“Majority White’s” Last Stand

The insurrection continues.
The dominoes that lead to the failure of our democratic experiment are beginning to fall.

Insurrection will continue until it’s end game—perpetuating white supremacy—is fully realized.  The events that erupted at the Capitol on January 6 were a window into Republican disdain for real democracy and our current election process; moreover, they showcased Republican intent to use terrorism to accomplish their end game.

Another domino down.

Homegrown Violent Extremism, especially among armed militias espousing white supremacy dogma, is the FBI’s number one concern today. FBI  Director Christopher Wray testified “domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it’s not going away anytime soon.”
Domino down.

For years, Republicans and their NRA funded supporters, have kept assault weapons flowing unobstructed to white extremist groups who have been organizing for their last stand against the emerging threat of minority power and the eventual demise of their “White Majority.”
Domino down.

Insurrection Day can be compressed into a single battle within the much broader and escalating civil war in this country.

It’s a war for power.  White power.
It’s a war against the fundamentals of democracy—one person one vote—by obstructing, denying, marginalizing or gerrymandering minority votes and voting venues from ever being a deciding factor in elections again.
Domino down.

With the noted exceptions of Rep Tim Ryan, (D) Ohio, and Senator Raphael Warnock, (D) Georgia, Democrats appear to be clueless. They’re preoccupied with being civil and compassionate, the proper stewards of our beleaguered democracy. Republicans, on the other hand, could care less.  Their modus is anything but civil; anything but democratic; anything but respectful.
Domino down.

The age of “Minority Whites” is less than a quarter century from reality; an eventuality Republicans won’t accept. “Minority Whites” is anathema to their very being and serves as the impetus for their current “scorched earth” strategy. Donald Trump was the embodiment of this populist dogma and the 74M who voted for him can’t deny it.
Domino down.

Americans overwhelmingly favored the COVID relief plan while Republican Congressmen and women along with their upper house allies ALL rejected it. ALL.  To hell with the public.  To hell with democracy. It’s all about the power. How to get it and hold onto it.
Domino down.

Elected Republicans are opting out of participating in the democratic process and opting instead to destroy any vestige of democratic governance.  They are absolutists who will do anything in pursuit of power. Anything.
Domino down.

Republican legislatures across America are considering legislation that would suppress voter rights and voting turnout. Minority voters are their targets; in fact, a lawyer defending Republican voter suppression against minorities before the Supreme Court, admitted that without said restrictions Republicans “would be at a competitive disadvantage against democrats.”  Voila!! Guilty!!
Domino down.

Democrats need to confront their Republican adversaries now and declare unequivocally, “We’re mad as hell, and won’t take your crap any more!”

Just nine weeks after Insurrection Day, Mitch MacConnell threatened, “Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin — can even begin to imagine — what a completely scorched-earth Senate would look like,” if the filibuster is dismantled.

The insurrection continues.

Another domino down.

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