A New Beginning

  The Sun will never set on democracy and the pursuit of justice. We the selected few that have emerged from under the bus. We’ll  continue the pursuit of truth and justice, to voice our diverse points of views that fuels our Village, it is time to rise like Phoenix from the ashes. The sleeping giant has been awoken by the a government based on Birchism,fascism and Racism. No Mas, we will not cow to the those who want to play nice or civil with the opposition. Let us not fool ourselves that we can , reason with nor negotiate with The Vagina Grabber In Chief. We’ll not surrender nor cave into the boorish behavior of a wannabe Dictator Oligarch.

Let’s mobilize and join those who have taken to the streets. It’s time for us to use our economic purchasing power to inflict the pain that these oligarch dictator and his followers understand, on their profit margins. I call for nationwide boycott of companies, individuals and organization that support this regime. I burnt all my New Balance shoes, refuse to watch anything with Jon Voight, Susan Sarandon, and others appear in.

We are in the precipice of seeing our World Order collapse into Anarchy, Led by our US of A.

  63 comments for “A New Beginning

  1. bfitzinAR
    February 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    {{{Philly76}}} – Great beginning. We can and will do this. No matter how far we get pushed back, we will recover. Together. moar [{{HUGS}}}

    • WYgalinCali
      February 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Is anybody else having this problem? I’m having problems getting the village to come up in the news and opinion section. It took me way too many attempts to get here. That’s what I get for leaving and migrating around the site. 😢

      • Mvgal92691
        February 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        I bookmarked the page after having this problem. At least I know I can get to where I want to go.

  2. MomentaryGrace
    February 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    • bfitzinAR
      February 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      {{{momentarygrace}}} & LOL. I remember those commercials – and yeah we coulda had a V-8, power and efficiency and progress all wrapped in the most qualified candidate ever. Well, now we have to deal with the Evil, then clean up the mess. As usual. I’m getting tired of that usual, aren’t you? moar {{{HUGS}}}

      • MomentaryGrace
        February 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        Supremely tired of cleaning up messes and fallout from tantrums thrown by white males (and females for that matter). But we’ll do it because we care about all the bystanders. Like our champion. {{{{bfitz!}}}}}

        • inkaudlay
          February 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm

          If white males would stop throwing tantrums there would be a 94% decline in violence toward women, people of color, minorities, the environment, animals and all other precious living things.

          I just made 94% up, but it seemed about right :)

          • DoReMI
            February 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm

            I’m pretty sure it’s 94.62%…if you’re going to make things up, don’t round and people will conclude you’re a total stats geek. (Fake News 101…)

            • inkaudlay
              February 2, 2017 at 3:48 pm

              yessssssss…I like it.

          • Weftage
            February 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

            69.7% of all statistics are made up at the Southern Houston Institute of Technology.

            • inkaudlay
              February 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm

              I knew it!

        • Captain Black Dog
          February 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

          This is something which has been bothering me a lot lately when I think about the bigger picture. It seems like it’s one step forward and two steps back. We get liberal leadership for a little while then it swings back to conservative. Which wouldn’t be bad, I think balance is good and necessary, but conservative is getting more and more radical and divorced from reality all the time. I mean come on, alternative conservative policy is…’hey guys, maybe we should reduce the deficit, buy the military some new equipment and only let people take EI once a year without a few more hoops to jump through’ it’s no “hey guys, global warming isn’t a thing, the hijab should be banned and you’re not allowed to ban fracking’

          • Melaka
            February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm

            I remember when it was reasonable.. within limits of sanity. Now? Yeesh

          • FreeBeer
            February 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

            If we survive this coup, priority should be clean up of elections: gerrymandering, voter id, cross-check, and lake paper trail. We need to be able to audit.

            • reesetheone
              February 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

              Hiya freebeer!

            • barbaraes
              February 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm

              Agree!!! I worry about our ever having a fair election with this crew in charge.

  3. inkaudlay
    February 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Resistance is not futile, it’s voltage divided by current.

    • Sylv
      February 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Lol. Thanks for the giggle.

  4. reesetheone
    February 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    fierced and Recd….. thanks bro! Lol!

  5. reesetheone
    February 2, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Gop are playing for keeps and Trumps 3 am on notice tweet to Iran give me the impression we WILL be in another ground war by 2018.

    elections have consequences.

    • DoReMI
      February 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      It’s becoming pretty clear that we’re headed that way, whether by accident or by intention. I wonder if we’ll see a repeat of the post-9/11 rush to serve in the armed forces, or if we’ll see 1970 all over again? I just have a hard time seeing an unpopular president gain support for an unpopular war, but then I never thought I’d see a political party choose party over country either.

      • shenagig
        February 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        “but then I never thought I’d see a political party choose party over country either.”

        me either…

    • Captain Black Dog
      February 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Elections do, indeed, have consequences. Which for some reason seems like a shock to many people. As the days go on I become more and more angry that those who will suffer first and the most are not those who voted for the abomination.

      At this point all I can say is I hope for a ground war and not a nuclear one, since that’s apparently not off the table. Did you ever think you’d see the day?

      Overall, I’m done. I’m done pretending that the people who voted for Trump or Brexit or PC in Canada are anything but ignorant and hateful. I’m done pretending that they may have had good reasons for it or that they didn’t know any better.

      There was no moral ambiguity in this election. Small children are taught that the things Trump said and did to win the presidency are wrong. I never wondered how Nazis rose to power in German in the 30s, I had a pretty good idea, after reading Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies in high school it was crystal clear in my mind. I didn’t want a front row seat to watch it happen in my life time, but apparently I got a ticket for free.

