Keep up the calls to your senator, I called mine yesterday only to find that the voicemail was full, and all the staff was already listening to other people. Our voices scare them, and our calls annoy them into action.
Here is what the Trump administration is doing today:
He is ruining our relationship with Mexico, with racist and isolationist propaganda. In return Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his visit. His “wall” (which Americans are going to pay for) is actually not even supported by Texas Republicans. The Trump team can’t even figure out what their plan is on this most racist and central pillar of their campaign. It’s almost like they were just saying things they thought would win them the election without having any real plans.
Oh by the way now that Trump is trying to block federal money to sanctuary cities, it might be a good time to review what happens to cities when they try to pass anti-brown people legislation. Turns out it ends up costing the tax payers of those cities millions of dollars. Could the same happen at a federal level? Will American tax payers be left holding the bill for Trumps insane attempts at destroying democracy?
Seems the Russians are trying to bribe Trump allies by offering them big stakes in Russian oil companies. Could Trump be in on this? We can’t know without seeing his taxes. If you don’t think the selection of Rex Tillerson (former CEO of Exxon Mobil) has nothing to do with the fact that Exxon was about to close a half trillion dollar oil deal with Russia right before the Obama administration put sanctions on them, you are not paying attention.
These robber barons are going to get rid of the sanctions, then open the doors for huge oil drilling deals. Making a few rich, and dooming the rest of us to a global warming future.
He is also fucking up our relationship with China. So much so that they have begun posturing with nuclear weapons. Raise your hand if you want another nuclear war. No one…that’s what I thought.
Don’t worry they are also ruining their relationship with the media. With Stephen Bannon telling the media to “keep it’s mouth shut.” Maybe this will prompt them to do their job and fight back harder, or maybe this is the first steps that lead to a removal of first amendment rights. It’s easy enough to see a president trump turn into a dictator trump, especially when he is posting lists of crimes committed by immigrants (which Hitler did as well). Blaming the media, and the “other” is a classic fascist technique for consolidating power.
Trump is so busy worrying about his inauguration attendance numbers that he is skipping vital intelligence briefings. I always felt like he was too petty and stupid for the job of President, and now I know I was right. He would rather just have all the pomp and none of the work of leading this country.
Remember who else skipped intelligence briefings…George W. Bush, and remember that one he skipped that was titled “Bin Laden determined to attack America.” Being the president involves a lot more than tweeting back at the news. There is good evidence from insiders that Trump is a child who gets his views from fox news. Remember he is 71, this is basically your cranky old grandpa who keeps sending you email forwards and does racist rants at thanksgiving. Only he runs the country now. Maybe that’s why he has a 36% approval rating for his first week.
People are still demanding that Trump release his taxes, he wont because I am sure it shows he is not as rich as he says he is, and his ego wont let that happen, and also because I am sure it shows a bunch of business ties with Russia and other foreign countries that he will be colluding with over the next four years to enrich himself. (which in case you are curious is a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments clause)
Trump is at war with science, which should scare the shit out of you. Because science is what keeps us healthy and prosperous. Without it we would degenerate into a pile of anti-vax, global warming denialists, flat earthers. He even went so far as to have the CDC (center for disease control) cancel a climate change conference…you know why would we want to know how warming climate will bring new kinds of yellow fever, cholera, dengue fever, etc into our country…I guess Trump if just fine with you dying from any of a dozen new illnesses that will be here when its warmer.
Trump is trying to get rid of the consumer protection agency…which has returned over 11 billion dollars to the tax payers. Making it one of the only useful things to come out of the bank meltdown. So of course Trump wants to get rid of it.
The state departments entire senior administration team just resigned, or maybe they were fired, its unclear. The point is that Trump has removed all the people who actually knew what they were doing at the state department and has plans to replace them with Rex Tillerson CEO of Exxon Mobil. So instead of the state department you know preventing war and making peace, it will be in charge of creating climate change, and extracting oil from countries (which has never lead to war, ever).
Trump seems incapable of telling any truths. He now claims every single of the 3-5 million votes cast illegally (which never happened by the way, and is a total lie), every one of them went to his opponent. Even though there is actual documented voter fraud, and it was to benefit him (it was also a white lady from Iowa). Trump is lying to make it easier for him to implement voter suppression laws. Do not let him get away with this.
That’s you! Your calls and emails are working! Betsy DeVos might not get appointed secretary of education because she is horribly unqualified, and also because people are flooding their senators with calls and emails telling them not to.
I would suggest you call your senator and tell them not to vote for ANY Trump appointees. Not a single one is qualified.
New York state government is being urged to boycott companies that help build Trumps wall. Money is the only language these cretins speak, so perhaps we boycott any company that goes along with anything Trump wants to do, from building the wall, or making a Muslim registry. If Trump becomes business poison, perhaps not so many companies will be willing to help him.
Just because Trump shut down the White House phone lines doesn’t mean you still can’t call him. Use this awesome website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm). You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.
Finally remember the media is going to be doing 24/7 Trump alarm-ism for the next 4 years. Be sure to take a break, and keep yourself sane. We need the resistance to be strong and ready to go. The media is going to try and scare us so we will watch, so they can get ad money, and so that in 4 years we will go right back to the same kind of corporate democrat that got us into this problem in the first place (Bill, Hillary, Barack, etc.).
The middle class in this country can not be fooled into once again voting for a corporate democrat that deregulated the banks and passes shitty trade laws, followed by an evil republican that is so bad we are willing to go back to the shitty democrat for relief.
What we need is an FDR style new deal style democrat. Someone who will tax the rich, regulate the banks, protect the environment, give us universal health care, universal free public college, and (I just have to say it), make the rich poorer, and the poorer richer.
In this time of trouble, don’t be fooled by the Corey Booker’s, and the Chuck Schumer’s, they are part of the problem. I would suggest you sign up for a progressive org like Our Revolution, or Justice Democrats.
Just remember it would be very easy to fake these kinds of alt-twitter accounts so vigilance is in order. Also even if they are real they could be in danger from NSA style cyber spying to find out the owners of them.
And finally you should watch this its a great documentary about how neoliberal powers normalized their corruption. It also spends a good amount of time talking about how Putin destroyed resistance in his country through some rather creative and insane methods.
One example that stood out, he would secretly give large sums of money to his enemies, and then let it leak that he had done so. In this way he de-legitimized his foes by lumping them in with his corruption.
I see a lot of parallel type tactics going on right now.
Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit? Want to do something about it? Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.
Use this awesome website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm). You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.