“Donald Trump is nothing less than a threat to the American way of life. His term in office comprises an existential threat to the republic, the gravest since the Civil War. Not since 1860 has the future of the Union itself been in such doubt.”


1/ I wrote that in DIRTY RUBLES the spring of 2018. This—right here, right now—is what I was worried about—although I will confess that things have gotten scarier and uglier than I could ever have imagined.
2/ On 1/6, we came within a hair’s breadth of a full-on overthrow of our federal government. This is not hyperbole. Trump & his disciples organized, instigated, and carried out a coordinated attack on the Capitol, for the purpose of subverting democracy. People died.
3/ This is NOT time for business as usual. We have to IMMEDIATELY discard outmoded forms of thinking to get through the next eight days. Hard ball. Here. Now.
4/ Calls for “unity” from Republican collaborators are cynical & hallow. Unite with the United States, or join the Trump insurrection. There is no middle ground. You’re with America, or you’re with Trump. Period.
5/ The GOP in league with Trump are the same fuckers we’ve been calling out for four years: Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Elise Stefanik, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, etc. Expulsion from public office, at a minimum, for these traitors.
6/ There can be no talk of “turning the page” after 1/20. The way to heal is to round up the traitors, prosecute them, and punish them to the fullest extent of the law. No clemency for domestic terrorists, secessionists, or Trump collaborators.
7/ There is no good reason for Joe Biden to be sworn in on the Capitol steps. Secure location. Speech. Directly to work. The argument about “projecting strength” is fatuous. We are under attack, and the enemy runs the Secret Service until noon on 1/20.
8/ We are impeaching the mobster-in-chief for a second time. Good. Anyone who votes against this, in the House or the Senate, should bear the ignominiousness stain of that treachery for the rest of their days.

9/ The media needs to continue to rise to the occasion. Those networks still broadcasting lies need to be sued into oblivion come January. There was no “steal” of the election. Covid-19 is real. Masks work. Anyone saying otherwise is a propaganda-spewing traitor.
Stay safe, my friends. Take a break if you need to. Catch your breath. Exercise. Pray.

The barbarians are at the gates. But I remain unswerving in my belief that WE SHALL PREVAIL!


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