This 4th of July, let us all be mindful of our Freedom and Liberty in this great land.
On January 6th, 2021, our country almost fell to the control of a wanna-be, power-hungry dictator. The brave security workers of the capitol police force turned back a vicious mob of insurrectionists.
It is almost July 4th, 2021, and many senators in the republican-controlled senate refuse to admit anything out of the ordinary happened on January 6th. They will not honor the oath they took as Senators of the United States of America. Some should be removed from office, prosecuted, and serve time in jail.
A power-crazy group of politicians has divided the nation with lies, fear, and intimidation. They have become professional at using a term called “Gaslighting.” They turn everything around to take control of the other persons mind.
They use their Freedom of speech to spread lies, while trying to destroy the electoral system, nothing could be worse, it is unconscionable.
Would you eat an egg with a baby duck or chicken in it?
Balut is a Filipino term for a fertilized developing egg embryo boiled and eaten from the shell. It gets commonly sold as street food in South China and Southeast Asian countries: notably Cambodia and Vietnam.
I had an uncle in the U S Army who fought for peace in South East Asia in the 1940s and survived the Bataan Death March. He said the native Filipinos endangered themselves by tossing eggs to those marching past. “He had never eaten a raw egg with a little chicken in it.” He believed later, eating those raw eggs is what kept Him alive. Many of the soldiers starved to death during that death march.
My uncle Kenneth later fought in the Korean War so the South Korean people could remain free. He’s not alive anymore, which is probably a good thing. He would be shocked and certainly outraged by what is happening in this country today.
I served in South East Asia in the 1960s to stop those countries from falling like dominoes to communism.
Our politician who never served in the military must love communism, they now use America’s FREE speech rights to spread lies, creating doubt and fear while trying to overthrow our government.
The radicals who do not like our government and the election process should pack their bags and move to Russia. Putin will tell them what to do, as Trump is doing now. They are a disgrace to the free human race!
Bataan Death March
The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan, and Mariveles to Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners got loaded onto trains. The transfer began on April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. The total distance marched from Mariveles to San Fernando and from the Capas Train Station to Camp O’Donnell is variously reported by differing sources as between 60 and 69.6 miles. Differing sources also say widely differing prisoner of war casualties before reaching Camp O’Donnell: 5,000 to 18,000 Filipino deaths and 500 to 650 American deaths during the march. The march got characterized by severe physical abuse and wanton killings. After the war, the Japanese commander, General Masaharu Homma and two of his officers were tried in the United States military commissions for failing to prevent their subordinates from committing war crimes.
Power-hungry rulers have used War for centuries to gain status and riches.
In the United States, politicians have sent young people off to War around the world for the sake of freedom. Political reasons and personal gain have also prompted decisions to send troops into harm’s way.
The modern US politician started to use a simple thing called lies to gain and hang onto power. How can a lie be disproved? They are using their right to free speech to destroy the freedom of the nation. That is not a game, it should be considered Treason. The New Age politician doe not want any opposition, he now uses lies and changes laws to hold power.
I would recommend the movie “We Were Soldiers” to all politicians who never served in the military of the United States, or fought to protect our freedom of speech.
President Trump should be thankful for living in the United States of America, still a free country. If he had been living in the Napoleonic era his eyes would end up staring blankly into the sky from the bottom of a basket. Napoleonic era – WikipediaGuillotine – Wikipedia
The Senate impeachment trial facts are convincing, yet most Republican Senators look the other way. The trial is about free speech. One side uses free speech to spread lies. The other side uses its freedom of speech, to tell the truth, How can the justice system, or anyone uncover a lie? The GOP remains loyal to Trump. The GOP’s silence about domestic terrorism is deafening!
“Hannah Arendt spoke about extraordinary cases in which an entire society is being lied to consistently. She said that the consequences of such lying are “not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history. On the receiving end you get not only one lie – a lie which you could go on for the rest of your days – but you get a great number of lies, depending on how the political wind blows.”
The Republican Party-backed a pathological liar as our president for four years. Their goal for over forty years has been complete control of government, all opposition was considered to be the enemy.
2. All news on our FREE PRESS that President Trump did not like got considered fake news. After four years and election lies, most people in this country have no idea what the truth is. Trump tactics turn every lie around and make honest people look guilty. They have brainwashed the USA!
Trump lawyers got turned loose to create lawsuits and create more confusion. The Republican Party feels they own the Supreme Court, so they now seek a ruling allowing Republican lawmakers to use the Electoral votes to give the election to Trump, even though he lost by a landslide.
3. This plan is totally against our electoral process and is a blatant disregard for our freedom. It should be considered an act of TREASON!
If his Republican Comrades fail to give him four more years. Trump always has more plans and more lawyers. What if He is not allowed to provide himself with a pardon to avoid further prosecution? The Russian state media says he can seek political asylum in Russia. Of course, he would have to move all of his billions of dollars worth of wealth to Russia.
President Trump and his busloads of lawyers could find no voter fraud that would stand up in court. “Now he plans to ask the Republican state legislators to give him the electoral vote against the will of the voters from their states.”
I wonder how he plans to do that? Will he tell them his lawyer can smell a conspiracy between the Democrats and the Communists party? He will make Joe Biden and the Democrats look so bad with more lies and slander the state legislators will feel they must give their electoral votes to Trump. Trump will no doubt tell them it is their patriotic duty!
Lord, what has happened to the people in this once United States? Please help heal this fractured, crippled country.
This quote is for some of my Republican friends.
Albert Einstein — ‘The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.’
Some politicians should be charged with TREASON and have their citizenships revoked.
When I saw the attached article this morning, I knew I had to say something. To be quiet at times like this would be un-American, not patriotic.
This is a good history lesson. The GOP all the way back to Nixon considers voters dumb and do not remember the dirty tricks of the past. The icing on the cake is ” THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE GOD SENT US TRUMP”
I have also attached files that have a history of what happened in Germany during Hitler’s time. There was silence. Then the world paid a high price for it. We live in a democracy. If our democracy will survive, it needs people who all work together for its well-being. This nation got divided down the middle, with one side hating the other for the simple reason they disagree with their ideas. It appears politics has become a power struggle. The religious right is supporting this. They feel God has sent Donald Trump to save the United States. I hope for their sake. They are not trading their souls for a few judicial appointments to keep their friends with power in place.
Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda issued threats and applied intense pressure on the Churches to voice support for the war, and the Gestapo banned Church meetings for a few weeks. In the first few months of the war, the German Churches complied. No denunciations of the invasion of Poland, or the Blitzkrieg were issued. On the contrary, Bishop Marahrens gave thanks to God that the Polish conflict was over, and “that He has granted our armies a quick victory.” The Ministry for Church Affairs suggested that Church bells across Germany ring for a week in celebration, and that pastors and priests “flocked to volunteer as chaplains” for the German forces. The Catholic bishops asked their followers to support the war effort: “We appeal to the faithful to join in ardent prayer that God’s providence may lead this war to blessed success for Fatherland and people.” Likewise, the Evangelicals proclaimed: “We unite in this hour with our people in intercession for our Fuhrer and Reich, for all the armed forces, and for all who do their duty for the fatherland.”
HAS THIS WORLD TODAY FORGOT WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT WAR?
The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t un-see it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable. Arundhati Roy