Monday, July 15, 2019

Go Back Where You Came From ... and more!



Go Back Where You Came From!”  

That has been the cry of bigots and racists throughout American history.  It was shouted at Irish, at Jews, at Italians, at anyone who spoke with an accent or whose skin was darker or “swarthier” than those with “Nordic” complexion and hair color.  (Read the book, “The Guarded Gate” to understand how such bigotry became institutionalized in the United States.)  And now the President of the United States has spoken those words.


“Go Back Where You Came From!”  Those who shout those words today are not real Americans.  They may be citizens but they do not share the values of real Americans as envisioned by the nation's Founding Fathers.  They do not deserve to be called Americans.  And this includes the P.O.S. occupying the White House.  Oh, he is a tricky son of a bitch.  Once made aware that his racist remarks might hurt him in the long run, he backed off to mere criticism of his targets’ positions adding a few words to make his bigotry sound like little more than an acceptable pro-Israel position, which might please some of his supporters.  But his words cannot be taken back.  “Go Back Where You Came From!”  They sting any real Americans who recall the immigrant stock from which their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents came, and who were the recipients of such taunts.

These are the subjects of the President's racist attack..  Three of these Members of Congress "came from"
or were born in the United States and the other was brought here as a child with her immigrating parents.

Trump is a racist.  The words were his. “Go Back Where You Came From!”  Any Americans who agree with him (exempting descendents of Native Americans who were already here before the Mayflower or Columbus arrived) are not real Americans either.  Shame on any Republicans who fail to denounce the President and those who support him.  They may not be real Americans either.

All real Americans should think of the words with which Congressional Counsel Joseph Welch addressed Senator Joseph McCarthy (now both deceased) at the time of the famous anti-Communist Senate hearings in the 1950’s.  They appear below.  Decency?  Joseph McCarthy had none and neither does Donald Trump. (Oddly, both men were coached by the infamous Roy Cohn, later disbarred from practicing law.)



It is incumbent on the real Americans who read this to do their utmost to see that the President is either removed from office by impeachment or defeated at the polls in 2020 along with any candidates who support him.  That is the solution, and if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Jack Lippman
                                           
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Things Never to Forget!

While the Mueller Report did not see fit to charge the President with obstruction of justice, it very specifically did not exonerate him either and it said so, despite the comments of flunky Attorney-General Barr.  And in detailing Russian involvement with our 2016 presidential campaign, it documented many unsavory connections with the Republican campaign although none reached the level of actual cooperation.  But the proven criminal activities of campaign head Paul Manafort and National Security advisor Michael Flynn, both convicted felons because of their activities in this area, cannot be ignored. Both were close to and initially supported strongly by the President.  Read the Mueller Report.  Watch MSNBC at 9:00 p.m. (EDST), Sunday evening, July 21 to have it explained to you in great detail.

What Socialism is not:  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other government benefit programs, some paid for in part by participants and others funded entirely by taxation, are normal functions of government, as are the numerous government agencies involved in the safety of our nation and the regulation of our economy for the benefit of all Americans. That is NOT socialism.

What Socialism is:  The ownership and operation of an economy’s means of production and distribution by the government.  It is possible for this to exist in a democratic nation, if the voters so choose.  When it is imposed on a nation in an undemocratic manner, it is Communism.

What Trumpublicans Attempt to Do:  Try to make Americans believe that government of the people, by the people and most importantly, working FOR the people … is synonymous with socialism, in its communist manifestation.  As usual, they lie. (and those lies are not intended for you, but for their pertpetually misguided supporters.)
JL

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