Coup d'éTrump?

Coup d'éTrump?

Opposition To Trump Is Not A "Soft Coup". Incoming Executive, Legislative, And Judicial Branches Are Themselves Ascending To Power In Manners Objectively Definable As A Coup.

People are trying to make the claim that opposition groups will attempt a soft coup against Donald Trump. This is hypocritical and contradictory when one makes objective analysis of the manner in which a soft coup enabled Trump to ascend to power in the first place. The level of corruption, incompetency, and hostile ideology held by the Trump administration and his cabinet choices in and of itself warrants illegitimacy. Many of the president's picks have never even worked in the field they have been nominated to oversee or actively seek to destroy the institutions out of regressive ideological opposition. Many are self serving oligarchs who paid-to-play; earning their nominations solely due to monetary contributions. Most of the cabinet choices hold beliefs that have proven to harm the citizenry, risks the security of persons for the people of the nation, and risk national security; especially when it comes to climate change, something even the incoming president conspires to deny at the risk of civilian deaths and the breakdown of national security. It is purely objective to notice that the combined levels of corporate and political corruption, widespread voter suppression, and moneyed interests (both domestic and foreign) lead to Trump's electoral college victory. The popular vote was won by a candidate who colluded with the Democratic National Committee to subvert an objectively more successful candidate, delegitimizing the entire national election. Added to this the institutional corruption that further delegitimized the national election by excluding all other candidates from the presidential debates. There is barely any aspect of the incoming administration to hold legitimacy as an executive administration.

If we add to this also the delegitimate nature of the incoming Congress which has gerrymandered districts and utilized voter suppression, on top of moneyed influence. There is largely no legitimacy in the majority party as a national institutional organization merited with the ability to govern. Effectively resulting in no legitimacy in the legislative branch since both houses of Congress are dominated by the unmerited party. When we also place in retrospect the illegitimacy of the executive body which will be nominating a key vote in the judicial system. A position that has been vacant due to the deliberate stalling and obstruction by the incoming majority party; all in an effort to be able to prevent the minority outgoing party from preventing complete ideological disproportionality within the Supreme Court. By default, it can be objectively stated that the soon to be judicial branch will also be illegitimate since it was under the auspice of the 44th president during which the vacancy originally came to be.

One may have opinionated perspectives in both positive and negative light of the incoming president, Congress and soon to be Supreme Court judge. However, regardless of one's opinion, it can be objectively stated that there is a legitimate case to be made that the incoming executive, judicial, and legislative branches do not hold a legal validity as mechanisms of power within the apparatuses and institutions of the federal government of the United States. Similar objective analysis can also expose illegitimacies in the state and local levels of government as well. Many of whom are influenced by money interest, utilize voter suppression, gerrymandered their positions to retain influence and power; and the exclusion of alternative potential political and economic organizations.

The United States as a cultural entity and civilization exists in and of itself. The reality of an illegitimate incoming administration, illegitimate legislative and judicial branches, and illegitimate state governments and local administrations do not change the melting pot and union attitude of the United States. We have transcended far beyond a union of state apparatuses, and are actively becoming a union of peoples. The inevitability of this multicultural nature inherent in the United States civilization will continue forward, no matter how regressive these illegitimate systems may attempt to be.

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Illinois Republicans Just Gave A Neo-Nazi A Major Platform

As if having a raging racist for President isn't enough.
views defines a neo-Nazi as a person who belongs to a political organization whose beliefs are inspired or reminiscent of Nazism. We learned about Nazis in school; they were the notorious villains of the story who came to life in a terrible, disgusting way. We learned their absolute hatred for any other race besides their own, insomuch that they murdered those they hated.

It is always a bit of a surprise to me that people who believe in this kind of hatred still exist today, simply because it seems impossible to hate someone that much. Yet society is still plagued with them, and in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, they’ve been given a microphone to express their views.

The villains that many minorities fear and continue to fear are alive and well, spreading their narrative around like wildfire, destroying everything they come in touch with.

And Illinois just made one of them extremely comfortable in one of the most powerful state positions.

70-year-old Arthur Jones became the Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois on Wednesday, upsetting many who had vehemently campaigned against his placement. Tim Schneider, the Illinois Republican Party chairman seemed to have fought the hardest, saying Jones isn’t a “real Republican” but rather a “Nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in our nation’s discourse”.

While Jones disregarded the accusations of being a Nazi, he has been an active participant in the white nationalist movement for years. He ran for mayor of Milwaukee with the National Socialist White People’s Party and runs a campaign website that features a page that disregards the Holocaust completely.

While many continue to make excuses for Trump and his entirely questionable feelings toward minorities, Jones is a Nazi through and through.

Allowing a Nazi into a position of power like Congress invites many dangerous ideals and actions into society, similar to the rise in White nationalism following Trump’s win.

After Trump’s win in the Presidential Election, hate groups have increased by four percent and white supremacist terrorism has seemed to have erupted. The largest white supremacist demonstration, Charlottesville, brought terror to minorities as it seemed the villians were trying to “take back their country”. Trump has not only refused to denounce ties with white supremacists such as former Klan leader David Duke, but has also had the audacity to surround himself with advisors that have direct ties to radicalism.

Whether you choose to see it or not, almost every shooter that has destroyed communities of schools and concert goers was a white nationalist seeking to somehow purify America. The second you hear about a shooting or a homeland terrorism attack, the first thought that pops into your head is a white nationalist.

Giving yet another Nazi a massive platform to continue to spread this kind of hatred will make things worse. We step back into a history that offers no mercy for minorities, a history that seeks to purify the natural diversity of human nature.

While nearly everyone agrees Nazis are bad news, not everyone agrees to truly recognize it. We’ve become a society that shames those who simply want validation and equal treatment. We disregard it as over-the-top and too much to ask for.

The only way to fight this hatred is recognizing what is going on and taking action about it. Don’t elect neo-Nazis, for one, and don’t perpetuate the narrative that they are harmless. Choose to love, choose to be good, fight the better fight. It’s really not that hard if you put your mind to it.

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You Shouldn't Take Part In March For Our Lives, And Here's Why

You’ll be surprised why.

There are zero reasons. We are marching for gun reform to ensure that everyone in this country is kept safe and that another tragedy like the Parkland shooting never happens again. 17 lives were lost which is 17 too many.

Please take part in history and march on March 24th. Be part of the change. In the meantime sign the petition, call your local legislators, and whatever you do, don’t stop talking about it.

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