthy Capitalist tend to have much more power than insightful “democratic Socialists”!

First of all, let me try to explain what every “nation” is, and more importantly, why any people required a “nation”, such as the United States of America. For that, let us look at the “Preface” of the U.S. Constitution, which is one of the easiest part of the Constitution too understand:
Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

This is the part of the Constitution that spells out the purpose of any nation, the purpose of the United States of America, and why America was destined to be a “social democracy”. The key is, “Promote the general welfare” in the preface to the American Constitution and the provision in the U.S. Constitution for the U.S. Postal Service and Postal Roads!

To understand any government, if is essential to know “the only basis” for the existence of “any” government: “The only purpose of any government is to provide for the People “collectively”, all those things that that the People cannot provide for their self as individuals.” American politicians today can’t get that through their hard heads!

So, that means that all governments are socialistic to a degree, and America is a democratic socialist nation. “Necessities of the people that they cannot provide for their self, as individuals must be provided for by the government”, for example: the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Service, Highways, and today Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Universal Medical Care, on a Federal basis.

It is obvious that advances in technology in medical care, have caused medical care to be too expensive for most Americans to provide for their self, and consequently it became a national issue just like the Army, the Post Office, and Federal highways. Universal Medical Insurance in America is simply adequate government medial insurance for the entire population. Medical care is just as important as an army for war.

Basically, democratic socialism should not even be a “political” issue in a democracy; and it isn’t for every Western Civilization, except America. (Someone needs to convince the politicians, however. Health care is simply a democratic institution for the benefit of the entire population.)

On local issues, democratic socialism is a necessity to provide police and fire protection, state and local governments. Public schools, State Highways, etc.

As the Constitutional fore fathers said, America needs our nation and government for providing democratic socialism, as “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

And the U.S. Postal service (and postal roads) are provided for in the U.S. Constitution of 1787.

A Political Science definition of a democracy is; “A form of government in which, (1) all citizens vote, (2) a majority rules, and (3) liberty exists; and liberty is defined as freedom, “limited: to the extent that the freedom of one citizen does not infringe upon the rights of other citizens.

It is liberty (U.S. Bill of Rights) that protects the minority from the tyranny of the majority; this is extremely important to always remember. Freedom has limits! And, in a democracy, the supreme power is held by the People.”

A Webster Dictionary definition of democracy is: “A government in which the supreme power is held by the People.”

As for economic freedom in America, both democratic socialism AND capitalism is provided for the People; capitalism, is provided for in the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

The U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment states; “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but on probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.”

And, Amendment V: “No Person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”

The protection of personal property is of course, essential to capitalism.

However, Americans also need to know of the history of the establishment of a Middle class from “Medieval Society” of only “Lords and peasants”, and before the “Industrial Age”. This economic history is obviously recognized in our American Constitution.

The “Middle Class” rose up from the establishment of Trade Unions, or Gilds as they were originally called. In Medieval society, here arose guilds for bakers, blacksmiths, wine makers, etc. As such, the Middle Class became distinguished from both, Lord and/or Peasants.

With the establishment of the Middle Class, also came the settlement of occasional and ongoing disputes between Labor and Management, or Labor and Corporate America disputes that divides Americans and voters today.

So it is essential that Americans, in their youth, are taught and know the history of labor and management to understand politics and economics today; and, as youth we know where each of us falls into the economic class of today.

Today, America has an extreme problem for Americans, and basically the voters, keeping informed about being “uninformed”.

As previously stated, Americans are not stupid, however they continue to be basically uninformed and misinformed about American history and economy as it affects them today.

And, there is an aspect of the economy that all American People should be aware of. The basic difference between socialism and capitalism is that a “socialist economy” is based on the total “cooperation” of the People; and, the basic concept of capitalism is that capitalism is based entirely on “competition” between the People.

