A Quick Love Letter to my Fellow Leftists

Do better; everyone is watching.

I say this with the utmost care to a vast majority of leftists I see engaging in online spaces, even ones I’m friends with personally: stop being so awful for a few minutes. I’m not talking about your politics here. I’m also not talking about being “polite” to fascists, cleaning up your cuss words, leaving toxic people in your life, or pretending to respect people like Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell or whomever. I’m talking about what you choose to criticize.

Your enemies aren’t the only ones who hear you when you talk (in fact, more often than not, your enemies don’t hear you at all) – your allies do, too. When you criticize a right-winger online for his poor grammar instead of the fact that he just advocated for the death of Black prisoners? Your ESL and dyslexic allies hear you. When you criticize Melania Trump for being a gold-digger or having lewd photos that exist of herself or having “way less class than Jackie Kennedy”? Your sex-worker and sex-positive allies hear you. When you criticize Donald Trump for wearing diapers or shaking when he drinks his water? Your disabled allies hear you. When you mock contemporary politicians for dressing “worse than” old politicians, for being “ugly” or overweight? Your fat and body-positive allies hear you. When you equate fascist beliefs and willful ignorance to a lack of education, or worse, mental instability? Your allies who could only afford a GED and your mentally ill allies hear you.

You are seen when you laugh and what you laugh at means something. Your allies hear you, and what we hear we understand to mean that these qualities – you find them detestable. They make the people you don’t like even worse, and that means that the only reason you tolerate those qualities in us is because you do like us. The modern political left is supposed to stand for progress and equality. What do those words even mean if we aren’t fighting for them for everyone? You can’t claim that you support human rights for all and then turn around and imply that any of these things you ridicule in your opponents makes them less human, less moral. You can’t advocate for your allies in one breath and mock them in the next. Besides, there is so much else to criticize about our political opponents – so much that is wrong with their ideology itself, so much that is truly morally detestable. Why do any of us lose ourselves in pointing out the things that don’t matter and the things that, often, catch the people we’re supposed to be fighting for on the backswing? Donald Trump is not a horrible man because he’s orange – he’s a horrible man because he lies and believes some people inherently deserve to die. The conservative movement is not horrible because it’s undereducated – it’s a horrible movement because it’s rooted in prejudiced ideology.

Should we be fighting for better education, mental health support, disability assistance, all that? Of course. But you’re doing the exact opposite when you add the lack of those things to the “bad” column for people you already can’t stand. Please, do better. Our movement will be so much bigger if we can make real intersectionality the bedrock.

We Are Not Finished

The road ahead of us is long, and the road behind us is even longer.

I’m writing this with the assumption that Joe Biden will actually make it into office – that an undemocratic power grab won’t take place and that we aren’t about to descend into an apocalyptic hellscape. I’m writing this with an awful lot of hope, but also an awful lot of expectations. I’ve seen so many people who align with the left, often with joyful tears streaming, talking about how “we’ve won.” I won’t delve into my pessimistic ideas about what’s actually going to happen between now and January; even considering the best, most democratic, most normal power transfer we can achieve – y’all, we have not won. Don’t get me wrong, I will be thrilled to watch a despotic maniac leave office. But this fight – the fight – is not over.

Kamala Harris has a deep and well-recorded history of disenfranchising marginalized communities when she has had power. Joe Biden is a pedophile whose political resume is rife with bad choices and cronyism. We must kick ourselves out of the “lesser evil” mentality – garden-variety systemic racism and old-normal police brutality cannot be acceptable conditions. That acceptance got us to this point in the first place. Who holds office next year will not erase the normalization of fascism as an ideology; will not level the economic playing field for hundreds of thousands of Americans living paycheck to paycheck or dying without food or shelter; will not resurrect the trans folks being murdered daily or protect the ones who yet haven’t been. I think that this concept that this was the victory, that this election was the battleground, is endemic to white cis middle-class liberalism. This fight did not begin with you or me, with Biden or Trump. And it will not end when we have decided we are satisfied. It ends when real equality is achieved.

