I hear there has been talk of impeachment for Trump, even from Republicans. Impeachment of Trump won't help because Pence and millennial Christians would become president, what the Republicans wanted all along. Only if a new election was held in which Bernie Sanders' democratic socialism won't be overrun by Democrat elites would it do any good for Americans. Civil War II would be a better result.
Better to break up the United States than remain a house divided and conquered. Whichever party would win a new election, the result would be the same for workers: union protection on the run, part-timed, outsourced jobs overseas and underpaid jobs at home. The United States as we know it must be ended. World domination by capitalist corporations must be ended.
To My Jewish Friends and Family who Bad-Mouth Muslims:
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
The Jews are last now that racists like Netanyahu foolishly had a leg up with U.S. Middle World policy. You could see it turning; how Obama and Kerry refused to veto the censure of Israel for illegally building on Palestinian land. Next, the U.S. fascists are coming for Millennial Ground Zero, Jerusalem, so dear Jesus can come back and take over the world with the rest of the revisionist WASPs. If you don't support the Muslims right to be in the U.S., they will come for you next, well maybe not you personally since you obviously are no threat, but why will the U.S. buy the kosher milk when it can own the whole kosher cow, Israel itself? And blame it on ISIS, an American/NATO creation. Can you see the light? Can you read between the lines? At least my kids have a place to go when the clampdown comes in the U.S. Yours don't.
I am so glad I am living in Taiwan and not living in the U.S. anymore. I am glad that my children have connections to Taiwan, too, and can come here if things get really bad for them in the U.S. Outside of a few progressive friends and millions of unknown progressive comrades in organizations there, I don’t give a damn what happens to most Americans who don't come out and protest, coup or same old neo-liberal imperialist anti-worker shit. Most of the people I knew weren’t activists; I tolerated them on Facebook until they took exception to my radical stance, or refused to go beyond complaining and red baiting me. I gave up on helping most of my fellow American workers' union friends and colleagues around 2008 after the IWW NYC GMB, FDR UFT and Bread & Roses Club activism proved fruitless because of egotistical obstructionists among us. I only volunteered once or twice after that, but passed the word in e-mails and Facebook and made financial contributions to progressive organizations, and still do. I thank The Lord I could retire with a good pension in 2012 and get the hell out. There is more democracy and liberty here in Taiwan.
I didn’t have to drive the ten hour round-trip in Lunar New Year traffic when I went to Tainan to visit my wife's family yesterday; that made all the difference. I daydreamed in the car about ideas for the science fiction novel I am writing, A Western Metempsychosis.
I decided that my team of four time travelers will go to Berlin, travel back to 1923, transmigrate into Hitler and three of his henchmen, and turn the beer hall putsch into a call for anarcho-syndicalist revolution driving Hitler to suicide after he renounces himself in his autobiography. Then, I’ll have Earl and Peg take an ocean liner back to New York and meet Leon and Gail who will fly back in a zeppelin. There they will then take a locomotive down south, time travel to the 1830’s to neutralize Andrew Jackson, or go to Key West, Florida on Flagler’s folly and take a steamer to San Salvador to await Columbus. My history buff friend thinks I should fuck Jackson and go straight to Columbus. I may just do that. The book will become like Around the World in 80 Days with a progressive, anti-racist, anti-Millennial Christian twist, but only fiction.
Happy Year of The Rooster; strut your stuff, fellow workers; be Red Hens, but don't be chickens.