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The Truth HURTS.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/us/politics/woodward-trump-book-virus.html

The widespread economic problems we face, weren’t caused by the Biden Administration’s economic policies… they were caused by the unmitigated spread of COVID-19.

The unmitigated spread of COVID-19 wasn’t caused by mask-wearing, or a maleficent scientist or doctor… it was caused by the deliberate INACTION of President Donald J. Trump and his Administration.

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273

The rise of Donald J. Trump wasn’t due to his superior oratory skills or the strength of his domestic political agenda. The rise of Donald J. Trump and his “UltraMAGA” agenda, is the direct result of the ROT and CORRUPTION he once claimed to be fighting against.

The rot and corruption inherent within the Party Establishment was employed in the shadows of the Presidential Primary, to benefit one candidate over another.

A finger was placed on the scale… thereby upending the BALANCE maintained within our electoral process.

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Ego. Anger. Self-interest. Greed. A perceived sense of entitlement… a perceived sense of grievance. These are not the values we should be holding UP and rewarding with elected office… especially an elected office as consequential as the Office of The Presidency.

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Yet those values are espoused in successful candidacies to this day. Making the actions of previous Administrations the object of their vengeance… as if political agendas were specifically created to hurt others, as opposed to HELPING them.

This creates the destructive cycle in which we find ourselves, as the focus of the NEXT election… will inevitably be on the LAST.

Are you better off now than you were four years ago?’

That question has now lost all meaning in light of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump and the events of 2020. Let there be NO DOUBT… we will be better off in 2024, than we were in 2020.

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The question now becomes: How do we ensure we’re better off four years in the FUTURE? Where do we want to GO… how will we get there? Will we find the answers we seek by embracing the failed ideologies of our PAST?

That is for The People to decide.

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I don’t know you… you don’t know me. Yet we have within us the same RED BLOOD. We harbor within us the same hopes and fears. Our worlds seem MILES apart… yet each one of us still STANDS for the same beliefs. That we are ALL created EQUAL, and that some rights transcend these Earthly bounds.

Our Nation is Great because we embody Great Things. Foundational beliefs. Core values, engrained in the heart of every American Citizen. The right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Guaranteed… not just for some or a select few… but for all of us.

When you defend the rights of others, you defend those rights for yourself.

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On account of sex… regardless of what that might be.

I still believe in the WORDS, as they were written…
We are ALL created Equal.

Now, it’s up to us to ensure it is so.

-JC

Thank You For Your Service.

Fifty-fifty… split right down the middle.

The extremes are still extreme. California is still BLUE… Texas is still RED.

There was no Political Earthquake. There was no Political Tsunami… this is our political landscape.

This is the pinnacle of our Political System. This is the BEST it can produce, and this is what it will produce once again in 2024.

Is that the way it should continue to BE?

AP reporter: “What will you do differently… between now and 2024?” 
President Biden: “Nothing.”

Is that why you voted this fall, for nothing… for more of the same? Did you cast your vote in celebration of what Democrats have accomplished… with control of the House, the White House, and the Senate?

Joe Biden sure thinks so… and so do his DONORS.

… 

 

Joe Biden stood in the breech, long before the HEROES of the Capitol Police did on January 6. He stood up and faced the metaphorical fight, in HOPE that it might not come to that.

Joe Biden marshaled every tool at his disposal, to secure victory for his Political Party…

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/nyregion/sean-patrick-maloney-lawler.html 

A Political Party that now stands in the MINORITY.

Just look at how hard we have to VOTE to make sure things stay NORMAL. Never mind moving AHEAD… just fighting to ensure we don’t move BACK. Taking rights AWAY. Denying HALF the people of this Nation access to lifesaving HEALTHCARE.

Joe Biden stood in the BREECH to defend this Union, and we will always be grateful. We will always owe a debt of gratitude to Joe Biden and the Leadership of the Democratic Party… and we thank you for your service.

But I didn’t vote FOR nothing. In fact… that’s exactly what I voted against.

If I wanted NOTHING to change, I would have voted for the Republican Party. But now things have changed. The lives of Women have changed, and they will have to bear the consequences of this election for the next TWO YEARS.

If the Democratic Party isn’t given a reason to change, then they will not change. This fight is no longer theirs… it is OURS.

Every election cannot continue to be THE existential election of our lifetime. It cannot continue like this. The rotational speed of our two-party system has exceeded its limits and the balance has been destroyed. One side is seen as “illegitimate” by the other, and the other side AGREES. It’s the ONE THING we all agree on-

The SYSTEM is the problem.