This may sound good or bad to you as an individual; however, capitalism and socialism has certain advantages, both have good and bad attributes; however, as in the case of a democratic America, both capitalism and socialism, MUST BE CONTROLLED TO A DEGREE!

Both capitalism and socialism in the United States of America, needs to be controlled by those Americans who recognize the benefits of both. But unfortunately, America becomes the victim of those elements of society whose resources are committed to either OR.

Because capitalism is based upon competition among citizens, it becomes possible for competitors to try to attempt to gain a monopoly and drive their opponents out of business and establish a monopoly; and, without competition they can command any price they want, and that is not the intended “acceptable” purpose of corporations.

One of America’s great opponents of American corporate monopolies was President Teddy Roosevelt, known as the “TRUST BUSTER”; Teddy Roosevelt controlled corporations to protect American business AND consumers (all Americans), among other things.

Teddy Roosevelt said, about corporations: “Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism. … We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.”

And, “Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.

“But there is another harm; and it is evident that we should try to do away with that. The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.” Speech at Kennedy Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island (23 August 1902).

Observe that President Roosevelt makes an extremely important point; Corporations only exist because they are created by the “state”, the American Government OF THE PEOPLE; and, the “government of the People”, are “duty bound to control them”!

However, in more recent years President Reagan and President Trump have tried to eliminate “all” controls of corporations, saying it was good for business and the economy (neglecting the People); eliminating control allows business to establish monopolies which raises costs of products which is good for business, bad for consumers and the American People; and, elimination of control of corporations leads to the Spector of “Inflation”, which is devastating, especially to older Americans and the poor.

Most important to remember is this, corporations exist only because they have a charter granted to them, by the government “of the People”; as such, the People have be protected from monopolies of corporations, by the law of the People!

In conclusion, how are Americans supposed to become informed?

Our Constitutional forefathers had concerns about having an “informed electorate”; hence it was, that a patriot sent a message to the writers of our Constitution, and had them add a phrase to the First Amendment, “and to the press”; thus the First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; OR OF THE PRESS; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

In 1787 the only source of news for the People was newspapers. Every village had their own newspaper, usually owned by one man, produced by the same man, and then sold on the streets by the same man. Freedom of the Press probably worked in 1787.

However, today, 6 corporate conglomerates own 90% of all prime time news media, TV and Newspapers; the same six news corporate conglomerates that own ninety percent of all prime time news media make all their profits from advertising from “corporations”. None of their profits come from the people who depend upon them for their news. Consequently, the news media has become a simple propaganda device for corporate America. America get only news corporate American want them to know!

Americans are being “educated” by corporate America controlled propaganda, in newspaper and television! Americans get only news that Corporate American wants the People to know. This is a huge problem.

Constitutional Freedom of Speech or the press does not need to be eliminated; however the corporate news media have been “chartered” by the government of the People.

The news media can and should be prohibited from monopolizing the media and controlling the news. Americans should be advised and educated by other than a corporate propaganda machine; and, the People should demand true and unbiased news reporting.

American government by the People, because it is of the People, can limit ownership of media; they can control media and make media serve the People’s needs, by making them dependent upon income from the very customers of the media, instead of corporate advertising; if media is going to profit from competitive capitalistic income, it should be competitive.

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court in the “Citizens United” decision, that eliminated our People’s government law, limiting the amount of contributions that wealthy and corporate contributions can make to candidates in democratic elections, was declared unconstitutional. Since 2010, the wealthy Americans and corporations have since been allowed to “buy” political candidates and elections, and the wealthy have bought candidates and elections.

“Citizens United” destroyed democratic elections in America. In protest, many voters just refused to vote and stayed home on Election Day; this kind of protest, makes matter worse.

In the 2014 Congressional elections, only half of all voters in America voted. One fourth of the voters elected the candidates with the most contributions from the wealthy and corporations.

The Supreme Court’s “Citizen United” decision, has been a disaster for our democratic America; and now, fascism has raised its ugly self in America.

The Webster Dictionary definition of fascism is: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic, often militaristic government.”

