Friday, November 4, 2022

The End Is Near...

Can we stop it before it is too late?

BY Rhonda Williams

I am fearful of what will happen after the mid-term elections. I do not see the election results going well for the LGBTQ community and The American Democracy as we know it. The vocal and mean ultra-right movement first pointed  its sights on making the transgender community invisible. More threats now abound. However, there is a much larger issue looming.  

*Indicted Former Trump political adviser Roger Stone
Speaking at the ReAwaken America tour
The ReAwaken America Tour is a  conservative Christian revival with some of the most prolific spreaders of conspiracy theories barnstorming across the country. In this circus there is a stacked cast of pro-Trump speakers, preachers, and self-proclaimed prophets. Michael Flynn, who served briefly as the national security adviser during the Trump administration is one of its most prominent preachers. Speaking before this conservative Christian audience, he stated the United States of America should have only one religion. “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion,” he said.

Marjorie Taylor Greene (another ReAwaken America Tour darling) embraces  Christian nationalism that follows closely the troubling remarks from Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert: “The church is supposed to direct the government, the government is not supposed to direct the church.”

Attendees are a true lunatic fringe element made up of uneducated conspiracy zealots. These facts alone do not make then less scary or dangerous. From the same stage, earlier, Julie Green, an ally of Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, told the audience God had spoken to her and sent a prophecy. “God said he can take this country back in unconventional ways. He doesn’t need an election to do it.”

I do not fear these individuals. These lunatics are the useful idiots of skilled politicians to divide America. What I do fear is the political leaders that are going along with the message. The message is providing cover for autocratic leaning, "power at any price" politicians. DeSantis is a perfect example.  

Autocratic leaders are distracting the voting public's attention with “Don’t Say Gay”, “Drag-queen Story Hour” and “Transgender individuals want to turn all boys into girls”; all lies. Their true plot is a one-party takeover of our democracy; elections be dammed. Do they care about these issues? No - However, the majority of voters are not seeing what is happening in the background.  Fox news leads the diversion. 

One only needs to study what happened in Germany post 1933. This is history repeating. And, we all know what occurred there. Let us hope we do not share that common heritage.

Historian Michael Beschloss put it this way:

We’re on the edge of a brutal authoritarian system, and it could be [less than] a week away."

Be forewarned. We are witnessing the end of The American Democracy as we know it today. Can it be saved? 

Do Save Us from this!

*Roger Stone's formal charges: The seven counts against Stone include one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements -- including lying to Congress -- and one count of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. He was convicted of all counts on Nov. 15 2019 and sentenced to over 3 years in prison. Donald Trump Pardoned Roger Stone December 23, 2020.  


  1. to say that this piece is an over
    reaction would be kind. Are you saying that democracy only exists if people vote the way you want? Secondly checks and balances still exist including a Dem president,Just like the polls have shown that our citizens oppose a total abortion ban I believe they can be trusted not to go for a ride with religious whackos

    1. For the next two years, we will be a weak check with Biden's veto. However mister “Let all get along” from a bygone era, will be forced to give in under the threat government shutdown every month. Piece by piece the Republicans will undo the last two years of Biden's agenda. Biden/Harris will look so disgustingly weak in 2024, America will vote for Trump or DeSantis.

      With all three branches under Republican control, we no longer have a democracy! DeSantis has already shown no regard for the Florida constitution (gerrymandering) so why would he not do it at a national level with a stacked Supreme Court to give him carte blanche?

      Also with state election certification in the hands of “Election Deniers” elections become meaningless. They certify, not the person with the most votes, but the party’s choice. Again, democracy is undermined, now at the local level as well.

  2. Thanks Rhonda. You've got it right, I'm sorry to say. I am so sad that my sons and grandchildren will have to pay dearly for our self-centeredness and stupidity. Rianna

  3. Unfortunately, Rhonda you are not wrong your fears. In todays news, I found this article "Transgender youth health care ban approved by Florida medical boards".
    I also found this information " https://vawnet.org/sc/serving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence/violence-against-trans-and ".

    We face a throw back to the early fifties, where it was almost completely outlawed to be our true selves. Back to laws that stated it was a punishable offense for a male or female to present themselves in public as the opposite sex. Michelle Hart

  4. Of course the end is near. What did we expect?..we have woken the sleeping giant. A lot more of them then us. We get people on our side by love and respect. Not schools cramming things down parents throats that they don’t want. Or letting trans swimmers take over womens swimming. Drag queen shows in schools. Or trample other peoples rights because we think we are special. No laws will change what people think. Both the right and the left take things way tooooooo far. And you know I am right.

    1. I agree that some bad optics have hurt us. I have written about these. The only rights we desire are those afforded to everyone. We should not be singled out for being different, nor do want/need special treatment. Equal protection under the law and the pursuit of happiness. The basics.

      My blog post is about us being used by the political right to mask their agenda of autocratic rule. The transgender community in general has become a sacrificial pawn in their "power at any price" quest.

      Just as a magician does sleight of hand, the “political right” is diverting the populace's attention, saying look at those awful transgender actions, while they steal the democracy.

  5. Rhonda, I have never been so concerned about American society. It’s more than elections, or LBGTQ rights, or immigration, or education , or … or … or… It seems there is this network of right-wingers who have convinced people to disregard facts and latch on to whatever falsehoods appeal to their baser instincts. We’ve seen this in Germany and Italy in the early Thirties, in Iran after Taliban and in so many regimes in between. It’s so unfortunate that economic issues may be driving voters to elect politicians who follow this line.

  6. Claire, thank you for the comment - You have gotten the point - . concerned, yes!