Do not go back to brunch, do not return to your bubble of cat videos and mobile games, do not descend back into complacency. I know it’s exhausting to have had the diseases festering in American capitalist culture laid bare and not be able to cover them back up. But people are counting on you, on all of us; there is so much more work to be done. Be grateful we can do it in a marginally safer space under a new president, spread that joy and positivity far and wide – but do not forget.

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” -Jacob Riis

Open Letter to the US Military

Sworn to Protect and Defend

Greetings Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard members.

Whether you are on active duty, in the Reserves, or in the National Guard, each and every one of you from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the enlisted E-1’s have given your sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Well, the time is rapidly approaching when you may have to exercise your oath from a domestic enemy, Donald Trump. In this election year, in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, President Donald Trump has publicly refused to state whether or not he would accept the results of the election should he lose . Besides this interview, President Trump has repeatedly tried to convince America that mail-in voting is ripe with fraud (patently untrue). In 2016, when he lost the popular vote, but won the Electoral College, he claimed that there were “millions and millions” of people who fraudulently voted at poling booths. Further, by his own insistence, he added a wealthy donor to his administration as Postmaster General. Right afterwards, a series of directives have the USPS in turmoil and have caused slowdowns in mail delivery. President Trump then uses this slowdown to argue that the USPS will be unable to deliver mail-in votes in time to be counted. While a bill was passed in the US House of Representatives to provide billions for the postal service, President Trump and Senate Republicans are blocking funding. He is building his reasons to refuse to step down as President,

President Trump is well known for doing things his own way, even if his actions are criminal. He has had people in the White House defy the Hatch Act, he has ordered the stripping of rights granted by law to the LGBTQ+ community, he is trying to remove protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions by having the Affordable Care Act (ACA) overturned, he has used public funds to pay his own resorts on Presidential trips here and abroad, and he has had his campaign refuse to pay the costs to cities around the country for extra security provisions when he’s appeared there, just to name a few.

He is unafraid of being held accountable for anything he has done, or will do while in office. But, why? It is clear that Donald Trump plans to try to hold on to power if he loses the election. He wants to move from being an elected president to becoming an authoritarian dictator of the United States. He will have help from his base of white supremacists/nationalists. These supporters are frothing at the mouth to have a civil war to accomplish President Trump’s goals.

Make no mistake, there are white supremacists/nationalists in the US Armed Forces that the Services are trying to deal with. These members must be revealed for who they really are and removed from every branch for the good of the service and for the protection of the nation. It is incumbent upon every service member to report these racists to their command authority. Otherwise, how can the American public maintain trust and faith in our armed forces?

Finally, each service branch must be prepared to stand again President Trump if he loses the election and refuses to leave office. His continued presence would be in violation of the US Constitution each of you swore to protect and defend. It is your duty. Any officer or enlisted member who refuses to act to remove Donald Trump in this situation would be a traitor to their oath and American people. The only way he can continue after losing the election is to have the US military backing him. The military is needed in order for a dictator to rule. Do not succumb to being accomplices to such treason against the United States of America.

Let no tyranny overthrow that which you have served honorably!

Sincerely,

An American

Not Constitutional

Trumps wants a Third & Fourth Term

Can we accept that Donald Trump cares nothing for the US Constitution? If you can’t, consider a statement from Trump himself. At a Wisconsin rally Trump made his plans clear. According to a Rolling Stone article:

“We are going to win four more years,” Trump said. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”

This proves Trump has no respect for the US Constitution. He would try to violate the 22nd Amendment, which places a two term limit on the Presidency. The question becomes, who will stand against him to prevent the violation of the 22nd Amendment?

Will the Secret Service forcibly remove Trump if he loses the election and refuses to leave? Would the US Armed Forces remove him? Would the FBI, DEA, CIA, and DHS? The answer is “that depends.” It depends on whether or not Trump has gained their organizational fealty. Trump would need the senior leaders of any organization supporting him. He also needs the support of the US Armed Forces. No dictator can retain power without the military forces behind him or her.

Are you scared yet? Here’s more to consider.

If Trump, or anyone else for that matter, can become a dictator there will be more the people will lose. The 1st Amendment will be scrapped. The media will be controlled by the government and will not be allowed to speak against the leadership. You, dear citizen, will have no right to speak freely. You either toe the line or find yourself incarcerated in some camp or prison for an indeterminate period of time. Your family might join you too. Religion will be restricted by the dictator to prevent any chance of believers becoming revolutionaries. There will be no protests allowed. There will be no redress of grievances because there will be no grievances. The Constitution will not exist. Oh, there will be “rights” for the people, but exercising them will lead to removal from society.