Fascist American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and White Supremacists are demonstrating on American streets and influencing and buying American candidates and elections.

The fascist John Birch Society flourishes and is active in front groups and elections.

And The John Birch Society opposes American democracy; Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . .visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.” This is, of course, a brazen lie!

Communist in America was made illegal in America in 1953, however fascists like the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan and the John Birch Society are flourishing in America today. “Communist Control Act of 1954”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Control_Act_of_1954

In other democracies, fascists and fascist organizations are illegal and criminal; but not in America!

Our American democracy and Constitution was never meant to provide for freedom for Fascist, or Communists, or Nazis.

What Americans need today is Americans and American voters who believe in American democracy!

If you believe in American democracy, please pass this on. What I have written is fact; you can easily check it out and please do I encourage you.

Personally, I am a retired teacher, and as such, I believe all citizens should be adequately informed. All Americans are truly not adequately informed today, and I worry about America, and this is my effort to do something about it and save my beloved American democratic Republic.

Sorry, but I no longer have faith in either American political parties; I believe we need people in government who believe in America, not in political parties, not in political party contributions and are committed to democracy.
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GINA HASPEL, GUILTY OF CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, TO BE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HEAD OF CIA!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Gina Haspel was a member of the President W. Bush’s Administration involved in the torture of prisoners of war which is illegal by the International Law. International Law is technically also law in America by act of Congress approval of International Law by treaty (U.S. Constitution).

After President Bush left office, he was invited to Switzerland to give a speech. If he went to Switzerland, W. Bush was threatened to be served with a subpoena to world court for crimes against humanity, because of his use of torture on prisoners of war during the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. W. Bush did not go to Switzerland nor has he traveled outside of America, since.

“George Bush calls off trip to Switzerland”: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2011/feb/06/george-bush-trip-to-switzerland

Now President Trump wants to appoint Haspel as head of the CIA; President Trump has publicly stated that he approves of torture and would use it as President of the United States. The U.S. Senate is now ready to approve of Gina Haspel to director of CIA. It would appear that Gina Haspel has already, while in the W. Bush Administration, been guilty of torturing prisoners of war and crimes against humanity under International Law!

Now the question is, if either Gina Haspel or President Trump decide to travel overseas on business, do they risk getting a subpoena for crimes against humanity by the World Court, for torturing prisoners of war?

Personally, it grieves me that members of my American Government past or present are guilty of “crimes against humanity”. How can Americans stand to look at our allies in the face, after the nightmare of America committing “Crimes against Humanity?”

Where did all the flowers go!

THE IRAN TREATY, PRESIDENT TRUMP, IRAN, HISTORY, AND WORLD PEACE!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

If President Donald Trump wanted Peace with Iran, he could instead of breaking the Iran Treaty and threatening war with Iran, perhaps instead apologize for President Eisenhower’s and President Reagan’s outrageous attacks on Iran and the People of Iran in the past.

Many Iranians still hate America because in 1953 under president Eisenhower, American CIA in a an coup d’état overthrew the elected government of Iraq and replaced it with the dictator, the Shah of Iran, in order for the United States to gain control of Iranian oil.
“1953 Iranian coup d’état” by President Eisenhower: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat


PRESIDENT EISENHOWER


SHAH OF IRAN

Another issue that has led the people of Iran to hate America, is America siding with Iraq, when Iraq invaded Iran in the Iraq and Iran war; the Unites States of America under President Ronald Reagan, supplied Iraq with provisions for Iraq to obtain and use poison gas against Iran in Iraq’s war against Iran (1980-1988).

“American Firms’ Supplying Iraq’s Chemical Weapons Production” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/american-firms-supplying-iraqs-chemical-weapons-production.html


PRESIDENT REAGAN

Iranians have not forgotten, but they would prefer live peaceably in the world with America for the benefit of world peace and that is why Iran agreed to the treaty with Germany, France, Russia, China, the United Nations, and the United States, despite Iran’s mistrust of the United States.