 

Everyone agrees. Everyone… except the DONORS.

They’re just fine with the way things are going. Their profits are safe and secure. Let’s just MOVE ON to the next election… $17 BILLION well spent.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/midterm-elections-2022/democrats-republicans-2022-midterms-spending-b2220297.html 

The Democratic Party did not win this election, yet they are celebrating. As of right now, the Democratic Party still has a slight chance of securing the House Majority… but that’s all they’ve got. 51 Senators does not a MAJORITY make. Therefore, when the gavel changes hands… the agenda will be decided by the GOP. 

Can you imagine… running against the agenda of a 20th century dictator… and only BARELY squeaking by? Just like they did in 2020. Just like they did in 2022… 

Thank god! We only lost the HOUSE!

This is what The People want. This is what they voted for…

Time for us to go and work with the GOP.

It’s not like the majority of their party supports INSURRECTION or something. Sure would be nice if there was an ongoing Presidential Commission looking into the events of January 6… but unfortunately, that train has already sailed.

 

Just before the election, Jen Psaki was on Deadline: White House, discussing conversations she had with voters in the Suburbs of Detroit. One voter brought up the issues surrounding the 2000 election, and the fact that Democrats feel the same way about the Presidency of George W. Bush as Republicans feel about the Presidency of Joe Biden.

Jen Psaki said that worried her. She was concerned that the narrative surrounding election integrity was starting to spread… as if it were something NEW within the Democratic Party.

I’m not sure if that’s her opinion or if it’s the opinion of the Democratic Party, but it shows us the mindset of Party Leadership… as reflected in the observations of a former White House Press Secretary.

The Leadership of the Democratic Party has no plan to change a system… that works just FINE for them.

The filibuster? The Electoral College? A Woman’s Right to CHOOSE? Yeah, that’s ALL on the ballot. Every election. Every time. It’s always on the line… and if you want things to stay the way that they are, then you’d better DONATE all you can before the NEXT election.

That’s their plan. That’s the way things are. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. Therefore, legislation favors those with MONEY over those WITHOUT.

Is this still a Democracy or is it not? 
I believe more participation equals BETTER GOVERNANCE.

If the Democratic Party has a PLAN to secure our Democracy, then let them speak it. Now. Before the 2024 campaign begins. In the SUNLIGHT where everyone can see. We cannot afford to go into the fight with the same tired strategies that were employed this time around… just ask Rep Maloney.

Complacency. Insincerity. Political hypocrisy. These are not the values that will secure our Democracy.

Will the Democratic Party RISE to the occasion, or will they continue to cling to the PAST… elevating failed candidates to leadership positions, simply because they raised a BOATLOAD of CASH in the last election…

The People of the United States of America deserve a BETTER WAY.

 

-JC

Home.

What good comes from violence… what goals are sought? What is their ultimate prize?
And what is the outcome. What happens to the VOICE that’s been silenced by violent acts?

Their WORDS do not fade, they grow stronger.
Their CAUSE does not falter… it SURVIVES them.

Strengthened in resolve, that act of violence does not achieve their stated objective… it DEFEATS it. That act becomes the foundation, upon which our HISTORY is made.

Will we be the ones who must tell our grandchildren that democracy fell on our watch? That the experiment was simply all for not… that the price of GAS was just too damn HIGH…

I’m sorry, I refuse to believe it… not this time.
I don’t believe that anymore.

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Our names will now be recorded in the written pages of our HISTORY, alongside others whose lives have spanned the boundary between geological times. That place on the page, where you can POINT to it and say, ‘THIS is what was… and now, it is NO MORE.’

Washed away in the blink of an eye… Modern Life becomes Ancient History. Last week seems like an eternity. What once was stable, has now crumbled… and what still STANDS, seems different than it was before.

But we are born the descendants of SURVIVORS.
As it has been, so shall it ever be. UNITED… we must forge a BETTER WAY.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/29/hijackings-rare-after-911-security-improvements/82375474/

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on September 11, the safest place to be in the United States of America was onboard a domestic commercial airline flight. Long before the TSA and the beefed-up security… the full-body scans and the taking off your shoes… no one dared start something.

Because every passenger on that flight knew…
Any unchecked act of aggression would have only ONE outcome.

Therefore, it was up to us to ensure there could only BE one outcome.

Every person on that flight was ready to make it so.

