Today, 49 Muslims were killed in two mosque shootings in New Zealand. The shooter, a white male, cited the United States’ far-right ideology, and specifically Donald Trump, as his motivation. He proudly called himself a White Supremacist.
Hate crimes are up for the third year in a row; up 17% just in the last year alone. Donald Trump, when questioned today, didn’t think it was a problem. That’s because he is part of it. He’s using his best words to incite violence. He’s been doing it since he rode his fat orange ass down that escalator at Trump Tower and vilified Mexicans.
While Trump continues to attack people of color, calling them “invaders” in our land, White Supremacists are killing Muslims, Jews, and People of Color:
Christchurch Mosque: white supremacist, 49 dead
Tree Of Life Synagogue: white supremacist, 11 dead
Mother Emanuel AME Church: white supremacist, 9 dead
Oak Creek Sikh Temple: white supremacist, 6 dead
Oakland Park Jewish Center: white supremacist, 11 dead
Islamic Center of Quebec City: white supremacist, 6 dead
How many more people have to die?!
We MUST overcome fear and hatred; we must stand up to bullies–even if they are the president of the United States. We must look out for our fellow human beings. We must be the change we wish to see. We must live a positive life filled with love and kindness directed toward ourselves and especially others. We must use our #whiteprivilege to help others. We must speak up for our neighbors and friends.
We must transform blarney and bluster into laughter, love, and luck.
You changed my world the first time I heard you speak. It was 2007 and you had declared your candidacy for president.
Thanks to the collapsing economy, I was losing my job and my house. I ended up moving in with a friend. I’d given up thinking that I had any control over my own economic future. After a college degree and 22 years of hard work, I had nothing to show for it. No home; no retirement account. I was disillusioned, cynical and beyond believing that I could help myself let alone make a difference in the world.
Both government and corporate greed were running amok. I didn’t believe; I had no faith. I didn’t know what the future held but I didn’t trust it would be good.
And then came you. I was awestruck by your demeanor and authenticity and captivated by your message and vision. You helped me understand “Democracy,” what it means to be an American, and the importance of adding my voice to the conversation.
I was inspired by your optimism and love for people and this country. You and Michelle were a solid team–loving and real. Everything you said made sense–for people and the planet. You helped me realize that I can and do make a difference and that the world needs my perspective and my voice. You made me feel like I belonged to something bigger, a collective of like-minded people who simply needed a nudge to bring out the best in them.
“Oh yes we can” inspired a nation to believe and get involved. And even though you’ve left the White House, your message still resonates. We, I, will continue to support and pursue your and Michelle’s agenda of lifting and empowering others knowing that we truly are stronger together.
Thank you, Barack and Michelle, for being a beacon of hope and light for so many. And thank you for your continued service to our great country.
I am fired up and ready to go!
With love as big as the Hawaiian ocean, I remain one of your biggest fans.
Christmas 2017 has come and gone, and, unfortunately, no Trump Family Indictments. Yet. But I will not be deterred. The crap spewing from Trump’s mouth continues to motivate me to #resist and #persist.
“You all just got a lot richer” proclaimed Trump proudly as he dined with his rich friends at Mar-a-Lago mere days before Christmas. He’d just come from signing the $1.5 TRILLION #GOPTaxScam that will give 83% of the financial benefits to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans–that FACT according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.
Now, that just makes me mad. Those rich Mar-a-Lago friends paid a one-time $200,000 initiation fee for the privilege of joining the gold-diggers club, a fee Trump doubled once he became President. Then Trump’s friends pay $14,000 annually to remain part of that elite club. They willingly and knowingly are putting money straight into the President’s pockets.
Are we to believe there will not be quid pro quo? Of course there is. Trump’s tax bill is directly rewarding them for their support. He’s buying their vote, believing that money trumps morality, and that money is power. It’s Wolf of Wall Street Gobbles Up Democracy and shits out morality with the help of the rich–and for the rich!
Ahh, “rich.” It’s a relative term and hard to define, to me, “rich” means a steady income of over $100,000/yearly, and you’ve made that consistently 10 or more years. That you own your home, have retirement saving, have money invested in the stock market. To me, “rich” is never having to wake-up at 2:00 a.m. and wonder how you’re going to pay next month’s rent, or if you can squeeze one more utility payment on a maxed-out credit card, or whether the local food bank will be open this week. “Rich” is wondering how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ve made in dividends and interest since Trump took office. “Rich” is never wondering how $18 a week trickled down to the average American worker isn’t enough to pay their electric bill, let alone provide financial “relief.” “Rich” is having no cares about money, theirs (the poor or average) or yours. You can afford it, “it” being anything your heart desires. You never worry about losing your home or going without a meal, and you don’t think about those that do. That’s “rich.”
Trump desperately wants you to believe the middle-class will get a tax cut, but by the time the trickery is done, anyone making under $75,000/yr will pay more in taxes. According to the U.S. Census, “the median household income in the United States is $56,516.” The “average middle-class worker” is going to get crushed! In comparison, anyone making $150,000/year is indeed rich.
Who will benefit most from the #goptaxscam? Large corporations, Trump himself, his family and his already rich toadies, including cabinet member, and members of Congress. Need a few numbers?
We don’t know for sure because PRESIDENT CONMAN still refuses to release his tax returns, BUT, from what we know, Trump will save about $15 million in taxes; Jared Kushner about $12 million. Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, Steve Mnushit? Between $2-$5 million. I could go on and on.
But I won’t, not here, not tonight. I’m done with being mad. Now, I’m motivated. I’m activated, and I’m working my own 12 Days of Christmas promotion. I pledge here and now I will:
Register 12 new voters; Make 11 calls to Congress; Attend 10 peaceful marches and rallies; Sign 9 petitions; Give 8 gifts of charity; Get 7 pussy power hats and pass them out to my friends; Do 6 sessions of yoga as often as I can; and Hope and pray for 5 Trump family indictments. I’m lunching 4 times with my girlfriends; smoking 3 pre-rolled fatties, passing on 2 shots of tequila…and continue to promote my book—Douchebag Wisdom: a book for Dealing with Donald Trump.