written August 2017 ~ updated December 2017
It’s getting increasingly likely that Donald Trump’s campaign managers, many of his appointed representatives, and Trump himself – are going to be caught for serious crimes against the United States. Since the Manafort raid, the guilty can sense that truth will eventually come out and it won’t set them free.
Trump has also lost the ability to govern or rule with moral authority. His approval rate is about 33%. He has been caught in too many lies. His base is catching on as to who he really is.
But Trump knows of no other way of being. We now know he was simply was not qualified, intellectually or emotionally, to be a US president. He was only good enough to turn a presidential election into a mud-fight and win that fight. And his team clearly enrolled help from foreigners, which is very illegal under the Espionage Act.
No democracy can survive if it permits foreign actors to affect its elections. Mueller is closing in on Trump, and the Trump machine is feeling the heat. Trump now believes that if he somehow could become a wartime president, he could skirt being exposed for his crimes. He knows how silencing the press and martial law can be used to keep the public in the dark. This is why we feel down deep that we are on the brink of some sort of war. Trump would have 10 million Koreans die to save his empire. Nuclear war? He has a jet. He does not care about people. Never has. I went to school with him – Penn. I could share some stories.
Realistically, Trump probably did not step into politics with the premeditated intent of becoming an authoritarian fascist. But corrupt, greedy businessmen can devolve into dictators without that having been their initial goal. In the pressure cooker of crime and punishment, criminals can feel compelled to go fascist to skirt justice. That’s what happened to Bassar al-Ashad. He was a successful, wealthy businessman doctor. He needed to become a dictator to survive in Syria. This is pretty much what’s going on with the Trumps’ right now. They need to become authoritarian to cover up their crimes.
Hear this citizens – on all sides of the political spectrum! We just can’t let that happen here in the USA, can we? This is not a banana republic. I hope we are all on the same side of that aisle. We have way too much to lose here. I know I feel that way. Don’t you?
But fellow Americans, if we are not smart about our situation right now, and we don’t take immediate actions to reject all corrupt officials and work to install install new representatives in 2018 who are sincerely dedicated to the public good, it (fascism) can happen here in 2018. We are not immune. America is a country like all others. How do you think fascism sets into a democracy? We are potentially witnessing that descent , right now.
There is a way out of this mess. But we have to insist on justice being served.
#1 Given Trump is under investigation for serious crimes, Trump cannot retain the power to pardon anyone in this criminal investigation. That is just ridiculous in this situation and someone in Congress needs to bring this up ASAP. He must surrender his right to pardon anyone connected with the Russian investigation. That’s like allowing Capone to pardon his generals. It just makes no sense and sets a ridiculous precedent.
The election investigation must go on. We need to know the truth, even if it means we can’t punish some of the players. I have said all along, “Trump would rather step down than show his taxes”. Maybe that’s the avenue for Mueller. Maybe that’s all anyone needs to press for and he is gone. So …
#2. Trump must show his taxes immediately as part of the Mueller investigation. The line about “under audit” is a glaring lie. And even if he were under audit, that is no reason for an honest player to conceal tax filings in the wake of the Russian meddling. Trump would be above the law if we don’t insist on that. And no one can be allowed to be above the law in the USA, or all our laws are not valid. That’s fine in Putin’s Russia, but not here. The USA is supposed to be a democracy held together by laws.
History teaches us that criminals who rise to political power will attempt to go fascist in order to escape the crimes they have committed. It simultaneously becomes their only avenue to escape justice and the people’s largest nightmare.
I favor asking Trump to step down ASAP for incompetence … not espionage. It is easy to find a few reasons why Trump is not qualified to be a US president. Waiting for a full trial and an impeachment is just taking too long. He passed this tax thing because we did not close him down. He’s making use of the extra innings our slow justice is affording him. Trump is a big dummy, but about crime he is not dumb at all. At crime, he may be a genius.
Current world events are such that we seriously need a president with moral authority on the world stage. He’s been given a year to learn how to behave like a president. He has not done that. Enough!
And, Trump would accept incompetence or bad health as a reason to step down rather than be indicted or face espionage charges. (He can feign illness for all I care.)
We simply can’t have people who worked with foreign powers to sway a US election running the government. Given the chance to escape full prosecution, the guilty will step down. Trump will as well, if its laid out sweetly for him.
So why not do that? He was a draft dodger and still has that inner chicken mentality. His sons went to no wars. It’s fine for others to die to protect his Trump brand. What a sick man he is.
Please spread the message in this blog.
Together, we can save our democracy.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IF MUELLER IS FIRED is starting to make news. And it’s senators that are encouraging it. There are different kinds of civil disobedience. But I think the right kind for now may NOT involve taking to the streets.
This time of year, the streets are cold. Cold weather is what broke Occupy – and of course the lack of a real plan.
So look at this:
It’s a bumper sticker that I created but did not print. But its RIGHT ON point for civil disobedience. April 15 is coming.
There is NO CLEAN WAY out for Donald Trump expect to make a deal and claim bad health. I have known that from the day he won. He is a criminal. I worked near him in AC – and he avoided tax my moling cash to Russia. It was very obvious. No way he lost that billion. He has been borrowing his own stolen money for 30 years. No way out for him except WAR or stepping down.
I am a business man – and of course I pay taxes – and no loopholes for me. My business is online and its very middle class mom pop. I sell wigs primarity to women with health issues online. So I can’t get this ball rolling.
But the message – I assure you – will resound in both RESISTERS and HIS BASE.
And I think we should circulate this message. It’s this – or surrender to Russia.
I’m not saying we don’t OWE tax. We do of course.
But we should all file for extensions on April 15th. He will be forced to show his taxes that way. And then he is done 100%. And yes, we’ll have to fight the penalties for extensions. But it’s a small price to pay for saving democracy.
The messages in these other posts are also very important to internalize.
https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/facebook-russia-2/ Let’s build a real democracy online – outside of government, but with the moral authority to dictate to our representatives.
https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/trumps-raiders/ How self-dealing will bankrupt the USA.
https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/devious-gop-tax-plan/ Tax Break? The GOP Is Coming for Our Homes – Again!
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