As the minority party for the last eight plus years, the Democrats have done a fairly decent job battling to defend the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action and Roe vs Wade. Although these laws have yet to be completely repealed for now, plenty has been done on the state and local levels to chip away at their effectiveness. Under the Obama administration, marriage equality, the Affordable Care Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA were also Democratic milestones. As a result, the GOP decided they will no long accept continuous losses in the culture wars here, nor an impending change in the country’s demographic, so they enlisted the help of a foreign adversary just in time for the 2016 US presidential election-a murderous, white nationalist, Christian dictator to assist powerful, wealthy white American men in maintaining white supremacy and privilege within the United States. Unfortunately, many Americans are completely fine with foreign interference in our democracy if it means “white power” and turning back the clock on women, immigrants, the poor, sick, disabled, LGBTQ, black and brown people. Like it or not, America was largely founded on white supremacy but will this perpetual love affair with white supremacy eventually lead to our republic’s demise? When treasonous Americans make a deal with the “Devil” in order to preserve white supremacy, it’s a fair question. Anything which doesn’t evolve, doesn’t grow. Anything which doesn’t grow, doesn’t survive. As a country, we have to decide not only if we are truly determined to survive but if we are willing to do whatever it takes to survive even if it makes half the country uncomfortable. This romance with Russia is not sustainable for our democracy.
I don’t believe we have a legitimate American president currently occupying our White House. I don’t believe Russia just influenced or interfered in our election. I believe Russia hacked our election, changed votes and stole the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton. I believe our government is reluctant to tell “We The People” the 2016 election was stolen because they fear civil unrest, violence and anarchy. I believe Russia has infiltrated all levels of our government. I believe Russia has either directly or indirectly bribed and/or blackmailed a vast number of our politicians which is why our GOP controlled Congress has and will make no effort to censure or stop Trump. Russia’s interference in our democracy will only end when their current president is removed from power.