Are you scared yet? I shall continue then.

The police (local, state, and federal) departments will no longer “protect & serve” (which they already don’t do). They will become the nation’s security forces., with the mission of suppressing society and maintaining control of the populace for the leadership. Those rebelling will get a visit from the security forces, usually at midnight, and the offender(s) will quietly disappear. Remember, there is no Constitution. Even if there is, there will be no lawsuit to have you freed.

The courts, in this dictatorship, will be operating under the rules set by the leadership. Most “cases” brought to the court will end up siding with the what the government desires. Remember that the court system supports government goals, not societal goals.

What about the economy? For now capitalism holds sway and likely would continue to under a Trump dictatorship. He’s shown them a fair amount of favoritism in his presidency. He’s into cronyism and has handed out billions of dollars to help them out. But, will it last? Probably to some degree it would, though you can expect some government price controls. Of course, regardless of what occurs in the economy, Trump will take his cut. Greed is a motivator to Trump.

If you think that things are bad now, think how much worse it will be. There is a chance it can get worse.

So, what kind of nation do you want to live in?

The nation I want to live in treats everyone equally, without laws to make people equal. I want a country where no one is without a sustainable income. I want a nation where homelessness does not exist, especially when million upon millions of homes stand empty. I want a nation where higher education is provided to everyone, free of charge. There should be no student debt. I want a nation where no one goes hungry. I want a nation where workers gain some of the profits they make available because of their hard work. I want a nation that doesn’t criminalize immigrants entering into the country and participating in our society. I want a nation where politicians like Trump can be removed from office upon demand of the people.

I want a nation where citizens can lay their heads down at night in safety and security.

Until next time

More Snake Oil?

Oleandrin as a COVID-19 Cure

Once again we have President Donald Trump supporting another “miracle” cure for COVID-19. The “cure” is an extract of oleander flowers, oleandrin. Oleandrin is known to be “a toxic cardiac glycoside found in oleander.”

What is a cardiac glycoside? It is “a class of organic compounds that increase the output force of the heart and increase its rate of contractions by acting on the cellular sodium-potassium ATPase pump. Their beneficial medical uses are as treatments for congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias; however, their relative toxicity prevents them from being widely used.

So, we see that oleandrin contains a toxic substance that isn’t widely used, even though there are some possible benefits for cardiac conditions and cancer. So, why the sudden promotion of oleandrin by the President? I will lay out the path of this “cure” went to reach the President.

A man named Andrew Whitney is our starting point. Mr Whitney is on the board of Phoenix Biotechnology, Inc. Phoenix Biotechnology is a company that is researching cancer treatments from oleander since 2003. So, at some point, Phoenix Biotechnology came to the belief that oleandrin is beneficial to COVID-19 patients. Mr Whitney wanted to bring this “miracle” to the attention of Donald Trump. Mr Whitney got an Oval Office meeting with President Trump, after the intervention of Mike Lindell.

You may recognize Mike Lindell’s name. He is the Minnesota based manufacturer of the “My Pillow.” Mr Lindell also happens to be an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. That’s how Mr Whitney got his foot in the door of the Oval Office. Along with these two salesmen was Ben Carson, HUD Secretary, who also is a believer in oleandrin. Mr Whitney’s goal was to get President Trump to push the FDA to approve oleandrin as a COVID-19 drug.

Yet, not one of these gentlemen has any training or experience with infectious diseases. Ben Carson is well verses in his specialty, pediatric neurosurgery, but zip otherwise. Seems oleandrin comes from a dubious direction. But, that’s never stopped Donald Trump before, why should it now?

Let me make clear, there are no peer reviewed human trial studies of the efficacy of oleandrin on COVID-19. There has been a laboratory study that has shown some evidence of inhibiting the virus, according to an article by Axios. Further, the Axios article reports that Mr Whitney has stated that there were human trials, but the study hasn’t been published yet.

