White Supremacist Republicans have been busy, ever since the failure of their insurrection on January 6, passing voting laws that aim to keep them in power on a permanent basis. Laws limiting our voting rights is fascism disguised as a democracy where one political minority running a state within another overcomes the ideological majority prevailing. It’s all about stealing and retaining power, in the middle of the night, at all costs. Just as Benito Mussolini stole Italian democracy in 1925 from under the feet of its champions.
White Supremacist Republicans stealing our democracy feel no shame, have no remorse, boast immorality as a badge of honor, and lack any honor in their pursuit of a new fascist country.
Read this article to understand how hard it is becoming to protect our democracy from the Republican cabals. Laws limiting our voting rights is a slow and deliberate insurrection 2.0. It will achieve the goals of insurrection 1.0 at the ballots.
Good bye democracy. Goodbye America. We are slowly turning into a fascist Apartheid country.
the GOP would never allow another non-White Supremacist President ever to reach the White House again.
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE FILIBUSTER
The very essence of a democracy is that the majority wins every time. Not in America, though. Between the filibuster and the electoral college, two fixes whose intent is to break the majority-rule in a democracy, are unique to our political system. Both make our democracy a laughing stock around the world.
Today, the Democrats supposedly control the Executive and the Legislative branches of our government, yet they are unable to pass any laws because of the filibuster rule. Also because two Senators are really Trojan Horses the Republican cabals have been able to sway their way because of their willingness to let them tap into their money GOP pits.
But there may be hope on the horizon as Senator Chuck Schumer tests the loyalty of the two Democratic Senators when the Senate vote, on January 17, to make a one-time temporary change to its rules with regard to the filibuster in order to pass the Freedom to Vote Act legislation with 50 votes. Plus the one cast by the President of the Senate Vice-President Kamala Harris.
This opportunity may never come back again in our lifetime to fix our broken democracy. How do we do that? By containing the damage White Supremacists are exacting on our nation. If Congress falls back into the hands of today’s Republican Party in 2022, we would usher the Italian model of 1925 where only one White Supremacist man — Donald Trump — ruled permanently. In fact, the GOP would never allow another non-White Supremacist President ever to reach the White House again. That’s a guarantee seeing how much they hate today’s Catholic President.
They simply forgot their ancestors stole it from their original inhabitants. They forgot that they opened the floodgates of immigration knowing well their Constitution protected every American equally.
LAWS LIMITING OUR VOTING RIGHTS INTRODUCE FIRST STEPS OF FASCISM
Now imagine this America for a moment. One where only one man, aided by one group of people, control its destiny and everyone else is relegated to servitude. Unbelievable, you think? Read the history of Germany prior to World War II. Or better yet, read the history of Italy in the early 1920’s.
Between a full democracy and authoritarian fascism stand only few men with evil intent. So, while we must feel vindicated because Donald Trump failed in his coup attempt against this country, only vigilance over our institutions will bring about the layers of protection we must embrace to protect our rights in a free and democratic nation. We cannot shutter our eyes anymore. We cannot accept the steps the GOP has taken since January 6, 2021. Steps to make sure that the brown and black people in this country who can afford the least to take off work to vote are restricted by laws to do so.
Today, it’s one form of voting rights restrictions. Tomorrow, it might be another. It’s a slippery slope if we let it happen in the first place. All geared with one simple goal in mind, which is for the White Supremacists to retain power at all costs and on a permanent basis.
This is how we introduce fascism ever so slowly.
They simply forgot their ancestors stole it from their original inhabitants.
THIS IS OUR COUNTRY TOO
Many of them think this is their country and we are just visitors. Hear them say it in this short clip from the movie “The Good Shepherd” about the early tumultuous years of the CIA. These people are still out there. They still believe this is their country, one that does not belong to every American citizen unless they were White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
They simply forgot their ancestors stole it from their original inhabitants. In fact, they forgot that they opened the floodgates of immigration knowing well their Constitution protected every American equally.
Now that the numbers are tipping fast, due mostly to irreversible births rates, the Constitution and “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” suddenly become their enemies.
So here comes slow fascism in the form of restrictions on voting. A minority, like the GOP, helping one man, like Donald Trump, eventually rule the majority on a permanent basis.
This how democracies die a slow death. It starts by limitations on voting rights.