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Biden Must Prepare for 2024 “democracy saving” Emergency Executive Order

The likely 2024 US November general election scenario is becoming clearer by the day: In all likelihood there will be a close race for the US Presidency between Biden and Trump. Biden cannot, and must not, let the decision on who won the race be determined by MAGA GOP leaning and dominated SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) or the US Congress.  Just like in the 2000 election and the SCOTUS Bush v Gore decision that gave George W. Bush the Presidency over Al Gore in a disputed presidential race focused on the Florida election results, the same thing could happen again in 2024 if Biden wins a close election over Trump.

We all know based on the 2020 election (Big Steal/Big Lie), that if a close win occurs by Biden, Trump and the MAGA GOP will not concede in a democratic and civil manner. Ask yourself the question: If chaos and bedlam were to break out, as Trump has steadily promoted during his lunatic and demonic political career, don’t you think President Biden would be justified as the Commander in Chief (CiC) in declaring Martial Law in the form of an Emergency Executive Order (EO) in an attempt to restore order during an expected tumultuous time in our history rather than passively sitting back and hoping everything will get sorted out by the MAGA GOP controlled Congress and SCOTUS? For certain, the Democrats aren’t going to sit passively by if the election results favor Biden, and once again MAGA GOP shenanigans start up again, including by SCOTUS and Congress to somehow maliciously and falsely tip the race over to Trump. Simply put, the current President of the United States (POTUS), Joe Biden and his Department of Defense (DoD) have to be prepared for this likely chaotic event well in advance. That in itself is a good reason why Biden needs to run for a second term in order to keep POTUS continuity into 2025 while this Trump/MAGA GOP created mess gets sorted out. And certainly the reins of the Presidency cannot be turned over to Trump, the wannabe dictator, during these chaotic times while attempting to restore order and adherence to law and order and the US Constitution.

The big unknown in all of this, is how much did Trump infiltrate and contaminate the command of the DoD with MAGA GOP appointments to the US Military during his term of office? The other concern is how would the US Armed Forces of 1.4 million personnel handle an all out rebellion by the Trump MAGA GOP who far surpass that number, and are heavily armed because of the lax US gun laws, but certainly do not have the arsenal extent and technical level that could be deployed by the DoD? It should be noted, that the current US Armed Forces are down by about 40% compared to 1987, which is a good reason for the DoD to up their recruiting program ASAP. Regardless, if a significant armed MAGA GOP resisistance force was met by the US Armed Forces, things would get ugly, and civil war type death and destruction could occur in our streets and cities, impacting businesses, homes and many innocent bystanders, including families and children.

You could say this is all farfetched and this could never happen in the US, but think again what happened in pre-WW2 in Germany and Italy for example (Japan too). During that era, these countries had two extremist demagogues like Trump, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini who were promoting autocratic rule coupled with Nazism and Fascism. Both of these wannabe dictators at the time were skilled at propaganda, as they were espousing at rallies that all the ills and misfortunes of their societies were caused by designated scapegoats who they denigrated, such as the Jews for example, or any immigrants who they said were “poisoning the blood” of their superior race. Once these two demagogues came into government power, they attacked and even murdered their political opponents. Just like Trump has the MAGA GOP movement (Make America Great Again), Hitler had a “make Germany great again” program, after they suffered defeat in WW1 and had to give up prior conquered land areas and make other concessions as part of the war settlement imposed on them by the WW1 victors, called The Treaty of Versailles.

When political pundits say that the US is facing an existential threat in the name of Donald Trump and the MAGA GOP, it really is not an overstatement, but is real, and if Trump wins or steals a second presidential term in 2024, the US democracy could easily change to an autocracy in 2025, which is something that will be very difficult to reverse. It is well known that Trump is an extreme narcissist and is mostly out for his own personal gain in wealth and power. Based on some of the actions he has taken since his entry into the political arena (Jan 6, etc.), it is fair to say he is a psychopath who poses great danger to the US and world if he becomes the US President again.

If anyone stole the election, it was Trump in 2016 with the help of his Puppeteer, Putin of Russia. The Mueller Investigation and Report explained how that occurred, and then Trump appointed US AG Bill Barr downplayed/discredited and did not act on the Report, and neither did the US Congress. And don’t forget later Congress impeached Trump twice: first for attempting to Bribe the Ukraine President with US Military aid, and then a second time when Trump incited and orchestrated the Jan 6 Capitol Riot and Insurrection/Coup attempt. Of course for both of these historical and justified impeachments, the MAGA GOP US Senators acquitted Trump and did not remove him from office as they should have.

It is well known that Trump has a fraudulent history (e.g., Trump University), and he gravitates to and admires autocrats/dictators, such as Russia’s Putin, China’s Xi and N Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and others of their ilk. He has been indicted now on 91 felony criminal counts, including illegal hoarding of US classified documents, attempted US [and Georgia] election fraud/subversion/racketeering, inciting US Insurrection and attempted coup, and payment of bribery hush money to cover up two affairs during the 2016 election. Additionally, he has had numerous major civil lawsuits filed against him involving his NY nonprofit organization and Trump University (both forced to shut down), loan/taxes fraud on NY real estate, and sexual assault/character defamation. On the felony charges, it is difficult to say whether the trials will be completed before the Nov 2024 election, and if he is found guilty and gets a prison sentence, there is nothing in the Constitution that says a convicted felon cannot run for and hold the office of US President, which likely would be perfectly acceptable to the MAGA GOP.

Trump never holds back on what he says publicly, and makes it clear what his beliefs and intentions are, as for example:

  • Plans to be a “dictator” on day one of his second term.
  • Calls deceased Veterans, many who were injured or killed in past wars, “suckers and losers”.
  • Says he “could shoot someone on 5th Ave” and wouldn’t lose any voters.
  • Nazi Hitler talk: says “Immigrants poison our blood” and calls political opponents “vermin”.
  • Praises dictators, calling them “brilliant”, such as Putin, Xi, Kim Jong-Un, etc.
  • Calls for release of Jan 6th convicted criminals and calls them “hostages”, and promises to pardon them.
  • Says USA has the worst laws and wants to terminate the US Constitution.
  • Says Lincoln should have negotiated slavery to avoid Civil War.
  • Plans to “deconstruct” the federal government and go after all his opponents for retribution.
  • After Charlottesville, VA riot, said that white supremacists were “good people”.
  • Inflames and encourages violent acts by telling rally attendees to knock the hell out of political opponents, threatens election poll workers, and tells state and federal DOJ officials and their staff and judges, that if you go after him, later he/we (MAGA GOP) will go after you.

Come this fall 2024, there likely could be sound reasons for President Biden as CiC to issue and declare an Emergency Executive Order to save our US democracy. Whether he will plan for, and issue an EO if the need arises, remains to be seen. Just like our planet may be nearing a tipping point in a matter of years or decades related to Climate Change, our US democracy may be nearing a tipping point in a matter of months, which will require drastic and timely action by the leader of the free world, President Joe Biden. Such action by Biden is not something he needs to negotiate with the MAGA GOP extremists, just like Abe Lincoln who refused to negotiate with the Confederates on Constitutional violating acts of slavery that existed in southern states and was about to be expanded to other regions in US. We are at a time when drastic action needs to be taken in response to the drastic actions the Trump MAGA GOP have taken so far and in the near future to undermine our democracy, which we know will only get worse over time. Is this worth fighting for? Yes, absolutely it is. Just like the Civil War, we now have those (MAGA GOP) who want to violate the US Constitution and laws of the land to achieve their selfish aims and lust for more wealth and power, without any regard for the law and our Constitution or the common good of society.  There has been a reemergence of the Confederate way of thinking by the Trump MAGA GOP which needs to be dealt with accordingly in a protective manner to save the US democracy and Constitution just as Abe Lincoln chose to do back in the 1860S due to slavery and the attack on Fort Sumter by the Confederates that triggered the start of the Civil War, which was not even close to being as bad as the 2021 Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol perpetrated by the MAGA GOP as summarized below:

Casualties of Jan 6 2021 MAGA GOP US Capitol Attack versus Casualties of 1861 Confederate Attack of Ft Sumter in South Carolina that began the US Civil War:

  • 2021 Jan 6 Capitol Riot: 5 DIED, 138 INJURED
  • 1861 Ft Sumter Attack: Nobody injured or killed*

*Except days later after attack, 1 died and 3 were injured for US Union soldiers after cannon salute backfired when the Union was signaling they were evacuating the fort.

We all need to hope and pray that our federal government of, by and for the PEOPLE, according to the Constitution, and under the direction of our duly elected President, Joe Biden, will have the fortitude and courage to step forth and act swiftly when needed to preserve our democracy, freedom and Constitution, while at the same time protecting our nation and its citizens from potential harm by the MAGA GOP Insurrectionists/Confederates.  Americans should keep in mind, that US Citizens who favor a progressive (not radical) democracy that adheres to the Constitution and the rights and freedom given therein to all Americans, makes up a majority (60%) of the US population and economy (60% GNP), that far exceeds the population (40%) and economy (40% GNP) of the MAGA GOP supporters, who have been on a steady course to tear down the Constitution and our rights by extreme gerrymandering of congressional districts, voter suppression and voter purging targeting Democratic urban areas, and other repressive means. The original intent of our representative form of government as laid out by our founders, was to have a government of, by and for [a majority of] the PEOPLE, and not of, by and for the corporations or Constitutional/law breaking minority, MAGA GOP.

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Will Joe Biden be Abe-like in 2024 to Save US democracy?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Various Scenarios (Some Scary) For November 2024 Election:                

REPUBLICAN POTUS WIN:                                                                                 

DEMOCRAT POTUS WIN:                                                                                    

SCENARIOS SUMMARY:                                                                                   

What’s Coming Up Pre-November 2024 Elections?                                 

Who are the candidates running?                                                              

GOP TAKEOVER IN JAN ’25 AND USA BECOMES AUTOCRACY:                    

JAN 6 WORSE THAN FT SUMTER ATTACK STARTING CIVIL WAR:

UGLY ANTI-EVERTHING/ANTI-EVERYBODY Republican Party:           

UGLY GOP Ultimate Goals:                                                                      

UGLY Republicans Against Humanity/Planet:                                        

UGLINESS of Republicans Undressed:                                                    

GOP ANTI-WOMEN MOVEMENT:                                                                     

GOP ANTI-WOKE/PRO-IGNORANCE MOVEMENT:                                    

GOP DOMINO EFFECT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY:                                        

RUSSIAN REVOLT MUSSOLINI STYLE:                                                       

DISASSOCIATE WITH MAGAs and THEIR APPEASERS (family or not): 

DWINDLING US EPA, LACKS, LACKS, LACKS, PURELY LACKING:         

Various Scenarios (Some Scary) For November 2024 Election:

REPUBLICAN POTUS WIN:

If GOP is allowed to illegitimately win POTUS (President of the US) by whatever margin, democracy will be gone in the US for decades or centuries to come. If an authoritarian GOP regime takes over, that is not something that will likely ever be won back without major action, such as a civil war. And if the GOP has control of the federal government and its military apparatus, there may not be any way of returning to a US democracy. The GOP has methodically and deviously calculated their every move to get to this point, and they surely are not going to unwind their achievements once they get there. They have dominant control (6 to 3) of the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS), and with all the redistricting they have done (extreme gerrymandering), and continue to do (local/state/federal), plus the implementing of voter suppression and purging tactics aimed at Democrats, on top of election subversion (Electoral College), they likely will have long term control over POTUS and US House of Representatives, and quite probably, the US Senate also. If the GOP wins POTUS by a significant margin, they will just move into the office. If it is a small margin, it could be disputed by the Democrats, but in the end that decision will likely be turned over to SCOTUS who naturally will decide in favor of the conservative GOP as they quickly did in 2000 in disputed election in Florida (Bush v Gore court decision) when George W. Bush won the presidency over former Vice President Al Gore. However, if there is clear evidence that the GOP had acted illegally and unconstitutionally in the election process, President Biden has the power to issue an Emergency Executive Order, and implement Martial Law before any SCOTUS action if necessary as Commander in Chief (CiC) of the US Military to suspend the election for a period of time until voting rights are restored and the election process and procedures are corrected in accordance with established laws and the Constitution. 

DEMOCRAT POTUS WIN:

If Democrats win POTUS by a large margin, President Joe Biden is not going anywhere, and he will remain in office, and it is inconceivable that SCOTUS would enter the picture. For a large margin win by the Dems, there would not be good justification for disputing the election, although GOP MAGAs will probably still be up in arms, but likely will not gain any steam, and will shortly fizzle out. If on the other hand, the Dems win POTUS by a slight margin, surely the GOP will dispute the results to the maximum extent possible, and once again it is possible that the decision could be turned over to SCOTUS who once again (future Trump v Biden decision) may quickly decide in favor of the GOP. And also, prior to SCOTUS deliberations on this matter, just as above, President Biden could issue an Emergency Executive Order with Martial Law and suspend the election for a period of time until voting rights are restored and the election process and procedures are corrected. There was a change in the Electoral College process, whereby the US Congress formally accepts the slate of votes from the states that are supposed to be aligned with the majority voters’ preference, but with all the monkey business that the GOP pulls, who is to say how that will turn out. That new law nullifies, or clarifies the Vice President’s role in this process, and the Dems gave up that right (VP Harris now put on sideline) for nothing in return from GOP as far as needed new legislation for Voting Rights, so the GOP just continues to ramp up their voting suppression and purging targeting the Democratic urban areas to further neutralize or nullify the Dem votes in addition to the extreme gerrymandering that has occurred.

SCENARIOS SUMMARY:

Obviously, any close decisions either way will most likely result in significant civil upheaval to some degree. If an Emergency Executive Order (EEO) is issued along with Martial Law, the President, as CiC will have the US Military forces to address any civil disturbances, along with help from state and local police forces. Either way, it could get messy, but once the EEO is issued and in effect along with Martial Law, there is not much SCOTUS can do once it is underway and ongoing. So it will come down to who acted the fastest (POTUS or SCOTUS), and who has prepared well in advance for this likely occurrence. And there are a lot of other variable scenarios that could occur that are impossible to predict, but nonetheless, should certainly at least be thought about and discussed in contingency plans by Biden Administration: (a) Either or both Biden or Trump could be out of the picture if even one of them died or got stricken with a debilitating illness; (b) Trump could be maybe moved to the sidelines (not for certain) if he is indicted, arrested and successfully prosecuted, and hopefully imprisoned; and (c) What would happen if VP Kamala Harris was suddenly moved into the presidency slot either temporarily due to Biden illness, or permanently such as for option “a”? Well, quite certainly, GOP White Racist Christian Males would do everything they could to block anything Harris tried to achieve and the hooded white robes would be brought out and marching down the streets of American in full view if she ran for election or reelection to president.

What’s Coming Up Pre-November 2024 Elections?

Primaries by each party start up in late 2023 and first half of 2024, whereby candidates have debates and compete for votes in the primary elections, followed by the party conventions in the summer of 2024, whereby party delegates from each state officially cast their votes for their chosen candidates for president and vice president generally in alignment with the candidates who got the most votes in the primary elections; although there is no guarantee of that, especially with the GOP during this crazy fascist Trumpian MAGA era. Once each party officially endorses the chosen candidates for president and vice president, the final general election campaign along with debates begin leading up to the November 5, 2024 election.

Who are the candidates running?

 Anybody and anyone who has the finances and wherewithal to run a campaign and meets the minimum requirements given in the Constitution for the Presidency of being at least 35 years old (no maximum age), a natural born citizen, and having lived in the United States for at least 14 years is eligible to run for president. The Democrats generally have higher standards, but the Republicans do not care if the candidates are liars, con artists or shysters (e.g., Trump), in fact, that is what they prefer. And the GOP certainly does not care if the candidates have government experience of any kind in any branch of government, whether local, state or federal. Based on past history over last few decades, it is clearly apparent that the GOP seeks the worst of the lot, and they welcome rotten and nasty candidates, and the GOP platform is just plain UGLY with little if any regard for the betterment of humanity and planet, and they continually broadcast how they are anti almost everything and everybody, except white Christian males and money (lots of it), which they seek for themselves individually and for their families and cohorts.

