Trump Has Become a Fascist Dictator
Yesterday, Trump announced that there would not be a peaceful transfer of power after the election but rather “a continuation” of power. So he is making clear that he has no intention of giving up power. And the votes have not even been cast, let alone counted.
I have been predicting for months that Trump would cheat to win the election and then become our first fascist dictator. I say “first” because he expects that his children will succeed him in office after he dies.
Now it appears that he is not even bothering to wait for the election. He has already become a fascist dictator.
Am I over-reacting? Judge for yourself. So far he has created concentration camps along the border that are currently holding illegal immigrants from Central and South America, but can easily start holding his enemies starting with the peaceful protesters that will charged with sedition per Barr’s orders. Right now, it’s just a suggestion but I’m certain that federal prosecutors will soon have no choice but to charge protesters with sedition.
We will be seeing those mysterious federal troops again in cities that dare to allow protests. In their unmarked uniforms scooping up protestors in unmarked vehicles except this time I don’t think that we will see the victims again. They will be whisked off to the concentration camps along the border.
New York City, Portland and Seattle have already been declared anarchist jurisdictions which will be denied federal funds that were allocated by Congress. But they are not the only cities to have been given this dubious honor. The Justice Department is working on a list of cities to be declared anarchist jurisdictions that will also be denied federal funds to force them to bow to Trump if they want their funding reinstated.
Trump has been threatening to shut down any media that is critical of him i.e. the so-called Fake Media. He wants to control the media. And our children. He is now calling for “patriotic” education in the schools. He promotes White Supremacy while shutting down anti-racism training programs in federal agencies calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” Classic fascism.
And do I really need to remind you of the way he has packed the courts with conservative judges? Including now the Supreme Court? He has robbed us of any legal recourse to his tyranny. Judges will always rule in his favor.
The upcoming election will be a sham. Trump has been laying the foundation for months to have mail-in ballots thrown out as fraudulent. He wants only votes cast in person to county knowing full well that the majority of in-person voters will be his supporters while most of Biden’s supporters will vote by mail.
Trump’s flunky has rendered the postal service incapable of handling the current volume of mail. It will not be able to deliver ballots in time to voters and then back to the polls.
That rigged election that Trump keeps complaining about has been rigged by him to benefit him.
So what can we do to protect ourselves from this tyrant?
We must strengthen our communities. Work hand in hand with your neighbors and your town governments. Get to know your neighbors. Help each other. Get involved in local government. Elect officials who truly represent your views and hold them accountable. The best way to keep a tyrant at bay is with a strong united community.
And don’t forget the county officials. Hold them to their campaign promises of improving and strengthening the communities in each county.
State government is critical. When the epicenter of the pandemic was in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, it was the governors of those states who saved lives. Denied needed equipment like ventilators and PPE by the Federal government, they went out into the marketplace and purchased it for their citizens, saving thousands of lives while Trump sat on stockpiles in warehouses.
Get involved in state government. Vote for state representatives and especially the governor who best represents your views. Hold them accountable.
Historically the only way to topple dictators has been through invasion and war or by the people themselves, united on every level and in every area of the country.
We may lose the election, but a new force, a new resistance will be born. Be a part of this resistance both for yourselves and for your children and grandchildren.
We can topple this tyrant.