“President” Trump: Taking The Long View

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What should have been: forgive us, Madame President!


Unless you’re an alt-Right bigot, you’ll see the presidency of Donald Trump for exactly what it is: a national disgrace, and a global disaster. As he imposes one fascist executive order after another, in an unprecedented cascade of tyranny, who does not fear for the future? But to see that future clearly, we need to cast our eyes over the past; and when we do, we are reminded it is a past replete with progressives who have given their all to make a difference, and who, despite setbacks, ultimately succeeded.

Looking back at the struggles of these earlier generations of Liberals, we are filled with admiration and empathy. But history is written by the victors. And the victors have, until recently, been White men of Privilege. We all know that without herstory, “history” can never be more than halfstory, so it’s unsurprising that, even now, many of us remain unaware of many leaders who have given everything for the betterment of the United States.

But even before the birth of our Nation, community organisers were instituting progressive policies in their bid to bring prosperity to ALL their members. The first settlers of Jamestown, for instance, suffered years of starvation as the inevitable byproduct of laissez-faire capitalism; there really cannot be a better illustration of “free markets” than the widespread use of indentured servants, whereby privileged men are “free” to own all the products of other people’s labour! Even White male historians admit that something like 80% of the settlers starved under this brutal free-market regime, and were actually considering abandoning the township altogether. But a new governor, Thomas Dale, was something of an economist: he realised socialism was the answer. He allotted every household – not just the most privileged White males – the use of three acres of land, and productivity exploded. Jamestown was saved… thanks to government intervention.

But for every success, there has been a setback; for every triumph, a tragedy.

Take, for example, the life of Progressive hero Alexander Hamilton. This deeply ethical man had a plan to liberate Black slaves. Hamilton’s bold, moral idea? For government to buy them from their cruel private owners, and employ them directly as public servants. But Liberal hopes across the land were dashed when his plans were thwarted, and people of colour were obliged to continue the oppressive work of picking cotton and starching collars, rather than be given exciting new jobs as government conscripts fighting British soldiers in the Revolutionary War.

Hamilton did succeed in his attempts to bring abundant money to the economy via the institution of a National Bank; but again, social progress stumbled when he was unfairly killed by the pugnacious coward Aaron Burr in a duel in 1804, and again, when his bank’s charter was not renewed in 1811.

Realising their mistake, the government reinstated the National Bank in 1816. Surely now, thought relieved progressives, our currency would be blessed with the stability that only central banks can confer? But it was not to be; a mere 17 years later, “President” Andrew Jackson withdrew its charter, despite knowing – and publically admitting – that this would “ruin ten thousand families”!

Work towards a progressive utopia has endured one setback after another; the assassination of that tireless advocate of minority and Federal rights, Abraham Lincoln; the reinstatement of the ruinous gold standard in 1923; the death of FDR, whose relentless central planning brought a swift and conclusive end to the Great Depression, the 12-year economic disaster caused by unbridled capitalism that plagued his administration until his death.

But let us remember our triumphs: the election of Woodrow Wilson, for example. A modern Constitutionalist through-and-through, he signed into law not one but two beloved, all-American institutions: the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Reserve System, quiet guarantor of our money’s purchasing power. Here, indeed, was an exemplar of everything we stand for: a man wise enough to admit the unimportance of his isolationist campaign promises, and brave enough to order other American men to march into battle against German tyranny, alongside freedom-loving conscripts from other lands desperate to spread democracy: the British, French, Belgian and Russian Empires, for instance.

In the last decade alone we have seen the election of Barack Obama, a Black man, to the highest office of our land, and Hillary Clinton, a womyn, come within a whisker of becoming our president too. Yes, she (we!) lost, but it’s important to remember why. Her (our!) hopes of seeing a Madame President finally grace our dollar bill were dashed by Republican gerrymandering, not by actually losing the election; she won the popular vote by more than 3 million, surely a triumph for freedom-minded people everywhere, as many of those votes were cast by Americans evading tyrannical citizenship requirements.