GOP TAKEOVER IN JANUARY ’25 AND USA BECOMES GOP AUTOCRACY:

 The likely candidates at this point (besides Nikki Haley, who is Trump Tainted), for the GOP are Trump and Florida Governor DeSantis, and both of them are extremely scary and far right extremists, who if elected will imperil the nation and the world. If the GOP wins the presidency, it is almost certain we will be entering a period of long term GOP authoritarian autocratic central government, lasting multiple decades and maybe a century or more. Once that type of government is inaugurated, it will be extremely difficult to unwind and return back to a normal democracy. One only has to look at other long term authoritarian regimes in the world (e.g., Russia, China, etc.) to see how long their dictatorial leaders stay in office, and how difficult and impossible they make it for their citizens to reform the government because opposition candidates are imprisoned or killed, and if the citizens publicly assemble and protest, they too are beaten, imprisoned or killed. And do not think for a minute, that Trump or DeSantis will not do that very same thing. DeSantis has already passed State laws restricting public assembly and protests, and has told Florida citizenry that they have a right to run over protesters if they are obstructing the public right of way. And DeSantis also has a State election police force to intimidate voters, and has passed laws making it illegal for good Samaritans to give people water or food when they are waiting in long lines to cast their votes, especially in predominantly Democratic urban areas where the number of voting polls and early voting has been intentionally and dramatically drastically reduced.

And if you do not know by now that Trump plans to be a dictator, you were not paying attention to the news when he was in office as he was always praising and being chummy with all the dictators of the world as he was pledging membership with the ADC (Authoritarian/Dictator Club). And remember when Trump was saying how he would like to take over/buy Greenland (safe climate disaster haven), and his other comment about how Venezuela was an “oil rich country right in our backyard ripe for the taking”. It is exactly what Puppet Trump’s Russian Puppeteer Putin does, such as attacking/invading and taking over Crimea, then a year ago attacking/invading the rest of Ukraine, and next he plans to do same thing to the eastern European nation of Georgia. Before, during and after his presidency, Puppet Trump was always complimenting his Puppeteer Putin on his dictatorial prowess and ability to dominate nations adjacent to Russia. Now Putin has been indicted by the International Tribunal in The Hague for crimes against humanity in Ukraine, and we can only hope and pray that the world will bring this demon to justice. And guess what? Trump has been declared the “Chosen One” by the hypocritical White (mostly male) evangelical Christians, who the demon Putin has also latched onto in Russia (i.e., Orthodox Christians there). Hopefully these two will be tried, convicted and imprisoned, and allowed to rot in prison until they finally croak and enter Hell, and then the evangelical hypocrite churches can declare them saints and worship at the altar of the demonic statues they erect in their [Dis]honor.

JAN 6 WORSE THAN FT SUMTER ATTACK STARTING CIVIL WAR:

So New Confederate GOP leader Trump and his cohorts in crime spearheads attack on US Capitol on January 6, 2021 worst than prior Confederate attack on US Fort Sumter in South Carolina that started Civil War 1, and now he will be allowed to run for president again in 2024? Just look at the comparison below:

Casualties of Jan 6 GOP Confederate Capitol Attack versus 1861 Confederate Attack of Ft Sumter that began Civil War 1:

  • Jan 6: 5 DIED, 138 INJURED
  • Ft Sumter: DIED or INJURED =ZERO*

*Except days later for Union (=USA) soldiers, 1 died & 3 injured after cannon salute backfired when Union signaled they were evacuating the fort.

And now ask yourself, who are the ENEMIES of the USA? Clearly, the Republicans/Trump are the US ENEMIES within. They are at an early stage now, just like in pre-WW2 when Hitler had his German Nazi Brown Shirts and Mussolini had his Italian Fascist Black Shirts intimidating citizens and local and provincial governments to go along with their programs or suffer the consequences, such as when my Italian great uncle was stabbed and murdered one night by Italian Black Shirt Fascists after he stated he was neutral on Mussolini’s fascist movement. And now, right here in the USA the GOP has their MAGA Fascist Red Shirts doing the same thing, by threatening, intimidating and imparting harm to citizens and state and local governments. People have to recognize that the 20+ GOP controlled states in the USA are the Act II, post-CW1, pre-CW2 frontline forces for the New GOP Confederacy.

Those Jan 6 US Capitol ATTACKERS Seditious Insurrectionists Treasonous Traitors and their GOP Trump Confederate instigators/planners trying to start Civil War 2 should all be locked up and moved to GITMO to await trial just like the US did to other terrorists after 9/11. And now a past USDOJ attorney has said that “Trump has vowed to pardon all the January 6th defendants if reelected president in 2024”. If that is not traitorous treasonous talk, what is? That’s Civil War 2 talk by DJT and should be treated as such by President Joe Abe Biden, and this absurd talk about January 6 just being a protest, or that the FBI orchestrated it, needs to be stamped out, and the current Executive Branch of the US government needs to look at January 6 in the same manner as President Abraham Lincoln did for the Confederate Ft Sumter ATTACK that began Civil War 1.


When you read this, keep in mind, Dems will not be the ones fighting GOP Confederate MAGA MANIACS; it will be US Military under Joe Biden’s command as Commander in Chief. Nevertheless, unfortunately, this mess that the GOP has brought our nation will likely result in casualties of innocent citizens/bystanders. It just cannot be over emphasized and should not be minimized that the Jan 6 GOP Confederate MAGA Attack on the US Capitol was actually more provocative than Confederate attack on US Fort Sumter in SC that kicked off Civil War 1. Joe Abe Biden needs to realize that and get some cojones and start doing some planning with Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin on how this will be dealt with in 2024 when all hell is likely to break loose around election time.

UGLY ANTI-EVERTHING/ANTI-EVERYBODY Republican Party:

UGLY GOP Ultimate Goals:

The GOP Ultimate Goals are pure UGLY as summarized below:

  1. Form a New Confederacy (already done in 20+ states);
  2. Reach 2/3’s super majority of states and Cancel/Rewrite Constitution;
  3. Rollback majority of current US Freedoms/Equal Rights;
  4. Establish Christianity as national religion, end “church/state separation”;
  5. Deconstruct/defund federal government in all areas except the military;
  6. End environmental, health & safety regulations & social programs.

UGLY Republicans Against Humanity/Planet:

Except for their insatiable thirst and lust for Greed and Power, the UGLY Republicans are totally against doing anything for the betterment of the common good of humanity and planet. Given below is a small sampling of the GOP’s unsocial behavior and what and who they are against:

  1. Women (reproductive rights, equal pay, etc.)
  2. Youth (college loan forgiveness, pro-climate disaster future)
  3. Senior Citizens (plan to reduce or abolish SS & Medicare)
  4. Academia/Knowledge (anti-history/science; anti-Woke/pro-Ignorance)
  5. Non Whites
  6. Non Christians
  7. Immigrants or Immigrant Seekers
  8. Workers/Labor
  9. Democracy (pro-authoritarian autocracy)
  10. Civil Rights
  11. Constitution
  12. Fair wages (pro-income inequality)
  13. Occupational and Public health/safety
  14. Environmental protection
  15. Anything that is good for humanity & planet

Christian churches in the USA are a demonstrated political entity, and certainly should be taxed as such, and they have clearly proven by sucking up to their Chosen One, Trump, that “Holy Rollers” (= them) are worst of the worst. America has to stop thinking that the US is a Christian nation, because it is not. The Constitution specifically spells out that in our form of governance there is a separation between church and state. Plainly put, the US is not a Christian nation, but rather it is a diverse nation consisting of multiple religions and faiths, and all citizens have equal rights under the US Constitution regardless of faith, including atheists.

Examples of how much the Republican Party cares about senior citizens and social programs include possible GOP presidential candidates, Martian, Senator Rick Scott, who landed in FL from outer space, who wants to end Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security, and Trump Tainted Nikki Haley from SC who is proposing to raise the age for eligibility for social security and Medicare.

Politicians of all types (esp. GOP) have totally lost focus of purpose of working for Common Good of Humanity & Planet by Protecting Environment and Wellbeing & Health/Safety of Public, and have substituted “big corporations & ultra-wealthy” for “people” in our US motto which is “government of, by and for the “PEOPLE”. Change is needed!

Republicans don’t care about future generations. They’re all rotten SOBs & SOMs (sons of Mitch’s). The more rotten you are, the higher up the UglyGOP ladder you will go.

UGLINESS of Republicans Undressed:

What Do the UGLY Republicans Look Like Stripped of Their Sheep Clothing (=wolves)?

First of all, there aren’t any good Republicans. The worst you are, the better you qualify for their UGLY party. And how could you consider any of them good if you simply just look at how the party has regressively evolved to where it is today in plain view before its party members with no one among them taking control of the situation because they fear the MAGA MANIACS. The standards they have are all BAD, and they simply do not have any good standards. Why wouldn’t a decent party throw a bottom feeder like Trump back into the scum pond? Because they are not a decent party, that’s why. It’s simply anything goes. Trump’s Ugly ass self was well known in 2015-16, and the GOP still coronated this subhuman. And look at their scumbag party leaders Marjorie Greene, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Gym Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and his SOMs: Sons of Mitch’s, plus the newly elected George Santos who blatantly lied on his resume during his campaign for office, and he is still in office.

In thinking of what they look like, just think of the 2021 January 6th US Capitol GOP Confederate MAGA Insurrectionist Attack – That’s What They Look Like! And the ones that got prosecuted and sentenced, Mr. UGLY Number 1 is going to pardon all those TREASONOUS TRAITORS if he gets reelected president. Or another way to think of what they look like, is to remember back in history in the pre-WW2 era when there were Nazi German Brown shirts & Fascist Italian Black shirts who would intimidate, injure and kill civilians who would not join their Nazi/Fascist movement, except now we have US Fascist Trump GOP MAGA Red shirts who will intimidate good Americans with violence/guns, etc. This is the Reemergence of new GOP Confederacy and they are VERY, VERY BAD PEOPLE.

Governors in FL, TX & GA: DeSantis, Abbott & Kemp are all USA Enemies Within and lead the US Seditious Insurrectionists along with Trump who will only get worse. As a political stunt, these cruel individual governors shipped busloads of needy immigrants to northern cities (Martha’s Vineyard, VP Harris’s residence, etc.) and just dumped them off in the cold without shelter or food, not caring what happened to these needy fellow human beings.

Sadly most people don’t recognize how devious, methodical & effective UglyGOP has been in their campaign to become GOP Autocracy come Jan ’25. Naive Nice guys Dems will be scratching their heads 19 months from now asking: “How could we have let this happen?” Answer: Dems just played way too much footsy and patty cake with these demonic Republicans.

The GOP and their MAGA MANIAC Red Shirts, showed US what they are like on Jan 6: They will stab and kill you with US flag pole – that’s what these Trump MAGA lunatics call patriotism. The sooner we recognize this group as contemporary Confederate enemies, the sooner we will back on track to save our democracy.

Must realize that anyone associated with Trump past, present or future are all badly tainted and all part of the UglyGOP. Anyone so desperate to be on DJT’s team for any amount of time in any capacity is not good for America.

GOP ANTI-WOMEN MOVEMENT:

The GOP controlled US Supreme Court stripped away women’s most important and personal right when they ROLLED BACK ROE v WADE, and took away Women’s Reproductive Rights. And now women who became pregnant for virtually any cause (rape, incest, etc.) have to travel hundreds and thousands of miles to get an abortion, and the GOP is in the process now of banning the abortion pill. It won’t be long, and the White GOP Christian males will be cutting back on other civil rights for women and others (LGBTQ, etc.). If these White GOP evangelical Christian males think it is so important to strip away a woman’s right to choose on how to deal with an unwanted pregnancy, they should also make vasectomies mandatory for all males upon reaching puberty and required that they carry a photo ID card stating they’re shooting blanks and are certified to safely fuck providing they attend confession regularly.

GOP ANTI-WOKE/PRO-IGNORANCE MOVEMENT:

There is an anti-woke movement in the US spearheaded by FL Gov. Ron DeSantis who promotes burying all the history of the US and world, especially anything that was unpleasant. In pre-WW2 the Brown Shirt Nazis under Hitler did that, and they actually burned library books out in the streets. They haven’t quite resorted to that here yet in US, but government restrictions are already being placed in FL and other states on historical matter that can be taught in the schools. For example, in FL the approach is to limit US past history on Black slavery because it makes people feel uncomfortable, same goes for the Jim Crow movement. The thing is, lynching, raping, whipping, killing etc of Black slaves occurred, and the after effects undoubtedly still linger, and that is why these things should be taught so they don’t resurface again in any form, and instead we progress forward instead of backward towards greater equality and freedom for all. We must never hide the facts that these brutal inhumane acts occurred, and have awareness of the evilness associated with it, so the USA does not ever sink to this depravity again. Anti-Woke is just another way of saying Pro-Ignorance, and simply put, Republicans are pushing this anti-WOKE movement because their aim is to unwind history, including all the civil rights legislative advancements that have occurred in the US over many decades.

GOP DOMINO EFFECT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY:

Back in the days when the US had its Military Industrial Complex program of stamping out communism throughout the world they called it the domino effect. The general idea was, that communist countries were sprouting up all over the world, and the US was going to topple all of them before they managed to topple us. So, with the domino policy, the US went on a military rampage of death and destruction to stamp out communism and to democratize the world, similar to what President George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney did when they attacked Iraq in 2003 on the false made up premise that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction and was going to destroy the US and the whole world. George W even touted how he and the US were going to bless and bestow upon Iraq and the Middle East our US democratic principles, which quite frankly, turned out disastrous, causing millions of deaths and massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure that will take decades to restore (of course, lost family members are gone forever). In 1961, then President Eisenhower warned us about the consequences of the Military Industrial Complex when he said: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” And his statement was so damn right! Just think about all the death and destruction the US has wrought on other nations since that statement, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. And all while all that death and destruction was occurring in our enemy nations, the private Military Industrial Complex was making billions and trillions of US dollars.

Don’t you wish someone gave a warning about the evil ways of the Republican Party and the GOP domino effect they have planned all along to destroy our US democracy? And now, just look at how close they are to achieving their goal. Their goal of replacing our democracy with a US GOP Autocracy could arrive here in the USA in less than two years. Most Americans look at this likely terrible scenario as something they or their government representatives just really cannot do much to stop from happening. Unfortunately, just voting like hell may not get us out of this jam because the voting and election system is getting more corrupt by the day as the GOP is continuing their plan of ramping up voter suppression and purging and election subversion. Still go out and vote, by all means, but vote and pray all you want, and if President Joe Abe Biden and his military don’t step in when needed (Emergency Executive Order and Martial Law), the GOP will likely be successful in achieving their plan to create an authoritarian GOP regime right here in the US.

Bad things are generated by prior bad actions of those who began the negative domino effect (=GOP). Evil breeds evil (evil GOPers multiplying exponentially), and eventually there are consequences for actions and inactions by both the GOP (evil actions) and Democrats (mostly Dems’ inaction). Accounting may come soon or may come later, but [do not] rest assured, bad things will be coming on the current track the US is on.

Republican dominoes of death & destruction: it’s what they all do well, and they say it is for the good of US as they feed our tax dollars to Military/Industrial Complex, private prisons, anti-public schools/pro-charter schools programs, etc., doing all this to increase profits and wealth for the Big Corporations and the Ultra-Wealthy, while selfishly ignoring what is best for the common good of humanity and the planet. 

