We ARE “one country”, we’re just not working together or for the same goals.
It’s seems to be extremely subjective as to what “my country” means to people. For all too many Trump supporters, “my country” doesn’t seem to include anyone other than straight white wealthy and middle class pseudo-Christians. The rest of us don’t seem to belong here and need to just go away already.
I have never had m DNA tested, but from what I have been told about my family ancestors, the Scotch-Irish arrived in the 1730’s, the Swedes in the 1890’s and the Germans and Jews in-between. I hope that my ethnic make up is acceptable and I am allowed to remain. But it seems the rules have changed and we all could be in danger of deportation.
Do we praise the King or storm the Bastille? Decisions, decisions.
For the last few years now, I have wondered how to bring the country back. Are we now on a path to become more and more polarized? Is it reversible? Could anyone unite us again? What would it take for us to be at least civil to one another?
The ratio of trumpettes to “never trumpers” is off. Since he’s got about 33-35% support there should be 2 “never trumpers” to every trumpette.
Republicans want to steal the USA, they withheld Obama’s court appointments and are installing all of these unqualified radical right wingers.
THE SENATE ON THURSDAY confirmed a controversial Trump administration judicial nominee to a lifetime appointment despite a cacophony of Democrats and civil rights organizations who cried foul over his record on race, LGBTQ issues and the rights of immigrants.
Senators voted 51-41 to confirm Steven Menashi, a White House lawyer who previously served as general counsel for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. One Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, crossed the aisle to oppose his nomination alongside Democrats.
Republicans are unable to recognize their own mental illness.
The AAPT (All Aryan Party of Trump formerly known as the GOP) firmly believes in “One Country,” and it belongs to them. The rest of us are merely tolerated by their benevolent sufferance. So far, at least.
The thing is, I haven’t idea what the trumpies think trump stands for. There is literally no “there” there. He has no political objectives. No vision. Nothing about anything else except his psychopathic malignant narcissism.
The trumpies don’t really stand for anything, but they think they do.
But look at the issues. Do they want more gun rights? A bigger wall? Dislike of alliances? Love for Putin’s Russia?
Just what is it that they stand for? Sleaze? Mobster behavior? White supremacy? Psychopathy? Destruction of the environment? Denial of healthcare? Trade wars? Lying? Cheating? Racism? Evangelism?
I guess it’s all of these things. The psychopath is like a mentally ill cipher where the uneducated and ignorant put their goofy, inchoate and feverish dreams.
But the psychopath stands for nothing besides himself
There is no guiding set of political objectives among the synchophants in the general public. So the regressive elites pull these fools along by the nose for the exclusive benefit of the regressive elites, and the crowd of ignorant, rural dummies LOVE IT!!
We need more and better public education in civics and self government.
We can only hope . . .
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller
My 2 youngest were adopted from Krasnoyarsk Russia. We were told that because they were adopted by American parents, they were automatically citizens. Fast forward to 2016, youngest was trying to take online courses, kept getting asked for proof of citizenship and she kept telling them, she was a citizen by adoption. Still wanted a copy of an N-600 which nobody had mentioned during the adoption and we were in court in both Krasnoyarsk and in Milwaukee. So we scrambled to get this done before the end of 2016(raising the price from $550. per child to something higher). They lost hers but we called and finally got that straight. Talking the other day and I told her that she’s lucky we got that done because the way this country is going,if she did one thing wrong, they could kick her out without it. This country has really gone crazy!
Shades of Don Quixote: “to dream the impossible dream”.
“….and neither twain shall meet.”
I wish we all could agree that this is their country… and mine too ! Because thinking of it as primarily my own tends to bend my perceptions… and you’ve almost surely got the same problem.
I dream of the nation our founders wanted, with a few small changes. But I cannot go back in time to argue against slavery, segregation and so many other sins and crimes.
See? All Americans share the Same Dream.