Fascists, Filibusters, and Floyd

Mandatory Credit: Photo by STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10669441e) A view of a graffito produced by painter Fouad Hachmi and his crew ‘CNN199’ paying homage to George Floyd and all the victims of police blunders in Grimbergen, Belgium, 04 June 2020. The artist names of the crew members are EXOM, HMI, AZE, MESK, DOUÉ. Fresco paying tribute to George Floyd, Brussels, Belgium – 04 Jun 2020

Quick post. A “proof of life” screed from the master of ceremonies, me.

Fascists:

Make no mistake about it, the Republican party is fascist. They aren’t drifting toward fascism; they’re already there.

Filibuster:

It’s comforting to know, and to see, every opinion writer with a pulse is urging President Biden and the Democrats to end the filibuster and pass the latest voting rights bill.

Maybe the Dems are holding off to build up the drama, or maybe a few Dems (Manchen & Sinema) are paying lip-service to their base, or maybe a few congressional Democrats are too butt-stupid to see the urgency of the moment….

But it has become abundantly clear that the Republicans do not give a rat’s ass about democracy, or equal representation by way of free and fair voting, and we have to do something about it, now.

If we don’t legislatively punch those fuckers in the nose right now and make sure everybody who wants to vote, can vote…we may never get another chance.

And there is absolutely zero hyperbole in that assessment.

Floyd:

If one lone, lunatic, imbecilic juror decides to rule that Officer Derek Chauvin is innocent of the murder that he committed with a smile on his face for the camera, then a significant area of Minneapolis is going to go up in flames and every Molotov cocktail will be justified.

If Chauvin gets anything less than ten years (he should get forty) then there is no justice in Minneapolis, and all bets are off.