Hamilton Electors: No Trump For President

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A group of electoral college voters have decided that because Trump didn’t win the popular vote and because, in good conscious, they can’t allow  a lunatic Trump to become president, to cast a protest vote for a third party, republican candidate. They call themselves Hamilton voters because they are following the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, who is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States.

 

Some have even started fundraising to raise money for their cause and there is a change.org petition.

 

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What do you all think?

Check out this  video about the Hamilton Electors:

 

Hamilton Electors: No Trump For President

Genocide in Myanmar: Rohingyas

 

The reality facing the Rohingyas, a Muslim confessional ethnic group living in Rakhine province in western Myanmar, is the threat of genocide. Ever since Burma became independent in 1948 they have been targeted whenever ambitious (or desperate) politicians need to deflect attention from other matters. Both government officials and party leaders have called for their expulsion from their homeland, and the main opposition ignores their plight. The build up to the elections in late 2015 witnessed the final destruction of their civic rights in Myanmar (completing a process that began with the 1947 Constitution) and increasingly they are detained in what are now permanent internal refugee camps, where they are denied food, work and medical care.

If the regime fails to rein in the persecution of the Rohingyas (which only sustained international pressure will achieve) we will see a repeat of the by now familiar refugee crises, as the Rohingyas flee oppression. Moreover it is almost inevitable that there will be further inter-communal violence, aimed at forcing the remaining Rohingyas either to run away or succumb to mass murder.

 

 

read more: http://www.alternet.org/books/theyre-under-threat-genocide-and-nobody-paying-attention

The treatment of people who identify as Rohingya is a human rights violation, I do not understand why it is that the national community continues to allow these things to happen. You would think preventing this type of atrocity, genocide and just general human rights violation would be a priority. I don’t get it. If we can’t live in a humane world, then what kind of world do we have.

The Early Warning project lists Myanmar as number 1 country at risk for atrocity/genocide.

P.S Why is it that the American Media would rather report on the lies of the Trump campaign than actual news?

Read more about this here and here

How to Help:

  1. Spread the word
  2. Write your senators/ reps
  3. Support Amnesty International
  4. Donate money to organizations supporting Rohingya

 

Genocide in Myanmar: Rohingyas

“It’s not about racism”

“It’s not about racism” (fl. 2016- ) is a phrase I have been hearing in the days since Donald Trump was elected US president. Some people, most of them Black, say Trump mainly won…

Source: “It’s not about racism”

 

my thoughts: I find it incredibly offensive that msnbc brought people on to say this election wasn’t about racism…if it were about economics then trump should’ve been the last person to win…his policies are not designed to help poor people or even working class folks, if it were just economics Jill stein would’ve been best and Hillary after her. I’m offended at the lengths that some so called liberal white peoples will go to deny racism…to me these people who deny the role racism played are almost just as bad as the people who support trump’s racism in the first place. One has to wonder what would it take for these people to admit that something is racist…someone wearing an ” I hate n-ggers” shirt and murdering blacks and other minorities indiscriminately…? Or would they just pull the old “lone crazy white wolf” argument and the old black rappers use the n-word too trick?… Watch and see how crazy things get and see if they change their tune.

“It’s not about racism”

This Election Isn’t about ‘Sides’ or Republican vs. Democrat

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Alright, professional politicians…President Obama, Hillary and the ilk…have said more or less the following…

“We owe [him] an open mind.” – Hillary Clinton

“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election.” – President Obama

Please stop telling people that they owe bigotry and incompetence an open-mind. This is not about “sides” this is not about “liberal vs. conservative” or “republican vs. democrat.”

I am neither a republican nor  a Democrat. I do not campaign for democrats, I don’t donate money, I don’t phone bank or pledge my allegiance to them. Nor do I do so for Republicans.  Me personally, I think the bipartisan system sometimes can hold progress back more than advance it…but that’s another discussion.

Additionally, I do not identify as “liberal” or “conservative” and ideologically, they are more similar than people realize. Frankly, I don’t give a crap about labels.

This isn’t about labels or democrat vs. republican or liberal vs. conservative, this is about human decency.

