Showing posts with label RTJ4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RTJ4. Show all posts

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prof. Cornel West - George Floyd Memorial Service - Top Brass U.S. Military Retired & Active And The Intelligentsia Break From The Fold and Take The Knee: Gen. Mattis - Former Director of Nat'l Intellgence James Clapper - James Miller Resigns - Adm. Mike Mullen - Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis - Gen. Martin E. Dempsey - Gen. Robert Neller - Special Ops Gen. Raymond A. Thomas - Com. John Allen - Gen.James McConville - Adm. Mike Gilday - Air Force Gen. David Goldfein - Gen. Joseph Lengyet - Gen. Mark Milley - Defense Sec. Mark Esper - Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton - Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard - Richard K. Betts - Harold Hongu Koh - Peter Feaver - From William Rivers Pitt: 'Trump Must Resign Immediately !' - Neville Brothers - Run The Jewels: RTJ4 !

If you are waiting for the dust to settle, you are going to have a long wait.  I think what we are going to see is a very slow and painful rebirth of racial equality in America - oh right, as if there ever was racial equality in the USA. I shudder to think  how the extreme right will react but the truth is, there is no more going back to the standards we have all become accustomed to and even accepted as normal. If the United States does not change, the game is Professor Cornel West has said, the National Uprising we have been witnessing, " a sign of America imploding" and "America's moment of reckoning." I love that guy.

Here are links for y'all just in case you might have missed them:

 ~ From CNN:First of many Memorials today, the final Memorial will be next Tuesday.

Remembering George Floyd - George Floyd Memorial Service Updates 

 Breaking from the fold (Jumping Ship), the retired and active U.S. Military Top Brass & the Inteligentsia take the knee:

 ~ From Dantes Inferno: (Or... life under Donald Trump)

"Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

Must read, the General James Mattis statement, even though the White House and Trumpistas are dismissing  him and his very accurate and warning words : 

READ: Former Defense Secretary Mattis' Statement on Trump and Protests


This list put was together by Jared Keller (thank you Jared) will probably need to be updated in the days ahead,hit each name within the report to read highlights of their statements  and warnings against Trump...while you there, click on T&P's news highlights:

 ~ From Task & Purpose:  

Here Are All The Current and Former Military Leaders Blasting Trump's Response To Nationwide Protests
by, Jared Keller

 ~ From Foreign Policy :  

"The Stakes Are High, and We Must Be Better Than This "

Six military heavyweights and defense experts weigh in on Trump’s call for the military to put down protests.


 Don't want to forget this one....

 ~ From TPM:

Pentagon Policy Advisor Resigns, Saying Esper 'Violated' Oath of Office
By, Zoe Richards


Importantly, the statement from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper:

Hear James Clapper 's Warning About America 


Does any of this matter?  Well, Juan Cole doesn't seem to think it will add up to much, but I do.  How many more Military either Brass or Troops will take the knee ? I think there will be more. Is it a matter of not going down with the Titanic or walking a tightrope to keep the troops steady, or both?  After all, there are a lot of black people  enlisted in the Military as well as many right wing extremists.  I think it's both, plus  the majority of these guys simply do not like Trump and they have had to remain silent for years.


Once again, I have been too busy to ask permission to re-print this next will not believe, another feral cat gave birth to another littler outside !  So now, I have two litters in the back ruining my plants and driving Paris crazy, I'm feeding them but they have not only  invaded  they have taken over!  Total cats and kittens outside: 15 kittens and 3 stray feral momma cats..  Total adoptees inside: 3 !  I don't know what to do ! Kittens to the left of me, kittens to the right ! It's like a kitten rebellion !

Okay, enough...this should be the finale for now:  Here's the solution y'all:

From Truthout:

As Trump Wages War On DC Residents, It's Clear He Must Resign Immediately 
By, William Rivers Pitt


I'll be back at some point with Ben & Jerry's decree.

Of course...

Democracy Now !


I know it's an oldie from over 30 years back (man I was not popular for playing this really loud in Ramona back then)...but it is relevant and powerful.  Background vocals BTW is Buffy St. Marie:

"I think we're all runnin' thinkin' that we can hide 
I think we're runnin' try in' to get away 
But sooner or later we gonna realize 
We gonna meet up with the truth face to face
 You can't stop running water 
You can't kill the fire that burns inside
 Don't deny our flesh and blood 
Don't forsake our sons and daughters" 


Try this one... hot hot hot off the press....Run The Jewels... RTJ4 !

Ya'll take care and stay healthy.