May 31, 2020
Atlanta mayor has heard enough of 45: “Atlanta mayor says Trump ‘making it worse’ and should ‘just stop talking’.” Yeah, I’ve thought that for a while.
The Fascists are now designating the Anti-Fascists as a terrorist organization. From the Washington Post:
|“||President Trump, Attorney General William P. Barr and their allies have a simple and convenient answer: “It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left,” as Trump tweeted on Saturday. “In many places,” Barr explained, “it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchic … and far left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics.” “Domestic extremists,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted, are “taking advantage of protest to further their own unrelated agenda.” After another night of destruction that included the burning of the former slave market called the Market House in Fayetteville, N.C., Trump upped the stakes on Sunday by declaring that “the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”||”|
|“||The executive order tests the boundaries of the White House's authority. In a long-shot legal bid, it seeks to curtail the power of large social media platforms by reinterpreting a critical 1996 law that shields websites and tech companies from lawsuits. But legal experts on both the right and the left have raised serious concerns about the proposal. They say it may be unconstitutional because it risks infringing on the First Amendment rights of private companies and because it attempts to circumvent the two other branches of government.||”|
Twitter’s action comes as a response to “two of Trump's tweets, including one that claimed, without evidence, that mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud.” Has this guy ever shown evidence for anything? I remember lamenting what message the election of 45 sends to children and students. Mom told me at the time to “give him a chance.” It seemed funny then after the absurdity of the whole election, but bordering on dark humor now. In a country where belief seems to hold more sway than facts—especially when the former is screamed repeatedly—well, we see what happens. Nah, you don’t need supporting evidence, just a strong, unyielding conviction.
This notion goes against everything education stands for.
Is the system so broken that all we can do now is burn it down?
Thus brings an end to May 2020. Pretty dismal, yet let us sally forth into June! Excelsior! It’s getting hotter.