We all are aware of the goal of Trumps Election Fraud Commission, voter suppression. Most notably the supression that the Republicans have concentrated on are groups of people who are loyal Democratic voters. We know from the rash of voter ID laws, Florida's purge in 2000, "Gerry Rigging" and Kris Kobach's cross check program that the groups most commonly targeted are blacks, asians, and people who do not have financial means to jump through the hoops put in place.

I believe branding is important to get a message to stick. Voter supression leads to the representatives in our government being voted in by a minority. The definination of a political system where people are clearly divided based on race gender class or other such factors is apartheid. I choose to use apartheid to describe our government now. In fact we have had an apartheid government since "Citizens Untied" SCOUS decision.

I ask that in your future tweets, Facebook post and your day to day conversations you use the word apartheid. I guarantee the word apartheid will shock and evoke a reaction from those you are communicating with. Let's start calling voter supression, disenfranchisement, and the use of fraudulent voting machines that are manipulated by the republicans, APARTHEID.

As you see @thenakedemporer tweets on the subject will use.

#ApartheidCommission

#Resist

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Alberto Ceras 2's picture
Alberto Ceras 2 2 years 1 week ago
#1

Tweets won't get it done. Nor will the Democratic Party. Where are the brave, charismatic leaders?

PhilfromOhio's picture
PhilfromOhio 2 years 1 week ago
#2

Alberto, You are a great American, and I am sure you are brave and charismatic. You are using the "Panacea Argument" to dismiss this suggestion.

rs allen 2 years 1 week ago
#3

America started out as and has been since always remained an 'apartheid state'.

Ask any American Indian or any indigenous people, ask any brother, ask any self aware woman;

amerika has always been an apartheid state.

Alberto Ceras 2's picture
Alberto Ceras 2 2 years 1 week ago
#4

Yes, rs allen, an apartheid state it is. For a time, following the civil rights movement, it seemed as if the u.S. might straighten up but, no, it didn't. Now, under trump and the KKK cops, it's rapidly regressing.

Phil, I'm not a great american, I'm an avowed and ardent member of the "patriotism is the last refuge" bunch.

Any healthy change in the land of Oz will only come if (or when) a determined people - the masses - take their reasoned grievances to the street. Today's Venezuela might be instructive. At 86 years and with a damaged heart I can only observe and hope.

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PhilfromOhio 2 years 1 week ago
#5

Alberto,

You do have a few years on me. I am thinking that terminally ill people being denied care should show up on the steps of Congress or at the White House and take their last breath in public in front of the health care deniers. And, I agree, there are too many scoundrels who are wrapping their greed and prejudice in the flag. They make me sick.

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