Polar Bear Post
Polar Bear Post
article by Don Cooley, AKA dbciii Grumpy
Old Man @frogcycle on
The phenomenon that is dotard's ascendancy
to the Presidency is nothing new. The segment of our society that
adores him has existed since well before the Revolution. They have
tried time and again to gain full control. With the help of Russia they
Many Americans, due to poor education (either inadequate
lessons or not paying attention) think the Civil War changed anything.
It did not. Oh, slavery became technically illegal and Black people
were theoretically granted the right to vote. But hearts and minds of
those who considered them inferior did not change one iota. We had
nearly a century of apartheid which started to crumble in the 40s/50s
with moves like integrating the military and professional sports. That
was NOT seen as "progress" by the white supremacists.
rights era" is just some unread half-page in a boring history book
to millions of Americans. And those are the good ones. It is an
abomination to the hard core white supremacists. The candidacy of George Corley
Wallace Jr. for the Presidency is an even more obscure footnote. People
today who can't understand how the current President gained and keeps a
following should read this. Read it all.
It is the story of Wallace's campaign. He
ran as a third party candidate and WON FIVE STATES with 46 electoral
votes. Read the article. You could replace a few words here and there
and it would describe trump's
campaign. With a few tweaks here and there in the fabric of history,
Wallace might have gained the Republican nomination. The VN war and
civil unrest were major issues. Nixon's promise to end the war with his
"secret plan" was a major factor in his win. He beat Humphrey by a
narrow margin in the popular vote, but by 110 EC votes. Had it been
Wallace I expect the EC would have been much closer - that 156 vote
margin might have been only 10 or 20, but we'd have
had President George Corley Wallace Jr.
with a VP who advocated using nukes to end the VN war.
You think Nixon
was bad? Ha!
"segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation
People who wring their hands, clutch their
pearls, and claim "This is not America" need to wake the
f*ck up. It
IS America. Trump's "base" is real, and they don't care WHAT he does as
long as he beats the white supremacist drum. He knows it and more
importantly people like Stephen Miller and Vladimir Putin know it. They
both consider the post-WWII America to be an abomination.
Miller wants a world that is all Aryan (See: Mud People, Know Your Enemy), with non-whites sent back to
their "shithole countries" (here's a clue - Trump did not come up with
that term himself) and Putin wants a world where America is a backwater
under Mogilevich's rule. They and the groups they represent have
congruent goals. So to steal a phrase from Wallace - we need to "stop
pussyfooting around." McConnell should not have a moment's rest. Those
"dirty hippies" in 1968 are now too old to be getting arrested and
deprived of our Rx's & canes and there is not a draft sending young
to be killed at over 100/day to motivate today's young folks, but they
should damned well be terrified for their and their children's futures.
To steal a phrase from Mammy Yokum: