For a complete pictorial history from NPR, go here!

No OBVIOUS Connection…

…but if you read between the lines, you will hopefully get it.

More and more evidence is coming to light that the January 6 insurrection was a planned and coordinated event, reaching all the way into the White House. However, as yet, there is no obvious and direct connection to the “Twice Impeached, Orange Vulgarian” who occupied the Oval Office at the time.

Why not? Well, I can imagine two reasons. First, with his criminal background he knows that by giving a direct order to “Storm the Capitol” or something similar, he would be making himself criminally liable. Second, he didn’t have the Cojones to tell his supporters in direct words to “Storm the Capitol.” Somewhere in that reptilian brain of his, he was worried that they would actually succeed, in which case he would forever be known as the first Dictator in U.S. History. Worse, if they would fail, which they have so far, reason one would be back in play, and he would be held accountable for insurrection and treason, trying to overthrow the government.

The Small-handed Cheeto may not have worried too much about being known in history as the first American Dictator, had the plan be 100% sure to succeed.

I am sure Trump would have wreaked more havoc on our country, starting with arresting journalists, bringing back segregation and perhaps, slavery. He would have violently suppressed any demonstrations against him and of course sought out his enemies, real and imagined, and done away with them. Unlike Putin, he would not have even tried to be subtle about it.

So, since Trump WANTED to stay in power but DIDN’T HAVE THE GUTS to come out and say so to his minions, directly and unmistakably, he concocted the scheme of the BIG LIE and a STOLEN ELECTION.

With that story, which incidentally began months before the election, just in case he would lose, Trump wanted to rile them up and get them outraged. After the loss came to pass, he told them that THEY HAD BEEN CHEATED because there was no way that he could have lost, unless the election was rigged against him.

Cheeto Man then ramped up that kind of talk, from the time after election day, until January 6. This was done in order to keep his supporters outraged and “on the boil.” He was hoping that they would “read between the lines” of what he was saying, OVERTHROW the government for him and INSTALL HIM BACK INTO POWER, without ever actually having said the words.

That ploy having failed…just, the Short-fingered Vulgarian is now sitting in his lair in Florida, biding his time, hoping that he really didn’t make any mistakes to where he could be held accountable for January 6.

The twice impeached former President is hoping that the batshit crazies in the House and Senate who are his sycophants will prevail in the midterm elections later this year. He is also hoping that all the Fascists, Racists, White Supremacists, QAnon Nuts, Science and History deniers, and the Evangelical zealots who are running in the midterms for any position, from country clerk to U.S. Senator, will take over. They are all running under the umbrella of the Republican Party, and if they do win, we can kiss our democratic Republic goodbye.

So, taking a page out of Trump’s playbook, I am just going to say that the world would immediately be a better place if certain people were not in it anymore. Mind you, I am NOT really saying that people should be killed, jailed or exiled on a deserted island, as far away from civilization as possible….or am I?

The list of people is long. It starts with Trump, because if you want to “kill a snake, you cut off it’s head.” The list includes members of the U.S. House and Senate, including, oddly enough, two Democratic Senators, as well as state governors. It includes people at Fox “News,” there too, starting with the evil troll at the head of the organization. A few members of the U.S. Supreme Court also make the list. Followers of the QAnon cult are definitely on the list, as well as any people who are openly racist, fascist, or white supremacist. At this point, I would also include the NRA and supporters of the gun lobby, Right-to-Lifers/Anti Abortion supporters and general shitheads that are intolerant and hateful.

Of course, this list is by no means complete, but there are too many assholes in this world to list them all. Plus, at what point does world improvement end and pure bloodlust start?

Now, when you read this, you could say that I am an intolerant, hateful shithead, and you would be right…in a way. I am at the point where I feel that polite silence in the face of intolerable “assholery and boorishness,” stupidity, racism, hypocrisy, and intolerance towards anything different, is no longer a viable option. These people won’t go away on their own, they can not be reasoned with, they do not understand or tolerate things that are different from them.

If we are not prepared to stand up for what we believe in and put them in their place, by any means necessary, we will lose our country as we know it. Republicans have been working at changing the country for decades, at grass root level, by gerrymandering voting districts for example. Now they are trying to install people in key positions in state and local governments to affect the outcome of elections, if they did not go in their favor. They are already banning books, changing laws that regulate voting rights and basic healthcare for women, even changing what we teach about our history to our kids.

It is scary, and we can no longer stand idly by and watch it happen, hoping that SOMEONE will come and take care of the problem for us.

Well, WE are that SOMEONE!

WE need to take care of this problem ourselves and shape OUR COUNTRY and OUR FUTURE the way we want it.

I know that I would like to live in a country where there is true equality between all races and all genders. A country where we take care of each other. A country that stands for freedom and democracy. A country that is accepting of everyone. A country that is tolerant and forward-thinking. A country that embraces science and knowledge. A country that is a leader in the world for a clean environment. A country that stands for sustainability. A country that puts the welfare of the planet first, not itself.

I think you can tell where I am going with this. I feel that it is a good cause, a cause that can be achieved, if we all work towards it.

Therefore, it is of vital importance that every eligible voter casts their vote in the 2022 midterm election FOR EVERY DEMOCRAT RUNNING AGAINST A REPUBLICAN, IN ANY RACE!

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