And keep in mind, there are GOP individuals like Erik Prince, Betsy Devos’ brother, of the former Blackwater corporation who runs a private militia (killing for profit), that may very well be a subcontractor to Wagner private militia that Russians are using to kill Ukrainians? UglyGOP will do anything for money just so they or their children don’t have to fight in wars and get injured or killed. The Erik Prince Black Water group were killing for profit in the Iraq War, as funded by the help of his buddies George W Bush and Dick Cheney. It certainly wouldn’t be too surprising if Erik Prince was doing private mercenary work right now for his two amigos Putin & Trump? Just remember the GOP motto: “Another person’s or country’s disaster/suffering, is another person’s or corporation’s profita opportunity.” War to the GOP is a MEGA cash cow.

RUSSIAN REVOLT MUSSOLINI STYLE:

Being less of an energy supplier now, Russians have little going for them and should revolt and take out Putin. Putin is about as evil as you can get aside from Satan himself. And now Russian men are being forced into battle fighting a war they don’t believe in and consider unjust and inhumane in how innocent civilians are being slaughtered and their towns and infrastructure being destroyed.

Soon there will be a massive revolt by Russian patriots (Putin Resistance group) who will heroically descend on KGB agent dictator president Putin and raise him highly Mussolini style.

DISASSOCIATE WITH MAGAs and THEIR APPEASERS (family or not):

What’s something you used to believe about relationships, but no longer do:

Never thought family members would become my enemies. GOP MAGAts are my & US ENEMIES WITHIN regardless of past or present relationship. “Through thick or thin” no longer applies. Freedom Caucus, Trump/DeSantis MAGA GOP are plain evil & our enemies and should be treated as such. 

No matter how difficult it is (such as during holidays), stay strong and resist being around GOP MAGAts, whether family, friends or colleagues, because the negative energy they expose you to is destructive to your spirit/wellbeing. And quite simply, you don’t want to be appeasers to these evil doers because it only encourages them to continue their evil ways of being supporters to the UGLY GOP (Trump, DeSantis, or any of them). 

The MAGAts will continue their ways, because GOP/DJT has blissful ignorance appeal, which is just what ignorant people adore. And don’t expect these ignorant MAGAts to ever pick up a history book so maybe they’d learn something about what evil practices brought on the Civil War 1 and WW2. No, they don’t have time for those kinds of books because they are too absorbed in mega entertainment/news that totally shapes & distorts reality for sole purpose of profit and to teach them violent behaviors rather than promoting what is better for Common Good of society.

People are lacking so much in history, and most have no idea what Brown Shirts (Hitler German Nazis) or Black Shirts (Mussolini Italian Fascist) of WW2 era were? And they don’t realize Trump/DeSantis GOP MAGA Red Shirts are the same or WORSE!

And for God’s sake, you can still love your siblings & relatives, but you still must cut off all communication with them and not be in their presence so you’re not encouraging them as long as they are part of UglyGOP. And don’t believe this bullshit that we are supposed to communicate with moderate GOP Nazis & Fascists to better understand their point of view?

I divorced my siblings and past classmates/high school friends and they wonder why? I completely stay away from the true MAGAts because they have degenerated so far, that they are beyond recovery, and they will only taint you and others if you mingle or engage with them. I also stay away from siblings or others who cater to the GOP MAGAts themselves, and look at them as cowards and appeasers to the UGLE GOP MAGAts. And I ask the appeaser siblings: “So when you go to the siblings’ cottages this year are you going to wear your red shirts & hats so you feel more at home with the GOP Confederate Fascists? And also, Besides the red shirts & hats, the MAGAt siblings are also encouraging you to bring Russian & Confederate & American & Trump flags so you can wave them as you’re looking at their big flag poles on their front lawns with all these same flags proudly blowing in the wind on their lakefront property. This will better allow you to get onto the spirit of assisting these MAGAts in taking down US democracy and ushering in a GOP Autocracy. 

DWINDLING US EPA, LACKS, LACKS, LACKS, PURELY LACKING:

Okay, so now there is a train derailment in Ohio which has dumped tremendous amount of pollutants in the area, and suddenly US EPA is jumping into action. Yeah sure! Dwindling EPA has let 30-40,000 CRIMe plants (Chemically Real Intensive Manufacturing establishments) with leaky below grade hazardous wastewater tanks & pipes pollute our land & water for half century against 1980s laws, and now they’re going to get tough? What a sad joke on US!

https://YouReapWhatYouSow.org

US EPA has been lax on enforcement beginning with the Reagan years, and look at how they sided recently with industrial polluters in Montana.

In Butte, newly revealed documents show the government, US EPA siding with polluters https://dailymontanan.com/2023/03/04/in-butte-newly-revealed-documents-show-the-government-epa-siding-with-polluters/

Yes, starting in Reagan era with US EPA it’s been LACKS, LACKS, LACKS, and LACKS: They are just so LACKING in environmental compliance & enforcement, and every individual plant that LACKS proper environmental controls is ignored because elected officials only care is getting reelected to same or higher office. USA EPA LACKS what it takes as evidence by LACKS and others for each plant that LACKS legally required environmental controls polluting land & water (& air) resources with Leaky plants for half century plus. LACKS! LACKS!

Water is the new oil, and Republicans goal is to own & profitize all public infrastructure systems, including drinking water, roads, etc., thereby bleeding the public to feed their lust for greed & power, and to achieve human herd reduction to better control pending climate disaster, which in itself, will further help the GOP achieve their human heard reduction goals.

This is personal, because my Mother received hospice care and died at 88 after 10 yrs of treatment for nonHodgekins cancer contracted from industrial tainted public drinking water, & now my sister has same thing from same source (Plainfield Twp Water, MI, PFAS & Cr+6 contaminants from Wolverine World Wide shoes mfg).


Ask politician: “What is more important than Protecting Environment and Wellbeing and Health & Safety of Public for Common Good of Humanity & Planet?” ANSWER by MOST (esp. Republicans): Lust for GREED & POWER. People have to unite across the US and globe to save humanity and the planet:

BLASTOFF to PEOPLE POWER:

https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:US:ce27e8af-ba2c-48e6-ba3f-0f624659a3c7

https://CommonGoodUnited.org

https://PEWHASOP.org

https://PACATO.org

https://PlanetPeoplesParty.com

https://UglyGOP.com

Take lust for greed & power out of equation, and level of EVIL will decrease & goodness will increase, and humanity & planet may have a chance to survive = story of history for eons = has E[L]ON MUSKiness about it wouldn’t you say?

Republican Big Corps/Ultra-Wealthy don’t care if Leaky CRIMe plants continue to pollute US drinking water supplies, because bottom line profits matter most, & they all have highly sophisticated/expensive water purifiers in their homes that most people cannot afford, or were not aware they needed it.

Politicians in both GOP & Dem parties have let this continue to go on for over half century even though we have laws that forbid it.

Confederacy Reemergence by UglyGOP

Rewriting Constitution to Deconstruct Federal Government:

The UglyGOP is working hard behind the scenes on their ultimate goal of rewriting the US Constitution to their liking, which requires a two-thirds approval from the 50 states. To achieve that requires a significant increase in the current number of GOP new Confederate states. In essence, it requires the adoption of the new GOP Confederate Constitution by 34 of the 50 states in order to achieve the required so-called “super majority”. If they get near that goal they will call for a convention of the GOP new Confederate states to discuss and formulate that new ultra conservative White GOP Christian evangelical Constitution. 

Presently the GOP has control of approximately 25 of the states at most, and obtaining 9 more would be a colossal accomplishment (a 35-40% increase), but with the ever increasing propaganda spewed out as the GOP continually lies and disseminates misinformation and disinformation, it is not beyond the realm of possibilities that this evil crafty group could achieve their goal of tossing out the current Constitution and replacing it with their White evangelical Christian warped version. After the Nov 2022 election, the GOP now has 22 state trifectas (GOP governor & both chambers of legislative) and 24 triplexes (GOP governor, atty general & secretary of state). Beyond that, there are four states with state legislatures that are almost evenly split (KY, LA, NC & VA, all slightly favoring Dems), which could easily flip over to GOP state control. So going from 23 up to 27 states under GOP dominance is within reach, and adding another seven more (25 – 30% increase) to reach 34 should not be looked at as impossible.

Some states (e.g., SC, NC, etc.) are already rewriting their state constitutions to their liking, regardless of whether it complies with the US Constitution, almost as if they are challenging the federal court system (based on law suits that may be subsequently filed) to challenge their GOP Confederate interpretation of what they believe constitutes the equal rights and freedom granted to citizens across the nation by the Constitution as established by our US founders.

During the Civil War era, there were thirteen Confederate states, primarily in the South. What the GOP is doing, or attempting to do,  essentially equates to a plan for the reemergence and expansion of the prior Confederacy to allow the UglyGOP to enact their backward changes, including the rollback of civil rights to the Jim Crow or pre-Civil War era.

Deconstruction and neutering of federal government consists of the following Goals and Objectives:

The goal of GOP as espoused by Trump, Steve Bannon and their ilk is to deconstruct the federal government and eliminate regulations and federal taxes to the greatest extent possible, with the exception of continually funding the military-industrial complex at current or greater levels. The whole of this strategy of course is to maximize benefits to large corporations and the ultra-wealthy. This type of system would let states operate independently from the federal government, and would allow private enterprise to exploit our natural resources (e.g., NPs, federal lands, etc.) and the labor market free of government regulations and restraints, with the primary and virtually sole objective of allowing businesses to maximize profits  and to privatize all aspects of society, including our current public infrastructure systems (roads, drinking water, airports, prisons, etc.), converting all of them to profit fee based systems paid by users/citizens to allow large corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals to maximize their wealth through exorbitant toll and fee systems at the detriment and cost to humanity and the environment as they selfishly reap huge financial rewards.

Having previously been discussed at length in YouReapWhatYouSow.org, but worthy of being mentioned again here, it should be noted that since the 1980s, industrial manufacturers have been allowed to freely pollute our land and water resources in blatant violation of the hazardous waste management laws under RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and amendments thereof). The latter is steadily and insidiously polluting our drinking water sources with cancerous (carcinogens) substances that cause cancer to millions of Americans for which the ill effects are not detected in humans until decades of exposure. The US EPA safe drinking water standards have not been kept up to date for these carcinogens, and consequently the public drinking water supplies have not been obligated to issue health advisories to the public consuming this tainted water. The plants that are the worse are the Leaky CRIMe plants (Chemically Real Intensive Manufacturing establishments), of which there are 30 – 50,000 is the US that operate with unprotected and unmonitored leaky underground pipes and tanks, which only the state of California has outlawed. These companies that violate these RCRA laws do so because they were able to get their lobbyists and attorneys to argue that they were excluded from these regulations by some ridiculous argument (the exclusion applies to municipal sewage wastewater treatment plants and not industry).  And regardless, besides violating these RCRA laws that specifically targeted these CRIMe plants for ample reasons, these plants are still violating numerous other regulations under the Clean Water Act by freely and knowingly polluting our vital water resources. Testing is not done in the ground surrounding these plants because these plants are on a centralized public water system and US EPA and state EPAs do no monitoring around these plants, and in the meantime for a half a century and growing by decades, all this highly toxic pollution is spreading to the land and water resources surrounding these plants. The point being here, is that the Ugly GOP’s (UglyGOP.com) goal here in deconstructing the federal government, is to make it even easier for these Leaky CRIMe plants to continue to pollute our land and water resources for decades and a century more, while in the meantime, the public unknowingly is drinking so called “safe drinking water” that is tainted with carcinogenic chemicals that the ultra-wealthy don’t worry about, because they have sophisticated and expensive water treatment systems where they reside and consume water.

The deconstruction of the federal government will also remove all the safeguards that currently exist in various US laws to protect the health & safety of workers, and likewise will nullify those acts that exist now to protect the environment and wellbeing & health/safety of public (PEWHASOP.org), such as those who live nearby CRIMe plants. Additionally, the reductions in federal regulations and federal spending advocated by the UglyGOP will drastically reduce and perhaps eliminate some the social programs that currently exist for the purpose of providing healthcare (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.), housing (HUD) and food (food stamps) to the impoverished.

Existing Quiet Before the Storm:

Right now it is almost like a quiet period after the conclusion of the Nov 2022 midterm elections, but do not think for a minute that the evil, crafty Ugly GOP Trump MAGAs aren’t busy at work conjuring up a way to further expand voter suppression & purging and the tampering with the electoral college apparatus that will come into play in 2024 for the presidential election. And as they are able, you can be sure they are doing additional extreme gerrymandering of the US and state congressional districts to dilute out the voters in the urban areas in a contorted way to favor the GOP federal and state legislative candidates as they have done so with precision in the past. And you can be sure that the Secretary of State officials in the GOP new Confederate states are doing whatever they can get away with (and more) to make voting registration and casting of votes by Democrats as difficult and confusing as possible, and surely they are configuring and organizing the voting accounting system so it is good for them and bad for the Dems if and when questions arise on the election results in the event of a close election.

There is a lot yet to happen between now and the Nov 2024 election. But one thing you can be sure is that the UglyGOP will follow their numerous UGLY principles in how they operate, and number one to them is that “good guys always finish last” and they are very good at not being good. What we don’t know is whether Trump will be prosecuted for his many crimes, and whether he will be found guilty of any of the possible indictments forthcoming, and whether such action will be sufficient to deem him unfit and unqualified to run for president again. There are pending prosecutions against Trump on a federal level (requires action by US Atty General), and also on a state level in both Georgia and the state of New York. Talk of the GOP primaries will start appearing in the news more and more as we get towards the end of 2023 and early 2024, and time will go by fast.  The propaganda machine by FOX and others of their ilk will be spouting out lies, misinformation and disinformation at a furious pace, and will be consumed by the ignorant masses. Whether Trump leads the GOP ticket or not, you can still count on the ticket being occupied by an UglyGOP candidate like FL governor DeSantass or someone of similar ilk.

If Trump leads the ticket, the UglyGOP will get assistance again from Trump’s Puppeteer Putin as he did in 2016, and likely others in the ADC (Authoritarian/Dictator Club) besides Putin will be assisting Trump in whatever way they can to get the UglyGOP authoritarian autocrat candidate Trump re-elected.

Prediction for 2024 Election and the Thereafter:

In summary, the throwing out of the US Constitution by the UglyGOP new Confederate states between now and the Nov 2024 election is not very probable, although it is something that may subsequently occur. Looking at the big picture, if Trump or someone else from the UglyGOP like him wins the presidential election in 2024, the US may very well be an UglyGOP autocratic regime beginning in January 2025 and for multiple decades thereafter. The possibility of the latter is highly probable if the GOP at that point controls the US House, and more so if they also control the US Senate. Regardless if the UglyGOP controls both chambers, the executive branch will have a lot of power and leverage through Executive Order power, and by having the full backing of the US Supreme Court (6-3 favoring UglyGOP) and the US Armed Forces as Commander in Chief. If the Senate ends up being a 50/50 split, then of course the new UglyGOP VP would cast the tie breaking vote in the Senate.

So the outlook is grim for the Dems, and since they are the nice guys who typically play patty cake or footsie in their negotiations and tactics, they will probably prove once again, that nice guys finish last. Of course the Dem leadership under Biden will say that the Dem supporters must “vote like hell” and over power all the shenanigans deployed by the UglyGOP, and even if this “vote like hell” approach maybe works or comes close to working, you can bet that the UglyGOP will be disputing the election results and playing games with the slates of electors from the UglyGOP new Confederate states, especially now that VP Kamala Harris has no say so in the matter anymore since the Dems decided to throw her out of the equation, even though that was the strategy that was fully expected to be deployed by the Trump-Pence team until the Trump Insurrection Coup Attempt Capitol Riot broke out. So how the various slates of candidates will be counted by each state and in Congress will still be up in the air to some extent, and VP Harris sure won’t have anything to say. What is surprising on the latter, is that the Dems gave up that right of having the VP involved, and they got nothing in return, such as for example a new Voting Rights Act that would do away with the tactics deployed by the UglyGOP  by employing voting suppression & purging and election subversion.