I have no idea if Mr Whitney is telling the truth about human trials since he provided no evidence. Unless he’s speaking to Phoenix Biotechnology work in other areas with oleandrin. It’s just like a snake oil salesman selling a cure for just about anything, which isn’t true. But, Mike Lindell is convinced, so convinced that he invested in Phoenix Biotechnology. If that looks to you that Mike Lindell is operating on a greed level, not an altruistic level. I would agree to the possibility. They stand to clean up nicely if they can get FDA approval.

Now we have Trump considering this new drug. We will have to wait and see if he pushes the FDA to give approval. I hope not, at least until after FDA approved clinical trials have been carried out to prove the worth of the claims by Mr Whitney. The country went down this road before with hydroxychloroquine.

Until then, this is just a pitch to buy snake oil.

Until next time

Open Letter to the Filthy Rich

Multiple Multi-millionaires and Billionaires in America

Dear Filthy Rich People,

How can you people standby and watch Americans get evicted from their homes because the coronavirus put them out of work? It’s bad enough that so many individuals and families face food insecurity daily, for which you do nothing. It’s bad enough that million upon millions of Americans now have no health insurance, for which you did nothing.

What many of you have done during this pandemic is to continue to make money, large amounts (obscene amounts) of money. Money you made off the working men & women of America and some of you made money off government largess. From March to June 2020, Jeff Bezos has made $48 billion and he’s done nothing to help Americans in critical need of help! Others of his ilk haven’t made as much, but they’ve still made billions.

You, the filthy rich, could stop the evictions to save an estimated 17 to 28 million people who will be homeless. This is not the Great Depression of the 1930’s. There is no reason that you, who made your money off the sweat of American workers, can’t intervene. Now, I know you’ll say that President Trump signed an Executive Order preventing evictions. Well, yes and no. He sign an EO containing language about evictions. As reported in a Forbes article, “Trump’s order doesn’t actually extend the federal eviction moratorium. Instead, it calls on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “consider” whether an additional eviction ban is needed.” Saying he did is just another in a long line of falsehoods Donald Trump has told to America.

So, knowing there is no stopping evictions at this time, what are any of you doing to stop it? Worse, how many of you filthy rich are the ultimate landlords of housing in America? But, you’d rather quietly sit back and allow these people to be evicted. The only thing likely to get you off your asses, is if you start losing money. Then, and only then, will you care. By your behavior, you filthy rich, you are showing your prejudice, bigotry, and racism!

Black and Brown minorities will be affected by evictions more than White Americans. According to an article from The Center for Public Integrity, “it’s deeply troubling,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a nonprofit that advocates for affordable housing. “We’ve known for some time that there is a tremendous risk of extremely low-income renters being harmed by this crisis and being evicted, and we’ve known that such evictions would have a disproportionate impact on Black and brown and extremely low-income and historically marginalized people.

Have you filthy rich no morals, or are you too busy worshiping the almighty dollar? Good old Capitalism, again, takes priority over human life. It seems to be that the only thing you can show the world is how you exploit people for your own personal gain.

Unemployment, food insecurity, eviction, and illness are all that common people “get” in this time of a pandemic. You rich folks are too uncaring to prevent evictions, to provide a sustainable stipend for people to be food secure, maintain their health, and to have no fear of what comes tomorrow.

You rich people are the animals of American society!

Sincerely,

John Common Citizen

Until next time

Even the best of us need to blow off steam from time to time.

Christians and Their “Sins”

Christianity as a Weapon is Against the Teachings of Jesus

I consider myself to be a Christian. I fundamentally believe that which is written in the Bible, but I am unsure of the intent of many portions of the Bible. I believe there is much that is unknown to us as well. God told us all he wanted us to know, not all He knows. I believe in science and also that science and the Bible are not incompatible with each other. I have also become a very strong and extreme believer of the very far left politically. I find no conflict between my political and my religious beliefs.

Now that you know where I stand I want to make a very clear statement to both Christians and non-Christians. Religious beliefs should NEVER be used as a weapon against any person, for any reason, in order to condemn behavior or pronounce judgement. If you believe otherwise, please show me in the Bible where Jesus granted such behavior to mankind?

