We are spent, bereft, uneasy, deeply sorrowful to see exposed a country so broken, its myths so grievously extinquished, that almost half its heedless people would still, defying reason and decency, vote for an evil clown who’s so utterly failed us – that they’d look at the lies, crimes, cruelty, vengefulness, ineptitude, homicidal indifference, and decide they like it, and want four more years of it.
No one seems to know what to think or how to feel right now. The stress is building and the threats to this election are so poisonous, it makes you quiver with fear.
In times of unprecedented destruction, these poems encourage all people to get out the vote as an act of love.
U.S. intelligence services have reported that the Russian government is orchestrating disinformation campaigns aimed at the U.S. elections and pandemic response, but the biggest source of disinformation, according to studies, is the president himself.
It was summer almost half a century ago when I got into that Volkswagen van and began my trip across country with Peter, a photographer friend. I was officially doing so as a reporter for a small San Francisco news service, having been sent out to tap the mood of the nation in a politically fraught moment.
To King and other civil rights leaders, the Black Church was a key institution within the pro-democracy movement.
And I Saw. The Lamb opens one of the seven seals
and I hear one of the four animals with
a thunderous voice cry
No, don’t let democracy die
He’s a famous ignoramus
Can’t tell truth from a lie
…you’re lucky I’m your president.
You’re so lucky. You’re so lucky, I always tell our great
First Lady, Darling, you’re so lucky.
Michael Cohen: “I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”
UNITE-HERE! Canvassers take on Trump in Nevada.
Since the 2016 election, over 15 million teens have turned 18 and and can now vote; this year alone, 4 million more can vote, and another 15 million will become eligible for the 2024 election.
Healing begins with putting Trump’s exhausting psychodrama behind us and getting back to loving and caring for one another as Americans.
“I’m gonna tell you fascists/You may be surprised,” Woody sings. “The people in this world/Are getting organized.”