Some Georgians can start voting this week. I’ve already gotten my mail-in ballot and will put that back in the mail ASAP. I have no intention of allowing my vote to go uncounted. Neither does my husband or his 100 year old mother. We vote.
Vote is a verb which, in case you’ve forgotten, is an action word. It means you DO SOMETHING. You can be a VOTER, but you have to actively do VOTING. It is not a belief. It is an activity, an affirmation of your commitment to little ‘d’ democracy, and your responsibility as a citizen of this country.
Now there are people among us who are trying to UNDERMINE our democracy and tell us that it is failing because people are not involved in voting and just don’t care about how they are governed anyway. They argue that we need people who will be “professional” government caretakers or some such who will run things for us and give us things like military protection from outside threats, police protection, prisons for law breakers, and regulate our commerce so that we will always get the food and goods that we need. And it sounds just wonderful.
But what they DON’T tell us is the truth.
That the countries who already live under these systems are poor and oppressed. Most of their people live in 300-400 square foot apartments in dingy buildings with little heat and no AC. Elevators rarely work. The government decides what sort of work you will do and you do it 7 days a week in most cases. Children go to government schools and only the very brightest are allowed to go to university. All have to join the “Party”. If they rebel, they will be imprisoned. If that happens, you may never see them again. If you are trained for a job, you will only be trained enough to do one particular aspect of the job. That way, you can never hope to be promoted.
Only the very, very rich and very lucky who get to be prominent in the Party AND the military will gain much of anything under this system. It’s called Fascism. If you are in the Haves, life is pretty good. Until it isn’t. You can lose everything in a split second. Just ask those guys who walked out of 7th floor windows for no known reason. Suddenly, their businesses belonged to Vladimir Putin or one of his best friends. No word on the fate of their families.
We have wolves in our midst. They are people like Stephen Miller (regularly on Truth/Twitter/etc), Sebastian Gorka (who is broadcasting every weekday on conservative radio stations), Steve Bannon (broadcasting on his station until they haul his hairy, dirty ass off to prison for awhile), Roger Stone (on Truth Social, Twitter, and heaven only knows where else spreading his poison), Sarah Palin, Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump Sr. & Jr., Eric & Lara Trump, the Guilfoyle thing, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and more. They are all talking up this garbage. They are Fascist wolves in sheep’s fleeces.
And the sheeple are flocking around them and baa-ing for more. Great. Fantastic. It makes you wonder what to do.
Got a suggestion. Pen them all up and let’s have a sheep shearing.
There’s only one really good way to find out who’s under that sheep fleece and that’s to shear off the fleece. Basically, it’s simply a haircut. The clippers are bigger and noisier than the ones a barber uses, but really it is the same thing. I’ve done this for my horses. They enjoy it. It makes them cooler.
But these wolves won’t be happy because it will expose them for who they are and that’s LIARS, FRAUDS, and CHEATS. They’re not doing what they are doing for the good of anyone but themselves. They’re being PAID to turn our country into a fascist state.
Who’s willing to follow the money? The trail is there if you are willing to go after it.
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