Sunday, February 26, 2017

2 It's Not About Bathrooms or Terrorists: It's About Distraction

It's not about bathrooms for Transgender people. It's not about the likelihood (or lack thereof) that people from certain nations may be terrorists. Also, it's not about how many "bad dudes" may be in our country from Mexico or other countries. (I would argue that the baddest dudes I've seen recently are actually from the USA.)

All of the above, every last one of them, are important in and of themselves and we should not ignore addressing these issues by pushing back on Trump's decisions. However, what all of these issues have in common is that they play to fear, ignorance and prejudice and for Donald Trump, that is his base. They also lead to most decent people doing all they can to protect those being discriminated against which keeps us busy - and distracted.

These are purposely set fires meant to inflame the "opposition," aka residents who did not vote for Trump. This concerted effort by the administration of our country has several goals. A few of those goals are:

  • To fulfill Trump's promises made on the campaign trail;
  • To help Republicans to achieve things they have tried to do for years with no success;
  • To push the white nationalist agenda while enriching corporations/wealthy over middle-class and low-income people.
However, the most important goal that all of these actions have is to distract us from the fact that our elections were tampered with by a foreign government, Russia. 

As if that isn't bad enough by itself, the Trump administration especially does not want us focusing on the possibility that they were in contact with Russia while it was happening and did nothing to stop it. This is not the behavior of a president or a patriot, it is the behavior of traitors.

None of these actions is acceptable and the fact that the Republicans did not stand up immediately and call for an independent investigation should make them accessories after the fact.
  We must not let Trump's theatrics distract us from the Trump Russian election issue. We must continue to push for an independent investigation with a special prosecutor. Even a joint Senate and House intelligence committee investigation is not acceptable as it has already been proven that Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)the chairmen of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, have been working with the Trump administration to try to quash "Russiagate".

I am not going to ask folks to set aside work on other issues, because I have faith that most of us can fight for more than one thing at a time. I AM going to request that no matter what else you do, that every day you find a way to advocate for an independent investigation and special prosecutor to look into the Trump Russia connections and that you ask your family, friends and networks across the country to do the same. It will take all of us, working together, to counteract the purposeful distractions and resolve the Trump-Russia questions once and for all.

I am planning on making it a priority to push anyone I need to in anyway I can for an independent investigation into Trump-Russia daily. However, I will also be fighting against the attacks on transgender and immigrant/refugee people, our education system, healthcare, environment, a free press and so much more. I hope everyone I know, regardless of your political stance, will stand with me against hate, prejudice and for all that we the people believe our country should be.

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