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Bamboo, Watermelons, and Rainbows

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Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots in question for bamboo fibers. What is next, checking Georgia ballots for watermelon-based ink and rainbow flag watermarks? From banning Mexicans, banning Muslims, the SOBs in the NBA, and transgender men and women, no man of color or woman is safe.

The Republican policy mantra is rooted in race, sexism, and subjugation. Conservatives fear Liberalism because when liberal policy makes Americans’ lives better, it is harder for conservatives to take it away. That takeaway is how they blame ‘the other’ for the plights of your life, not the failure of trickle-down economics. I must say, they have become experts at civilian PsyOps. They have become proficient at the politics of fear, hate, and blame.

The Democrats have been cleaning the economic mistakes of Republicans since 1933 dragging them along, kicking and screaming. The Republican philosophy, since Herbert Hoover, has been to create homegrown oligarchs and the serfs can catch the crumbs. Roosevelt reset America, Clinton swung the pendulum, Obama moved the hands of time, and Biden is rewinding the stem. The criticism levied by conservatives is from their dog-eared playbook and has not changed in 88 years.  They use a cornucopia of arguments that usually ends in a screed about socialism, communism, and Make America… whiter—eh, Great Again.

No Mr. Welch, at long last they have no decency, just a Bigger Lie    

If you wait long enough history will repeat itself. Joseph Welch was the chief counsel for the United States Army while it was under investigation for Communist activities by Senator Joseph McCarthy's Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, known as the Army–McCarthy hearings. The late Senator Joseph McCarthy had made America so paranoid about hidden communists, that friends were reporting on friends and even comic Lucille Ball once came under investigation as anti-American. Finally, during a hearing where McCarthy’s alcohol-fueled rants continually accused a young male soldier, after previous inferences to his sexuality, Welch stepped in and lambasted McCarthy, “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.” Followed by his historical quote, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?

The latest stew of hatred and lies began with the purposeful use of the term “China virus.” The attacks on not only people of Chinese heritage but anyone of Asian descent is becoming a weekly event. Beatings, stabbings, and verbal assaults are becoming routine. Now it has entered into the election arena. For white supremacists to believe that the Chinese would be ignorant enough to not import American-made paper to forge ballots in an American election is the height of racist arrogance; the only people who would be that clever have to be white people. The delusional and unending search to validate their hurt feelings over losing an election is a danger to the Republic, à la January 6. The Republicans are grasping the reigns of xenophobia and racism hoping they can stop the onslaught of progress like the Cowboy bemoaning the horseless carriage.

Then, like now, your choices are to ride into the future with new infrastructure and pitch in for gas or keep riding your horse falling further and further behind.  

Continue to Vote for Change.         

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