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Stephanie C. Fox

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Don’t Expect Celebration of a Fascist Authoritarian.

It has finally happened.

Hell has frozen over, or whatever this state of disunion is.

We are officially living in the Untied States of America, and that is not a typographical error.

The size of the crowd must have been deeply disappointing to man whose ego is inextricably wrapped up in perceptions of size.

Trump inauguration crowd on the National Mall, left, versus Obama inauguration crowd, right. (CBS photo)

An authoritarian fascist has been enabled to eviscerate our rights and safety, and he immediately got going on that, cutting funding for programs and grants that work against violence against women. What else can one expect from a rapist and pedophile who has been allowed to go free?!

An abomination is FLOTUS, and her stupid-looking fashions are being advertised on the White House website. Don’t believe it? Check this out:

White House website touts Melania Trump’s modeling and jewelry line

From a Harvard-educated lawyer FLOTUS to a trophy bride in one ceremony.

Pathetic.

Too many of our voters have allowed prejudice against Liberals and non-whites to cloud their assessments and analysis of the policies that have benefitted them.

Way Too Many People Think Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act Are Different Things

There is no excuse for ignorance, nor for stupidity. Read, question, research.

I like to read the online academic publication called The Conversation each day.

The articles in it cover all of the topics that venerable newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post – publications that the Pumpkingropenfuhrer disdains and may attempt to block or ban – offer.

Today, one in particular jumped out at me. I read it with interest. It has a lot to say about why we are in this appalling situation, this trap of having no one, neither sane nor reliable, at the helm of our nuclear launch codes, our government, nor our diplomatic and intelligence apparatus.

Call it cognitive dissonance if you don’t want to think about what the authors have to say.

Call it a reality analysis if you are willing to engage your brain to at least attempt to understand how this travesty happened.

Why each side of the partisan divide thinks the other is living in an alternate reality

It starts off by talking about how those who voted for this situation want growth.

Growth?! We need LESS of that, NOT more. The Earth is finite. We are overpopulated.

The celebrants of the rise of this fascist Pumpkingropenfuhrer want the American Dream of property with a house, a job with a comfortable income, marriage, and children, for all…exponentially, in perpetuity.

They don’t even want to contemplate the truth, which is that growth is over, and that we cannot, therefore, all realistically consume resources at the rate that Americans were led to expect to be able consume post-World War II while also reproducing exponentially, which is the only way that any species reproduces.

Soil fertility only has a few more decades left. Our oceans are heating up, killing off coral reefs, as we overfish and deplete species after species. Hunting endangered species continues.

Presenting eco-friendly policies as business-growth opportunities is wise, but it will only get us so far. Libertarian views of reproducing as much as everyone who wishes to reproduce must go.

Anything else is wishful, unrealistic thinking. But…that is the ONLY point of view that the supporters of the Pumpkingropenfuhrer are willing to entertain. That, and infotainment.

Get ready to have a century or so worth of great, inclusive laws that make life worth living erased.

Get ready to have religion shoved down your throat, whether or not it’s your preferred brand of religion, whether or not you even want any.

Get ready to see women, non-whites, disabled people, anyone who isn’t wealthy, and people on the autism spectrum lose out on quality of life.

Get ready to see the ecosystem plundered to the last drop of every drop of water and fossil fuel, and species carelessly depleted.

Get ready to see Internet slowdowns and jamming, and your favorite sites blocked.

Get ready to see the banksters, hedge fundsters, and corporatists – the real-life “Farmers” that I write about – rob us blind with smug faces.

Get ready to see our nation instantly lose all respect around the world that we ever had.

Get ready, because we are under the control of selfish fools who live only in the present, with neither thought nor interest in the long-term.

We are in big trouble.

Good luck to us.

We will need it.

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