President Trump does not just alienate Iran by breaking the treaty, President Trump also alienates other parties to the Iran Treaty: German, France, China, Russia, and the United Nations, all others who have an interest in the treaty.

Personally as an American, I fear President Trump more than I do Iran; and, I prefer world peace over war from President Trump against Iran, North Korea, or “Muslims”! (I have friends and relatives who are Muslim and whom I love very much and they love me.)

Further at this time and place, I find myself considering America’s President Trump to be exceedingly undemocratic and fascist, by definition! Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

Webster Dictionary definition of autocratic: “Relating to or characteristic of one who rules with unlimited power.”

Webster Dictionary definition of racism: “Belief that some races are by nature superior to others; also discrimination based on such belief.”

Webster Dictionary definition of chauvinist: “Excessive or blind patriotism”.

Webster Dictionary definition of sadism: “A sexual perversion in which gratification is obtained by inflicting physical or mental pain on others.”

Personally, I am a patriotic American, a historian, and was drafted and honorably served in the U.S. Military, and that is my perspective! I have nothing against Iran nor the treaty with Iran!

However, I also have not approved of any wars by American Presidents from the Vietnam War of Democratic Party President Johnston to the most recent wars against Afghanistan and Iraq by Republican Presidents George Bush Sr. and his son, President W. Bush Jr. Further, I highly respect those honorable men and women who served in those wars.

None of those wars were against nations that posed Any THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and/or the People.

Further, the nation of Afghanistan had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SAUDI ARABIAN TERRORIST, BIN LADEN, WHOSE REASON FOR HIS HEINOUS TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICA, WAS PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. TRUMP’S DEFILING OF THE MUSLIM HOLY LAND BY PUTTING AN AMERICAN MILITARY BASE THERE IN SAUDI ARABIA DURING HIS “DESERT STORM WAR”!

ALONZO’S GREAT ADVENTURE!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

NOTE: This morning, I found this autobiographical story I wrote some years ago; I decided to do a rewrite and post it today.
The story is actually autobiographical, except that I have used pseudonyms for my wife Marlisa and I.
But but the narrator’s actual name is Alonzo; and I still see Alonzo occasionally, often sunning himself on a walk, someplace.
We have since become “speaking” friends, and at least I call him by his given name, and wish him well and a bright sunny day.

THE STORY:
Contrary to much of life on earth, Alonzo was born alone and left to his own devices without any form of parental guidance.

Life treats various of species differently. It was normal for Alonzo to be born with the responsibility to care for his own self and he actually suffered no debilitating emotional effects. That is life on earth for some born into this world.

Alonzo’s first days were interesting and exciting. He could adequately care for himself. He found delicious food here and there in the garden. He kept a low profile, avoiding birds of prey and marauding cats who preyed in the garden. Alonzo had been born with an innate fear that these predators were dangerous to lizards like himself.
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One warm sunny day in Southern California, Alonzo was sunning himself on the wall of the white stucco of the Gilbreath’s house, in Southern California. This is where he had been born and had lived in the Gilbreath’s garden for all of his brief life. This was home.

He was contemplating how he should spend this day. His short life had already began to be somewhat tedious. There was this feeling deep in his heart that he needed to expand his horizons. His world was completely familiar to him and he wondered what existed beyond his garden home.

On occasion, he had encountered Mr. or Mrs. Gilbreath in the garden. Once Mr. Gilbreath almost scared him to death. Alonzo was resting quietly and Mr. Gilbreath whacked the heck out of a weed with a hoe next to the geranium Alonzo was resting beneath. Alonzo ran as fast as he could, which was quite fast, from the geranium to the creeping Ficus where he disappeared.

He could hear Mr. Gilbreath first yell, and then laugh heartily, because he had been startled even more than Alonzo when Alonzo darted across the garden path in front of him.

