Sure, this administration treats the Constitution like a piece of one-ply Charmin, and yes, usually it's only the 2nd one that the federal government truly values, but.....
What. The. Actual. Fuck.
I'm not sure there is anything I can currently say about the fucked-uppedness that is Portland, Oregon at this moment that will come out concise, let alone clear.
The right to Free Speech and Assembly are still on the books, right? So the idea that BLOTUS has unidentified men (*) pulling protestors, and btw, non-protesters off the street and putting them in unmarked cars and taking them away is fucking frightening.
Right now it's unknown if anyone is charged with a thing, how many are in custody or where exactly they were taken. Think about that for a bit.
Sound familiar? It should.
Think: Poland 1939.
Often, I have compared this administration to Hitler and Nazi Germany. That comparison continues and it's all too real.
Maybe Portland is test to see how much the White House and DOJ can get away with, who the fuck knows. My anxiety certainly comes from the fact that this administration has gotten away with everything. Even the folks tried in court and sentenced to prison. Flynn and Stone, totally off the hook.
Someone should tell Barr if it's safe for kids to go back to school, Paul Manafort can go back to prison.
And I do mean that BLOTUS has gotten away with the slightest ethics violation to outright corruption, and along the way is killing all of us with his ineptness when it comes to disease management.
Portland protests have not been out of the ordinary to send in militarized police tactics. Every other state has used their own police force as necessary - and even those have been excessive. This is new. Well, for this country. Many other dictatorships have already been down this road.
Again, if you're not scared yet, you should be.
*Department of Homeland Security has already acknowledged being there and sent by the Federal Government.
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