Governor Ron DeSantis continues his anti-democratic crusade at record pace, hoping to be made America's dictator-in-chief
Fascist DeSatan drew the gerrymander map to dilute poor and minority districts so now even former democratic counties became Repub in the last election. We are an authoritarian paradise, a model for the entire country. DeSatan and his cronies will run the state into the ground. It's ok to murder African-American people, mentally ill people, and basically anyone you want. If DeSatan becomes president, God help us! He's smarter than the Orange Buffoon and possibly more deadly.
If you can move. I say move. We did and are so glad we did. DeSatan was doing this daily 15 months ago. What are people not getting? If you support democracy, equality body autonomy, gun control and are not white, straight & “Christian” you’re not welcome and you’re not welcome. They’re are 2 types of people who can’t see this. Those that don’t care and those in denial or both + Ostriches. He ain’t hiding it
This is so sad to watch what DeSantis is doing to the state of Florida 😠
This is just plain scary. Apparently, we have learned nothing from the carnage of the 20th Century and the legacy of Fascism. The act of discipling a teacher for showing her students a film depicting a Gay character is egregious and outrageous. It’s sheer lunacy. Does DeSantis expect the entire population of people deemed unacceptable to go away? The progression of hate and discrimination leads to a very dark place. The people of this country need to wake up and become familiar with the Fascists and Dictators who were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions during World War II and the wars that followed. The hundreds of Trans-Gender discrimination Bills and laws are only the beginning. They have begun to criminalize behaviors associated with abortion and that will continue along with the criminalization of other activities they deem forbidden. If we are to stop this madness we have to be vocal and educate our fellow citizens regarding the dangers of the current trajectory of the Republican Party. We can’t ignore it and hope that it will go away. Fascism, like most cancers, will metastasize and only get worse if ignored. Reason and common sense have left the building. Thanks Michelangelo for focusing on these issues.
Sakina, I do agree. This next election is critical to retain democracy. In our mid-terms, 50% of Florida Democrats didn't bother to vote. They may be happily sitting on the beach, sipping pina coladas, but the result of their apathy was a disaster. DeSatan and his sycophants in Tallahassee passed horrendous legislation to end diversity, equity and inclusion in universities throughout the state, ending tenure, censoring history books, the abortion ban after 6 weeks, anti-LGBT legislation, and a host of other discriminatory laws. If this doesn't wake up lazy Dems, I don't know what will! As you said, we need to reach out to Independents and moderate Republicans.
Ron DeFascist and his Christian nationalist base know that if LGBT people are out to parents, family, friends and co-workers, homophobia and transphobia is weakened. They look to Russia, where to be out in public as gay or trans would land you in jail and could get you killed. Putin's Christian nationalist campaign to keep LGBT hidden from view, has inspired American Christian nationalists to keep LGBT children and adults invisible, and help reverse and end the growing support for our community.
Here's the deal with DeathSantis' war on higher education: Critical Race Theory is SOP for legal education, so good luck with maintaining ABA accreditation. And DEI is SOP for Schools/Colleges of Education, Clinical Psych programs, and all of this is required for CAPE, APA, and Social Work accreditations. And if you LOSE accreditation, your degrees are damn near worthless. So, good luck with that FLORIDA GOP. You're not going to be able to hire teachers, psychologists, social workers, and even lawyers. And there is a NATIONAL teacher shortage. Clearly, it's all about the Fascism.
Who has a room open for DeSantis refugees fleeing fascism? Let's not pick and choose, let's agree to sponsor someone until they get their feet under themselves, get a job, and find a place of their own. The only way to fight this fascism if we're not there to fight it is to welcome its victims, the DeSantis refugees/NorthGitmo refugees--our fellow Americans who've escaped his dreaded laws.
A Coastal Georgian here just wondering if we can build a wall between Georgia and Florida?
Wait a minute, the “Good Samaritan” story was about Jesus explaining that it is good, encouraged and righteous for someone to kill someone else just standing and shouting alongside a road, and the Good Samaritan simply thought the one shouting was a threat to another someone ??? Is that how it goes ? And the seriously religious folk wanting to walk in Jesus footsteps, they have started up their own version of GoFundMe, called GiveSendGo. Those folk are supporting a Good Samaritan killing someone alongside the road just appearing like a threat ?? Former Marine, I get funny idea he was trained for combat and knows how to take an ENEMY down fast and take them OUT doing that chokehold. Duh, the word choke is buried right in there. It’s an extreme reaction taken too far. The deeply religious just keep sinking lower and lower in esteem ? respect ? to a null and void level ever since 2016 with their support of the 180 degree opposite in every possible way from Jesus, their love, adoration and support of the orange monster. Ehhhhh. FAIL.
They might as well change the highway signs now:
“Welcome to Florida. Only Real Americans* allowed. -- Governor Ron DeSantis
*those who identify as GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE: white, Christian, heterosexual, and the gender they were assigned at birth”
I can’t help but wonder how many of his Florida supporters who wouldn’t be considered “Real Americans” are sitting at home thinking: “He doesn’t mean ME.”
(insert leopard-eating-faces joke here)
I believe the references here to Christians are likely referring to Christian Nationalists. It gets harder & harder to distinguish who is who, with the Christian Nationalists radicalizing Christians inside their own churches at an alarming rate.
Neither trump or DeStatan will win in 2024. American has its limits. We just need to focus on the message that Democrats are for FREEDOM and LIBERTY and the GOP is not.
I called the switchboard. Told them I’m in WDC 20002. They connect me to a gentleman who took my message for Eleanor Holmes. Gave them my contact information and stated to expel George Santos. They thanked for my concern and will relay the message.