Before 9/11 there was always that possibility the hijackers would fly to Cuba or Mexico… negotiate for MONEY, etc… and eventually, everything would just work itself out. So long as we stayed SILENT…

My god… if only we hadn’t been so BLIND.

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Because we still BELIEVE in the process… because we still STAND for the Rule of Law. Because the Long Arc of History still bends toward JUSTICE… because that Long Arc will not bend ALONE.

It is OURS to decide, what path we will take when it comes to our Union. Not the DONORS… not the SPECIAL INTERESTS. THE PEOPLE… for whom this Nation was conceived. Without our VOICE the process is incomplete… so we must VOTE.

Every issue is on the ballot this fall. EVERY ISSUE… save one.

That issue is on the ballot in 2024.

I will cast my VOTE this fall because my VOICE matters, just as much as anyone else’s. I will VOTE for those candidates who STAND UP for our Rule of Law, and I will vote AGAINST those who do not.

To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT… and we will REAP what we have SOWN.

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7z99x/armed-vigilantes-monitoring-ballot-drop-boxes-in-arizona

As the sun rises on this new landscape, we see little of familiarity. The shadows cast hide even more that the eye cannot see. After the fire’s rage, after the chaos and unrest… even if NOTHING still stands…

We will still have our Union… and we will not stand ALONE.🇺🇸

The most radical among us fight constantly, and yet somehow… we eventually work our way back toward the MIDDLE. In this moment, we must work from the middle OUT. We must clear out the debris and start anew… as all that’s left are foundations.

In the aftermath of violent destruction, that’s all that’s left.
When nothing still stands… we must follow them.

That’s how you know where you are…

Home.

-JC

Landfall

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just STOP all this nonsense and get ourselves back to doing what’s right…

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Immigrants. Seeking asylum. Seeking refuge. From violence, devastation, corruption… things we all know too well.

But they’re just living off of the welfare of others… taking away my hard-earned DOLLAR.

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Yeah… what about that.

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As if we needed another reminder of how vulnerable we truly are, when faced with a changing climate.

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As if we need another demonstration of how truly BLESSED we all are.
Well… almost all of us.

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Hmmm… how many ELECTORS does Puerto Rico have? Oh, right.
They’ve got the same number of SENATORS seeking re-election this fall.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/01/us/biden-florida-puerto-rico.html

Doing a heck-of-a-job there, Brownie.

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This is all I’ve got… my WORDS. My VOICE. There but for the Grace of God go I. I’m not a wealthy man. I’m not an educated man… I am merely a Man. But I know I am not alone. I STAND united with the MAJORITY.

Not the MAJORITY as I see it. Not the MAJORITY as I want it to be. The inherent strength and wisdom of the MAJORITY of this Nation, the United States of America.

Let there be NO DOUBT.

Cast aside your preconceptions and give rise to the KNOWLEDGE we have gained. The Will of the Majority of the United States of America is TRUE. It is JUST. The Majority of this Land STANDS for what is Right.

Two centuries of LIGHT have shown us, as if mere speculation were criminal.

If Ginni Thomas might be SO BOLD… 

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/30/ginni-thomas-jan-6-interview-2020-election-conspiracy

If Donald J. Trump might be SO BOLD… 

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Then it is my RIGHT… it is my DUTY to SPEAK OUT as well.

To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT.

I will continue to stand in the way. I will continue to CALL OUT the inaction and hypocrisy that I see. I will do all that I can, with all that I have… for as long as the fates allow. I refuse to become well-adjusted to such a maladjusted society.

Unapologetically. Without FEAR or FAVOR. Our Rule of Law protects our Right to Protest. Without it… we have NO RIGHTS.

If we hold their Right to Free Speech as sacrosanct, then there must be some ray of HOPE for an idea such as mine.

I’m not a MAGA Conservative trying to sell you some bill of goods, pretending that I alone can fix it. Any FOOL can tell you that. I’m not a Liberal Democrat, who prioritizes Virtue Signaling or Affirmative Action.

I am a Progressive. From the Great State of KANSAS.

I STAND for Equality.

Full stop.

That is what we are LACKING. That is what this situation desperately needs.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico, the people of Florida, and all of the survivors of these storms.

May their recovery be our priority.

-JC

The Price We Pay.

I realized something today… and I feel a bit ashamed for having not realized it sooner. This is no longer MY platform. Sure, I may be the one weaving the narrative, but the focus isn’t ME. My name might be in the URL, but the story isn’t mine… it’s OURS.