You may view this essay as pessimistic; but on the other hand, it is not totally unrealistic to think that the UglyGOP may have a 60-40% chance at the January 2025 Inauguration of beginning their UglyGOP new Confederacy US Autocratic regime. And what’s amazing (and sad), is that the Dems in the US represent a 60 to 40% majority in the US. If, however, the election ends up in mass chaos and protests due to disputes in the election results, it may very well be up to our current President Joe Biden to issue an Emergency Executive Order as Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, and to call off the election, and perhaps call for a new election at a later date after a new Voting Rights Acts is passed to correct the many issues that have arisen.

What Will POTUS Do Now That GOP Has Reached Confederate Tipping Point?

So What’s Happened and What’s Coming? The 2022 election is now over, and we now know that the GOP has taken over the U.S. House and the Dems have held onto a slight meager majority in the U.S. Senate. What impact all the anti-voting rights laws had in all the GOP controlled Confederate states is not known yet, but certainly it must have had some impact. And now the big question is: What is in store for US in the 2024 election regarding the use and likely increase in these unConstitutional anti-voting rights tactics, as well the employment of election subversion in those Confederate states, including manipulation and tampering with Electoral College apparatus? The latter has to do with the slate of electors in these Confederate states who are supposed to cast their votes submitted to the U.S. Congress in December 2024 in a manner matching the majority preference of the votes cast by the citizenry, which likely will not be the case anymore in some of those states who threw the US Constitution out the window a long time ago. And just recently (week of 12/5/22), the GOP’s genius leader, Trump says he thinks the U.S. Constitution should be done away with. And we know why he and the GOP do not like the US Constitution: Because it proclaims that we are a union of states having a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Trump and the GOP want that “people” word completely removed from the Constitution, and replaced with “Big Corps & Ultra- Wealthy”, which in practice in recent decades, has really occurred. In the Citizens United US Supreme Court case corporations were actually deemed to be a person, or have personhood. So in essence, this court case actually said it was legal and constitutional to substitute “corporations” for the word “people” in the Constitution – i.e., Government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations. Certainly our founding fathers did not have that in mind when they wrote the Constitution, but it is too bad, because the Ugly GOP is changing all that; and to a great degree, they already have. So with the 2022 election now over, a lot of the Dems, especially the Dem politicians, are celebrating and saying things could have been a lot worse in the mid-term election, so Joe Biden and a lot of them are patting themselves on the back and acting like everything is fine and dandy, which it is not.

Joe did not act Abe-like and come down on the Confederate GOP states (about 20 of them) who are repeatedly violating the US Constitution  and issue an emergency Executive Order (EO) and have the federal elections administered in those states by the US Armed Forces under his command, perhaps because he is putting that off until the last desperate minute, of the last hour, on the last day before the November 2024 election, which will be too late even if by some remote chance he is even contemplating that courageous and patriot act. Joe of course is mostly concerned about preserving his 40+ year long political career and legacy regardless if an authoritarian GOP autocracy begins in January 2025 following a successful GOP election in 2024. Joe Biden is indicating he will run again for the presidency in 2024, and hopefully Kamala Harris will be his running mate again, who may be our only saving grace. Kamala seems like an individual more poised to take on the GOP Confederates than her predecessor should she become the president in the future for whatever reason, and her getting elected at the polls is not a highly probable means for her to be elected to that slot. So the big question now is whether Biden or Harris (if she filled that slot unexpectedly) would take drastic action in the form of an emergency EO against the Constitution violating GOP Confederate states and administer the federal elections in those states, or otherwise just halt the federal elections for a period of time until anti-voting rights and election subversion in those states can be brought under control. Of course, this is not going to be a simple thing, and the country is going to be in a state of turmoil and chaos while this is going on, but the alternative is having GOP autocratic rule for a half century or more, which is far worse, and will have detrimental short-term and long-term impacts on the US citizenry while favoring the Big Corps and the Ultra-wealthy. It is getting to the point that the Ugly Republican party thinks they can just violate citizens’ rights that are supposed to be protected by the US Constitution whenever they choose, and using whatever egregious tactics they choose, and most of US are figuring they will be putting US in shackles soon on public display at the state or US capitols. If you are not a white evangelical GOP Christian right now, and wearing it on your shirt sleeves, there’s a good chance you will be getting punished soon for exercising your rights to get WOKE (means learning factual history) or if you are an atheist or practicing some other non Christian religion. There’s no limit what the Ugly GOP will do, and their Constitutional violations are mounting, and the state legislatures in those Confederate states will pass anything that furthers the wicked causes of the Ugly GOP, and does harm to the Dems and the urban population. It is truly to the point, that the Ugly GOP has gone over the Confederate tipping point.

The anti-voting rights Constitutional violations occurring in the GOP Confederate states does not just have to do with extreme gerrymandering of the US congressional districts by the GOP in these states, although the latter does have a significant impact on canceling out the urban Dem votes in those states, but it has to do with an assortment of anti-voting rights laws passed in their states to arbitrarily make it more difficult for citizens to register and cast a vote (called Voter Suppression), plus the GOP is unjustly and randomly purging registered voters from their polls.  Plus, it is common practice now for the Ugly GOP to intimidate citizens attempting to get registered, or while they are voting, and they also intimidate the individuals (many who are volunteer) who work at the voting polls. All of the latter GOP tactics are specifically targeted at the urban voters who traditionally vote Democrat. The GOP Confederate states contort the voting districts in a twisted conjured up manner so the GOP dominates the governmental jurisdictions in those areas on a state and federal level, even though Republican Party supporters do not even live in those areas, and that is clearly NOT representative government as it should be.

A majority of the voters (55-60%) in the US are of the Democratic Party, yet the minority Republican/GOP Party who are well positioned to control the elections and courts for the rest of the century and longer, make up only 40-45% of the voting public. It is not supposed to be this way in a democratic republic such as the USA. That is a small “d” which stands for democracy, which per our Constitution; the USA is a government of, by and for the PEOPLE. And we are supposed to have true representative government, with those US representatives voted into office by the people who reside in the areas who those representatives are supposed to serve, and not some twisted, contorted, conjured gerrymandered district. Our country is quickly going in the direction towards a GOP autocratic controlled government, and if it is not stopped in some manner, it will be here to stay for a long time starting in January 2025. The Ugly Republicans know that if the US truly operated as an actual democracy that did not allow Confederate states to do whatever they wanted in terms of violating the Constitution and civil rights, they would have a minority influence on how our government functions, as it should be. There are 67 million more people living in the counties won by Biden in the 2020 election (198 million/60%), compared to those counties won by Trump (130 million/40%). Additionally, it was shown in the 2020 elections that the Democratic counties represent 70% of the U.S. GNP (Gross National Product). The only way the Ugly Republicans can win is by cheating the system by violating the Constitution and buying votes by taking over the news and replacing it with FAUX news consisting of misinformation/disinformation and mistruths through a massively funded propaganda machine integrated into social media and every facet of American life. The Republicans are devilishly a crafty, greedy/powerful bunch, and right now the trump cards (both literally & figuratively) are heavily stacked up against the Dems in many ways. Some will say “now don’t be negative or pessimistic”, but those kind of statements right now are totally naïve and nonsensical. First, the GOP controls the Supreme Court of the US (called SCOTUS), 6 to 3, and they have a lot to do with politics, and very little to do with justice and the US Constitution that our Founding Fathers created as our political foundation. In the last year they stripped away women’s reproductive rights by overturning Roe v Wade decision that said women have a right to choose related to abortion. The GOP glommed onto the anti-abortion issue movement on the false premise that they care a lot about life, yet unwanted pregnancies are much greater among minority impoverished groups who they would prefer starve to death or die due to lack of healthcare, clean water and food to reduce public assistance and programs for these groups, yet these GOP hypocrites are all for the government giving huge handouts and tax relief to the Big Corps & Ultra-Wealthy who heavily fund GOP candidates and the autocratic cause. People need to take the time and just think about how heavily the odds are stacked against the Common Good of Humanity and the planet right now in the US because of the GOP non democratic (small “d”) dominance that has been allowed to occur over the last couple of decades:

  1. Entertainment has literally taken over news and realty, and replaced it with fake news;
  2. Republican Party has stooped so low that they nominated and elected one of the greatest (worst) con artist of all times by the name of Donald J Trump;
  3. It seems probable that we have a President of the US (called POTUS) right now whose Number One concern is protecting his multi-decade political legacy;
  4. The GOP Confederate states are successfully employing anti-voting rights laws and election subversion tactics in their states (tampering with the slate of electors for the Electoral College), which are multiplying and becoming more effective daily;
  5. The GOP has backing of the Big Corps & Ultra-Wealthy who are pumping billions of dollars into the GOP cause across the nation on a local, state and federal level; and
  6. The GOP is continually fostering and advocating violence by their supporters, and giving them unlimited second amendment rights and access to variety of artillery, which certainly are not intended for non human animal hunting.

There is no sense sugar coating it to the American public, or pretending that we are not in a very serious and bad situation, essentially brought on by the overwhelming evil forces of greed and power. What make it even scarier, is that Trump’s Puppeteer and buddy, Putin has also glommed onto to the White Christian evangelical racist, isolationist, nationalist, superior race movement, and he surely is planning on helping the GOP and Trump in 2024 as he did in 2016 in whatever way he can so he and his Puppet Trump can get reunited in their authoritarian causes as advocated by the ADC (Authoritarian/Dictator Club), of which both of them active members and building coalitions with leaders of the new axis of evil.

So essentially, unless Biden puts the priority of preserving his long legacy aside and starts being Abe-like, the Dem party, and the USA democracy will soon be mothballed, and deemed subservient to the GOP Autocracy and a new second era of McCarthyism will emerge, as we all start seeking refuge from the new evil GOP autocratic empire who will be putting US all on a hit list. The occurrence of the latter does not seem too unrealistic, especially if the economy falters more in the next year as inflation is on a continual rise and Americans are stretching their budgets, and looking for someone to blame for their current situation, and you can be certain that person being blamed will be our current POTUS. So if the Dems lose the POTUS race in 2024, and the GOP strengthens their grip in Congress by retaining the majority in the House and taking over the majority in the Senate, it will no longer be the advent of autocracy in the US, but rather, the US GOP Autocracy will have arrived and been instituted in 2025 and will be with US for many decades to come, if not centuries.

The time we are in right now, is like pre-Civil War in the US, or like pre-WW2 in Germany or Italy. During pre-Civil War the Confederate states were freely and openly violating the Constitution in full defiance to the Union of United States. They were primarily doing so by continuing with their slavery practices and did not want the Union to interfere with this and other matters in their states, so they formed the Confederacy. Eventually the Confederates and the Union began battling each other, and the brutal Civil War began, resulting in fellow Americans (including family members, acquaintances, colleagues etc.) fighting and injuring/killing each other. The Confederates for the most part, believed in their cause and their leaders, so even with all the risks at stake, they went to battle so they could defy the Constitution as they saw fit, and they looked at the Union as northern aggressors who were forcing their way of life on them, even though the Union’s primary objective was to defend the Constitution handed down to US from our founding fathers. Realizing these are brief and simplified explanations for the wars, the situation in Germany also involved the advocacy of special privileges for a certain race or class of people over others. In the US Civil War, the Confederates viewed their slaves as not having the same rights afforded to other citizens. For Germany in the 1930s, the political leaders like Adolf Hitler advocated for the superior Aryan race (Nazism), and even worse, he and the Nazi party advocated and proceeded to annihilate millions of Jews (Holocaust) that they viewed as scapegoats for any of the social or economic problems that existed at the time. And Germany was also going to war against other nations out of a grievance (espoused by Nazis) that their nation was treated unfairly by the Treaty of Versailles (armistice treaty) that they were forced to be party to as a settlement after WW1. In Italy during the pre-WW2 era, Fascism existed as espoused by the dictator of the time, Benito Mussolini, which led to Italy partnering with Germany and Hitler, who together with the imperial regime of Japan, formed an evil axis determined to conquer and dominate all nations across the globe, including Europe, USA and other nations.

The point in mentioning all the above, is to emphasize that the US is now in a similar situation to nations like Germany and Italy in the pre-WW2 era, and more importantly, the US has individual GOP states who, like the Confederate states in pre-Civil War era, are acting contrary and in violation to the US Constitution.  Just like back then in the US in the mid-1800s (1850s before Civil War), the US democratic republic today will not be able to sustain itself structurally in accordance with its US Constitution if a high percentage of the states are not in line and in compliance with our founding principles (US Constitution). So what happened before, is happening again and people need to become WOKE to the fact our Constitutional foundation is being undermined by those publicly elected and Constitution bound state officials in the GOP controlled states who today are blatantly violating the US Constitution by passing anti-voting rights laws and practicing election subversion.  People have to wake up and recognize that if the majority of US citizens are lackadaisical and just let each day pass as before, and do not take this matter as seriously as it needs to be, we will be in another civil war before you know it. And right now the Commander in Chief for our US Armed Forces is President Joe Biden, and if we get into Civil War 2, it is very important that it not be citizens against citizens, but it needs to be the US Armed Forces against those who are against the US Constitution, as was the case in Civil War I, and it may (and should) happen again against the current violating “Confederate States”, which, as mentioned before, are those twenty or so GOP controlled states that today regularly defy the US Constitution more and more each day.

Many people were upset back in 2016 and 2017 when Trump ran and won the presidency. On the other hand, there were many who thought Trump was the “Chosen One”, and he would cure all are ills, and bring prosperity to everyone. Remember now, that Greed and Power is the central theme of the GOP, and so it wasn’t that hard to fathom that the GOP would welcome the Greatest Con Artist of all times with open arms to be their new leader. Trump saw a golden opportunity to rake in some cash before and after the election, regardless if he won or not. When he was first CONtemplating the US presidency in 2013, an associate of Trump, Daryl Dummkopf told him: “Donald, you think you had a good con going with Trump University and your many other schemes, wait until you open up campaign mass donations on social media – the money from the voting suckers will be pouring in like diamonds raining on Mar-a-Lago!”. As we all know now, that in fact happened, and is still going on even though Trump is no longer president. To no surprise, all that money that was pouring in for different Trump political causes (Elect Trump, Build the Wall, etc.) was not always used for those purposes, as was revealed about Steven Bannon who was using those funds for personal purposes (he was later pardoned by Trump), and Trump himself used campaign funds in 2016 as HUSH money related to his affairs with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels as revealed by his former Attorney Michael Cohen who consequently served time in prison.

It was a time when many were upset with their family members, friends and colleagues/associates who voted for Trump, certainly partly with the help of Putin, Facebook and James Comey contributing to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. But it happened, and as mad as many people were, they accepted it, with the understanding that hopefully he would not be as bad as we all were expecting, but of course, he greatly surpassed our expectations, and was far worse than we could have ever imagined. Even some Dems at the time were saying “well he’s our president now, so we should give him a chance, and see how he does”. Well we have given him a chance and look what he’s done: Two Impeachments: (a) One after openly trying to bribe a foreign (Ukraine) national president with congressionally appropriated military funds that were already committed to Ukraine; and (b) then a second time impeached for openly orchestrating and planning a seditious/treasonous Attempted Coup in the form of the January 6, 2021 Insurrectionist Riot against the US Capitol to interrupt the orderly transfer of power after he clearly lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.  And in the process of the latter, Trump has violated numerous laws by continually trying to overturn the election results before and after the Jan 6 Coup Attempt, including in Georgia and elsewhere, and has also blatantly violated numerous tax laws in the state of New York. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the US that are of the GULLIBLE and intellectually VULNERABLE class who buy into all the anti-government and deep state rhetoric espoused by Trump and his ilk. Naively and unfortunately these individuals buy into all the fake FAUX news and anti-government and “deep state” rhetoric broadcasted by Trump and his ilk. As the GQP MAGAs have been continually going down the rabbit hole in a sheep-like fashion, unfortunately the rest of us will have to suffer the long-term detrimental consequences as our democratic republic gets dismantled, which the Big Corp and the Ultra-rich very much want. The greater public needs to recognize that this goal of ultimately maximizing the fulfillment of greed and power for Trump and the Ultra-Wealthy, will be contrary to and very, very  BAD for the Common Good of Humanity and our environment in the US and world.

