“a nonpartisan day of unity”
What a concept.
I think the days of Non-partisanship have gone the way of the 50 cent cigar and Penny-Candy.
They ended when the difference between the parties stopped being about how to cut the pie and started being about whether to cut the pie at all.
When the Republican Leadership stopped pretending to think of us as more than a source of replaceable parts for the Corporate Grist-Mill……Again.
But it really ended long before that for most Americans……….
When they said they wanted to make moral decisions for us.
Let’s face it. Non-Partisan. Bi-Partisan. These are just words. They are the currency of the wealthy. Even wealthy Progressives sometimes miss the point; though I attach no blame to them for this.
It isn’t hard to miss. It isn’t easy to see but the truth is that there has never been and will never be any sense or mood of Bi- or Non-Partisanship from the ground level American people.
There can be a false appearance of it between Republicans and wealthier; more powerful Democrats but these are mostly very moderate Democrats who work in the field of politics and propaganda. It makes a good show for; well for someone. But it is just a show.
If there ever was a chance of Republicans working (don’t let me get started on the absurdity of that possibility. Republicans don’t work. They invest.) with any more progressive party; that chance is gone.
What we are now involved in is a life and death struggle for the hearts and minds of the American People. A battle that means the difference between the road to Fascism (The Republican Road), and the road to a chance; a mere possibility; but at least a chance of a “Free Country”.
That is; after all; the goal to which the writers of the Constitution claimed to have aspired and the goal we should also seek.
Here is the thing. We know they didn’t think we would get it. We know that
just in case we did get it; they wrote many obstacles and obscurities in to the document to make it difficult for the common man to effect change. But because they did such a great job weaving the cloth; we discovered that the cloth could be used to our will and to achieve more instead of less freedom.
This is why the Republicans are forever seeking to deny us our God/Nature given rights. They seek the most narrow interpretation of the Constitution to prevent us; the common people; from achieving the most benefit from our Constitution.
Work with Republicans? Compromise like the “good ol’ boys did in the good ol’ days down-chonder”
Change is what we need. And end to poverty; racism; hunger; hatred; or at least an environment where they are not tolerated.
Today we live in a country where these things are encouraged. Encouraged by the Republicans who seek to divide us by Race; Religion; and Economic Class.
Who seek to control us so they can continue their evil machinations designed to enslave all of the 99%; even those stupid enough to work for those same Republicans.
We are also encouraged to get along; and we should but not with those whose very life philosophy guarantees our destruction as a “Free” nation.
They don’t really want you to have life at all if they can convince you to go abroad and die in the fight to make the world free for “Capitalist Parasitism”