You can’t, because there is no passage in the New Testament that would support the belief that you can. Jesus brought peace and love, not hate and divisiveness. For a minute, think of yourself as one of the Jews in John 8, who stand behind an adulteress they brought to Jesus. They wanted the women to be judged and stoned, as was the Law of Moses. Jesus told the Jews that “he who is without sin among you, let him cast a stone first.” In the end the Jews departed and Jesus gave the women forgiveness and told her to sin no more.

Now, how many of you Christians have no sin? I certainly have sin and I ask Jesus for forgiveness for my sins. There is not one Christian who is without sin and there never will be. We are taught that we are all sinners and that only Jesus was without sin. What do you say now about your behaviors when using Christianity against another?

You, self-described Christian, have no moral right or authority to use your Christianity against another! To do so is a sin! Religious beliefs are private. They should be, for Christians, taking the teachings of Jesus and using them to live by and whatever sins you make are a private issue between you and Jesus. No one else.

If you want to judge someone, you should judge yourself only. Then, you can take your judgements to Jesus and ask forgiveness for judging yourself (along with any sins you need to be forgiven for). Only Jesus Christ has the righteousness to judge us and he will on our judgement day. Only Jesus Christ decides whether we will be allowed in Heaven or be sent to Hell for eternity.

So, the next time you run into a person you know to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community, do not preach at them and do not condemn them when it is not your place to do so. The next time you have contact with a drunkard, do not preach at them and do not condemn them when it is not your place to do so. The next time you have contact with someone who is committing adultery, do not preach at them and do not condemn them when it is not your place to do so. Getting the picture yet?

You should properly follow the teachings of Jesus. Bring love and peace to others and let our Lord Jesus handle the rest. Be a Christian of true moral standing, not a shell to hide your self-supposed superiority. Remember what Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

May God’s Blessings be upon you. Go in peace.

Until next time

The Secret Police

Who will they come for next?

The darkness of the night was only occasionally pushed back by a streetlight. There were still people walking along the sidewalks. Down the road approached a car. It stopped between streetlights, in the shadows of the surrounding buildings. Three men stepped from the vehicle and walked over to a man nearby. The three men stopped the man and within a minute the man was pushed into the vehicle. Nothing was said to the man as he was hustled to the vehicle. The three men climbed inside and the vehicle drove off into the night.

Sounds like the activities of the Nazi Gestapo before and during World War II. Alas, this is not from World War II, but from a night in 2020 in the city of Portland, OR. Wait, what? This is America and people have rights ya know? Well, tell that to the three federal law enforcement officers in military style camouflage fatigues with no identifying patches, no name labels and only the word “Police” on the vests being wore. Nor are the vehicles marked either.

Anyone older than my old tennis shoes know that this is unlawful behavior by these federal agents, in fact unconstitutional! The subjects are not told anything. They are taken to, some have said, a federal building. Some are charged with a crime, some are not. For those not charged there is no record of an arrest. Uncharged individuals are later released without any explanation at all. This gives Department of Homeland Security “plausible deniability” or, in other words, it never happened.

DHS Emblem

Chad Wolf, acting DHS Director visited Portland and labelled all the protestors as anarchists. This is a tactic to dehumanize the protestors and insinuate that the protests are unlawful. Pray tell, what are the crimes of these “anarchists”? Spray painting graffiti on federal buildings, some vandalism and trespassing. Obviously dangerous felons.

Who’s responsible for the Gestapo-like tactics? It can only be Donald Trump, our fascist president. He’s stepped over the line, again, in his actions as president. When he got static from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about using military personnel against US citizens, he chose a different group to go after US civilians.

I have to wonder what’s next? Will there be other cities where Trump’s Gestapo dogs whisk people off the streets? When it comes to Donald Trump anything is probable. As for his goons, they have violated their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the rights contained therein. They fit right in as a part of the over militarized police forces in the country. They are uncaring of their tactics and only act, just point and off these federal hounds go.

If the goal is to put fear in the hearts of protestors, it won’t stop the protests. In all likelihood it will stiffen the protestors resolve all across America to continue the struggles against systemic racism and government oppression. Donald Trump fails, as he does in so many things, to grasp the depth of commitment of all the people protesting and supporting the protests.

