I woke up depressed this morning
because I realize our democracy is threatened by the Republican Party. It seems
like everybody in the Democratic Party and in the free press and unbiased media
realize this, too. Even the Big Tech companies seem to be aware of this fact.
I mean, when some Republicans don’t
even want to pass strict gun control laws, how much longer can democracy last? And
do you know that many of those same, far-right extremists want to
aggressively prosecute crime and keep criminals in jail for a long time? And not
defund the police! How fair is that to the marginalized communities that
the police routinely terrorize…or to the criminals themselves, who probably
have no other option? I think this shows the non-inclusiveness and the
mean-spiritedness of Republicans in general. And their hypocrisy!
How can our democracy survive when
conservatives don’t even want to teach our youngest kids about masturbation,
anal sex, dental dams, and polyamory? And can anyone tell me how our
democracy will prevail if jerks like Ron DeSantis put restrictions on kids
joining the transgender community or deny trans women their fundamental right
to compete on women’s sports teams?
Isn’t it enough that Putin’s War
has caused a tampon shortage here in this country, making our menstruators search
far and wide and leading to some tampons being taken out of men’s
bathrooms? Why the War on Trans Persons?
But MAGA bullies don’t care about other
people. They wanted to keep calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan Flu.” How racist is
that?! I mean, if anything, the next pandemic-- that President Biden has just spoken
of-- will probably come from Russia. It’ll be the Vladivostok Virus! Ha, ha, I
bet that would make the MAGAs mad!
Lots of the Hitlerites refused to
get vaccinated against the coronavirus. How patriotic is that? When the
government tells you to do something, you do it, right? Don’t question it,
“just do it” as Nike says. Who are we to disagree?
And, of course, many Republicans
want to place restrictions on abortion. Um, hello! “Our bodies, our choice!”
Ever heard of that mantra, dummies? Or how about “Keep your religion out of our
So mad! And if I hear one more
person claim that “men can’t get pregnant” I’ll scream! Yet, crazy
white-supremacists like Larry Elder don’t believe that rapid, man-caused
climate change will soon flood the world’s coastal cities and small islands!
I can’t take any more of their
baseless claims, their false accusations and misinformation! And then there is
The Big Lie, the absolutely preposterous and thoroughly debunked
claim that there was fraud in the 2020 presidential election, when all sane
people know that election was the most secure and fair in history!
The radical right insurrectionists
want to prevent history from being taught in our public schools, too. They want
to strip classrooms of crucially important courses like Critical Race Theory
(CRT) and The 1619 Project. This is an existential threat to our democracy!
For all these reasons and more, these
tyrants need to be re-educated or removed from society…for all our sakes.
Sometimes I think that the people
can’t be trusted to choose democracy-- or even to uphold its principles. So,
it’s up to liberals like us to force them to do so.