If you stress test a piece of steel it will show up any cracks. In a similar way the stress of the pan endemic and racial tension are showing up the flaws in our society. Double standards are appearing every where.

It's acceptable for white nationalists to gather carrying automatic weapons which is obviously intended to intimidate. Yet left leaning peaceful demonstrators in front of the White House are being classified as terrorist by our President., who also threatens to start shooting.

Representative Blackman's reaction to this is that black men should take more personal responsibility not the white policeman with his knee on the neck of George Floyd as he murders him in plain sight.

This following the unjustified shooting of the black nurse Breonna Taylor. Talking about nurses Lt-Col Felicia French has gone into harms way, volunteering her skills as a nurse at the Tuba City hospital while Sylvia Allan indulges in political lawn parties.

Meanwhile the Trumpster Club spread false rumors of an ANTIFA invasion stirring unnecessary fear fanning the flames of civil unrest.

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libertyminded

The Trumpsters even seem to have enlisted Show Low Police Officer Shawn Robles to call the gun toting Trumpsters to Arms upon mere rumors of "leftist invasions". Officer Shawn Robles must be fired for this. It is too dangerous to pooh pooh and let go.

Lee Bertay

I think we'll keep our good Officer Roby and let you drive your despicables home to Californ. Officer Roby is doing his job securing our town against antifa/demrat vandalism, as has happened to the Trumped Store on previous occasions.

libertyminded

Oh, I think not.

ArizAl

What is ANTIFA ? It is short for Anti-Fascism. Hitler was a Fascist, Mussolini, was a Fascist, Adolfo Pinochet was a Fascist, all murderous authoritarian leaders with crimes against humanity, and perpertators of war crimes. Right wing extremists groups that want to replace our constitutional democracy with Fascism, naturally hate any people or groups who are Anti-Fascism ...ANTIFA.

johndoe

Al you and Antifa need to read the dictionary, Fascism puts nation and often race above the individual. Sounds like what they do, also if they are anti fascism then they want the opposite right? Since fascism allows for private property and private ownership of the means of production, the economic opposite of fascism would be communism—no private property whatsoever, and the state owns not only the means of production, but everything else. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. Antifa seems to use these violent tactics regularly. They use fear, violence and intimidation to promote their agenda, Sounds awfully Hitleresque to me.

ArizAl

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power."

The classic definition of the word "fascist" - the definition Mussolini had in mind when he claimed to have invented the word. (It was actually Italian philosopher Giovanni Gentile who wrote the entry in the Encyclopedia Italiana that said: "Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." Mussolini, however, affixed his name to the entry, and claimed credit for it.)

As the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."

Mussolini was quite straightforward about all this. In a 1923 pamphlet titled "The Doctrine of Fascism" he wrote, "If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government." But not a government of, by, and for We The People - instead, it would be a government of, by, and for the most powerful corporate interests in the nation.

In 1938, Mussolini brought his vision of fascism into full reality when he dissolved Parliament and replaced it with the "Camera dei Fasci e delle Corporazioni" - the Chamber of the Fascist Corporations. Corporations were still privately owned, but now instead of having to sneak their money to folks like the Trumps and covertly write legislation, they were openly in charge of the government.

Lee Bertay

When studying history, it is important to choose reliable and accurate sources, which fortunately we have good access to in these times. The preceding AntifAl version is a good example of the importance of this.

It is always hilarious when demrats use the Constitution like this to try to fool us into thinking that they are Big Patriots.

johndoe

So it sounds like you want communism Al...or shall I say comrade!

ArizAl

Lee, my sources are much better than your opinion any day. [beam]

Lee Bertay

He likes to read about the Garibaldi resistenza.

Professor AntifAl, what event spelled the beginning of the end of Il Duce's regime?

ArizAl

Good Grief Lee Bertay, This isn't the game show jeopardy. Are you republicans incapable of doing your own research? Seriously Lee if you want somebody to carry your water, try getting a Trumpanzee, they are intellectually challenged and informationally deprived, they would do your bidding. Next time try sticking to the topic of "what is the definition of Fascism.? Johndoe tried his hand at it and got totally more confused when he finished than when he started.

"The Doctrine of Fascism" he wrote, "If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government." But not a government of, by, and for We The People - instead, it would be a government of, by, and for the most powerful corporate interests in the nation. ......Benito Mussolini, Fascist.

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . is the definition of tyranny.' —James Madison, founding father

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”.....Thomas Jefferson, The papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement series, Volume 10: May 1816 to January 1817.

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” ― Abraham Linclon, 16th President of the United States

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in essence is "Fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power." ...Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

Democracy---government in which the supreme power is retained by the people collectively.

Fascism--government by corporations or better said, government by corporate CEOs.

Oligarchy---government by a few rich, powerful individuals.

Autocracy---government by one man with absolute power.

Dictatorship---government by one person invested with absolute authority.

lindenlarry

Must say professor Al that your responses are grossly flawed. In no way is the "right wing" a party of control, never has been and never will be. I curious what you believe are Trumps racist actions as well . Contorted truths in the media? Again, no question there who controls that department ,and we witness daily the bias and falsehoods they provide in hopes of swaying ones hopeful opinion. There really i no disputing Democratic rule is clearly one of endless over reaching laws and attempted control of the citizenry. Simply take a look at California. Below I provided a list of democratic rule you can respond to and explain if you care to. Its history 101 and quite easily verified. You may find one of todays USA today articles interesting in that it asks leader of several Democratic rule states why after decades systemic racism still exists. The party of fairness and equality yet these very cities and states are hot bed of violence, poverty, hatred and racism.

