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Cyrano's Journal
Cyrano's Journal
September 18, 2023

What if Trump wins/steals the presidential election?

Phony third parties being funded by Trump and his donors, are intended to take votes away from Joe Biden. Add to that the voter suppression tactics in many states, the "cleansing" of voter roles in various places, "lost votes," and who-knows-what-else the Republicans will come up with. A Trump "win" will be a stolen election. Only a fool would believe he could win the presidency fair and square.

Could he actually, once again, occupy the White House? You bet. And you don't need much imagination to understand what this country would become with this madman in power.

Is there anything we can do about it?

Well, Democrats and Independents could vote in the most massive numbers in history. Will that happen?

That aside, I have no other answer. I'm sure many would head for Canada or elsewhere. But given Trump's insanity, I'm not sure where anyone would be safe. Once he controls all the levers of American power, do you think that would be enough for him? He won't be satisfied until he owns the whole world. And if he can't own it, he'll try to destroy it.

Sorry to sound so negative, but this is one possible reality that we're facing. And if you don't agree that this could come to happen, I'd like to hear why. Better yet, I'd like to hear any ideas on how we can avoid this completely.

September 14, 2023

Sorry, DU. We can't ignore Joe's age. So let's take the issue head on.

This post is about our lives, our country, and our freedoms. It may get me kicked off of DU and I'm willing to take that risk. But, like it or not, it's going to be a major factor in next year's election. We can't make believe it doesn't exist because the Republicans are going to mention it every hour of every day. And the time to start fighting for President Joe Biden is right now.

If Trump is their nominee, we'll be looking at a contest between an 81 year old man with most of his faculties intact, and a 78 year old man whom, it can be argued, is unfit to be president for, (perhaps), legal reasons, and definitely, because of the danger he presents to America and the world. Donald Trump is the second biggest threat to humanity, running a close second behind climate change.

MAGAs worship Trump. Sane Republicans want to see him gone and forgotten. And my guess is that these sane Republicans will vote for Joe, before, once again, giving a mentally deranged man the power to destroy us all.

To put that as plainly as possible, Donald Trump wants to be universally loved. He wants to be "Dear Leader,." He wants absolute power. And if he can't have those things, he's willing to destroy the entire world. If that isn't crazy, what is?

So here's the choice. Stand behind an aging Joe Biden. Or vote for a madman.

I really don't care what crap the Republicans throw out there, but this is the choice. And it's the job of each and every Democrat and sane human being to make the reality of the upcoming election known to all. It's about sanity vs madness. It's about our freedoms vs totalitarianism. It's about all of our lives vs a barbaric world.

September 10, 2023

Ali Velshi is an outstanding TV journalist

He's MSNBC's greatest find since Rachel Maddow.

Most of the time, Velshi is not reading off a teleprompter. He understands the major issues of the day, his personal analyses of various topics shows he's done his homework, and he's an outstanding interviewer when he has on Congressional leaders, or lawyers such as Lawrence Tribe. And when some guest is throwing bullshit at the camera, he challenges them, and won't let them get away with it.

He's on from 10 - 12 every Saturday and Sunday morning. And he's also become the "go-to" person for any MSNBC host on vacation, or out for any other reason.

The Republican Propaganda machine has been built over decades and is tremendously effective. But we need much more of what MSNBC has to offer. Rachel Maddow is the absolute best investigative jouralist on television. And now, Ali Velshi has come up through the ranks and, I for one, find him to be a true journalist, rather than another "news reader." It's hard to name many like these two who are fighting the endless lies fed to the public by the Republican/fascist party. We need many more like them, and on many more messaging platforms other than MSNBC.

September 5, 2023

Here's why Republicans are constantly demonizing Kamala Harris.

Because when Joe gets reelected next year, she will still be his Vice President. And, if for reasons of health, Joe can't complete his term, Kamala Harris will become the President of the United States.

Horror of horrors! A woman president! A liberal woman president! A BLACK, liberal woman president!

This is the Republican's worst nightmare. And they will do anything and everything to stop this from happening.

A female, liberal, BLACK president is an alien concept to the lizard-brained among us. So after next year's victory, expect the crazed to become increasingly crazed.

Hopefully, Joe will complete his second term and bring America much more of the (unrecognized and unappreciated) good he has done so far. But there's a sports saying that "We have a deep bench." And to our great good fortune, Kamala is the next in line.

I don't know how long it will take America to return to any semblance of "normalcy," which I don't foresee happening in the near future. But what is most important, is that after the 2024 elections, an unprecedented Democratic turnout will ensure that no Republican is anywhere near the levers of power. -- And if we are really fortunate, the next election will mark the end of the current version of the Republican Party.

After that, we'll have to address the healing that needs to take place.

September 4, 2023

"It's not like he actually killed someone."

Those words about Trump came out of the mouth a relative I haven't seen in many years.

All I could do was laugh in his face, while mentally trying to tally up the death toll. Needless to say, the conversation and the encounter with this relative ended there.

So what about Trump's death toll? Hard to calculate because he didn't kill his victims with his own hands. Rather, he let his lies, hatreds, his ingrained cruelty, and his policies, do the work for him.

Over a million Americans died from Covid. How many died as a result of his lies, his denial of reality, and his failure to mobilize all government resources? We'll never know.

How many died at the Mexican border due to his policies of cruelty and indifference. Also a number we'll never know.

How many of the weekly massacres in schools, churches, and virtually any other public place we're committed by those screwed up enough to heed his reckless, poison filled rhetoric? Here again, we'll never know.

But we do know that he is as surely a cause of death as was the European black plague of the middle ages.

He now carries Four indictments that include 91 separate felonies. And beyond that, anyone who believes he doesn't have blood on his hands is, to one degree or another, brain dead. Now, he's running for president again and could actually win/steal it? WTF is wrong with America? Whatever happened to the concept of evolving into a more intelligent species? Well, it's way too soon to write off Darwin. But we sure as hell seem to be going backwards.

And by the way, it's unlikely that Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, or any other major tyrant of the past century or two, ever killed anyone with their own hands. They simply peddled their hatreds, their, cruelty, their poison, and then let their thugs do the actual butchering.

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