This now brings up the topic on how you deal with your family, relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, etc. who now still support Trump and his ilk after all the bad things he has done. So if the latter are called Group A, then secondly, how do you deal with the Group B, who are people that are also closely linked to you (family, friends, etc.), but in their case, they are APPEASERS to the Group A people, and cater to them as if everything is just hunky-dory, and not a care in the world? It is a perplexing problem, but it has to be dealt with as it was (and was not) in the pre-Civil War era in the US and pre-WW2 era in Italy and Germany. Individuals have to come to the realization and ask themselves: “Are you going to be with the US Enemies Within in our nation and be a part of the New Confederates, or be appeasers to these treasonous individuals, or are you patriotically going to be for the preservation of the US Constitution and our democratic republic of these United States of America?” If you do the latter, you will essentially have to divorce yourselves from the Group A because they are no longer just family and friends etc, but they are true enemies, and the Group B Appeasers are enablers to our enemies. We are simple at a point in time, when YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A SIDE. Another way to put it is that you need to segregate and group your compatriots in your mind, regardless as to whether they are, or were, in your close social and familial inter-circle or not, into the following three basic groups, and you just have to accept the fact that you will have to disengage yourselves from the first two groups:

(A) Individuals who choose to support Trump & his ilk, that includes DeSantass & GOP turned GQP;

(B) Individuals who serve as sycophants to those in  Group A above, by just catering and appeasing them and being cowards, rather than taking a strong stance against these individuals who are plainly “the US enemies within”; or

(C) Individuals who are true US Patriots committed to preserving and defending our US democratic republic and Constitution, and are perceptive enough to recognize and call out the “US enemies within”.

Those in “A” are either just plain ignorant about USA & World history and past devastating past wars [which often repeat] and refuse to be informed by facts, or they have strong (or weak/selfish) connections to the Big Corps & Ultra-Wealthy and are just fine and going along for the ride with the latter who are leading US into another destructive Civil War or World War. It is not a time for “status quo” relationships with those in either “A” or “B” groups above. Just saying this is “politics as usual” and just another typical “political cycle we are going through” and that’s all it is, is an oversimplification and dead wrong!

As you continue to attend parties, class reunions and social gatherings at the homes, cottages or other venues of the “A” group, where they fly their Trump/GOP flags as they are “buying your friendship/participation” in their DJT/GQP cause in subtle ways, you are graciously accepting their gifts (food, drinks etc) of persuasion and allowing them to con you in a “Trumpian/con-artist” fashion. When you depart from these gatherings, take a minute and pat yourself on the back for assisting these “US enemies within” in their goal of having a GOP dominated US authoritarian Autocracy starting in January 2025 after Trump or DeSantass or someone of their Ugly GOP ilk is elected in 2024; or better yet, start having a SPINE, and quit catering to these internal ENEMIES.

For those in ‘”A” or “B”, your offspring themselves and many generations to follow will have to suffer the consequences for multiple decades because of your selfish and cowardice actions and inactions at this critical time in USA & World history, and it is something that will stay with you until your last living/dying breath. Something else those Groups “A” and “B” individual will have to think about on their death bed, is how they SPIT on their father’s and grandfather’s graves who fought in WW1 or WW2 to preserve democracy and freedom, as you went along day to day supporting the Ugly Republicans who were allowed to turn our nation into an autocracy. And these individuals will have many days to ponder in their later years how they gave their allegiance to the GOP who are continually getting UGLIER, all blasphemously in name of Christ (like Putin). So maybe you can receive Communion because you were against abortion and women having the right to choose on that decision, and you listened to your parish priests telling you to hold firm on your position on abortion, and not to get distracted by all the PEDOFILE offenses that have occurred unchecked over the centuries by the priesthood under different papacies.

By ignorantly pledging your allegiance to this UGLY and EVIL GOP, or by catering and being an appeaser to these individuals who worship at the ALTAR of GREED and POWER, you will be helping them achieve their goals of: (a) gutting the Constitution; (b) deconstructing government so it will serve public less, and serve capitalists more; (c) reversing civil rights for women, disabled, and others; and (d) continually defying and canceling the Constitution like our Confederate enemies of the past.

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Hapless Knahtsgnivig!

And

Merry Xmas

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11-24-22

Less Gloom Falling, By Giacomo B Fischiatore, 11/24/2022, Thanksgiving Day

The fall is now, passing quite soon ,

And with it, there will be less gloom,

Soon then will come, the bright snowflakes,

From it a white snowman she makes,

Soon she may fly south once again,

To warmth and comfort of a friend.

Dear GOP MAGA Famiglia/Siblings, We’re (you & I) Getting a Divorce

By James P. LaMancusa, aka Giacomo B. Fischiatore

DO YOU BLAME ME?

Please understand, people who have WARPED PRINCIPLES (GOP MAGAs), just do not qualify as worthy family/friends.

Many don’t grasp seriousness of US situation? “Ain’t no” different now than Confederates vs Union, or Allies vs Nazis/Fascists. As before, often family/friends end up on opposing sides maybe battling each other someday. IT REALLY COULD COME TO THAT! Principled people choose principles over family/friends. Trump loving GOP MAGAs should really give this some serious thought (watch some gruesome WW2 and US Civil War movies and think of your friends & family and the aftermath of war/battle that may be on the horizon).

Some say “But it’s your family and you have to STICK WITH THEM”, but for me and my Fascist GOP MAGA (not all of them) family & friends, I DO NOT HAVE TO STICK MYSELF TO THEM, AND I WILL NOT. The can go ahead and continue SPITTING on my Father, Carmelo’s grave, as they’re forgetting all about the fact that Carmelo fought as a US Sergeant in WW2 in Italy against the “Black Shirt” Mussolini Fascists, who were his former Italian motherland compatriots. Eventually the Allied Forces merged together from battles in Salerno/Naples (my father with that group), Cassino and Anzio/Nettuno, and proceeded to march into Rome and drove out the German occupiers. Not long after, the Germans retreated back to Germany and arrived there about the time the coward Adolph Hitler and his wife were committing suicide in the bunker where he was holed up. In that same time frame, Mussolini was on the run trying to escape from Italy, but before he got to the northern border at Switzerland in the Alps, an Italian patriot Fascist Resistance group captured Benito Mussolini and then executed him and his mistress. Their bodies were taken to Piazzale Loreto, near central Milan, where the Italian patriots hung the two bodies upside down at the public square for a number of days to celebrate his defeat and the end of Italian Fascist regime and his “Black Shirt” loyalists.

In the fall of 2022, if everyone is afraid to stand up to the Trump GOP MAGA “Red Shirts”, and worried about hurting someone’s feelings, or severing ties with family/friends, we’re doomed! My hope is that I will be able to get to my nieces & nephews and free them from the grasp and influence of my GOP MAGA siblings and their spouses, who are like a modern day Jim Jones brain washing their offspring, and getting the kool aid ready when it all fails when the realization finally hits them that Trump and all his GOP cronies and sycophants are a bunch of snake oil salesmen conning the populous into believing they, and they alone will make their lives better, when in fact, these con artists are just leaching off of the gullible citizenry.

Some say: “What’s the big deal Jimmy? Why do you care so much about future of humanity & planet? After all, your remaining years are dwindling quickly, and you ain’t got no skin in the game not having a wife or offspring?” Which is a real good moronic point? But what some are failing to realize is that I care about the LaMancusa & Donazzolo family of Carmelo & Nida LaMancusa, Bernardo & Clotilda Donazzolo, Giusseppe & Antonina LaMancusa and the great, and great great grandparents etc who came before them. And I care about the present & future of this family, and I dearly love all my nieces & nephews, and the great & great great nieces & nephews etc and those who are yet to come.

The latter is a lot more important to me than the stardom of local W MI Facebook (FB) account contributors, like the queen & king of W MI FB, one of my sister-in-laws, and my younger salesman brother. I know oldest sibling, my sister, doesn’t like to broach this subject, because she doesn’t want to create a rift in the family, and she really enjoys time with the principal MAGAs in the family at their lakefront properties, going out boating, swimming etc. But you know, the latter isn’t as important as the long-term survival of our freedom & democracy, our family, humanity as a whole, and the planet.

Some studying and comprehension of actual USA and world history is quite important right now (not Netflix or Amazon Prime Video etc), because you must recognize that former compatriots, acquaintances and family members fought against each other and injured and killed each other in the US Civil War. And as I said before, my father, Carmelo LaMancusa fought for USA ( Sergeant) in WW2 in Italy and fought and likely injured & killed some of his former fellow native Italians/compatriots who were in allegiance with the Mussolini “Black Shirt” Fascists. And now we have the Trump/GOP MAGA “Red Shirts”, proponents of US GOP Autocratic Fascist rule, which could come as early as 2024, after which, we will be stuck with it for multiple decades.

Now if that’s what you want and you want to follow in the footsteps of W MI FB queen & king, and become Marjorie Green, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, or Lauren Boebert, then that’s what you and your offspring will get, and believe me, you will regret it when the aftermath eventually hits US and your family. Just because you look like Marjorie Taylor Green (sister-in-law’s offspring), doesn’t mean you have to act like her. 

Take the time and watch some gruesome US Civil War and World War II movies so you can get a feel for yours and your offspring’s future if you choose the wrong path following your MAGA “Red Shirt” leaders, my highly vocal and opinionated (uniformed/misinformed/disinformed type) sister-in-law and younger brother. And I wish my brother to that sister-in-law recognized all the damage his spouse is doing by worshipping Trump like he is the Chosen One.

POEM: “Biden ABE-like (NOT) Legacy, fall/fail 2022″

Biden biding his time as 2022 fall/fail comes

G. B. Fischiatore; aka @JamesLamancusa

Listen here Mr Jay, don’t matta how much you pray,

Democracy must stay, ain’t no time to go astray,

We’s just work & play, no worry bout those on da fray,

Poor ole Miss May, won’t leave her house til things are okay.

1/6

Most people just think, public officials just plain stink,

Don’t matter what’s in ink, power & greed let’s others sink,

Before called em rat fink, and worse now dat we’re on da brink,

Seems ain’t nutt’n in sync, costs rise’n faster den a wink.

2/6

Voting rights going down, we got plenty reasons to frown,

Now election subversion, by GOPers [Goapers] seeking crown,

Evil grows in a mound, while pushing US to da ground,

Election Police now around, prompted by a clown.

3/6

Next’ll be burn’n at da stake, fear is what dey make,

Expect vote counts to be fake, who wins FOX will create, 

We have big stomach ache, now can’t even meditate,

Florida says if congregate, dey’ll incarcerate.

4/6

After all dat what’s left, stripped of rights like a real theft, 

Abe would see what duth crept, and what it is dat does infect,

Autocracy dey erect, cuz you’all blind to their accent,

Propaganda in effect, so twisted makes you deaf 

5/6

Now time for last draw, Exec Order for this BIG flaw,

One man needs to draw, it is meant as part of law,

Insurrection of US all, weighs BIG in RISE and FALL,

Legacy it duth crawl, now appears BRIGHT this very fall.

6/6

James P Lamancusa (aka, Giacomo B Fischiatore)

President/VP/Co-Founders

CommonGoodUnited .org/Inc

@GBFischiatore

Dahh UGLY Beginning of Dahh UGLY End! (democracy out, GOP Autocracy in)

By Giacomo B. Fischiatore, aka James P. LaMancusa

Dahh Trump GOP MAGA group are moving quickly to pave the way for complete takeover of US political system to bring US soon to dahh beginning of GOP Autocratic Rule starting in Jan 2025 after Trump is elected 2nd time in Nov 2024.

In their efforts to assure that GOP minority (35-40%) of US voters maintain control over the majority (55-65%) of US voters, they have perfected the voting district gerrymandering process to completely control state legislatures with super majorities in purple states (Dems = 55-65% of total voters), while at same time gaining enough gerrymandered seats in the US Districts to guarantee that they will for certain take control of the US House in 2023 by orchestrating wins in Nov 2022 election. 

Already, and especially after the latter, the GOP controlled state legislatures unConstitutionally are perfecting the electoral college system in their states, which allows these states to have their state “electors” vote in favor of GOP candidates for US President & VP in ’24/’25, regardless if the majority of voters in their state voted Democrat in the Nov 2024 election as mandated by their state legislature, governor or secretary of state.

Because of the aforementioned devilish, crafty and unConstitutional tactics of the GOP going unchecked by the cowardly US DOJ/AG and US President Biden (e.g., by Emergency Executive Order), our US democratic republic is being torn away from US by GOP plainly right before our eyes! And all the Dem Party and their leaders can do and say, is “citizens Vote Like Hell like your lives depends on it”. Well the latter, no matter how great, may not be enough, and even if it is, the GOP will dispute the results, and they have 67% to 33% control of the US Supreme Court, so any court cases regarding elections and other matters will surely be decided in their favor.

As always, the GREEDY & Power Hungry GOP and Big Corps & the ultra-wealthy are melding together for their self aggrandizement at the expense & detriment (rights, protections etc) of women, minorities, LGBTQ, the young, innocent, defenseless, impoverished, starving, shelterless, thirsty & mentally/physically ill; while at the same these greedy individuals & corporate officials line up for space travel and are staking their claims in advance on diminishing livable space on our planet.

The aforementioned Evil, Greedy & Power hungry GOP individuals and giant corporations, who have hoodwinked the gullible MAGAs, don’t care one iota about what’s best for humanity as a whole or our planet Earth; and they DO NOT ADVOCATE for GOOD/UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES such as working:

(1) CGU: For the betterment of Common Good in a United manner;

(2) PEWHASOP: To Protect Environment, Wellbeing & Health And Safety Of People;

(3) PACATO: In unison with Principled American Citizens & Allies from near & afar, who Together are Orchestrating in beneficial manner for benefit of humanity & our planet.

Instead, they pass unConstitutional anti-voting rights laws in their GOP controlled states along with enacting voting subversion tactics, as our cowardly US President Biden (not Abe-like) and US DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland (still banking on SCOTUS judgeship) sit idly (and safely) by, praying and hoping for the best for their historical personal US legacies, instead of concentrating bravely on saving our democratic republic from the GOP MAGA villains. How far do the GOP states have to go before Biden will take decisive and effective action? The Confederates of the past did not like the Union (so called “northern aggressors”) telling them they couldn’t own African slaves anymore, and perhaps the modern day GOP Confederates will want some other kind of modern day slave other than Africans? If they do that in 2022 or 2023, will that be permissible in Biden’s and Austin’s eyes? After all, these GOP controlled states believe they should be able to do whatever their GOP legislatures pass regardless of whether it complies with the US Constitution. Let’s face, with the GOP we’re moving BACK in TIME. For example women, if you’re thinking of dating one of these GOP guys, realize these CAVEMEN will soon be carrying clubs once again to get their way with you, and after they IMPREGNATE you, you’ll be forced to carry their DEVIL CHILD to term.

