• Apocalypse Then, and Now, Cracker Revolution Edition

    November 16, 2016

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    Posted in: Democracy, Post-Constitution America

    Chris Hedges just wrote this about the Trump Era:

    “The repression of dissents will soon resemble the repression under past totalitarian regimes. State security will become an invasive and palpable presence. The most benign forms of opposition will be treated as if they are a threat to national security. Many, hoping to avoid the wrath of the state, will become compliant and passive… exonerating militarized police forces for the indiscriminate murder of unarmed citizens, while he unleashes the fossil fuel industry and the war industry to degrade and most probably extinguish life on earth.”

    Um, Chris, your verb tenses are all wrong.

    These things have been ongoing for the past 15 years. Obama prosecuted more dissidents, er, “whistleblowers,” than all previous presidents combined, and he did by calling them spies under the 1917 Espionage Act. The NSA as state security has been monitoring you under two administrations.

    Militarized police forces received their tanks and other weapons from two presidents. All of the terrible events that lead to Black Lives Matter took place before the election, and the killers were for the most part left unpunished by both the judiciary for criminal murders, and by the Federal-level Department of Justice for violation of civil rights. Unlike during the 1960s when the Feds stepped in and filed civil rights charges to bust up racism among local and state governments, the last two administration have not.

    When people do bad things and know they’ll get away with them, that is “normalization,” not just some hate words we have sadly all heard before.

    As for war and fracking, um, the U.S. has been engaged in global wars for 15 years, and set the Middle East on fire. Fracking has been destroying our nation for years, and oil dumped into the Gulf back in 2010.

    Fascism did not start on November 8. We have been living in a police state of sorts for some time before you all discovered it will start next year.

    BONUS: As for the idea that Trump was elected by dumb white men, here are some statistics from the New York Times on the vote count. Yes, yes, most are above 50%, but really not that much above half that the claim that this is some sort of cracker revolution holds up.

    For Trump, 58% of all whites, 53% of males, 50% of suburbans of all flavors and, yes, 67% of whites without college.

    As for this election being a vote for misogyny, can you at least allow for the possibility — just that, the possibility — that people were not opposed to a woman president, they were opposed to one specific person who happened to be a woman, and that opposition was not based on gender but on a range of issues? Just maybe?

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  • Recent Comments

    • rich bauer said...


      Peter, love the photo of the next SecState and his senior advisors.

      11/16/16 7:03 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      Remember, you saw it here first!

      11/16/16 11:01 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      The real Apocalypse war has already begun. Fatboy Chris Christie was the first victim of a Stalinesque purge or Hitlerian purge of the brownshirts. Either way, the State Department clowns better get their OF 156 in order.

      11/16/16 7:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Hedges… Interesting…. Sort of.

      Peter… You… I agree with. Hedges….. Not so much.

      I have always hung on to the bizarre idea that to judge some one with out clear fact… Based only on what someone else has to say is called…. Bigotry.

      And no one will ever be able to call me a bigot. Racist,etc…. I do have some bias.. But… Not in that realm.

      To attack Trump, and any possible supporter, commentor, blogger, journalist, etc…. When Trump has not really done anything yet… Is just wrong.

      A lot of talk…just talk… That’s all at this point.

      Obama… When he went in… And no… I did not vote for him… I was very hopeful.

      Hopeful that this nation had finally evolved.
      So…. Those hopes were dashed to the ground. Biggest despot in recent history. And Obama calls Assad a monster.

      When I see Trump… And nope…. Did not vote for him either…. I see similarities to a man a long time ago.
      A womanizer. Drunk. Gambler. Smuggler. Reprobate. Criminal… And the list goes on…..

      But…. That man…. When history called him up to do his “duty”…. He became a hell of a founding father.

      His name….. Samuel Adams

      I hope we are seeing a repeat of history…. Hope and pray.
      Because if not…. Revolution is just around the corner.

      Just a thought.


      11/16/16 7:48 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      Trumps purge of State will begin with list of clowns on the Syria Dissent memo

      11/16/16 7:57 AM | Comment Link

    • BillyBob/2020 said...


      (My campaign approves of the photo used by Mr. Van Buren)

      11/16/16 8:11 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Thank you, for making my point so accurately.


      11/16/16 8:12 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      11/16/16 8:28 AM | Comment Link

    • Andrei said...


      Watched an interview with Giuliani yesterday – maybe my English sucks, but apparently the guy boasted that Trump will build up the US military and effectively bully the world into an era of peace.

      11/16/16 8:59 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      Meanwhile in the USA Today, free speech is frowned upon when it may cost money. After awhile WMW may be one of few sites one can speak freely.

