Thursday, January 6, 2022

Keeping the Promise of America Alive

 

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, New York Harbor
Photo by Daniel Bendig from Pexels


The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus, November 2, 1883

President Biden’s Full Jan. 6 Anniversary Speech



Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Following the Money

 

Art credit: Jon Berkeley, The Economist, The Debasing of American Politics

"Follow the money," the character, "Deep Throat," said in the Watergate scandal movie, All the President's Men

Today, we need to heed the same directive to understand who financed the 1/6 Republican Fascist coup d'├ętat and who is continuing to enable the seditionists one year later to overthrow the Constitutional government of the United States.

First, who are the 1/6 seditionists? 

This recent article outs, "More than 1,000 Americans in positions of public trust acted as accomplices in Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn, the 2020 election result, participating in the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January or spreading the “big lie” that the vote count had been rigged."

Go here for the Insurrection Index, compiled by Public Wise, “along with its partner organizations, has built an accessible online database of individuals and organizations involved in the deadly riots and insurrection at our nation’s capitol on January 6, 2021.”

As for following the corporate money trail and outing the Republican Fascist enablers, that task is being completed by CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. CREW maintains this website.