Thursday, September 24, 2020

Facebook, YouTube, Biden, the left driving voters to Trump, who says he won't step down if he loses


I'm seeing in news media and on Facebook what looks to me like liberal disconnect from reality into alternate dimension, while President Trump says he won't step down if he loses.

In my Facebook Messenger this morning:
Dan Rather 
There is no more time for silence. There is no more time for choosing party over country. There is no more time for weighing the lesser of two evils. All women and men of conscience must speak or they are complicit in America lurching towards a dangerous cliff of autocracy and chaos. This is a moment of reckoning unlike any I have seen in my lifetime. I have seen this country in deep peril, as the hungry begged for sustenance during the Great Depression, as the Nazis marched across Europe and the Japanese across Asia, as missiles were moved into Cuba, as our political leaders were murdered, as a president ran a criminal conspiracy from the Oval Office, as planes were hijacked into skyscrapers. All of these were scary times, but through it all I never worried about a president actively undermining American democracy and inciting violence to do so - even Nixon, for all of his criminal activity. What Donald Trump said today are the words of a dictator. To telegraph that he would consider becoming the first president in American history not to accept the peaceful transfer of power is not a throw-away line. It's not a joke. He doesn't joke. And it is not prospective. The words are already seeding a threat of violence and illegitimacy into our electoral process. I suspect he is doing this because he feels he needs to. It is the same reason he sought dirt on Joe Biden, because he is deeply afraid of losing. Losing an election could mean losing in a court of law. It could mean prison time and ruin. But I suspect Trump's motives are more instinctual. He needs to hold on to power for the sake of power. He cannot lose, even if he has to cheat to win. Even if he has to blow up American democracy. He considers little if any about 200,000 plus deaths from COVID. Why would he care about our Constitution or Bill of Rights? There is no sugarcoating the dangers and darkness we live in. But I remain heartened that the majority of Americans do not want this. Trump is in danger of losing states that he should be winning handily. Yes, his base is energized and numerous. But so is the opposition. I have seen opposition parties in foreign countries channel the morality of their causes to bring great change. And most of those opposition movements didn't have the strength, power, and resources of those who stand against Donald Trump. Donald Trump has himself defined the stakes of the election. This is a battle for American democracy as we've known it. We are well past warning shots. Allies across the political spectrum are ringing alarm bells. Right now, all those seeking to defeat Donald Trump know winning a close election may not be enough. The size of a victory will likely matter. Failing that, what happens? I don't know. But I would say we all should try to remain steady. Try to conserve our energy for the battles ahead. Be committed to your community, your country, and your conscience. If enough Americans of decency and courage come together, the future of this nation can be better, fairer, and more just?

Rather sizes Trump up well. However, Trump has a huge base, who are delighted the rest of the world doesn't like America so much now. Biden is getting clobbered by his and his son's dealings in Ukraine when Biden was VP. The violence and riots attached to BLM protests also is driving voters to Trump. As is cities that defunded their police departments. As it Biden saying he will put masks on everyone and lock America down again. 
A good friend of mine recently was put into Facebook jail for using Messenger to arrange an in person business meeting with someone who wanted him to fix something mechanical, which had broken. My friend is very good at fixing mechanical things. My friend appealed his 1-day jail sentence, and it was increased to 3 days. 
Facebook to my friend: 
"Your Facebook account is suspended for a period of 72 hours or 3 days from the time of your last message. The reason for your suspension is a 2nd Infraction of Facebook policy. As you've been previously warned; Facebook Marketplace transactions must follow local guidelines about physical distancing and staying home during COVID-19. Learn More" 
My friend cannot stand Trump and is not impressed with Biden. That aside, how many Facebook users has Facebook caused to vote for Trump?

Facebook and YouTube have suspended many people’s accounts. You have to be careful what you post. Jailed without Representation 1984 Big Brother
Many **

My point is, Facebook, and You Tube, are driving voters to Trump.


ESQUIRE, September 24, 2020
The story of the day was the president*'s becoming his own Reichstag Fire on Wednesday. He was asked (repeatedly) whether or not he would peaceably leave office if he loses. For the benefit of future fugitive underground historians, here's the money shot.
"Well, we're going to have to see what happens...You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very ... there won't be a transfer, frankly. There'll be a continuation. The ballots are out of control."
But there's another bit of presidential musing* that seems to me to be just as alarming and certainly as significant.
“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices, and I think the system’s going to go very quickly...I think this scam that the Democrats are pulling, it’s a scam, this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court and I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation. Just in case it would be more political than it should be, I think it’s very important to have a ninth judge.”
The President Has Announced His Intention to Stage a Coup

I mused quite a few times on FB and my blog that Trump will not step down in November. I saw that coming after he was sworn in in 2018, and Vladimir Putin seemed to have made himself president for life or Russia, and Trump said he liked that idea, and after the coronavirus came along Trump started dissing mail ballots and talking about voter fraud in the Democrats' favor, the same thing Trump talked about in 2016, when Putin was helping him get elected. 

I have long Sensed and suspected the people that put him in Power did so to Create Chaos 
It wasn’t the Voters and it looks like that’s what we’re going to get.

From another friend, re blue and red states going their separate ways and Democrat blunders:
Sloan, I have been saying for a long time, but never in print, that the U.S. would be better off by dividing exactly like this.  Seriously.  The Red states would be happier I think, and the Blue states for sure. 
Something else I have said for a long time but never in print has been sadly elevated with the death of RBG.  That is, the election of Trump, and even before that, the uselessness of Democratic rule was due to terrible errors, for the worst reasons, but the highest  levels of the Democratic party.
Obama: pissed off Trump, inciting him to run.  Chose the only person who could have lost to him Clinton, because she kissed his ass much more than Biden did.
Pelosi and Reed: Kept the awful 60 vote requirement in the Senate, killing the chance to have made amazing advances in Obama's 8 years, for the worst reason: they wanted to screw the Republicans the same way when they became the minority.  As they then saw, after holding on to this rule for the whole year Garland hung in the air, the Republicans promptly changed it 5 minutes after they had the chance to do so to gain their Supreme Court Justices.
RBG:  Even this saintly woman tragically erred by not resigning in time for Obama to appoint her replacement.  She just loved "the best job in the world," and the gratifying "notoriety" it gained her. A supremely selfish error.

Nicely put, could get you excommunicated from the blue camp, drawn and quartered by the red camp. 
The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution certainly relied on the right to secede, as did the Confederacy, and states rights was a really loud mantra of George Wallace. Yet, I wonder if any blue state's folks have enough guns to secede even their own state? Probably not. And, I wonder how the red states might feel about not having the blue states wealth and something convenient to blame for whatever they don't like?

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