So, has BIDEN forgotten his Constitutional duties? He is after all, the US Commander in Chief of US Armed Forces. Both the US President (& VP Harris) and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have a Constitutional duty to protect & defend our Constitution, and if they don’t, they are considered US Insurrectionists! And state GOP public officials passing and enacting unConstitutional anti-voting rights laws and election subversion tactics are CLEARLY USA Insurrectionists! States (& local governments) must first and foremost fully abide to the US Constitution (not optional). What’s going on and allowed to continue IS SIMPLY WRONG, UNCONSTITUTIONAL & ILLEGAL, and NEEDS TO BE STOPPED! It is not a time for Biden to be cautiously trying to preserve his 40-year politician legacy, it should be more about President Biden acting now by issuing an Executive Order to save our democratic republic!

SO SO VERY VERY SAD and PATHETIC! 

That which is RIGHTEOUS & GOOD, simply being defeated by that which is WRONG & EVIL!

WAKE UP AMERICA!

Previous article submitted to, and ignored by, WaPo:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:535c674a-5286-3ae1-9b91-4eb1efb69321

Giacomo B Fischiatore

[Aka, James P. LaMancusa, President/Co-Founder]

Vice President/Co-Founder

CommonGoodUnited .org/Inc (est. Nov 2019, FL)

Is President Joe an Abe, or Ain’t He?

Lesson No. 1: Remember USA & World History and That Math & Science Are Real

In the first (maybe last, but maybe not?) civil war in the USA in the 1800s (call it Civil War 1, or CW1), our President at the time, Abraham Lincoln (call him Abe) declared war against the Confederate states, of which there were eleven (mostly in the South). Following this declaration, the CW1 commences, with the Union soldiers battling it out in a bloody war against the Confederate soldiers. The term Union  was for the Union of the United States, which included the states that were abiding by the US Constitution, which call for equal rights for all its citizens, regardless of race, religion, gender, etc, and that equality rule applied to African Americans who were treated like agricultural livestock or worse. Well after Americans fought Americans, resulting in the death of many millions of American soldiers and civilians, the war ended in the Confederates defeat, after which reconstruction occurred after this devastating war to rebuild neighborhoods, cities, counties and states that had massive destruction of property and the civilian infrastructure (roads, bridges, hospitals, water systems, etc.). During this reconstruction period, those Confederate states had to give up their confederacy, and get back to abiding by the Constitution just like all the rest of the states in the Union.

Unfortunately, that lesson about Civil War 1 and other tough lessons won’t be taught in Florida anymore, because FL Governor DeSantis is making the schools in HIS state remove everything from the library and class curriculum that causes the least bit of psychological discomfort to the students, such as having to hear stupid history lessons about slavery practices or slaughtering of Jews during the WW2 era by Nazis/Fascists, or having to learn stupid science stuff and arithmetic as it relates accumulative negative climate effects of common gases on our atmosphere (whatever that is?) like carbon dioxide and methane, and other idiotic nonsense that serves no useful purpose in making profits and increasing wealth for the nice evangelical Christian rich people who watch over US as our good Christian leaders in our united Christian nation.

But for the few people that do have an opportunity in their state to learn a lessons or two, remember:

  1. Two plus two equals four;
  2. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF; and
  3. Extreme narcissistic behavior of national leader (aka Donald Trump or his clone GOP replacement), coupled with deceitfulness, selfishness & vindictiveness, serves only the narcissist and his sycophants (and corporations & ultra-wealthy), while destroying individual liberties & rights, as well as undermining and degrading civilized societies & their environs near & afar (local, state, regional, national, international).

Must admit, CGU (CommonGoodUnited) hasn’t had a post on its webpage for quite some time now, because quite frankly, NOBODY SEEMS TO BE LISTENING OR CARES, and there’s really not much more to say before the WHOLE WORLD BLOWS UP (WW3), the next great Earth EXTINCTION OCCURS, and our USA democratic republic EVOLVES INTO AN AUTOCRACY prompting CW2 (Civil War 2). GOP MAGA craziness seems to be prevailing now with a strong wind at their back, and time is rapidly running out by the week, day and hour to stop this insane group who are racing down the track on a runaway train destined for Doomsville USA.

We could summarize here for readers a lot more detail of what exactly happened in the Civil War 1 and World War II (WW2), etc, but what good is that going to do right now with less than two months to the November 2022 mid-term elections? Let’s lay out the facts real quick here:

There was a January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot/Insurrection/Coup Attempt orchestrated by Donald J Trump and his GOP cronies and supporters, the MAGA maniacs, who followed their orders from their supreme leader, Mr. Trump, to storm the Capitol and violently and illegally overturn the legitimate 2020 election.

And now let’s talk about how the GOP controlled states (about 20 states) have passed unconstitutional anti-voting rights laws (about 40-50 such laws) in their states with the blatant and flagrant purpose of suppressing & purging votes, and subverting the election process. It used to be in these United States of America, civil rights were steadily on the rise, decade after decade, granting more rights to individual citizens in the nation, such as ending Jim Crow era discrimination against Blacks even though CW1 had ended slavery, giving non-land owners, Blacks and women (& age 18 & older) the right to vote; making it against the law to discriminate against citizens for a variety of reasons (civil rights laws of the 1960s & after), such as gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, etc; making it against the law to deprive women of their reproductive rights as it relates to abortion; allowing same sex marriages with full rights granted to individuals in heterosexual marriages; etc.

Well, now women’s reproductive rights are gone, based on a recent Supreme Court ruling, and states are starting to reverse other laws, such as those that protect rights of individuals in same sex marriages, etc. BUT, what make this totally wrong right now, and on the same level as the Confederacy of pre-CW1, is that insurrectionist activities are rampant throughout many of these United States of America. Besides what happened on January 6, 2021, as led and planned by DJT-GOP, which is pure federal insurrectionist/seditionist/criminal acts, numerous state GOP public officials are violating the US Constitution by passing anti-voting rights laws and committing federal election subversion. If these states want to remain in the Union, they cannot have it both ways, just as the Confederates in pre-CW1 could not be part of the US republic if they didn’t abide by the US Constitution to its full extent.  

The Dems are now hanging by the skin of teeth hoping that somehow there will be a massive voter turnout (greater than 2020) against the DJT-GOP lunatics who will be intimidating voters (FL Gov. DeSantis Election Police) as they try to get registered to vote, try to drop off their mail-in ballots at scarce few drop-off boxes (& don’t put those ballots in the US mail because DeEnemy DeJoy is still running USPS), or they stand in long lines all day trying to vote on election day.

You add it all up, and you don’t have to be a math genius to see that the Democrats, and our democracy, are royally being screwed! Oh yeah, and if you plan to take it to court on illegal DJT-GOP tactics etc, you can go ahead and try, but all that is going to do is cost a lot of time in general, and attorney fees, as it lingers forever in the federal court system, that is presently controlled by the GOP; which is exactly what Trump is doing right now, as the US DOJ is trying to proceed with likely criminal charges against him related to highly sensitive/classified documents he absconded with when he left the White House in January 2021 and moved back to his Mar-a-Lago, former Jeffrey Epstein hangout.

Here’s the simple math: When Trump was in office he managed to appoint 174 federal District judges (26% of current total), 54 federal Appellate judges (30% of current total), and 3 federal Supreme Court judges (33% of total). And if his cases make it all the way to the Supreme Court, which is certainly his plan to eat up time, he’ll probably win because that highest court now favors the conservatives (GOP) six to three versus liberals (Dems).

Besides all the above, the GOP gained seats in the House of Representatives by virtue of the 2020 census results coupled with the extreme devious gerrymandering they have been doing for last couple of decades that contributes to cancelling or neutralizing a lot of the urban votes that traditionally tend to vote Democrat. Sure, whatever the GOP is doing that is within the current law and our Constitution is their right, and the Dems do a certain amount of gerrymandering of voting districts themselves. But the real kicker is, that since the advent of Trump world, the state GOP has been enacting and implementing anti-voting rights acts in their states that are downright unconstitutional (i.e., contrary to US Constitution that they must abide by), and as such, the current Democratic controlled House should call a vote, declaring these state officials as federal insurrectionists for violating the US Constitution. The latter likely would pass in the House, but it would be cumbersome and complicated because it involves a lot of state public officials, and even if it passed, it would never be able to get passed in the US Senate; and therefore, Democratic Congress members are not going to take such risky action just before the November 2022 Mid-term elections because, let’s face it, they care more about getting reelected.

Well, all that is left with less than two months before the election is for an Executive Order to be issued by the current President, Joe Biden, thereby mandating that the federal elections be administered by the US Armed Forces under the command of the Commander in Chief, President Joe Biden; and to continue administering federal elections for the duration of his term ending in January 2025, or until such time that the GOP states begin abiding by the US Constitution as it relates to individual voting rights for all US Citizens. It probably would be easier for Biden to proceed with this action if the House first called for a vote (& it passed in their chamber) against the state GOP US Constitution violators, but not sense holding your breath waiting for that to happen. See the document (an editorial submission to WaPo that they cowardly never published) below for further details on the mentioned constitutional violations, and the obligation of the US Congress, President, Vice President and the Military in taking such actions against insurrectionists to restore compliance to the Constitution in the violating states.

https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:535c674a-5286-3ae1-9b91-4eb1efb69321

Well, now the BIG QUESTION is, will President Biden take this colossal courageous step (as Lincoln did against the Confederates) , to save the US democratic republic from being taken over by state GOP insurrectionists? Or is this not going to be an Abe Lincoln – like moment for President Biden, and instead, is going to be a moment when President Biden takes a hands off approach in the best interest of his own interest of preserving his nearly half century-long legacy? This same question also applies to individual US Congress members in the House & Senate, who are also obligated by the US Constitution to take action against the state GOP insurrectionists by calling for a vote in Congress against these Constitution violators. As politicians, the President and those US Congress members naturally put their reelection, self preservation and livelihood for themselves & family first (i.e., rather than “US” first). The Dems & the President are TRULY IN A PICKLE – and so are a couple hundred million of US who are scared shitless about what the outcome may or may not be from this HORRIFIC TRUMPIAN NIGHTMARE TIME in USA history.

When you read this and ponder whether Biden will issue such as Executive Order at this critical time in US history to save our democracy and preserve our freedom and individual rights, also keep in mind that these same state GOP public officials are campaigning feverishly right now to elect or appoint public officials in key roles for administering federal elections now and in the future in their respective states, such as the Secretary of State positions, as well as county election officials, etc. The latter MAGA GOP individuals will be able skew and manage the elections to favor the GOP, and to appoint electors in the Electoral College in their state that will vote for GOP elected presidential candidates after the November 2024 election, regardless of who the majority of the voters favored in their state.

Unless Biden issues an Executive Order as described above, in all likelihood, the Democrats will take a bashing in the 2022 elections, and the GOP will take control of the House, and perhaps the Senate will remain the same at 50-50 with the Vice President carrying the tie breaking vote (which has seldom worked to the Dems advantage so far because of the “defacto” Republicans, US senators Manchin & Sinema, who typically vote with GOP). After a big win in Nov ’22 for the DJT-GOP, there will be no path forward for the Dems for a long time (i.e., rule by the authoritarian/autocratic DJT-GOP for multiple decades, beginning with a take-over and win in the presidential election for Trump (or his MAGA replacement) in Nov ’24, likely giving the GOP control of all 3 branches of the federal government simultaneously (executive, judicial and legislative branches), which if they did it in a fair, legal and constitutional abiding manner, we just have to accept it, and not complain; but the fact is, the DJT-GOP are a bunch of con-artist mobsters, led by a biggest shyster of all times (DJT), who conned the voting public into agreeing unknowingly to their long-term demise, likely leading to total societal collapse, and the next Great Extinction, that only the super wealthy will survive.

On the other hand, if Biden does issue an Executive Order as described, all hell could break loose, as South Carolina US Senator Lindsey Graham keeps saying: “If Trump gets indicted on federal charges…the MAGAs will riot”. Unfortunately, it’s kind of like either way (options A, B, C…), great civil unrest and possibly civil war (CW2) may occur (i.e., if Biden issues Executive Order to administer federal elections; US DOJ indicts Trump on federal charges; or the GOP trounces the Dem in Nov ’22 election, leading to election of Trump in Nov ’24 and the beginning of full-fledged DJT-GOP autocratic rule beginning in Jan ’25.

TO FINISH here, given below is a new GOP Horrific Principle (No. 22) that guides the evil DJT-GOP individuals in how they act/don’t act (go to the CGU Menu to see rest of GOP Platform); plus after that, a dozen or so new poems since April 2022 from Giacomo B Fischiatore are given (more at CGU Menu):

La Fine

GOP Horrid Principles (officially part of the GOP Platform): New one here – Go to CGU Menu for rest.

GOP Horrid Principle 22: Don’t ever hesitate to lie/deceive for intended future result, & if later either before/after you secured result you are accused of deceit, simply deny what you said or explain that you or listeners just misunderstood conversation.
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/08/supreme-court-justices-misled-the-senate-gillibrand-said-00030900

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POEMS

Giacomo B Fischiatore (aka JPL) POEMS Feb-Sept 2022: New ones here – GO TO MENU for rest.

9/11 Twenty-One Year Anniversary (09/11/2022):

The enemy we now fear is so very near,

Since twenty sixteen, it is getting crystal clear,

The three thousand who died will not seem quite so big,

Compared to many civil war graves we will dig,

1/3

Now face domestic terror fueled by the rich,

Many will follow pided piper straight to the ditch,

Those being conned will regret following the herd,

As they crash over cliff’s edge for man who’s absurd,

2/3

So we still mourn for those we lost in Trade Center,

Now know our leaders put US at epicenter,

Decades and centuries ahead we will mourn more,

As capitalism and greed brings US blood & gore.

3/3

 GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Twenty Twenty-Two Count Down (07/28/2022):

Hickory Dickory Dock

Have Dems forgot there’s a clock

Soon they’ll have just one branch

Need AG to apply stanch

Our forces Prez he commands

Who act upon his demands

A vote Congress needs to call

Insurrectionists must fall

1/11

Traitors surviving this year

Will turn it into high gear

The autocracy we fear

Will then be more than just near

Democracy soon hijacked

Cannot fear that odds are stacked

Courage must overcome risks

Freedom it must top all lists

2/11

Ease to vote our US right 

Even playing field their fright

Cut of vote boxes unfair

It stands out with a glare

If Dems just let this pass by

Democracy it will fry

Those of US that care will cry

They say stand back & stand by

3/11

Days are numbered don’t you see

How much more must we all plea

Worry not about self but US

Don’t say we’re making a fuss

This must be a fierce battle

It’s not just a mere rattle

Public rights shouldn’t reverse

Such thinking is so perverse

4/11

It can’t just pass by unsaid

If we do we’ll forever dread

Not time to turn other cheek

Or time to be mild & meek

Cruel & mean don’t let up

Greed & power so corrupt

Time to act by Dems is now

Those in power can’t cower

5/11

If Dems give GOPers a pass

And be humble & kiss ass

The US will be their trough

They feed as we starve & cough

GOPers do not care for US

Our demise to them’s a plus

When will people see through them

For the greed & evil they stem

6/11

Those rolling with all the cash

Just scheming as they all stash

Your money and future hope

As they laugh, call you a dope

Some day soon we must all learn

Our true leaders must be stern

Those before put US ahead

Not GOPers, it’s them instead

7/11

Please see their deceit as crime

Don’t cloak them pure but grime

With populous deaf & blind

We and Earth coming to grind

Many died before to save

Kept US all from early grave

It is them we must stave off

They are mere wolves cloaked in cloth

8/11

The end justifies the means

To GOPers it allows extremes

Another’s demise is their rise

They see not tears in eyes

Nor do they hear sad sobbing

Or feel remorse for robbing

As they con donors to give

Just to enrich how they live

9/11

Don’t coat with sugar & spice

Plainly GOPers are not nice

Has been so for many years

Their wealth on rise with our fears

Wars to them are cash not tears

So what if extinction nears?

