Sascha wants to know what we can do to save democracy ⤵️
I have a few threads on that. (Warren has a plan. I have a thread)
There is plenty we need to be doing.
Actually, Trump will be impeached, but it's likely he won't be removed from office until the end of his term . . .
. . . but removing Trump won't save democracy. The problems pre-dated and created Trump.
The only way to save democracy is through democratic means, which is why I keep posting my list⤵️
@TimothyDSnyder says feeling shocked and outraged is a luxury. . .
. . . it's "pre-helpless" and comes partly from not understanding history and thus thinking: “This never happened before!” and then feeling doomed.
We've been here before. And we've gotten out before.
Start with this thread ⤵️
. . then this one, on How California Turned Blue:
. . . it's never too late, even to get out of autocracy.
I know something about this. My husband is from Chile. He and his family experienced the Pinochet dictatorship.
See this thread on how Chile got out from under Pinochet:
. . . if we have a blue sweep in 2020, you'll see rapid change.
See this thread, FDR taught us how:
That's enough for today.
After you finish your "how to save democracy reading," go back to my "to do" list and get busy.
Adding a question:
Short answer: Not much.
The Ukraine plot basically started in Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019.
That date makes sense to me: It was right after the mid-terms.
The Democrats won big. Trump and pals were in a panic. They had to do something. . .
. . . the Ukraine-Biden thing was really just a replay of Her Emails:
💠Start with something based in fact
💠Invent a crime
💠Create a scandal
💠Persuade people Biden (who they expected to be the Dem. nominee) did just what Trump is accused of doing
The plot was foiled . . .
. . . besides, we're wise to the game now. The midterm results proved that.
They tried to use the same playbook (unlikely to work a second time) but it's all they could come up with.
Elections are held and monitored locally.
Each state and precinct monitors its own. . .
. . . so cheating works in close elections.
There's no executive order that will give Trump the election.
He can't undo the Constitution.
He can't cancel elections (each state conducts its own).
I suggest getting involved with your local elections. (My to do list has ideas)
You can follow @Teri_Kanefield.
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