MONDAY 8/14/17 CALL TO ACTION: Domestic Terrorism

 

Truly, I just don’t even know what to say today. This weekend has been just awful. Not only are we living under the threat of preemptive nuclear strikes on North Korea from a President who seems to have no idea about the ramifications of what he says but now we’ve had yet another domestic terrorist attack on Americans by a conglomeration of right-wing neo-Nazi hate groups. We get to put this on the pile with people of color being targeted and brutalized by police every single day, income inequality, rampant poverty, voter suppression, and so many other issues that this administration is ignoring in favor of beating the war drums and coddling (and employing) white supremacists. In just under seven months, Donald Trump has managed, along with his henchmen and his know-nothing army of sycophants, to undo much of the good and goodwill that has been achieved over the past 40-50 years.

These people should be shunned by society.

 

The following comes from a Twitter thread by @JuliusGoat and I thought it summed up the kind of people we’re dealing with, with this new breed of white supremacist. These are not the hairy rednecks we’ve been told we have to watch out for. Many of them are wealthy, college educated, clean-cut, privileged and polite in everyday interactions. Don’t let that fool you, though. Like my grandmother always said, “even the Devil can quote scripture.”

There is some profanity ahead, so if you don’t like that sort of thing, don’t read any further. Just skip down to the bottom.

Imagine if these people faced actual oppression.
Nobody is trying to legislate away their right to marry.
Nobody is trying to make them buy insurance to pay for “male health care.”

The law never…
Enslaved their great-grandparents
Robbed their grandparents
Imprisoned their parents
Shot them when unarmed.

There is no massive effort at the state and local level to disenfranchise them of the vote. There is no history of centuries of bad science dedicated to “proving” their intellectual inferiority. There is no travel ban on them because of their religion. There is no danger for them when they carry dangerous weapons publicly.

Their churches were never burned. Their lawns were never decorated with burning crosses. Their ancestors never hung from trees.

Their mothers aren’t being torn away by ICE troopers and sent away forever. They won’t be forced to leave the only country they ever knew. The president has not set up a hotline to report crime committed at their hands.

They are chanting “We will not be replaced.” Replaced… as what?

I’ll tell you.

Replaced as the only voice in public discussions. Replaced as the only bodies in the public arena. Replaced as the only life that matters.

THIS is ‘white people’ oppression: We used to be the only voice. Now we hold the only microphone. THIS is ‘white man’ oppression. We face criticism now. We were free from it, because others feared the consequences.

THIS is ‘oppression’ of white Christians in this country. Christmas used to be the only holiday acknowledged, now it’s not.

I would so love to see these people get all the oppression they insist they receive, just for a year. Just to see.

Give them a world where you ACTUALLY can’t say Christmas. A world where the name “Geoff” on a resume puts it in the trash. Give them a world where they suddenly get a 20% pay cut, and then 70 women every day tell them to smile more.

Give them a world where their polo shirt makes people nervous, so they’re kicked off the flight from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis.

Give them a world where they inherited nothing but a very real understanding of what oppression really fucking is.

Give them a world where if they pulled up on a campus with torches lit and started throwing hands, the cops would punch their eyes out. Put THAT in your Tiki torches and light it, you sorry Nazi bitches.

 

So, what do we do?

My suggestion is to inundate all our elected officials, state and federal level, with calls, email, postcards, tweets, Facebook interactions and in-person contacts. What to say?

Someone has, again, died at the hands of right wing hate groups. The President froze funding for research into right-wing hate groups. That needs to be reinstated right now.

Trump — once again — fails to condemn the alt-right, white supremacists

Donald Trump and Mike Pence need to denounce these white nationalist, neo-Nazi, white supremacist supporters of his immediately. There is no place in the White House for someone who says “both sides are bad” while giving a wink and a nod to domestic terrorists.

Trump Is Criticized for Not Calling Out White Supremacists

Donald Trump and Mike Pence can both be contacted at the following address:

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
White House Comment Line at at 202-456-1111
Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

 

Senator Richard Burr

Washington, DC:
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3154
Fax: (202) 228-2981
Email: https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

Senator Thom Tillis

Washington, DC:
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6342
Fax: (202) 228-2563
Email: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Rep. Mark Walker

1305 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3065 Fax: (202) 225-8611
Email: https://walker.house.gov/contact/email

NC Legislature

How little does out state legislature value our Constitutional rights; especially the right to petition our government for a redress of grievances?

Well, let’s see: The NC House passed a bill that would give immunity to people who run over protesters with their cars. 

Barber Banned From Legislative Building After Protest Arrest

Pat Hurley House Dist. 70
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 532
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Phone: 919-733-5865
pat.hurley@ncleg.net

Allen McNeill House Dist. 78
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 418C
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Phone: 919-715-4946
allen.mcneill@ncleg.net

Rick Gunn Senate Dist. 24
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 523
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Phone: (919) 301-1446
Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net

Jerry Tillman Senate Dist. 29
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 309
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-5870
Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Visit our new and improved calendar for more events coming up!

TODAY!!  Lunch & Learn is back! – Pete Glidewell, former candidate for NC’s 6th District, will be joining us to talk about Gerrymandering. Join us at the Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM on Monday August 14th.

RC Democratic Women’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 26, 2017 9:30am at the Archdale Public Library 10433 S Main St, Archdale, NC 27263  Bring a breakfast item to share if you like.

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

SAVE THE DATE: 9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Speakers and entertainment to be announced.

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