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H2O Man

(74,027 posts)
Sun Feb 17, 2019, 01:30 PM Feb 2019

Guerrillas in the Midst

“You must believe me, because madmen always tell the truth.”
Ernesto Che Guevara; May 26, 1964



I watched Trump's “state of emergency” speech. Like literally millions of Americans, I know that the crisis we are confronted with is not the poor Central Americans attempting to enter our country for a safer, better life ….it's the Trump-Russian caravan that has invaded county and taken the White House hostage. They are the ones that seek to destroy the concepts expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They are the ones attempting to subvert the institutions of our nation.

We've witnessed recent hate rallies, where Trump tries to whip up the passions of the mentally dead – to where they threaten and attack journalists. Or to where they construct crude pipe bombs to send in the mail, hoping to take out a large portion of the Democratic Party's leadership. Dangerous as they may be, these are merely the zombie troops being used by a more sinister force. The more serious threat right now comes not from the puppets, but from the puppeteer.

In the past three years, the Trump-Russia dynamic has pulled more than the mentally dead into its orbit. Its gravitational force has hypnotized what was once known as the republican party, and reduced their leaders in DC to babbling sheep. By gosh, that's somewhere near a quarter of the adult population of voting age being led astray by this awful force. There will be a puppet vs zombie conflict during the 2020 primary season. I doubt we can rescue the vast majority of them. Probably too late for our thoughts and prayers at this point, so let's invest our energies elsewhere.

Who dares to confront this beast? Well, let's see: Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and lots and lots of Democrats in the House and Senate, for starters. And I assume everyone here does, too. But we are engaged in a struggle in which our opposition is using irregular warfare. We can “surprise attack” them using Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights. It's our very best weapon between now and the 2020 elections.

Here is my idea for this week. I hope that others here will consider joining me. I think we need guerrillas in our midst, using the social-political weapons found in Amendment 1. Ordinary, every-day citizens by day, who will exercise their Amendment 1 rights from their homes. I'm going to buy a book of twenty US postage stamps, get twenty sheets of paper and a pen, and send twenty letters to elected representatives in the House and Senate.

Ten will be to Democrats, saying keep up the good work in fighting Trump on his wall. And ten will be to republicans who are up for re-election in 2020, telling them to stand for the Constitution – and against Trump – or face the consequences. I will ask the republicans for written responses, which I will use in the local/regional/state media sources, as a concerned citizen.

If one other forum member joins in this grass roots effort, it would double the impact. Think of if five or ten people here took up this worthy cause. We could have some fun posting the responses. Documenting their positions well before 2020 in a manner the republicans do not anticipate. For that is the very essence of the non-violent guerrilla warfare that is required at this time.

Peace,
H2O Man

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Guerrillas in the Midst (Original Post) H2O Man Feb 2019 OP
I'm in! coeur_de_lion Feb 2019 #1
Great idea, my dear H20 Man! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2019 #2
Here's A List Of Con Senators Me. Feb 2019 #4
Thank you, my dear Me! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2019 #5
And Only 12 Dem Senators Me. Feb 2019 #6
Thank you Me! coeur_de_lion Feb 2019 #7
Excellent Idea Me. Feb 2019 #3
K&R hunter Feb 2019 #8

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,355 posts)
2. Great idea, my dear H20 Man!
Sun Feb 17, 2019, 01:43 PM
Feb 2019

I may just join you.

I’m sure there’s a list of Republicans who are up for re-election in 2020 somewhere.

Thank you so much!

Me.

(35,454 posts)
4. Here's A List Of Con Senators
Sun Feb 17, 2019, 01:47 PM
Feb 2019

Republicans
Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)
Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)
Steve Daines (R-Montana)
Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)
Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Cory Gardner (R-Colorado)
Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)
Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) -- Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
David Perdue (R-GA)
Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota)
Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska)
Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina)

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,355 posts)
5. Thank you, my dear Me!
Sun Feb 17, 2019, 01:50 PM
Feb 2019

So all of these yahoos are up for re-election in 2020? This is very helpful.


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