Profits pave way to exploit

We lose as they’re so adroit

10/11

After the brutal Civil War, safeguards were built into our Constitution through passage of following described amendments that allows action by Congress against Insurrectionists (local, state & federal) by simple majority vote:

11/11

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:535c674a-5286-3ae1-9b91-4eb1efb69321

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Terrible Two’s Days (not Tuesdays (02/22/2222):

The day will come, but few will be here to observe,

Habitable land for the rich they will preserve,

Billions migrate far in their attempt to survive,

Human Herd Reduction is what oligarchs’ strive.

1/6

Protections for the rich will be ample for them,

Includes highly treated water costing a gem,

Also rich will be safe from the weather’s fury,

As we all hopelessly seek safety in hurry.

2/6

Many will die of thirst, hunger and exposure,

As wealthy experience space travel for pleasure,

When many two’s all line up on our calendars,

Rich privileged class will be exploring the stars.

3/6

The strongest of us who survive will someday say,

Lust for greed and power of few brought us this way,

Our demise was destined by capitalism,

Rich shrewdly employ fascism and racism.

4/6

Naively thought that forces of good would prevail,

Entertainment frenzy helped to cause us to fail,

Plus we all have lust for materialism,

Lot to overcome with great political schism.

5/6

February (02) twenty-two (22), twenty-two, twenty-two (2222),

The rich few will be pondering their fate anew,

Zealots see seven two’s as Godly omen,

Pain and death to others is what God had chosen.

6/6

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Is He a Koch or a Dick? (5/7/22):

Hickory Dickory Dock,

She met a guy named Ed Koch,

Some things important to Ed,

Were getting regular head,

He’s a very simple man,

Not ever one to grand stand,

Just wants you to understand,

Now’s time to finish vows Jan.

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Kleptocrats’ (/oligarchs) Grand Plan (04/23/2022): 

Oh Hickory Dickory Dock

Hands spinning fast around the clock

Things here & world quickly unwind

And nothing real nor truth to find

1/6

At least that is what Russians say

Meantime Ukranians they pray

In their nation they vow to stay

World democracy on display

2/6

Genocide by Putin must end

That’s what it is, must not pretend

If he wins, this is just the start

Plain to see, this man has no heart

3/6

These acts we expected to see

So common for autocracy

Our future with Trump-GOP

Not a time for complacency

4/6

If Trump given another term

Nations bordering US will squirm

“Venezuela in our backyard “

“Ripe for the taking” & bombard

5/6

So autocrat club will soon meet

The sleepy world they will soon greet

This is the Oligarchs’ Grand Plan

To reduce [human]herd and take all land.

La Fine!

6/6

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4/1/2022

Contemporary Ding-dong Oz song rhyming with WARLOCK (as in DJT Shyster/Conman, who’s always accusing justice seekers pursuing his indictment as being on a Witch Hunt):

Ding-dong, the warlock’s a crock!

Which old warlock? The wicked warlock!

Ding-dong, the wicked warlock’s a crock!

Oddly he’s got a Christian flock,

Who take stock in all his BS that we mock!

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Blessed St Patty’s Day 2022 (03/18/2022):

I’ve been told

       I’m getting old

              No tome to be bold

                     Nobody likes a toad

I just don’t fear

        If you’re in my ear

               Okay to be queer

                      Let them sneer

1/6

They don’t have tact

       That’s plainly a fact

               They’re cruel to Black

                       With truth don’t have jack

So today’s Saint Pat

         Matters where you sat

                 For Jews it was splat

                        If White you’re a frat

2/6

So today beer is green

       Lucky to have a spleen

               Careful to avoid mean

                      If Christian, am clean

We’re equal so they say

        Kneel down, let’s pray

                For all people to stay

                       Hate we sweep away

3/6

Hey let’s continue story

       Irish part of our glory

             Had Celtics & signori

                   New Orleans Pietro & Lori

Boston was Cara & Paulo

      Italian & Irish they did flow

             In USA they both grow

                   Warn others of undertow

4/6

Continue with evolution

      Work to reduce pollution

             Europe, African & Asian

                   Equal rights in Constitution

5/6

Blend of races it’s diverse

     Intention of universe

            Many beliefs we converse

                  Better than hate & curse

Continue with evolution

      Work to reduce pollution

             Europe, African & Asian

                   Equal rights in Constitution

6/6

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Joe Knows (03/13/22):

Same verse, same as the first…..

Go Joe, Go Joe…

To, and fro

We know

This is all a TEST!

Just keep doing Your BEST!

Soon, you’ll be hitting a CREST!

Guaranteed you’ll win ’24 CONTEST!

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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ODE TO JOE (2/22/22 = 2+2+2+2+2 = 10, or = 2+22+22 = 46, or = 2x2x2x2x2 = 32, or 2 x 22 x 22 = 968, or 2 x 22 x 2022 = 88,968, or altogether = 10 + 46 + 32 + 968 + 88,968 = 90,024):

Means: Something BAD is going to happen in ’24 (DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!)

Listen Joe

       You never know

                  Until you go

                             To Kokomo

We’re banking on you,

        First it was the flu,

                 And we’re true blue,

                            Don’t misconstrue

1/3

Union has laws

          Not void of flaws

                   Ignore gaffaws

                               GOP are outlaws.

Take our rights away

           Hoping we won’t stay

                    This isn’t just play

                                Way beyond fray

2/3

Must issue Exec Order 

         To avoid disorder,

                  Rights are in TX border,

                          Some mixing mortar 

All plain to see,

    .    Autocracy isn’t glee,

                 We want to be free,

                       Time now for decree

3/3

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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Songs ringing thru my thick skull; more so now as we near ’24 (03/05/2022):

A)        “I just dropped in to see what condition, my condition was in”

B)        “Oh, when times get rough, and friends just can’t be found

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down”

C)        “Relax, don’t do it,

When you want to go do it”

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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SWEET TWEET, WW2 REPEAT? (02/24/2022):

Hey James, I much liked, & agreed with your tweet,

It made me ponder a lot, which was real sweet,

You said it well, no bother to be discreet,

The ilk you mentioned, just do not think too deep,

1/4

Too bad for Russians, who must live with that creep,

Trump & Republicans, worship at his feet,

Question Putin, he will pound & make you weep,

This is preview, if Republicans do sweep.

2/4

Soon we will have autocracy, which is a heap,

Say bad to dictators, they will grind your feet,

Only people to survive, will be the sheep,

Shame people must suffer, as oligarchs reap,

3/4

Please all hope & pray tonight, before you sleep,

Putin’s Republican pals, all think he’s sleek,

Venezuela next Ukraine, for US is not a leap,

It’s twenty-first century, World War repeat.

4/4

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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FREEDOM FLOATING FEATHER -w/Chorus below & verses that follow (2/23/22):

CHORUS: sing/recite as written right here below, and then 6 verses that follow:

Foul weather it is now brewing,

Time for republic renewing,

To avoid the people’s screwing,

Freedom does float like a feather,

Democracy hangs by tether,

Up to US to stand together,

We need strong leaders to take stand,

Failing to do this won’t be grand,

Please save your people & this land,

So now we pray every day,

Want equal rights for all to stay,

Will bring US blue skies, & not gray.

FREEDOM FLOATING FEATHER (Using Chorus above when indicated):

CHORUS first

We are always asking what is next, and on comes Ukraine,

No surprise, GOPers[goapers] are rooting for Putin unrestain,

For them, always comes down to their likely financial gain,

They truly do not care what is Real, as they are insane,

1/6

We ask always ourselves why Red People get bamboozled,

And we plead with them to not watch FOX, but get refusal,

It would truly help if they had history & gave it a perusal, 

For kids’ sake, thinking clear & doing right is so crucial, 

2/6

We are presently spiraling down a perilous path,

Axis is forming and we could feel Adolf Putin’s wrath,

Against Putin, Trump & Xi trio, we would all take a bath,

Concern too with India’s Modi, they’re all psychopaths,

3/6

CHORUS again

Imagine Russia-China-India-pact with U.S.,

All the people of the world under constant stress & duress, 

For current issues there certainly must be emphasis,

If things start to roll, it’ll be tricky to uncoil this mess,

4/6

So you could say this will never happen on our planet,

Fascism & Nazism of old is not now a habit,

We are just good Christians, hard as granite,

Just pure society, our self righteous facet,

5/6

It’s up to democratic nations to come together,

It almost seems like now, we’re just hanging by a tether,

Remember that freedom is not a mere floating feather,

A deadly storm is brewing now, with lots of bad weather.

6/6

Final CHORUS & end

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

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ALL THESE TWO’s ADD UP TO THE BLUES (6X2 = 2/22/2022):

Ought-Two, Two-Two, Two-Ought-Two-Two – CAME & WENT REAL SOON

What it will mean to all of US would make great new tune,

Our best hope in these present times is arrest of goon,

Much more important than another long trip to moon,

1/6

To indict Trump will preclude him from public office,

Exactly what is needed right now, chimed in, the chorus,

Thank God Congress has a good Democratic caucus,

And a Dem President who is extremely cautious,

2/6

At right time Prez will issue Emergency Order,

Backed by Armed Forces for any likely disorder,

Voting rights they do apply across each state border,

Having equal rights binds US together like mortar,

3/6

It’s now time that citizens think on lessons of past,

Brutality of Civil War makes US feel aghast,

To ignore these sad times of our nation would be crass,

Errors that led to these hard times, we must now surpass,

4/6

It would be foolish & reckless for voters to take a chance,

Look close at words & acts of candidates, don’t just glance,

Think carefully at polls of our current circumstance,

Now more than ever, it’s important to take strong stance,

5/6

So pray often, for our Dem Congress & President,

Must recognize our Constitution & its intent,

Abe & FDR served US well in time of need,

It is for this, we thank them for following our Creed.

6/6

GB Fischiatore (aka JPL)

Putin Russian – like Trump/GOP has no limits on its Ugliness

By JPL, aka GBF

UglyGOP (.com) Update, April 2022

Probably not doing our updates as often as we should, but rest assured, as time marches on, so do we. What has happened the most in the last few months is the emergence of the Putin-Russian unprovoked attack of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. As those genocidal atrocities began, including all the “false red flags of war” that Putin and his Russian sycophants made up as reasons for prompting the war, it clearly reminded US of the parallels in USA with the path of the Republican Party who are steadfastly moving closer to autocracy, as they too are using fake reality and lies as a basis for destroying our democracy. In so many ways, the Trump/GOP mirrors the UGLINESS of Trump’s Puppeteer, President Putin of Russia. Consequently, we would be remiss in not meshing the two stories together, because both involve the onslaught of democracy: one on the global stage (western liberal world democracies versus autocratic regimes like Russia, China, etc.); and the other being the onslaught of our democratic republic by Trump and the GOP right here in the USA.

The message (e.g., mission/vision) of CommonGoodUnited is very basic and fundamental (strive for betterment of common good of humanity & planet), so viewers may question the need or reasoning for expending the energy in this effort? Our purpose here is not slamming political parties, although there are plenty of reasons to do so for the GOP, but it should be recognized that both of the two major parties in the USA often seem to lose focus of the fundamental purpose of our republic as set forth by our founding fathers in our Constitution. Our democratic republic is capitalism driven, both domestically and globally, and that is not going to change; and government is a part of it, for the primary purpose to assure that the forces of capitalism are executed in a fashion that takes into consideration possible beneficial (& neutral) and adverse impacts of marketplace measures on people and our environment. That really is not asking too much is it? Entrepreneurs, businesses, corporations and individuals can, and should, have incentive based goals as reasonably achievable of increasing their wealth (for themselves, family, community etc.), but coupled with that, is the need for a populous representative government to establish and enforce controls (laws/regulations) so it is done in a manner that is protective of the common good of humanity and planet. The legal and regulatory framework should be done specifically in such a way that it is protective of the environment, and wellbeing & health/safety of the public. Professionals (e.g., engineers, doctors etc.) have to swear to an oath/code to follow those basic principles, so why shouldn’t private business entities?

So you might be thinking that all of this is something you already knew, right? But you must realize, now more than ever, that this is a constant struggle that plays out between what is good for: (A) the expansion of power & greed & wealth of individuals & business entities; and (B) protection, preservation and improvement of society/civilization and our environs (=Earth). Today (& in past), even though maybe not typically saying it out loud, those in group A are pushing for autocracy because by doing so there will be fewer governmental controls protecting people and planet (they want to reduce their bottom line costs with no concern for the detriment to people or environment, and limitless profit margins); and those is group B want to have (or continue to have and improve) a representative democracy to be protective of people and their environment. We have all seen what happens when the direction of our societies move to, or closer to, the principles (or lack thereof) of the autocratic group A. For example, do you think Putin/Russia’s priorities are geared towards the betterment of the Russian people and their environment? (ans = NO). Or are their priorities structured primarily to benefit the oligarch Putin and his fellow Russian oligarchs? (ans = YES). Look at Russian’s economy under the Putin regime: it is heavily dependent on the energy (oil & natural gas) and defense sectors. This narrow source of GNP (gross national product) revenue has worked out quite well for the Russian oligarchs in past couple of decades, but it puts the Russian people and their nation in a highly vulnerable economic situation that could push them into a major economic recession or depression, if one or two parts of this undiversified economy falls apart or decreases significantly, which could easily happen to them in foreseeable future. And Putin, the autocratic oligarch (called a kleptocrat), who is making all these critical decisions in last few months regarding the slaughtering of Ukrainians and destroying their homes and community infrastructure systems (hospitals, schools, power plants, etc.), with no one in the Russian government (parliament, public ministers etc.) daring to discuss or question his judgment on these matters. The Putin’s loyal sycophants (butt kissers, like President Trump had) all refuse to outwardly question Putin’s reckless decisions, because they fear retribution to themselves or families for doing so, such as being poisoned or sent off to Siberia for the rest of their lives. Putin operates much like President Trump did when he was in office (remembers what DJT said: “only he alone has all the answers & solutions for everything”). The consequences of a Russian autocracy are plainly evident on the world stage, as we all see daily how Putin is orchestrating the slaughter and destruction of Ukrainians and their nation, which is exactly what has occurred in past world history (Russia under Stalin, Germany under Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, Japan under Hirohito), and is ongoing in other autocratic nations worldwide, or soon will be, or should be anticipated by those living under an autocratic government. Just don’t ever forget, that Trump was always complimentary of Putin (and still is, calling him “savvy” & a “genius” on how he is handling Ukraine genocide), just as he (Trump) was always cozying up to and aspiring to be in similar authoritarian positions as other members of the ADC group he belonged to (Authoritarian/Dictator Club, including Xi of China, Kim of N Korea, Modi of India, etc.). Could there be another evil world PACT/AXIS in the formation stage right now (Russia-China-India) like in pre-WW2? Maybe you think it is farfetched? India’s possible role in all of this isn’t talked about much, but keep in mind they are a very significant economic world power, and like Trump, Modi is an autocrat pledge for the ADC (like a pledge in a college fraternity: “you have to first prove you can be one of them”).

