Let's make no mistake here. What happened last Wednesday was a well-oiled. fascist, attempted coup d’etat that arose funded by right-wing donor networks spearheaded by the billionaire Koch brothers and his ecosystem of friends, including the Betsy DeVos family. For more on this, read The Trump Coup D’Etat and Insurrection Was Long in the Making, And Will Continue by Inderjeet Parmar in The Wire (Jan. 10, 2021) and Republican Attorneys General Dark Money Group Organized Protest Preceding Capitol Mob Attack by Jamie Corey in Documented.net (Jan. 7, 2021).
Aside from ideological differences, at its core, what we're all seeing in the news is fundamentally about race relations and white nationalists’ utterly false equation of corruption with the black and minority vote, that is itself a lie, the big lie, that worked and is working hard to produce an alternative, perilous narrative about the election being stolen.
All of their voter suppression tactics didn’t work, and instead motivated the majority of Americans who see and have a different vision for a new multi-racial, multi ethnic, inclusive, racially just,￼ democratic (small "d") nation. This is in fact what the marches were about this last spring that further got reflected at the ballot box.
In the meantime, let's proceed with impeachment proceedings and please join me in signing this petition from the Working Families Party that will hold these perpetrators to account. My last thought is that, among so many other vile things, Trump wants to rob president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris and the majority of us that support them from enjoying their victory. We fight back by not allowing cynicism or despair to settle in and getting about the re-building of our nation, in ways big and small. I quote renowned educator Deborah Meier who once expressed the following:
"If there's a problem with democracy, the solution is always more democracy."
Amen. Let's rebuild our country and our nation's schools and classrooms with such words of wisdom in mind.
#RacialJustice #democracy￼￼￼ #TheBigLie #CoupKluxKlan #GetWoke #ImpeachTrumpAgain