Alonzo had always avoided the humans. Interestingly enough, he did not have the same fear of them that he had for the birds and cats, because he had found himself at their mercy several times and they seemed not the least interested in eating him and Mrs. Gilbreath instead had pointed and laughed and said, “Look at that baby lizard Honey, isn’t he cute?”

Alonzo never took a chance to test the relationship, however.

Today, Alonzo was enjoying the sun here on the wall of the Gilbreath’s house, but he was thinking.

“I am becoming complacent,” he said to himself. “I know little about the world other than which plants in the garden seem to attract the best tasting bugs. I know there is a larger world than the one I know.”

With that, Alonzo climbed higher yet on the wall and found himself on the screen of the bathroom window. He noted that the screen did not fit tightly, there was a gap there that was sufficient for his young body to pass through.

“Why not go there and explore a different world!” he concluded. “It is time I found out what the rest of this world is all about.”

Alonzo squeezed through the gap in the window screen and found himself in the Gilbreath shower. “Not too interesting,” he surmised. “Stark and white and completely uninteresting; no plants or bugs to eat”

He then proceeded to start down the wall when he found himself on very unstable ceramic tile and he started to slide. “Sheeeeeeeeesh!” he yelled in panic, sliding completely to the bottom of the shower. “Wow! Now how do I get back to the window?”

Coincidentally, this was the very time Mrs. Gilbreath decided to shower. She opened the door and took one step into the shower without seeing Alonzo.

“Yikes!” shouted Alonzo as he clawed desperately at the slick shower wall helplessly. Fear grasp him like he had never felt in his short life.

Mrs. Gilbreath looked so different without clothes on it was frightening. She was a dull light pink color all over and was just a terrible sight to behold. And then, she yelled so loudly in freight when she spotted Alonzo.

If only he could depend upon her being more frightened of him than he was of her, he thought. But before he could make another move she had left the shower.

Unfortunately she closed the door behind her.

“Oh Boy,” he thought. “Now I’m in a real pickle!”

It seemed like no time until Mr. Gilbreath arrived and opened the shower door. At least he looked normal with clothing covering his terrible pinkness.

Mr. Gilbreath was scary however, because he was laughing hysterically and he reached out and made a grab for Alonzo.

By this time, Alonzo had gathered all his wits about him and was prepared for Mr. Gilbreath. Alonzo spun around, reversing his field and shot out the door between Mr. Gilbreath’s legs.

Alonzo then sped around a large porcelain structure and sought refuge behind a blue waste paper basket.

Mr. Gilbreath was nobody’s fool Alonzo discovered. He moved the waste basket and exposed Alonzo for all the world to see.

“Look Out!” Alonzo cried as he ran across the bathroom as fast as he could. He found he had ran into a corner and the huge Mr. Gilbreath had him surrounded.

“Oh! God help me!” Alonzo pleaded scratching into the corner helplessly as everything went dark. Mr. Gilbreath had thrown a towel over poor Alonso.

Alonzo’s heart was beating so hard he felt it would jump right out of his body. His whole life flashed before his eyes. He had the sensation of being grabbed and carried aloft and he almost lost consciousness.

The next thing Alonso knew he was on the ground in the garden again, and Mr. Gilbreath, carrying his towel, was heading to the back door of the house.

Alonso stood there stunned!

When he had regained his composure, Alonso pondered his terrible experience in his mind.

“Now, I know for myself that there is nothing of any value in the world outside of my garden,” he concluded. “I feel sorry for the poor humans who have to make a life for themselves inside a house. It is such a sterile, inhospitable environment.”

Alonso continued to enjoy life in the garden.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbreath were often observed by Alonso puttering around there, but his attitude toward them had changed drastically.

Alonzo was even less frightened by them now. Having grown older and more experienced, he actually accepted them in his garden, and felt sorry for them and their boring life inside the house.

One day, Mrs. Gilbreath moved a flower pot under which Alonso was resting. She withdrew, frightened and he tried to sympathize with her but she all but ignored him.

