Donald Trump is NOT my President (a declaration of Independence)

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Declaration of Independence:

WE THE (bitter) 

(sore loser)

(cry babies) PEOPLE

don’t make peace with the minimizers,

or the encouragers,

or the perpetuators of Rape-Culture.

WE do NOT agree to shake hands with ANY of Donald Trump’s “entitled” pussy-grabbing sexual predators,

or harassers,

or appeasers.

For those of you Deplorable Trump “winners” who will not look back, there can be NO common ground for us as you offer NO way to heal.  

Not facing RAPE, and denying the RAPE, and ALLOWING the dehumanization of the RAPE survivors, will never make RAPE go away.  There can NOT and will be NO healing between us.  Ignoring Rape is inhumane.  Saying “let it go” is not a constructive approach to healing trauma.  What you are suggesting is suppression and submission, not healing.

This is YOUR fault(s).  NOT mine.

For those of you Deplorable Trump “winners” who have had your Carrier Furnace jobs saved, so that Trump is your Santa President, you are SELFISH.  You mean, as long as you’ve got yours, you’re happy?  This is GREED.  This has NOTHING to do with the Spirit of Christmas.  Carrier is under United Technologies which is a parent company that feeds the Military Industrial complex.  You are essentially selling arms for Christmas.  Carrier is still sending jobs to Mexico.  Trump didn’t “save” everyone’s jobs.  He bribed Carrier to keep the 730 jobs as a tax incentive for Governor Pence’s state and 1,200 are still being outsourced to Mexico, as originally planned.  Trump’s business deal benefits the Hosiers of Indiana due to the evangelical Governor Mike Pence’s connections.   This is NOT the party of the “working man.”  Trump is the party of the working man’s “Bosses.”  These are PRIVATE interests and the workers being used in this “masterful” showmanship are cogs in the corporate machine.  The President of the United Steel Workers Local 1999, Chuck Jones, (Union leader for Carrier) is actively calling out Donald Trump as a LIAR.  

To Bernie Sanders who is agreeing to work with Trump, your revolution is a sham. Have fun selling your tired, old books.

To President Barack Obama who shook the hand of the pussy-grabber and branded him “pragmatic,” for the sake of a “peaceful transition,” your wife has been photographed on her back, without a face, stretched across the steps from part of the white house by a celebrity fashion photographer who helped “shape” female body image since before I was born.

Mr. President, Michelle looks vulnerable and ready to be walked on, as you prepare to leave office.  Annie Leibovitz’s Vogue spreads and Vanity Fair fantasies have primarily helped girls and women feel self-shame and competitive.  Being reduced to classic poses, draped or featured as ornaments to be gazed at, but not truly considered is Annie Leibovitz’s agenda. What she has helped peddle for the beauty industry is not “girl power.”  Leibovitz can not begin to compensate now with her inaccessible women’s empowerment gallery housed in a former women’s prison. We know it’s mostly for Gloria Steinem who says she takes pleasure in how the inmates used sledge hammers to participate in the new construction.  Obviously, Gloria is an emancipated woman, and she can not “give” this to the former inmates.  She can only show and tell.  The Massive Incarceration system is the New Jim Crowe, as Michelle Alexander wrote in her book the about the age of colorblindness.  Is it not ironic that as these former inmates who suffered some of the worst sexual harassment and rape in a prison system, are using sledge hammers to elevate a white woman’s art show but still have not gotten their chance to shatter a symbolic glass ceiling?   

ADVICE TO those of you who feel Donald Trump is NOT your President:

Don’t EVER make it easy for them.  Fight the Power.  Fight against the rape legitimizers.  History knows who the tyrants are.  History remembers who went along with them and lied by calling it peace.  The “best revenge” is not living a good life despite “them.”  This is NOT about revenge.  Trump did NOT understand the working people better.  He understood how to manipulate them better.  Donald Trump did NOT win the popular vote.  Three million more citizens voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton.  WE the People have been delivered the very tyrant that the constitution was meant to keep out.  The electoral college, designed in the 1700’s was meant to protect slave owners.  The electoral college should be purged from our system of governing and recognized for the racists they represent, which do not reflect the American values of Equality and Justice for all.  

Donald Trump is a Human Rights Abuser.  Do NOT normalize his behavior.

To those of you who feel Donald Trump is NOT your President, YOU are NOT the ones disturbing the peace.  Do not allow them to say you are lacking grace.  What is required now is NOT grace.

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The Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (music video) is being Posted Here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Public Enemy “Fight the Power” Lyrics:
1989 the number another summer, get down
Sound of the funky drummer
Music hittin? your heart, ’cause I know you got soul
Brothers and sisters

Listen if you’re missin? why?all
Swingin? while I’m singin?
Givin? whatcha gettin?
Knowin? what I know and

While the black bands sweatin?
And the rhythm rhymes rollin?
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need

Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We’ve got to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We’ve got to fight the powers that be

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes designed to fill your mind
Now that you’ve realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough

From the heart, it?s a start, a work of art
To revolutionize, make a change, nothin?s strange
People, people, we are the same
No, we’re not the same, ’cause we don’t know the game

What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved, let’s get down to business
Mental self defensive fitness

Yo, bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We’ve got to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We’ve got to fight the powers that be

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain

Mother fuck him and John Wayne
‘Cause I’m black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps

Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years if you check
Don’t worry be happy was a number one jam
Damn, if I say it you can slap me right here

Let’s get this party started right
Right on, c’mon, what we got to say
Power to the people, no delay
Make everybody see in order to fight the powers that be

Fight the power
Fight the power
Fight the power
Fight the power
We’ve got to fight the powers that be

Written by Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

"Clouds that look like sheep" illustrated by K. J. Legry
“Clouds that look like sheep” illustrated by K. J. Legry
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