by Shelton Bumgarner
This should not be this difficult to get through people’s thick skulls. The American Republic is in a crisis not seen since the end of the Civil War in 1865.
The Trump Administration — by its mere existence — is an existential threat to the American Republic, the American experiment in self-governing that happened when the brave Revolutionaries decided to take a stand in 1776. What bothers me is how self-evident the need for Radical Resistance is.
Radical Resistance, as I define it, is the ideological belief that Congress should not wait until Mueller provides cover for impeachment. Congress should not wait until the sun turns into a blackhole and the MAGA red hat deadenders finally see the light. If you are a Radical Resistor, you vow to use whatever political power you have as an individual to help move the nation towards the immediate impeachment of Donald John Trump, 45 president of the United States.
If enough of the 60% of the electorate that is aghast by the Trump Administration shenanigans took to the streets long enough, someone in Congress might take notice and actually do their job. The South Koreans proved it is, in fact, possible to have something akin to a People’s Impeachment, and I don’t mean just sitting on own hands and waiting until a bunch of fucktwit plutocrats have a circle jerk in 2020 to see if Trump gets another four years.
I mean we strive to take serious political steps on a grassroots level to effect the immediate commencement of impeachment proceedings against Trump. Now. Today. Tonight. This whole business of waiting until Mueller issues a report so we at least have that fig leaf is bullshit. That’s a massive cop-out that leaves open the possibility that we’ll be mentally masturbating about this until Trump leaves office on Jan. 20, 2025.
Let’s do it NOW. Let’s put whatever political pressure in needed to get — at a minimum — Congressional hearings into Trump’s pay off of Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. I mean, of a dozen things we could impeach — and convict — Trump of, that’s the easiest of the easy pickings.
And…yet…nothing. Nada. Not a peep from Congressional Democrats who I supported whole-heartedly believing they would at least look into the Stormy Daniels issue within days of the House flipping. This “phony war” going on between Trump and Congress is bullshit.
Someone in the Democratic Party needs to strike politically, and if we, the people have to be dicks to get them to do it via a Radical Resistant movement, let’s rock.
But as I have said elsewhere — no one listens to me. If we could get George Will to write about being a Radical Resistor, then, well, that’s a different matter altogether.
I guess I’m just frustrated at how slow things are going. If Congress would just do its job, then Trump would be out of office. He really is that bad.
My fear is if we don’t do something immediately, the abscess on the American Republic known as the Trump Administration will go septic and we’ll be in even more of dystopian nightmare than we already are. There’s a real chance that if not Trump, but one of his successors will lurch the country into full tyranny if we don’t stop the MAGA infection now.