Please stop telling people to accept an elect for the highest office who openly exhibits bigotry and threatens press freedom, free speech and freedom of religion.

Please stop telling people to accept an elect who repeatedly displays his incompetence and ignorance  of the Constitution.

What do people owe an open-mind to…a ban on Muslims…a wall…beating up protesters…white supremacy?

It’s very understandable that people are angry. How can you tell a veteran, who was a former prisoner of war, to give an open-mind to a person, who has open disdain for their sacrifice, yet is tasked with commanding the entire military? How can you tell a Muslim to give an open-mind to people with their religion being banned, just on the basis of their religion?

How can you tell a person of color to give an open-mind, when the elect for the highest office has said of them “they’re rapists…” “they’d be carried out  on a stretcher back in the old days,” and “they’re thugs?” How can you say to give an open-mind to someone who has boasted about sexually-assaulting women and has had multiple women, including a minor, accuse him of such sexual assault? How can you tell people to keep an open mind to a man who currently has a  fraud case for a phony University pending against him?

There’s nothing to give an open-mind to.

I am not saying people should be violent, but they have a right to protest and it’s very understandable that they would be upset because this isn’t about “sides” this is about human decency.

Also let’s not forget, when Obama became President, not everyone just quietly accepted it…the Tea Party and Birtherism came about as a protest to the candidacy of Obama…and Obama never even came close to saying or advocating some of the repugnant things that this person who has been elected has.

Don’t forget that this person who has been elected repeatedly said that he would not concede to a loss and instigated claims that the election was rigged…I guess magically it’s not rigged anymore because he got his way…

So don’t tell people to have an open-mind to a person who exhibits ideas  and advocates policies that are not only ignorant and detrimental, but are unconstitutional as well.

This Election Isn’t about ‘Sides’ or Republican vs. Democrat

Election 2016…WTF America???

America.

70 years ago, we liberated a continent from fascism….now we’ve put a fascist in our highest office.

I always felt in my heart, that beneath the veil of racism, at the core, America was a civilized and decent nation. Despite the history, despite the politics. I always assured myself that it was just a corrupt small group of plutocrats that were holding the country back from being the Great Nation it truly aspires to be.

When I sang the Star Spangled banner, I sang it with all my heart. Not because America was perfect, not because I felt America was superior, but because I truly felt proud in my heart of what America could be one day. I may share my hurt and give criticism of the inequities within the United States, but I only do it because I want and truly believe that in time, America will be better.  I told myself that if Americans could come together and overcome the number one thing holding us back, racism, we would be an unstoppable force.

Now, I can’t imagine singing the Star Spangled banner, I don’t know if I’ll even be able to put my hand over my heart. I will not be able to call the elected official of the highest office in the U.S by such a noble title as President. I cannot.

I am disappointed America. I am so disappointed. How could anyone put someone, who degrades everyone, including our veterans, women, people of color, Muslims… who openly endorses violence against people exercising their free right of speech…something we undeniably cherish in the United States…someone who has demonstrated he knows nothing about the constitution… into the most valuable office in the nation?…

I am disappointed…I am disappointed America. You deserve better and SHOULD have done better.

To me, this election signifies how broken our political system truly is. I am not registered as a democrat or a republican largely because I’ve ALWAYS felt that the way the system is set up is undemocratic. Why do we have to have two parties control the country? There’s nothing in the constitution that says we need Republican or Democratic parties. To block out third parties and not even give them a fair opportunity to share their views with the public, to deny them the right to participate in the debates…is undemocratic. We are, in effect, denying people the right to choose their candidates.

The fact that we are in a nation where money controls our politics and our media has destroyed our system and damaged us. We need to evolve from the two-party system and we need to evolve from the money in our politics and we need to evolve from our racism.

Unfortunately, America is going to have to deal with the consequences of what we just put into office. All those people who voted for this creature will soon see what they’ve gotten…You guys ready for China to be a super power??…

I only hope to God that not too much damage will be done in four years…

Americans who don’t support this and there are many of us…stand up. Remember, we the people…

At least we have Barack until January 19th

Election 2016…WTF America???