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Say No to Hate: Betty Blondeau

The most important problem facing us today is the threat to our democratic system. That threat is probably based in the racist, sexist politics espoused by Donald Trump and embraced by his ardent base. His positions, frequently tweeted, have allowed many to come out of the closet in expressing their own long-suppressed beliefs.

Betty Blondeau is an arts advocate and was a candidate for Decatur City Commission District 1 in 2017.

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Betty Blondeau: The most important problem facing us today is the threat to our democratic system. That threat is probably based in the racist, sexist politics espoused by Donald Trump and embraced by his ardent base. His positions, frequently tweeted, have allowed many to come out of the closet in expressing their own long-suppressed beliefs. The blind following of his sycophants puts this country in danger of becoming the next Hungary or Poland. (See Paul Krugman’s editorial in the New York Times 8/27/18.)

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Betty Blondeau: Get out the vote. If the Democrats cannot regain at least the House in November, there is every chance that the US will follow the path taken in other “democratic” countries in handing over our government to an autocratic president.

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Betty Blondeau: This activism is the only way that we can prevent a complete takeover by the Republicans-turned-Trumpites. The GOP of old is dead and has allowed an autocratic, cruel mobster to lead this country with all the techniques of the Mafia gangsters that we have in the past controlled. We must take to the streets to bring some sense of decency back into our lives.

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Betty Blondeau: The social media is really the “fake news” that Trump condemns. The voice of a free press has never been more important and must be upheld.

There is so much wrong with social media that it almost outweighs the increased communication possible if the medium is filled with truth and not with hyped-up conspiracy theories.

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Betty Blondeau: I read blogs from local Resistance groups and the candidates blogs that give a truer picture of issues. The New York Times editorials, The Hill, and Daily Kos are also filled with truth-to-power information.

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Betty Blondeau: We can elect honest, competent people to replace the people in power now at the federal, state and local level. There are many campaigns that support the “say no to hate” agenda. If people will rise up and speak out through their votes, we can save our democracy. If we stay home and don’t exercise this sacred right, we will find ourselves mired in the current kakistocracy of Trump — a government run by the worst, least qualified, most unscrupulous citizens.




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