The Midterm 2018 Blue Wave proved that the pathology is waning. Unfortunately, the defeat of Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, and Beto O'Rourke makes is clear it is not occurring fast enough.
Stacey Abrams did not concede the Georgia governors race nor should she have. She simply declared that there is no remedy in current law to right the wrong of the systematic disenfranchisements of thousands of Georgians and as such Brian Kemp will ascend to the Georgia governorship.
Stacey Abrams did not concede the Georgia governors race nor should she have. "Let's be clear: This is not a speech of concession," Abrams said. "Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. ... In the coming days, we will be filing a major federal lawsuit against the state of Georgia for the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions." Abrams simply declared that there is no remedy in current law to right the wrong of the systematic disenfranchisements of thousands of Georgians and as such Brian Kemp will ascend to the Georgia governorship.
Many do not like to use the word evil because it denotes the basement of immorality. It does require a certain kind of evil to manufacture a win in a representative democracy by denying the votes of people who would deny you a vote specifically because the policies you support are in fact evil to many. Unfortunately, this is the modus operandi of the Republican Party Establishment.
Real Conservatives left the #GOP. The #RepublicanParty Establishment is in it for one class of people. They use race and culture to fool a large percentage of white people claiming that they are in the game for them. But when that white sleeping giant wakes up and learns in their core that race is a social construct meant to do exactly what today's Republicans are doing with it, -- dividing by illogical lines given that while Republicans support the extractors most of us are the extracted-from irrespective of race, religion, or creed. -- it will be a bloodbath. The mind can only be enslaved for so long. But then again "long" is relative.
Progressives, we have a lot of work to do. And white Progressives will need to be much bolder when "in insular communities." The discomfort you will feel, I promise, pales in comparison to what "the other" have and continue to endure. And to "the other" who have placated the current Republican Party Establishment by becoming pawns that are used to give cover to the current GOP pathology as opposed to using their access to expose, your complicity prolongs this American cancer. You are no less evil.
I hold my rancor for the current leaders of the Right who used tested psychological methods to alter the state of reality of many. The reason I continue to engage folk is that I understand as humans we are all fallible and given the right conditions will fall for anything. Some people will require discernable personal harm by the party before the reality sinks. I hope that for the sake of the country, enough will have enough of an empathetic and pliable gene to open themselves to their better angels.