Though it is tempting to see the “election” of Donald Trump through the terrifying lens of today, as progressives it behooves us to remember history, and examine just how far we’ve come. It is we who staff the universities, the community colleges, the public schools and kindergartens. It is we who staff government departments. And it is we who staff the accredited media, bringing the correct analyses to world events, and keeping the public constantly aware that Trump is, in fact, a mind-controlled stooge of Vladimir Putin. Unlike greedy capitalists, who think only of the next quarter’s return on “their” money, we are the producers, and we are the intellectuals: we are on government salaries, and we can take the long view. Look at our glorious history, and feel re-assured that the climb upwards – though temporarily stayed – will continue in 2020. And if not 2020, then 2024; as our calm and dignified anti-Trump demonstrations are showing across the land, we are nothing if not patient!

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Another outstanding oration that expresses conditions as they exist and how we got to this point in our destination.
You captured the areas we control but failed to capture one very important aspect. As long as we can stop Gorsuch we still control the court system. With this we can make any law that fits our agenda. Calling it unconstitutional or racist stops anything they try. So they can have the other branches, we have total control.

MillionDollarBonus

Gorsuch needs to be removed! Obama already appointed Merrick Garland – a progressive Jew who understands that the constitution is a living document!

trav777

yes, we cannot have enough jews on the supreme court; thank GOODNESS that they appear to totally own and control the democrat and republican parties!

Otherwise we would have had probably 2 or 3 more holocausts by now and that would be 12-18 billion more lampshades. Horrific!

trav777

must chime in on this article because I am really afraid- petrified, in fact that TrumpHitler will have his treasury secretary reverse the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20.

She INVENTED underground railroads- we OWE HER for every subway system on the planet as she was the inventor, something she does not get credit for any more than Saint MLK Jr. gets credit for inventing dreaming.

We are depriving blacks of their proper place in history!!!!! Put Tubman on the $20 NOW!!!!!

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

O/T but relevant. With all the FAKE NEWS we endure each and every day, it is heartwarming to know that our governments are beacons of truth and light. Take NASA for example, here is a video of the first space walk ever!! The Gemini 4 mission. The tape has been sped up to show the real truth of the matter. We can clearly see 2 facts emerge…to wit

1) It is DAYTIME everywhere, all the time.

2) Only our governments understand the meaning of the word “ORBIT”.

There is no doubt in my mind that the RIGHT WING PSYCHO’s have created this lie we live in…like, the idea of night and day, spherical planets when they are clearly FLAT, etc., etc.

Black Lives Matter

Surprise, surprise, Anon is not only a Putin-loving Nazi, but also doesn’t believe we landed on the moon.

Black Lives Matter

The video that you posted argues that NASA is one big hoax and that the moon landing is fake. You are a certifiable kook.

Black Lives Matter

NOT MY PRESIDENT

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I\'m with Her -->

rodo123
rodo123

Very good accredited article Accredited thinker. Many great points you so carefully craft.
As for Jamestown yes very good example of the failure of capitalism from our early beginnings.
The early settlers trying for a life of living high on the hog by being bullies and capitalist fascists soon learned that the Hog was no more. Then the fascist capitalists banded together to steal all the dead bodies (some before they expired) in order to eat the flesh meanwhile the proletariat who could not defend themselves suffered.
Then as you mention Thomas Dale brought in a form of socialism and there were no more problems. ALL had a chance to share whatever meat was available equally.
Government intervention at its highest level does help ensure equality and get rid of racism.

Tom Lowe
Tom Lowe

And the guy whose meat was being stolen moved to Tennessee, and the lazy socialist thieves all starved to death. That was the part the fascists left out of your history lessons on purpose. Cucks.

#fake-news

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

👍👍👍👍👍

MillionDollarBonus

Let’s face it, capitalism has FAILED, REPEATEDLY throughout history. The ONLY system proven to produce prosperity and equality time and time again is communism. Just look how many people were lifted out of poverty in China due to the after effect of communism! It’s unprecedented! The problem is, capitalists keep sabotaging communist countries in order to gain control of natural resources.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Lmao

#FAKE NEWS

MillionDollarBonus

You’re a fucking white male!!!

Black Lives Matter

How many lives did communism save? Oh, you forgot to mention that.

Black Lives Matter

Have you ever even travelled to any of the countries you condemn or read accredited reports on them? The Cuban healthcare system is vastly superior to healthcare under Trump. It has saved millions of lives.

caw
caw

That’s 70 million Russians and 100 million Chinese lifted out of poverty and dropped into the dumpster.

MillionDollarBonus

Holy smokes Accredited Thinker – that was an amazing piece of historical writing! I feel so proud to be a progressive. America would be nowhere without us. Look at what we have brought to America – the Federal Reserve, the IRS, the 1965 immigration act – all fundamental to American progress.

