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Truth

A Few More Inconvenient Truths

Race

  • FACT: For humans “race” is a social construct and is meaningless biologically because we are all of the same subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens.
  • FACT: We white people only make up about 1/5 of the world’s population. In global terms we are actually a minority – the Chinese outnumber us by a lot.

Religion

  • FACT: We Christians only make up about 1/3 of the world’s population, although we are the largest religion.
  • FACT: Our Christian forebears decided to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during the winter even though he was born in warmer weather for one reason: To take over all of the “pagan” Yule and Solstice rituals that had been celebrated for centuries, if not millennia.
    • FACT: There is no war on Christmas. If anything, Pagans could claim that there is an ongoing war on Yule.

Government

  • FACT: Russia, Syria, China, and North Korea all have state-run television that warps the news in order to keep their people ignorant and themselves in power.
    • FACT: Misinformation is one of the favored methods of keeping power by dictators throughout history.
    • FACT: Kim Jong-il and Bashar al-Assad do it because they are dictators who oppress their people.
      • FACT: Bashar al-Assad has been “President” for 16 years, and took over the office from his father who had been “President” since 1971. In 2014 Assad was “elected” to another 7-year term in what should have been the first real Presidential election in Syria since the 1963 and 1966 coups that instituted the current monarchy.
      • FACT: Vladimir Putin has likewise alternated between President and Prime Minister for the past 16 years.
    • THEORY: Putin does it because he wants to be a czar rather than a president, which is why he fights to prop up dictators like Assad.
  • FACT: Russia did invade Crimea.
    • THEORY: I think Putin did it so that he will have a larger empire once he finally declares himself Czar.
  • FACT: The Russians did try to interfere with the US Presidential election by discrediting Hillary Clinton.
    • FACT: It could not have been done without Putin knowing about it; he may have even ordered it, but we don’t know for sure.
    • THEORY: Putin thinks Trump is like-minded and will help him cement power.

Climate Change

  • FACT: Climate change is real, and if we don’t curb our fossil fuel dependency the planet will become unlivable, leading to the extinction of the human race.
  • FACT: Since corporations generally only care about profits, the only way to save the planet is by enforcing strict environmental regulations.
  • FACT: The supply of fossil fuels is limited, so there will come a day when we will be forced to give them up anyway. Current estimates suggest that day could come as soon as 2050 at current usage. If we step up production like Trump wants to then our supplies won’t even last that long.
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America’s Founders Demand We Overthrow It

Now that I have your attention, let me explain why we Americans may well be duty-bound to peacefully replace our government in the near future.

If Emperor Trump and the Republican Congress attempt a coup like the current attack NC’s Congress is making on those of us they are supposed to serve, the founding fathers say we are morally obligated to overthrow the government through peaceful means. The Declaration of Independence explicitly demands it (emphasis mine):

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

One badly needed change is that the Electoral College needs to go. It was included in the Constitution as a compromise because some of our founding fathers didn’t think that most property-owning white men (the only people who could vote) were competent to actually choose a president – they didn’t want the masses involved in the process at all. These days every adult citizen has the right to vote, and there is unprecedented access to information about the candidates, so the Electoral College is now a completely unnecessary and, as our latest election shows, seriously flawed anachronism that should have been dispensed with decades ago.

Some people argue against eliminating the Electoral College by saying that “the founding fathers knew what they were doing.” Those people have apparently not actually read the US Constitution, because Article V details how to amend it, which has already been done 27 times. The single greatest thing about our founding fathers is that they knew they didn’t know everything, but did their best and planned ahead so that future generations could fix any problems that arose.