Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

All the Dots, in one place.

Nine posts from 2012 to 2020 that outline what happened to put us where we are today:

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If you want to understand how we got here, these are all the things the Republican Party has done over the last 40 years.

Voting for Republicans, or voting against the Democratic Party–either way–has destroyed this country, and all of the things we are supposed to love about our nation.

Look at us: We’re on lockdown thanks to malfeasance and outright greed, while the rich seek new ways to bleed the rest of us dry. Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and all their supporters deserve what’s coming in the next six months.

A lot of people are dying. Many of them are elderly or ill, but not all. Is it any wonder why I so dearly hope their base dies from this stupidity? They STILL refuse to learn from past mistakes.

We Democrats hold our bad actors responsible. The so-called “Party of Personal Responsibility?” Not so much.

We have six months to get our electoral house in order, in spite of every obstacle the GOP throw at us. There is no more time and only one way to fix this. Throw every last Republican out of office and throw the highest ones in jail, without hope of release.

It’s that or guillotines.

Connecting the Dots, Part 9…

Connecting the Dots, Part 9…

In my last Dots post, on April 11, 2018, I talked about racism, antisemitism, and Facebook’s role in boosting the signal. This time I’m taking on Iran.

Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 9…”

Connecting the Dots, Part 8…

Connecting the Dots, Part 8…

When you were a kid, did you ever read Dr. Seuss’ book The Sneetches and Other Stories? You know the one I’m talking about. Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 8…”

Connecting the Dots, Part 7…

Connecting the Dots, Part 7…

There’s a benefit to following folks I’ve never met anywhere else but FB. Occasionally, someone shows me a bit of the Internet that I’ve missed before, and because it flew under the radar, I didn’t have it available to draw connections.

Today, someone revealed a tiny tip of a much larger iceberg, and now I’ve got the first Dots post in almost seven months. Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 7…”

Connecting the Dots, Part 6…

Connecting the Dots, Part 6…

“Financial Armageddon.”

The Washington Post says so.

I just went back in time and checked, and I’m pretty sure this is what I’ve been saying for the last four and a half years, give or take a day or so.

Don’t believe me? Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 6…”

Connecting the Dots, Part 5…

Connecting the Dots, Part 5…

I’ve been chewing on what to write, post convention(s), for a while now. This is WAY long, and there are lots of links, many of which have OTHER links, so it could take a long time to get through. You could just skip to the end, but you’ll miss all the supporting material if you do.

Ready? Here we go… Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 5…”

Connecting the Dots, Part 4

Connecting the Dots, Part 4

Authoritarian personality is a state of mind or attitude characterized by belief in absolute obedience or submission to one’s own authority, as well as the administration of that belief through the oppression of one’s subordinates. It usually applies to individuals who are known or viewed as having an authoritative, strict, or oppressive personality towards subordinates.
Authoritarianism is characterized by highly concentrated and centralized power maintained by political repression and the exclusion of potential challengers. It uses political parties and mass organizations to mobilize people around the goals of the regime.[5]Adam Przeworski has theorized that “authoritarian equilibrium rests mainly on lies, fear and economic prosperity”.[6]
–Wikipedia

Okay, y’all. We’re two months into the process now, and the numbers are starting to roll in. Based on what I’m seeing so far, it’s time to start shopping for prime real estate across the border. Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 4”

Connecting the Dots, Part 3

Connecting the Dots, Part 3

When I wrote this post back in 2012, just before the 2012 election, I was doing everything in my power to get the word out that we couldn’t elect Mitt Romney because he was backed by American Fascists.

Connecting the Dots, Part 2

Connecting the Dots, Part 2

United States of ALEC from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

On October 11, 2012, I wrote the following post: Do you know ALEC? If not, you should. And you should be afraid. Continue reading “Connecting the Dots, Part 2”

Connecting the Dots…

Connecting the Dots…

UPDATE (10/26/12): It appears the news is heating up. Thanks to the Daily Kos, we may well be looking at the real smoking gun in this campaign. Whether it’s enough to take away Romney’s momentum and make even the staunchest racist Republican vote elsewhere remains to be seen. After all, there are those in the Republican party who simply can’t abide a black man in office.

Sometimes it’s terribly hard to see the big picture, especially when people go to great lengths to keep us from seeing more than little bits and pieces. Continue reading “Connecting the Dots…”

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