But, what should the people do about these tactics? If you see it occurring, record it. Yell for the detained individual to shout out their name. Write down or record license plates of the unmarked vehicles being used by the federal agents. Notify the press of the incident and also get it out on the internet. Notify Democratic members of Congress and ask for them to demand answers from the Department of Homeland Security. Most of all, as scary as it is, don’t let it stop demands for change. It sure won’t get the public to trust the police.

Time will tell whether or not other cities have DHS agents playing Gestapo. I guess it depends on how much Donald Trump likes what he ordered done to the civilians of the cities. President, using the term loosely, Trump has a lot to answer for, either now or at some future date.

Until next time

“It’s Freedom of Speech”

President Trump says of the Confederate Flag

This is not the article I planned for today, but this article reflects current news reports. Today’s article will actually cover two topics.

President Donald Trump spoke to the issue of the Confederate battle flag when asked a question during an interview with CBS News’ Catherine Herridge, as published by Politico.

When Herridge asked Trump for his view on the Confederate battle flag, he responded, “I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they’re not thinking about slavery”. He went on to speak about NASCAR recent prohibition that the flag is not allowed, in any form, at NASCAR raceways. Trump also said it was free speech.

CSA Battle Flag

While Trump is correct that people have the right to believe in and display the Confederate battle flag, it is a symbol of slavery. By extension, those who support the Confederate battle flag believe in all that the, long dead, Confederate States of America stood for. This includes slavery! They’ll lie to high heaven that it’s not true and that they are not racists, both of which are outright lies. Supporting the Confederate battle flag would, logically, make one surmise that those supporters want the return of the Confederacy, slavery and all. Comparing this flag with BLM, which Trump did, is abhorrent. BLM is a movement to gain full civil rights and treatment for Black Americans. Oppression on the one hand, rights on the other. They are not the same.

The Time Has Come

America needs to start over

I started my adult life as a strong conservative and registered Republican. It was the 80’s, Ronald Reagan was President, and the country was starting to have hope of better lives for all. I was young, likely too idealistic, and willing to trust the GOP to get the country back on it’s feet and running smoothly in a post Vietnam America. I never took a deeper look at society, preferring to surf along the top of the water. I stayed this way for the 12 years of Republican leadership. I ignored those parts of the party platform I didn’t agree with. Like I said, just surfing along.

Then comes the elections for 1992. George H. W. Bush was running for a second term. Bill Clinton was his Democratic opponent. There was a division of thought for me at this point. I wasn’t thrilled with George H. W. Bush. At one time he’d been the head of the CIA. I’m no fan of the James Bonds of the world, though I understand it’s necessary to have them – unfortunately. I was souring on the GOP, so in the end I voted for Bill Clinton and switched over to the Democratic Party. I stayed there for four years.

I voted for Clinton the second time too, but I stepped out of party politics and became an Independent. I saw garbage in both parties and started on the road of picking who I felt could do the job better, regardless of party affiliation. I became very tired of the two party lock on the government. The two party system was pushing the country to the same outcome, with just a little variation on how the country gets there. They are still doing so and won’t stop. It’s become a political cold war in the US.

Now here I am in the year 2020. George W. Bush had two terms in office, then Barack Obama had two terms as well. GW Bush pulled the country into an unending war with Afghanistan, as well as Iraq. Barack Obama, our first Black American president, continued allowing the wars to continue. He has, to his credit, shown Americans a different face to politics. But, alas, we then get Donald Trump as president.

Under Donald Trump we have become a very fractured nation. A deadly pandemic, social unrest and protest, an economy that has crashed, and a “dictator” in the Oval Office. What shall become of America? I don’t know.

I will tell you this, the last 3 1/2 years have slowly changed my political outlook. I see the deep systemic racism in the US. It’s always been there, but the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis Police have brought into very clear view of all of America. Protests hit cities all across the country, demanding change. Demanding their rights once and for all. Many White Americans, myself included, support the movement for Black Americans to obtain ALL the rights due them as an American. This and the reactions of the government and President Trump have pushed me, with the help of two young citizens, into a more radical left point on the political spectrum.

I think it’s time to tear this old shack of a nation down and build a new house. Not all at once, but piece by piece. We can do it now at our choosing or do it when it is thrust upon us all at once. What’s your preference?

Until next time