The average American citizens are starting to get it and they are expressing it in whatever forum they can. These two Facebook posts are well expressed and one hopes it can assist an introspective Republican or Evangelical Christian caught up in Trumpism to find their way.
The first post was a response to the article "Republican Successful Assault On The American Fabric Started With Him," an article that everyone should read. Many have yet to realize that much that is occurring today is preplanned. Facebook user Debora Pscholka shared the article with the comment that said it all.
Republicans have never been known as a party fighting for the poor or the middle class. They have never been known as a party that believed in a social safety net. The problem for Republicans is that 90+% of Americans fall into that category.
The level of intolerance by the GOP is incomprehensible until the strategy is understood. It is easy to dismiss comments by a few. However, when it becomes a chorus line that is perfectly synchronized, it becomes a strategy.
Republicans balk when one speaks about the Republican war on women, war on the poor, war on the environment, war on gays, war on minorities, and many other select micro wars. They don’t want these wars called out. And the reality is these should not be called wars at all. It is much too simplistic.
It is a war on democracy. How do you win a war on democracy when there are many more subjects than you? You fight many battles. So the battle against the poor, the battle against women, the battle against gays, the battle against minorities, the battle against education, and any other micro battle to keep the subjects occupied is the modus operandi. It does not matter if in the process a few of the battles are lost. After all, their eyes are on the ball, the destruction of a functional democracy.
The second post expanded on Trump's fiasco in addressing the widow of the soldier that was killed in Niger. Facebook user Justin Rosario sarcastically admonished the expected reaction of the "good, moral, upstanding, conservative Christians" to Trump's chief of staff, General John Kelly's, lying about Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL). He wrote the following in his post.
SUNDAY MORNING BLASPHEMY!
Today, millions of good, moral, upstanding, conservative Christians will kneel in church and praise retired Gen. John Kelly for telling off that uppity negro Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.
They won't find it strange that a now-retired general insulted the majority of the country by suggesting they are not fit to question him because they haven't served in the military or lost a family member to war, a sentiment reinforced by White House Press Secretary Sanders. After all, the military is holy and sacred and above reproach, is surely says so in the Bible....somewhere?
They won't find it strange that in a country where the military is explicitly subordinate to the civilian government, which, in turn, is explicitly accountable to the people, that we are now supposed to meekly bow our heads to our military overlords. After all, they've already decided that religion is more important than the Constitution, why not throw in a little military dictatorship to go along with the theocracy?
Amen and give me twenty, maggots!
Everyday Americans are starting to get it. But it is important that they express these realities openly and often. When they do that, those sitting on the sidelines, knowing something is wrong, but uncomfortable in expressing it, will get the encouragement to be a beacon of truth as well.
Also published on Medium.