Note: It is in very rare circumstances that I write in English.
TODAY, I DISSENT. I DEMAND Cumhacht na mBan, The Power of Women.
It is in countries where women are leaders that a real successful fight against Covid took place with hearts and minds. Here in the USA, our thief-in-chief, our ‘leader’, actively worked against the scientific and medical community and deliberately enabled the virus. I wonder what would have happened under Hillary. She never had a chance. She was robbed.
Today we mourn the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman and justice of the supreme court who did become a great leader. So great, in fact, that we put the future of the whole country on her shoulders while she battled with cancer. In doing so, we jeopardized the future of America. How do we deal with that loss and with what we did to her? Why put ALL that on HER shoulders?
Hope and politeness don’t work against fascism.
I watched Don Lemon on CNN last night and, in fairness, he tried. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had just died. He prioritized. No time to mourn. The imminent collapse was visible now and that took over. He had his quotes of what Republicans had stated. Linsdey and McConnell etc.. Things that could auger well for this country. Hope.
What he failed to take into account was the obvious. McConnell et al. lie. Trump’s minions all lie. They follow their lying leader. They cheat. They don’t care about justice or fairness.
Don Lemon took the polite route. It doesn’t work. Outrage is appropriate. Greta’s strong outrage. Malala’s quiet outrage. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal dissenting outrage. Outrage that in polite circles of people with perfect suits and perfect smiles gets hampered by restraint. Polite restraint within the rules of those who ‘founded’ this country on the backs of slaves is a yolk of empire.
Republicans have no qualms about walking all over the dying wish of a hero. The wish that she not be replaced until a new president is in place. They are utterly untrustworthy.
Words matter. ‘Conservatives’ are not conservative in America 2020. They are dangerous fundamentalists. Democrats have insulted all women and our future by choosing Biden. If he were a better person, he would step aside for a woman. It’s time. Ginsburg was sure Hillary would win because Hillary DID win the last election. No one called to nullify it. That was a MASSIVE mistake! It was compromised. I DISSENT. Trump is not our president. He is a thief and a tyrant.
Mourn. Mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With tears. Loudly. Mourn all we have lost. Our ’empire,’ our nation founded on genocide (let’s be honest) is not more important than the people in it. EVER. Be outraged. Lose the male thought that emotion is weak. It is in fact that which makes us human. Emotion is not a yolk. It is a release. You think the polite route is best? I DISSENT.
Don Lemon failed to stop the failure of justice that is Donald Trump. In fairness, that is not his job. But every time he calls Trump ‘President’ and not ‘Tyrant’, he legitimizes him. Every time he accepted the last election as legitimate, he legitimized it. Forgive me, Don Lemon, as I use you to stand for ALL the reporters who failed us. Not the awful excuses for reporters such as the hate mongers that lie on FOX, on Newsmaxx TV, on AON, on Breitbart but the best of reporters we have on mainstream media. Because I happened to see you reporting on the death of Ginsburg last night. Because I believe you care about justice.
We need to dissent and demand change, systemic change, never yielding to fascism.
You accept the flaws of the American justice system, Don Lemon, and see the next vote as the way forward. You should have seen checkmate many moves ago. Somewhere in the shadows of your brain, you must have known. The end game has already been played. Or at least last night, you must have known. Many rules were broken along the way in this game but players were allowed to play on. You tell us to vote. In your heart and soul you must know, we must all DISSENT.
You failed. I failed. We all failed. Evil wins when there is no real accountability. We did Ginsburg wrong by putting a massive burden on her shoulders. Bubblewrap her and send her back to work from her chemo? What kind of a country is this?! She deserved better from us. She deserves better from us.
But in your show, Don Lemon (and it IS a show) among your many guests (and I cringed each time the screen had three men across talking about women’s rights) you had a woman who gave you the answer. But you dismissed her off hand. Demand more judges, she said. Yes. It IS brilliant. But it wasn’t on your cue cards and you weren’t prepared to go there.
When you had the most patient lady at the bottom of the screen listening to the guys banter last night, someone must have whispered in your ear about how bad it looked to leave the black woman out of the conversation for so long. That’s easy for me to say from the comfort of my kitchen. But these are traps of a society that constantly puts women down and an America that STILL demands that a woman cannot have a shot at the presidency. It is ingrained. We need cue cards to say I DISSENT. Women must be given AT LEAST an equal amount of time.
Our men are too slow to change here. Even the best of them such as Cooper, Colbert, EVEN Uncle Noam do not have the passion or power of a Ginsburg, a Malala, or a Greta. You talk measuredly and stay within the rules, Don Lemon, but the rules were written by cruel people and Trump understands cruelty and its intent to protect the corrupt. I call foul. The rules are built on slavery and exploitation. Schumer’s slow impeachment attempt with innane references to the founding fathers was the opposite of action. It sent people to sleep. It was not good enough. You did not choose the best person for the job. Trust you, Democrats? I DISSENT.
The opposite of dissent is consent. When you do not dissent from Trump’s abuse of power, of us, you consent to the abuse. When Trump became president, many people asked me how long he would last. My answer was, At least eight years. They laughed and said that wasn’t possible. The rules said… I replied that he does not care about the rules. Such a person must automically be removed from office. No one did this. They are too slow to act. They are cowards with no backbone. He is not my president. You ask me to accept the system? I DISSENT. No one should stay with an abuser.
You want me to accept a guy who put kids in cages, who actively enabled the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans (murder by Covid), who is racist and sexist and utterly evil? I DISSENT.
Dear Democratic party,
Vote Biden? The old white man. Because he is establishment (white and old)? THIS is the best you gave us? If he had a decent backbone, he would step aside for a woman to take his place. You offend democracy. You offend every woman. America is NOT a democracy. A 2-horse race is NOT a democracy.
Everything can change in a day in politics. Covid changed everything. The right voice with the right passion COULD change everything. But you deprive us of that.
The ONLY way to fix this is to arrest the criminal in chief, nullify the last election, and start again with real democracy.
Today we see a future with fascists in charge. The damage already done by Trump is massive. Expect that to go into overdrive when they get another 4 years and the courts.
Understand the American nightmare you choose for us and for our children. Understand that
GROW A BACKBONE and DO THE RIGHT THING!