Then, Mrs. Gilbreath merely smiled and scooted him aside while tending to her potted plant.

Humans are not all bad or good Alonso decided.

But it is better if you just leave them alone, in their own drab world.

The HISTORY OF ADLAI STEVENSON II IS WORTH READING; HE WAS THE GREATEST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THE PEOPLE NEVER ELECTED! GOD BLESS HIS MEMORY!

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The first time I voted for President in a Presidential Election, I voted for Adlai Stevenson II and against General Ike Eisenhower; and, I cried when Stevenson lost, because Adlai Stevenson II was the greatest President America did not elect! Stevenson said of the election, “I’m too old to cry, and it hurts too much to laugh!”

Some of Stevenson’s other great quotes, extremely important today, are: “In America anyone can be President and that is one of the risks that you have to take.”

“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”

“There are worse things than losing an election; the worst thing is to lose one’s convictions and not tell the people the truth.”

“Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.”

Adlai Stevenson II lived on to be a great American hero, yet no one appears to even remember today but, Adlai is still my greatest political hero!

PERSONALLY, I SEE AMERICA THREATENED BY AMERICAN FASCISTS

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Today, I heard from one of my cousins who hates me, because I warn him and America about the fascist, by definition, President Trump; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.” So I tried to explain to him where I am coming from; here is my explanation.

Don’t be silly cousin, I don’t hate you, America, or Donald Trump, but I do love America and Democracy, but Donald Trump is a fascist by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

Personally, I will never tolerate nor accept a fascist President of the United States, and this is “my” country not Trump’s.

I was devastated by the 2016 Presidential Election because neither candidate deserved my vote; America is in BIG TROUBLE! Both political Parties are corrupted.

We need Constitutional changes to save our American democracy.

The founders of the Constitution written in 1787, made change possible by Amendment; if the founders were alive today, they would have already made many changes and eliminated the electoral college has no place in our Constitution today.

Further, in 1953, President Eisenhower signed a law that made Communism illegal in America; however, America failed to make fascism, KKK, and racism illegal in America, and it should be illegal.

Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy today because he is a fascist, he is not very intelligent’ and he was poorly educated.

Further, America is suffering from a news monopoly; six corporate conglomerates own 90% of all prime time news media and their profits come exclusively from corporate advertising. America’s news media is a corporate monopoly and as a result is a Corporate Propaganda device edited by corporate America.

With the Republican majority Supreme Court and their “Citizens United” decision, Corporate America buys all political candidates and all elections.

You, Cousin, are blaming me, and I’m trying to save America for you and me.

Trump’s Presidency is only one part of the problem and it doesn’t matter what Party Trump belongs to, he is a threat to democracy and America.

Remember Richard Nixon and his resignation? It was members of the Republican Party who removed Nixon from office. Republican Party members who are more American than Republican Party members, needs to get rid of Trump today!

Trump is not just a Republican Party problem, instead, he is a huge American problem.

The Republican politicians who are more American than Republican, need to serve America and not Trump, and many such Republicans are moving against Trump.

However, since “Citizens United”, the Republican Party has been taken over by the John Birch Society and the John Birch Koch brothers who financed the Tea Party, which is a front group for the John Birch Society.

The John Birch Society maintains: John Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . .visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

And now that is why today’s Republican, John Birch, Tea Party, President, and Congress and Supreme Court Majority, are John Birch fascist and opposed to democracy just as President Trump is!

The Republican Party has been taken over by the Tea Party, which is really a “front organization” for the Koch Brothers, John Birch Society, which has now taken over a huge portion of the Republican Party.

You, the Republican Party, our democracy, and the American People, are “victims” of the John Birch Society (Tea Party) and America is becoming a fascist entity.

Unfortunately, our American news media is just a propaganda machine for corporate America, who can profit in a fascist nation as well as a democratic nation, or actually often better, as Putin has proved in fascist Russia!