Hooray, I'm out of here.
For all of you MAGA people. Shame on you. The last time I saw this kind of action was by the East German guards.
works in "both" directions.
I was on both sides of the Berlin wall in 1978. I've lived in autocratic countries (dictatorships) because of my career. I've seen It and it's what you want.
It's much easier than living in a democracy where you have to think and make choices. Under a dictator it's a simple life doing what you're told, believing
what your told listening to state TV and radio as you do now. Most of you support what's happening in this country. It happened in 1933. Years earlier, in
1799, Napoleon became president and 1804 he dissolved the republic and appointed himself the emperor. It's your choice. Careful what you wish for. Many
of you may not be alive in ten years but your children and grandchildren will. In their hearts they may hold nothing but contempt for you, if they even know better.
You really should study history but the uneducated never felt it as being important. Unfortunately, it's appears it's already too late. Read Plato
or Sinclair Lewis if you are one of those who aren't with the MAGA supporters in their red caps. If you aren't terrified you aren't paying attention.
This is in my home town of Tucson, Arizona in 2019. The beginnings of a police state.
Why do so many Americans want to live under a dictatorship
"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.” March 2019
"You could imagine Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro or Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying something like this. It's not a stretch to say that Benito Mussolini would toss words like this around. That the president of the United States should say it is profoundly disturbing."
The free press can still report these terrible things, at least for awhile. You people who support this authoritarianism apparently wish to live under a dictatorship. But, it is understandable because democracy isn't easy. Under the dear leader it will be easier for you to believe what you're told and do what you're told, you don't have to think. Making America Great.
My father called America "the shining city on a hill." Trump sees America as another of his possessions that he can slap his name on. A president is not supposed to own America. He or she is supposed to serve the American people.
In their book "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt warned: "How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly."
Trump has been wounding our democracy for the past two years. If he is reelected for another term, it's almost a given that America will not survive - at least not as the country the Founding Fathers envisioned, and not as the idealistic experiment they built using a Constitution designed to protect democracy and withstand tyranny.
My father knew we were fragile. He said: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same."
So, to the Republican Party that holds tightly to my father's legacy - if you are going to stand silent as America is dismantled and dismembered, as democracy is thrown onto the ash heap of yesterday, shame on you. But don't use my father's name on the way down.
Oh, another point, the great tax cut for super wealthy was going to trickle down and put you on easy street.
All of you farmers in the midwest who believe the dear leader that climate change is a hoax the floods and harsh weather changes are just the beginning. The saying "you reep what you sow" is truer than ever. Good luck pal.
We tried to explain the truth about the cheap products motorcyclists couldn't seem to resist buying.
THIS IS WHAT WE LEARNED.