      11/16/16 9:01 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Hey Andrei,

      I saw that… My english is pretty good…. And I’m not sure what he said.

      I know they kicked the lobbyist’s to the curb. Which is good.

      I saw where Killary apparently had a meltdown the night of the election. Knew she reminded me of my ex-wife.

      How are the people there taking all of this mess?


      11/16/16 9:20 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      Mitch said:
      “To attack Trump, and any possible supporter, commentor, blogger, journalist, etc…. When Trump has not really done anything yet… Is just wrong.”

      Not really done anything yet. right.
      bartender… two shots of 100prf Double Face Palm
      Neither had Hitler prior to 1938.

      As for not attacking Trump..fuck you.


      Moreover, it won’t be just Trump who’ll savage this country. Pence want’s to make the US a Christian Theocracy. fuck.


      Samuel Adams indeed. sheeezus

      You’re right about one thing though. Revolution is just around the corner.

      Meanwhile, if these sick fucks are any indication, they’re already on the frontline of Trumps “deportation” Gestapo. Only they won’t be deporting anyone. They’ll just murder them before they become illegal aliens..


      11/16/16 9:23 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      Can Trump do something about the media reporting Clintons popular vote total? It just encourages them.

      11/16/16 9:32 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Good Morning Pitchfork,

      I get Trump scares you. I get it.

      Most powerful business man, with a completely off the wall agenda, who absolutely Knows he’s right.

      Opps… Sorry. That’s Soros.

      So… I’m guessing your pissed off that Hillary didn’t win too.


      11/16/16 9:48 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      Does anyone know if the photo is an old family photo of Peter’s?! Imagine the talks, and hopefully non violent gatherings, to celebrate immigrants killing natives soon. Have more pie. I actually can not stand the thought of joining a protest Sat. where Move On, Kos D’s, Working Family (D) and others will gather. MANY were with her. No Thanks. I would tell them, you elected Trump. President Sanders expire cause of you you …etc. Have a nice day.

      11/16/16 10:01 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...


      People are going to really regret that NDAA shit – you know, the paragraphs where “the president” can assassinate anyone anywhere in the world he chooses, or decide to detain anyone he names indefinitely, without charges, under military confinement. Including Americans. Yeah, way cool when Obama signed the sucker into law, wasn’t it? After all, he needed it to fight “the war on terror”.

      Those fucking chickens are going to fucking come home to fucking roost.

      11/16/16 10:07 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      “Trump hasnt done anything yet”

      Fatboy Christie would disagree.

      11/16/16 10:18 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      Teri, I was thinking of not joining the Anti Trump protest, but making a sign to face them that said.”You so called peace protesters have taking 8 years off. You gave u.s. NDAA,Drones, etc. NDAA in my view is bad news #1, U$A #1 (repeat) Wave multiple flags. (Hillary had over 45 on stage at her celebration event at Javitts Center.

      11/16/16 10:21 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...


      Teri, Obama should keep his head down if he wants to keep his head in Trumpland.

      11/16/16 10:23 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      Have Kubler Ross book sales gone up?

      11/16/16 10:23 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      Gonna be interesting to see what happens to Pat “I know where the bodies are buried” Kennedy and company at State — will they be asked to retire or stay on and it’s bi’ness as usual

      11/16/16 11:31 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      Somewhere I read that most women also voted for Trump.

      ALot of these stats seem to represent the groups the Obama/Clinton teams ignored in their desire to focus on the youth bubble (they got ignored too but some realize this and some don’t, usually those jabbing away at their imachines in the service of the Post and Times)

      11/16/16 11:34 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      Container sship stocks surged today. Is Amerika going to increase exports? What country are you going to? Remeber, Wherever you go, there you are. Work for No blowback. Work for the People. Peas…

      11/16/16 12:50 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Teri said,

      ” I think y’all have just lost your minds temporarily. I can’t even figure out what half these comments are supposed to mean. Actually, I can’t tell what MOST of these comments are trying to express.

      WTF is up with everyone?”

      Absolutely. Agreed !!!!!!!


      11/16/16 7:09 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Let me hopefully close out the subject with an expression of elation that we may have seen the last of Bubba and Hillary.
      Hillary is now saying she is the “people’s president” since she won the popular vote. But! I maintain that the 45% who did not vote if forced to cast their votea would have voted 30% for Trump and 15% for Hillary which would have meant Trump would have garnered the popular vote. The 45% were so disgusted with both candidates they abstained but they wanted change not corruption and the status quo.

      11/16/16 11:00 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Kyzi- Obama says he feels good knowing the polls show people still hold him in high regard. I guess he references the same pollsters who said Clinton was slam dunk. He is one delusional guy.

      11/16/16 11:03 PM | Comment Link

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