I also like the use of double quotes to indicate the Trump is not really president – nicely played. Trump wants to “make America great again”, but America has always been horrible and oppressive, and progressives have been slowly turning it into something better. Now we’re going back to America’s oppressive roots, and the fascism of the alt right is on display for all to see.

vacamuerta
vacamuerta

Ahem! ‘herstorical writing’, I think is the accredited terminology, I sense some subliminal bias still to be corrected in CRT & gender studies at PCC.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

That made me throw up in my mouth a little

MillionDollarBonus

You’re quite right to correct my language. It should really be xerstory, to include all 71 genders. The contributions of trans people to xerstory are nothing short of astounding, and they deserve to be remembered just as much as the “contributions” of cis-gendered scum.

Black Lives Matter

Wait, isn’t the Supreme Court controlled by the Pope since a majority of justices are Catholics? I think you meant to go on an “anti-papist” rant here instead of an anti-Jewish rant.

Black Lives Matter

You are seriously dumber than a box of rocks. There are FIVE Catholic justices: Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy, and Sotomayor. There were SIX because Scalia was also Catholic. That is a majority. Many Catholics in the United States are morally opposed to abortion, but believe that the government legally lacks the power to regulate it. They have not been excommunicated, so they are still Catholic. Gorsuch is a Protestant; if confirmed, there will still be a Catholic majority and a Christian supermajority.

There are only THREE Jewish justices, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan. Before Kagan, there was never more than two on the Court. Jews are overrepresented population-wise, but they tend to be overrepresented in occupations requiring high academic achievement because of their strong academic work ethic. Jews have also won far more Nobel Prizes than their population percentage-wise, contributing greatly to humanity through medical and other scientific discoveries. Nonetheless, idiot goose-stepping Nazis forced many Nobel Prize winning Jewish scientists, like Hans Adolf Krebs, who discovered the Citric Acid Cycle (also called the Krebs Cycle), from Germany before WWII.

You are a loser and have not discovered or invented anything, nor have you attained the academic achievement of any of the Supreme Court justices, even though you had every opportunity to do so. Instead, you seek to blame “the Jews” for the fact that you are a loser. If you were a real conservative, you would take personal responsibility for your own failures in life. Your anti-Semitism is a juvenile coping mechanism designed to make you feel better for being a failure in life. What you should do is stop blaming “the Jews” and start working hard to actually achieve something.

trav777

you’re right…jews’ 20% representation at Columbia isn’t a result of nepotism or anything, but because of “hard work.”

Ron Unz had a recent research article on this…you should check it out. He racistly asserts that jews WERE overrepresented on NMSQT but now no longer are, yet disproportionality of representation persists, while east Asians are being denied access they merit to the ivy league.

Black Lives Matter

Anon, I don’t think you have standing to complain about not getting into Harvard. Harvard doesn’t accept idiots who are also Nazis.

Black Lives Matter

You’re right — that is what a racist David Duke lover would say:

http://davidduke.com/jewish-racist-discrimination-against-better-qualified-students-at-harvard/

MillionDollarBonus

#fuck-white-people
#fuck-cis-people
#fuck-the-patriarchy
#fuck-capitalism
#fuck-the-bourgeoisie
#fuck-trump!!!

drb6
drb6

On my way to work this morning I saw a slogan on some young womyx T-shirt:

TUCK FRUMP!

A little too subliminal, but in general made my day.

Maurice Miner
Maurice Miner

Excellent work, AccreditedThinker – you have obviously put a lot of thought into this!

Barring some “incident”, it looks like our next opportunity to vote for womyn will be in the Presidential election of 2020, so let’s all cheer for Chelsea2020, or even (Inshallah!) Malia2024, where we would not only have a female candidate, but an African-American candidate!

In the meantime, though, it is our duty to get out there and protest Trump, and to immediately spread and embellish any information we see or hear that shows how distasteful he and his ragtag racist redneck supporters really are.

richandrenee

Thanks for such an uplifting article Accredited Thinker. We feel that the worst case scenario would be having to wait until 2020 to get rid of the orange maniac. The way he’s behaving we imagine that he’ll be impeached long before 2020.

The Wall
The Wall

I am on my way to the mexican border right now to help Trump build the WALL.

#racist

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