If you love America, you need to focus.
Forget Trump. Forget the Caravan Forget "Both Sides". Focus on voting and getting everyone you know to vote. Drive people to the polls. Help stop cheating and voter suppression. Tune out all of the noise and take action.
If you don't do something now, you might not have a chance.
I'm a former life-long Republican. The midterm elections in one week are not about Republicans or Democrats. America is in a fight for our democracy. This is not a drill.
Donald Trump does not work for United States or the American people.
My last post featured quotes from Sarah Kendzior, expert on Authoritarian governments.
Sarah Kendzior saw the Trump destruction coming. Now that the rest of us have caught up, we need to take action to save what remains of our democracy.
Sarah is a brilliant red state resident and sums up our current situation better than anyone:
This mirrors Trump’s own goals of destroying the United States, and it mirrors the intentions of dictators everywhere, who see people as objects to be manipulated and discarded, and not as real human beings. I have seen dictatorships firsthand in the former Soviet Union. I have friends who were imprisoned for expressing even the slightest criticism of the state, friends who had their businesses shaken down by the government and were left bankrupt, and friends whose family members were murdered by state security services.
I do not trust the US outlets to remain free, and believe that many are already compromised. The mainstream media who Trump proclaims to hate are actually his best friend. They have been all along, promoting him ceaselessly, and they are now rationalizing and normalizing his most extreme policies. Trump tells you to boycott CNN, but CNN’s boss always had a framed Trump tweet on the wall.
Sarah and a handful of others have shouted about Trump and Republicans for years. Follow Sarah on Twitter. Buy her book "The View from Flyover Country" because it will serve as a guide for what comes next.
But remember that our main job for the next week is to FOCUS.
Focus so we can save what is left of the shining city on the hill, the experiment called America, for our kids and grandkids.