If You Refuse To See...

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I give up

Submitted: July 25, 2018

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Last night on T. V. I saw the most blatant, most obvious, most distressing indication yet of what Trump and his knee pad minions are clearly and unmistakably attempting to do, make you distrust your own eyes. Rachel Maddow showed a clip taken from the actual live news conference of Trump/Putin in which Putin said he preferred Trump and did all he could to help him win. Today, on the official White House online page, they deleted the opening of the reporter's question, "Did you want Trump to win," directed at Putin, and Russian T. V. disappeared the question entirely. It's as if it never was asked to them, and cherry-picked for us what they want us to hear. And, Trump's talking about revoking the security clearance of several people who have criticized his choices and dared disagree with him.
 
We've come to the edge of a steep precipice, over which American Democracy's in danger of falling. I'm tired of warning as loud and as often (too much, according to some of you) as I can about the peril were all in, democracy-wise. Some have criticized me for making too much of the threat he poses. My answer would be that you're not worried enough. Some of you apparently are okay with the Trump administration's manipulation, and use of, one of the main pillars of democracy, a free press, to control and shape what we're supposed to think. And some of you are just letting him, and them, get away with it. He'll claim "Fake News!" These are the actions of a person who rises 
to power in a third-world country, not The United States of America, and it scares the hell out of me that he's trying it, and some are meekly standing in line waiting to be clubbed over the head at a meat packing plant. So many are acting like lemmings about to willingly swan dive onto the pavement hundreds of feet below. I don't know how I can get through to you, WAKE UP!


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