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article by Don Cooley, AKA dbciii Grumpy Old Man @frogcycle on Twitter

Let's face it folks. We are way past using the model the Founders designed - the Great Experiment - to right this ship. THEY struggled for over a decade with increasingly onerous actions by George III. They're listed in the Declaration of Independence: Link Many of them are actually applicable to today's condition. Obviously 240 years later there are new and different grievances as well. The Founders did not want war. But they came to the realization that it was NOT going to get better via normal, civilized means like complaining to the powers that be in GB. Their complaints were ignored, or answered with further offenses.

It has become increasingly apparent that the "Republican Party" is not just cowardly or greedy for tax cuts. They are all-in with the coup. The Tea Party movement was probably a Russian recruiting effort. Renaming it the "Freedom Caucus" is classic propaganda. It is the frigging anti-freedom, Putin coup caucus! They just voted not to fund efforts to protect the vote for cripes sake! Most may have been ignorant of the fact, but it appears they were selected and induced to enter politics by the master strategists of this 20- year process. They have not been "turned" recently by kompromat; they were selected because of it. Now they are in and can't or don't want to get out.
I have used the analogy of the movie "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" repeatedly. That & the movie "V" are both appropriate. Or Star Wars, with the "Dark Side of the Force." All that sounds extreme, alarmist, but THESE ARE NOT NORMAL TIMES. The Founders finally realized existing means to right the ship, to re-establish what they had felt was a "free society" (white men with property) was not going to return. What we have lost will not return. We've spent 240 years trying to "form a more perfect union" committing atrocities like the Trail of Tears, all of the Indian Wars, slavery, Jim Crow, Native Family separation along the way. But we HAD gotten better. We WERE working toward more "liberty and justice for all." Not there for sure - just ask any POC, any woman, but we were inching forward. WE ARE NO LONGER!


It comes as no surprise to many of us that Trump was told in no uncertain terms that Putin ordered the cyber attacks and voter manipulation and continued to pretend it is all a "witch hunt," because there frigging WAS collusion. That news was no surprise to him. He was up to his eyeballs in it from the get-go. Why can he bumble along pretending to be POTUS with the walls closing in? Because he knows the fix is in. People say "oh, it can't be that bad." Of course they do. Denial is more than just a river in Egypt. Heck, more people were loyal to the Crown than were on the side of Washington's ragtag army.
It is hard to come to grips with the reality that there ARE lizard people; there IS a "Dark Side of the Force"; there ARE "pod people." (metaphorical, people! don't call me a lunatic). Read my articles about White Supremacists. Read what the Founders said about Tyranny elsewhere in this site.
What is happening is not new. It is history repeating itself. I am NOT saying it is time for a Lexington Green. I AM saying we need to get the vast numbers of Americans who remain oblivious to all this waked up. Most importantly, we need to get the press truly mobilized. Some few are, and they are heros. Tapper, Acosta, Maddow, O'Donnell, Navarro, Ryan come to mind. There are plenty of others. Many unsung, working in small shops, doing what they can with what they've got. But generally speaking, Corporate Media's agenda is the quarterly bottom line. It is good that trump thinks they are his enemy. We need to make sure the good ones know we have their backs, that we think they are our Woodward and Bernstein. Because they are the ones who can help us wake up those 100 million who did not bother to vote. We can canvas, we can demonstrate, we can shout from the rooftops.

But the Press are essential.

We need to not only support and commend "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." but also those with right-wing followings who may be brought to see the light. If we are to avoid what the Founders eventually found necessary, we need to get all those modern-day "Tory sympathizers" - those who STILL don't get it , who aren't hard core MAGAt white supremacists alerted, alarmed, and VOTING. The midterm election is the one remaining shot at preserving the Great Experiment. And it is looking shaky, with the pod people running the damned election.