Democrats wrote 6 platforms supporting slavery.

Democrats wrote 20 platforms supporting segregation.

Democrats opposed the 13, 14 & 15 amendments to the constitution to abolish slavery, give African Americans due process, and the right to vote.

Democrats opposed the civil rights act of 1866, 1870, 1875 of newly freed slaves, right to own property, protected right to vote, sign contracts, prohibited discrimination of public accommodations.

Progressive champion and Democratic President Woodrow Wilson segregated the federal government and latter showcased the film “birth of a nation” a celebration of the Clan in the White House.

The democrats are the party of Jim Crow and started the 3 K’s clan party.

The democrats fought the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s. Al Gore Sr voted against the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Democrats voted for former 3 K’s clan leader to become Senate Majority Leader (Robert Byrd). Democrats passed laws to raise the Confederate flag over Southern state houses.

pancakesarescarytrustme

I totally agree, political demographics never change. No self respecting Republican would be caught dead waving a confederate flag, nor would they ever fight against the removal of racist landmarks across the South. I mean just the lack of irony/ blatant tone deaf attitude it would take for the "party of Lincoln" to do any of these things would be impossible.

ArizAl

Pancakes excellent [thumbup][thumbup] I'm sure republicans Lee Bertray, johndoe, and Linden Larry would support the taking down of all the racist monuments in Arizona. They are after all, not racists.

Lee Bertay

Probably not - but your mob needs racism, wealth

envy, any inequality, to keep the society fighting

with itself and unstable so that you can feed on

that and sieze power and control. There is a long

HISTORY of that going back to Marx and Mao, right

Professor?

ArizAl

Lee Bertray, your description fits "Bunker Boy" Trump to a Tee, except that it isn't communism that he wants, it's a Fascist Dictatorship. There is a reason that Trump and his republican lapdogs are asking the Supreme Court to rule that Trump, his family, his business associates, be above the law, cannot even be investigated, indicted or let alone prosecuted for commiting crimes. That way he can break all election laws that were made to guarantee free, fair elections and still not be prosecuted.

Lee Bertay

Let's ask Your Leader - Basement Boy Biden! Maybe he can come up from

the basement to the front porch and blast off a few shotgun rounds into

the air.

ArizAl

The one thing that the protesters , the corona Virus, and the Vietnam war have in common is that "Bunker Boy Trump" ran away from each of them.

Lee Bertay

He was in the Soviet Army. You didn't hear about that?

And Basement Boy Biden was on General Westmoreland's

staff and is out there everyday with The People guiding

them with great quotes about The CCP Virus being Trump's

Fault.

ArizAl

The Great Comparison:President Obama,Hillary Cinton and Fascist Trump

No Obama investigations, No Obama Special Counsel investigations, No Obama administrations indictments. How about Hillary Clinton's Benghazi investigation? 4 years , 0 indictments, 0 convictions, Hillary Clinton's Email Investigation. 2 years, 0 indictments , 0 convictions.

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Now let's check the republican Trump-Russia Investigation: 34 indictments of individuals; 3 companies indicted; 5 Guilty pleas; 4 convictions. Those indicted in the Trump-Russia investigation are: Roger Stone, Paul Manfort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, Richard Pinedo, Alex Van Der Zwaan,Konstantin Kilimnik, indicted, 12 Russian GRU officers, indicted: Internet Research Agency, Concord Management. Guilty pleas: Michael Flynn, Michael Cohan, George Papadopolous, Richard Pinedo,Alex Van Der Zwaan,Rick Gates Over 191 Crinimal Charges, Conspiracy against the USA (2) counts,conspiracy to launder money,(2)counts, Bank Fraud (8) counts,subscribing to false tax returns (10) counts,Making False statements (6) counts,Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (5) counts, unregistered agent of a foreign principal (2) counts, False FARA statements (2) counts, Assisting in preparation of false tax documents (5) counts, Conspiracy to defraud the United States (13) counts, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud (13) counts, Aggravated identity theft (24) counts.

This list is only for Trump-Russia investigation it does not include the frauds he committed with the Trump Foundation, the Trump University scam, or his admitted sexual predatory actions.

Lee Bertay

The most laughable piece of all that is the 12 GRU officers🤣

Only a

Lee Bertay

demrat star chamber would indict them with a straight face.

A long demrat soviet process which cost us millions and

screwed over some people in there that didnt deserve

anything while the demrats like the klintons get a wink

and a nod. And CNN to push it. Despicable.

ArizAl

There is a rambling, uniformed opinon by republican Lee Bertay versus the deliberate judicial hearings by the Grand Jury who found probable cause to proceed with the indictments. Moreover the Guilty pleas of the Trump campaign associates were all done at the advice of their own lawyers. Lee Bertay bites the dust one more time.

Lee Bertay

Nice numbers there not specifying the leftist agenda corrupt

legal process that leaned on many of those to just go ahead

and plead guilty to this or that charge to save their families

etc. Just like soviet show trials where the accused would

plead guilty to the charge to receive a little better treatment.

Goes along with your sound bite quote arguments taken

out of context to make your various demrat talking points.

Now lets start digging into the pasts of pelosi, schumer,

klintons, bidens and smear that across the TV agitprop.

Oh? No?

ronzim

Lee: Fair enough. If you have any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of those you have named please post it.

ArizAl

Lee Bertay, sezs:

"Just like soviet show trials where the accused would

plead guilty to the charge to receive a little better treatment."

Uhmmm, Lee how come you don't know that in the U.S. the accused also, can plead guilty to a charge for a lighter sentence. Why are republicans always so misinformed.?

Lee Bertay

We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

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