So what’s my deal, why must I be such an angry young man? ‘Head down! Nose to the grindstone!’ What do I have to worry about? Who am I to think that I could change all that? Besides, that’s THEIR problem… that’s THEIR neighborhood.

Just be grateful for what you GOT and MOVE ON.

Just pay it no mind. Stop watching all those news programs and start reading more science fiction novels. Maybe get a haircut and get a real job… advocacy work only seems to pay the bills when you’re associated with an established POLITICAL PARTY.

But you know… BOO HOO my problems.
As if my life was so hard. Like I’ve got it so tough.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/florida-paid-aviation-company-615000-transport-migrants-marthas-vineyard-2022-9

This afternoon, my blood sugar levels SPIKED because I ate something my body disagreed with. Now I’ve gotta sit here on the couch for a couple of hours until I get it back under control…

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/14/louisiana-woman-skull-less-fetus-new-york-abortion

… poor me.

As if my problems were somehow more important than anyone else’s.
Just be grateful for what you GOT.

But we know… that’s NOT how things work.
That’s not a sound plan for survival.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…

Maybe it’s too many HOURS watching The History Channel… back when they still aired shows that actually documented our HISTORY. Maybe it’s the STORIES shared by my grandparents… passed down through the generations, as a warning of what might come. SILENCE will not save you. In time, the MOB comes for us all.

The price of our INACTION will be paid in LIVES.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/09/biden-democrats-abortion-dobbs/

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https://www.yahoo.com/video/kamala-harris-declares-border-secure-134949180.html

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/15/senate-delays-same-sex-marriage-vote/

Is this how we want our Government to work… always behind the eight ball, unable to anticipate problems and form coherent plans?

Maybe I don’t understand POLITICS. Maybe I just don’t get it. I’ve never been a successful candidate… I guess I don’t know how all this stuff WORKS. We send them to Washington to get stuff DONE, yet nothing ever gets DONE. Immigration Reform. Voting Rights. Police Reform. Issue after issue. Decade after decade…

Why?

Because they can’t FUNDRAISE on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

The Dobbs decision was leaked in May… TWO MONTHS before the final verdict was handed down. There was NO PLAN, other than VOTE BLUE no matter WHO.

And now the FUNDRAISING is through the ROOF. The polling is dramatic. The playing field has now SHIFTED, and the Democrats are looking competitive once again. Thanks to some shrewd political calculations, expert data analysis, and a whole lot of timely MESSAGE SHIFTING…

Imagine IF they had been focused on solving these problems from DAY ONE.

Imagine if the White House actually BELIEVED in these causes and wanted to see these problems resolved. TWO YEARS! And that’s being generous. These issues have been front and center since 2016. They knew before they entered the White House that these problems exist, and now they’ll only continue to get worse… because there’s still NO PLAN. NO VISION. No method being presented that will ensure these problems are actually solved.

But… their INACTION on Reproductive Rights, has been a BOON for their BOTTOM LINE.

I don’t like the idea of politicians profiting off of their own INACTION. Be it monetarily or otherwise, the fact that some elected officials have more to gain personally by standing in the way of lifesaving legislation, is abhorrent.

Even worse than that, Governor Ron Desantis of the Great State of Florida, is currently spending MILLIONS of dollars trafficking WOMEN and CHILDREN off to other States… instead of doing what’s required… actually addressing the problems those migrant families are facing.

These problems can be SOLVED, yet money is actively being spent to enflame the situation… and there is NO LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE.

That’s my problem. That’s what pisses me off. It’s not the fact that I have NO POWER… it’s the fact that no one seems to have the power to CHANGE what’s happening right now. None of us do… even when one party holds the MAJORITY.

Generations have suffered, and they will continue to do so.

They say patients is a virtue… they say that about COMPASSION as well.

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https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/what-is-lada-adult-onset-type-1-diabetes

My problems will be solved when ALL of our problems are solved. My problems are a dime-a-dozen, when compared to the burdens carried by others.

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https://www.breastcancer.org/facts-statistics

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https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0006.htm

In time… it comes for us all.

I for one, wish President Biden GOD SPEED on his Moonshot to end cancer as we know it. Because God knows… it can’t come soon enough.

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https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/cancermoonshot

Let us HOPE it’s not treated the same way… as the price of INSULIN… as IMMIGRATION REFORM… as GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION… as ABORTION…

You know, unfortunately; if they fix all THAT… they won’t have anything to RUN ON in TWO YEARS.

Now, wouldn’t that be a shame.

-JC