With Trump as president in 2016-2020, the USA has already got a taste of autocratic/kleptocratic type government. Just as Putin reaps financial gains (for self & other oligarchs) as a Russian oligarch while serving as Russian president, President Trump was doing the same thing for himself, family members and his GOP Crony Crooks. Examples include the Washington DC Trump Hotel, and it was reported recently that his daughter Ivanka & husband Jerod (both serving in Trump Admin w/no qualifications) made up to $640M while in the White House. Granted, that autocratic form of government has not formally been proposed/approved/adopted by the GOP, nor is it flagrantly touted by GOP yet (although it’s obvious they’re going in that direction), but it should be clear to the US citizenry, that the Republican Party (w/ or w/o Trump) is moving towards autocracy. The latter is evident by GOP’s many actions and talk to fulfill their dominance over all three branches of the federal government by any measures (including Insurrection; Jan 6 Capitol Riot/Coup Attempt), and if achieved at this point in our history, it (control of all branches of fed govt) will in essence be the formation of a US autocracy, which will not be easily reversible for decades or centuries. The GOP already has dominant control of the judicial branch (6 to 3 conservative dominance of US Supreme Court), and with all the unConstitutional anti-voting rights laws and election subversion measures passed in GOP controlled states since Jan 6 DJT-GOP Insurrection/Coup Attempt, it is highly probable, that the GOP will likely take control of the legislative branch (US House & Senate) in 2023 (w/Nov ’22 elections), which could very well lead to GOP finagling the system for a presidential win (with Trump or some other autocratic leaning GOP contender, like FL Gov. DeSantis or TX Gov. Abbott) in November 2024.

So it’s fair to say right now on Easter Sunday, that the US is at the “Advent of Autocracy”. There are, however, legitimate reasons and means by which President Biden and the current US Congress can take action in response to the latter described drastic unConstitutional GOP voting suppression/purging & election subversion measures, that would consist of the US Congress calling for a vote against the GOP state public officials who have committed these unConstitutional acts or US insurrection. And in addition to the latter, regardless of whether the US congressional vote passes in favor of denouncing the aforementioned insurrectional actions of state GOP public officials, President Biden may then, having the authority to do so, issue an emergency Executive Order to administer the federal elections in those GOP Constitutional violating states.  What it comes down to, is that the violating GOP states (acting like a Confederacy) as members of the union of the United States of America, must abide by the federal Constitution (it supersedes state & local constitutions) as it relates to equal voting rights for all US citizens. See the specific US Constitutional amendments in link below that were immediately drafted and passed after the Civil War for preventing the recurrence of insurrectionists (Confederacy) in any of the union/United States from operating outside of the federal Constitution which supersedes the individual state constitutions, just like the state constitutions supersede the constitutions of the state’s local/county jurisdictions.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:535c674a-5286-3ae1-9b91-4eb1efb69321

It really is important that readers take all of this very seriously! Think about how Putin controls all those in the Russian government with no one there daring to debate or even discuss his decisions and thought process thereof (i.e., parliament, judges, public ministers, military, intelligence, etc.); and if there is any state/provincial or local government within Russian’s boundaries that does anything he objects to, those heading up those state/local governments immediately have a target on their back. And if you were previously in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in 1991 (e.g., Ukraine), after which your sovereign nation formed an independent government (democratic republic or other form of govt), it is likely that Putin/Russia will be coming after your nation and people to pull you back under their jurisdiction and control, whether you like it or not (e.g., Ukraine).

So now think of Trump in the US in 2025 as a Putin type GOP autocrat after he gets reelected in November 2024 after all kinds of unConstitutional state GOP shenanigans (state anti-voting rights laws/election subversion). So now Trump will start scheming to grow his oligarch financial account to take over land in Canada, Mexico, Greenland, or maybe he’ll have “HIS” Military and generals go down to oil rich Venezuela, which he said in his previous presidential term, was “right in our backyard, and is RIPE FOR THE TAKING (i.e., having political turmoil, etc.., and was vulnerable)”. Or maybe Trump will prompt his GOP Crony Crook state governors to take over adjacent Democratic states with the US National Guard troops, or bring in a private militia paid for and contracted by the US government (or with DJT’s mega supporter funded oligarch account) as run by his buddy Erik Prince (brother of Betsy DeVos, his former Education Secretary) from W Michigan who owns the Blackwater Company (or whatever it’s called now), who had big contracts with George W Bush & VP Dick Cheney during the fake-WMD-prompted-Iraq-War. So if you think about all of this for a while, maybe you’ll surmise, that the continually downward evolving GOP (w/ or w/o Trump) in their caveman thinking is not going to do the USA any good, and on the contrary, it is going to send US into a state/fate similar to that experienced in Italy (Mussolini/fascism) and Germany (Hitler/Nazism) in the pre-WW2 era, which is very frightening. Many innocent civilians died at the hands of the Fascists and Nazis of that time because they didn’t fit their criteria of religion or race, or they just happened to be rightfully occupying land in sovereign nations that the Germans and Italians wanted to conquer and take over.

If you are my brother or sister (literally – have many), and you are supporting the GOP, with or without Trump, now in 2022, and plan to in 2024, you might as well go spit on your father’s grave, and maybe engrave a stone to put next to his tombstone, telling him that his service in the US Army in Italy in the battle (came to shore in 1943 at beachhead S of Salerno) that rescued the City of Rome from German occupation, and drove the German military out of Italy, which led to the defeat of Germany and the suicidal death of Hitler hiding in a bunker (like Trump did in DC/White House during George Floyd/BLM protests), “was not the patriotic thing to do in your opinion, and had nothing to do with the preservation of freedom and democracies in the US and NATO member countries”. If you could talk to your father/USA immigrant from Commune of San Piero Patti, Messina Province of Sicily, Italy, you could ask him if he was involved with, or observed the killing of any of his native Italian brethren in WW2 who were among the Black Shirt Mussolini followers or in the Italian Fascist military who were the enemies of the USA, NATO, Freedom and worldwide democratic republic nations (that’s small “d”, not Democratic US political party – take a civics and history lesson RAPIDO). Oh, and by the way, did you know that you had a great uncle on your mother’s side from northern Italy (Cismon del Grappa, Province of Vicenza, Italy), brother to your great grandfather, that was murdered by a Black Shirt Mussolini/Fascist supporter because he stated at a local business establishment one night that he was “neutral” on supporting Mussolini and Fascist Party (stabbed and killed on his way home that night).

So besides all of the above, you may wonder if oligarchs/kleptocrats like Putin and his Russian yacht sailing oligarch buddies also exist here in the USA? Yes, of course they do. After seeing Facebook CEO Zuckerberg prance into the White House to have conferences with President Trump when he was in office, is it really too outlandish to say that oligarch Zuckerberg paid the president a visit? And what about other hugely economically powerful individuals located in the USA such as oligarchs Bezos of Amazon, or Musk from Tesla/SpaceX/Neuraling/The Boering Company? The US oligarchs list goes on and on, similar to Russia in many respects, and it includes other BEHEMOTH corporations that affect our daily lives, like Google, and the entertainment/news media corporations that control the airwaves/internet. And of course, included in these mega entertainment/news corporations is FOX News that is in essence a propaganda machine for Trump and the GOP in general. We have anti-trust laws (beginning w/1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act) that have been in existence well over a century, that, as amended can impose penalties of $100M against corporations and $10M against individuals (both are pocket change to mega corps & billionaire individuals involved), along with up to 10 years in prison, but the US DOJ has mostly taken a “hands off” approach in pursuing Anti-Trust prosecution against corporations and individuals for multiple decades, which is true with a lot of white collar crime in the USA (e.g., such as 30-50,000 Leaky CRIMe plants that pollute our drinking water supply sources in violation of 1980s RCRA laws – see www.YouReapWhatYouSow.org or ask US Secretary Granholm, former MI AG & 2-term MI Gov. who plainly saw Whistleblower disclosure in yr 2000 on such a plant, as stated at time “’LACKS’” adequate environmental safeguards”).

Of course the issue of Leaky CRIMe plants, is a big subject in itself, and even after a ½ century of violating this law on hazardous waste conveyance, storage, treatment of highly toxic cancerous substances in huge mega volumes at these Chemically Real Intensive Manufacturing establishments (many CRIMe’s tied to automotive OEM supply chain), it clearly demonstrates that neither political party (GOP or Dems) put much importance on it, and it always takes the back seat decade after decade to other hot issues (now climate change, COVID pandemic, Russian Ukraine slaughter attack, etc.), and besides, the politicians look at it as a kryptonite issue that if brought up in their campaign, they will lose for sure on business/economic/employment grounds because it forces businesses to clean up their act and abide by the law (is that asking too much?), and not exploit people and the environment for financial gain; plus, these politicians are tied into the LOBBYIST GRAVY TRAIN which they ride on along with various appointed government bureaucrats, external professional consultants/contractors to govt, etc. (people move back and forth between being elected and appointed govt public officials, and from public to private sector and visa versa, and so while riding the train, they keep the lie and cover-up going for their own personal financial benefit and career – e.g., in order to buy a new Grand Holme, who wants to investigate and prosecute a flagrant illegal polluter when you’ll be running for a higher office in several months or a year or two? – Give California credit however, because they have recognized the Leaky CRIMe problem, and they have dealt with it properly because they have much higher regard for public health & safety and the environment than all the other states). 

Getting back to the prevalence of oligarchs/kleptocrats’ problem – as mentioned, it not only exists in Russia, it also is prevalent in the USA. It’s a case of market based capitalism in our civilized society in the USA being way out of whack. It relates to general makeup of corporations also, and how they operate predominantly with the mindset of maximizing profits at the detriment to almost everything else if they could get away with it. But of course, that’s not entirely possible, because usually they are obligated to deliver a quality product to the customer on time and, of course, within budget. But how they treat employees, the environment, and the surrounding community is a big variable, that is open to exploitation of all of the latter, unless there are some kind of levers or controls that keep the corps in line, either through government laws/regulations, workers’ unions, etc. As time has gone on in the last half century, many workers unions have disappeared or have been weakened, and almost likewise, there have been fewer new environmental laws and regulations, or there has been back-sliding or weakening of these environmental laws & regulations, and the lack of enforcement thereof. And consequently, because of the latter, the surrounding communities to Leaky CRIMe plants have suffered, because unless people are dropping dead (it takes cancer a long time to rear its ugly head), there is no sampling or testing around the CRIMe plant if the neighborhood is served by centralized public water system; however, it is still important that those CRIMe plants are not leaking because in an insidious, gradual, accumulative manner, all those leaky industrial plants are still discharging pollutants to the soil and groundwater below the plant, which finds its way down gradient polluting surface water in ditches, creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes, or just to a nearby groundwater aquifer, which is then being used by a home owner (domestic well) or by a public waterworks system, which has to deal with all the contaminants that combine together (and continually increasing in concentration) with other contributing CRIMe plant violators/ polluters who are doing the same thing. So the point is, it’s a problem that shouldn’t be ignored for a half century or more (& the next half century), when laws/regulations already exist that should be strictly enforced, and not be allowed to be skirted around by slick/slimy lobbyists/attorneys working for greed (their own & that of their clients) and not the common good of society. The public has to deal with all the after effects of the gross negligence by owners/operators of CRIMe plants and elected/appointed public officials who ignore the problem (worker health/safety big issue also), and the bottom-line corporation practices/mentality to solely satisfy shareholders to maximize dividends/profits by minimizing labor and environmental control costs. And the very BIG corporations also are forever increasing consumer prices, especially if they have very little if any competition. The point being made herein, is that capitalism is out of control in many respects, and as a consequence, there are plenty of oligarchs and monopolies & monopsonies gorging themselves on US and world wealth, while causing the US economy to be out of kilter and off the rails, resulting in ever rising inflation, huge income inequality between the top earners and the rest of society, and making modern day life unaffordable for huge swaths of the population (causing huge increases in the cost of living, and drastically increasing the number of people living at or below the poverty level). While a monopoly involves a company that sells a good or service, a monopsony involves one that buys a good or service (including labor). During the past several years, legislation has been drafted and proposed by various lawmakers from both political parties, but no significant changes in the anti-trust laws have been passed yet. The rest of this article covers the discussion of what could and has been proposed by US legislators to improve anti-trust laws and make them more enforceable.

In February 2021, at a time when US companies had engaged in more than $10 trillion worth of mergers and acquisitions since 2008, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced a bill, as summarized below, aimed at “making sure those deals don’t harm consumers or halt competition.”

It’s not unusual, especially in the tech industry, for big player to acquire a popular peer (e.g., Facebook buying Instagram, Twitter buying Vine, Uber buying Postmates; or in February 2020, a district judge allowed T-Mobile, with a premerger equity valuation of more than $50 billion, to acquire Sprint for $30 billion and gave control of the national wireless market to just three carriers.). 

Government shouldn’t only be wary of monopolies, but monopsonies too. Again, while a monopoly involves a company that sells a good or service, a monopsony involves one that buys a good or service (including labor). Both evoke concerns of predatory pricing (too high if there’s only one seller and too low if there’s only one buyer), stagnating wages and high barriers to entry for fledgling companies. 

While competition and vertical integration have been a recurring concerns in the ever-consolidating entertainment industry — the most high-profile example in recent memory being AT&T winning a trial after the DOJ challenged its $85 billion purchase of Time.

The bill submitted by Klobuchar amends the Clayton Act to lower the threshold from forbidding mergers that “substantially lessen competition” to those that merely “create an appreciable risk of materially lessening competition.” In some situations — like mergers valued at more than $5 billion or those that would give a company a market share of more than 50 percent  — it shifts the burden from the government needing to prove there is risk of harm to the company needing to prove there isn’t any.

It also establishes the Office of the Competition Advocate within the FTC and proposes civil penalties for antitrust violations of up to 15 percent of the company’s U.S. revenue or 30 percent of revenue of those “affected or targeted” by the unlawful conduct.

In order to enforce the changes, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ would receive $484.5 million and the FTC would receive $651 million.

No attempt will be made here to evaluate the merits thereof, but following the Anti-Trust legislative submittal by Senator Amy Klobuchar and the Democratic Party, GOP US Senator Josh Hawley also proposed an Anti-trust bill to the US Senate in April 2021 as given in link below:

https://www.winston.com/en/competition-corner/senator-hawleys-antitrust-bills-take-aim-at-mega-corporations.html?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=LinkedIn-integration

Additionally, given below are excerpts from an article published in The Atlantic, dated 02/25/2021, entitled “ Ban All Big Mergers. Period – A simple law would stop the U.S. government from rubber-stamping corporate consolidation”, By Robert H. Lande and Sandeep Vaheesan ( https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/ban-all-big-mergers/618131/ ):

As evidence mounts that corporate consolidation and concentration raise prices to consumerseliminate jobsdepress wagesmarginalize independent businesses, and breed economic and political inequalityDemocrats in Congress, possibly in collaboration with some Republican colleagues, appear poised to crack down on monopoly and prevent further consolidation. At the top of this agenda should be a law that simply and unambiguously prevents all megamergers—which we would define as transactions in which the acquirer and the target each has more than $10 billion in assets.

“…the Sherman Act was designed to be a comprehensive charter of economic liberty” that aimed to provide “an environment conducive to the preservation of our democratic political and social institutions.”

The history of consolidation in the oil industry is revealing and suggests that an ExxonMobil-Chevron merger is not far-fetc.hed. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the FTC permitted very large oil and gas corporations to merge on the condition that they sold off gas stations, refineries, and other assets to “preserve competition” in markets where they were head-to-head competitors or in a position to exclude rivals.

The tolerance of mergers has spread corporate concentration and its attendant inequality into virtually every corner of the economy: health care, airlines, cable TV, and now the internet, where Amazon, Facebook, and other sprawling new monopolists reign. A small clique of executives and financiers makes key decisions in our economy. Many figures across the political spectrum are now urging a return to the kind of antitrust enforcement that once helped preserve a variety of independent businesses in every community.

Under the legislation we propose, a future merger between Chevron and ExxonMobil would be plainly illegal. Even if they agreed to sell some assets to a third party—as many merging companies do—the two oil titans would not be able to get their transaction past the antitrust authorities. The companies probably would not even contemplate such a combination in the boardroom.

Senator Elizabeth Warren called for tight merger restrictions for companies that have more than $40 billion in annual revenues. In a fall 2019 presidential-candidate debate, she said: “We need to enforce our antitrust laws, break up these giant companies that are dominating Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Oil; all of them.”