      And I hope my Trump voting family will be happy, since I’m still on the supplemental reserve list (which means I can be called up in the event of war) for pretty much the duration of Trump’s presidency, if he gets in a war and Canada decides to join him that their hate and ignorance chose to put me in harms way so they could air their petty grievances and not face their sexism and white fragility.

      • reesetheone
        February 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        Thank you for your service. I really hope it doesn’t come to that but DT is a cowboy with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove. History shows that is a deadly combination to have.

        Dt’s most consequential decisions so far have little to do with economic angst. I don’t expect that to change except he will deregulate w.s., bust Unions, make money via the presidency and make discrimination in the workplace commonplace again.

        • Captain Black Dog
          February 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

          I’m writing something right now talking about this exact thing, here’s a bit

          It is true that people are afflicted with a sense of grievance which is ostensibly aimed at economic inequality. However, when you look at what I outlined above, I think you must concluded that this grievance is either hypocritical, ignorant or prejudiced. It is hypocritical to have voted for right-wing candidates and policies over the years, then get upset that you’re being hurt by these policies, all the while these right-wing policies have hurt even worse those historically oppressed groups which started even lower on the socio-economic ladder than you and will be hurt even worse than you will be by the new conservative politicians and policies you continue to vote for. Or maybe you’re just ignorant, maybe you don’t realize that the things hurting you are the very things you’ve been voting for so faithfully all these years. Or maybe it’s none of these things…maybe after having a black man as president for 8 year and then being offered a woman you didn’t want to disrupt the established order of things and chose to revert back to a white man. For what is more establishment than big money, handed down from white father to white son, real estate development and gold plated toilets?

          Also, I had asked you previously your opinion on going hard left and facing disastrous results in the next election….well, from what I’m seeing right now, the left everywhere is gearing up for years of irrelevancy brought on my incessant self-criticism, circular firing squads, purity and selling out the oppressed to pander to the malcontents.

          • bfitzinAR
            February 2, 2017 at 4:07 pm

            What you say is true. Also very depressing. But it may not be the whole truth. The very noisy Alt Left is absolutely gearing up for years of irrelevancy for the exact reasons you cite. But we’re not. I think (OK, hope) the very blatant evils of The Donald’s administration has woken up the usually sleeping ‘cen-Dems’ much the way Pearl Harbor did my father’s generation. It will take a little time to get organized and mobilized – and more time to start pushing back and winning – but we will do it. {{{Captain Black Dog}}}

            • Captain Black Dog
              February 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

              I cross my fingers and I hope, but will it be enough? I honestly don’t trust my own judgement much anymore, I really thought Hillary would win the election no problem and Brexit would be a joke…didn’t turn out that way. So I wonder now, and question myself. Lately I’ve been asking, “What evidence do you have to support that conclusion”. In Canada I’ve been seeing the ‘left’ fall into the same traps of attacking the ‘good’ for not being perfect. For all that the world loves Trudeau, within the country the left is already nitpicking his every word and deed. While the right is painting him as an incompetent mamby-pamby baffoon. Our own reality star conservative is gearing up to win the PC party leadership based on the Trump model and a perfectly good, and happy and functioning country is being brainwashed into thinking it’s a 3rd world dictatorship with a failing economy.

            • DoReMI
              February 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

              I agree. It’s easy to forget that the Leftier-Than-Thou Brigade is loud but not necessarily skilled at organizing, and I am a firm believer in the philosophy that organizing and activism are two different things…and organizing will always trump activism for results. It’s a fine distinction, since organizing can include organizing activism, but they are different.

              What I’m seeing on the ground in my area is lots of activism, but even more fledgling attempts at organizing. As I have mentioned before, my skills seem to be useful in the area of organizing organizers, so that’s where I’m devoting the bulk of my efforts. I’m still making calls, of course, but in terms of group activities, I’m helping two different groups define themselves and how they want to use their voices. And the bulk of the people in one of these groups are voters. Not activists. Not campaign-experienced phone bankers. Not canvassers. Just voters, who are now very, very scared and very, very motivated. In the other group, it’s more of a mixed bag, as most of them have worked on at least one campaign. This group, however, lacks group-building experience, so we are probably going to become an Indivisible unit, and use their resources to grow the group. But even this more experienced group gained most of their training in the ’08 Obama campaign and by 2016 slid back into the role of voter. More savvy, perhaps, than the first group, but voters who have woke.

          • reesetheone
            February 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

            At the orang monster I had a phrase for that… in purple paradise however, I will say that we failed the learn the lessons from 68,72,80,84, and 88. We as a party won on the issues, hrc got creamed on immigration and terrorism. The wall e.o. and the muslim ban plays to Dt strengths.

            • Captain Black Dog
              February 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm

              That’s why I worry and am not as heartened as some others to see all the activism and marches I see right now. I’m not trying to take away anything from those guys, they’re going amazing things and work that’s making a difference…..but they represent the 3m that voted for HRC over DT. They don’t necessarily represent any numbers shifting to the left for the next election. While I think simply having a man topping the ticket next time around would have solved the problem, the left in America, like here in the UK (I’m looking at you ‘I support Brexit’ Corbyn) have begun to engage in a cannibalism which I think will only further weaken them, drive down the vote and drive off people. Furthermore this doesn’t take into consideration the possibility of unity motivated by war. The ‘soft centre’ who follow the prevailing narrative and vote for those with the most power, which will be Trump in this case. And it assumes that the right will somehow be demoralized or not turn out to vote next time, which I think will be just the opposite, I think they’ll want to entrench their gains and be even more motivated.

      • inkaudlay
        February 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm

        Captain Black Dog, thank you for your service. And crap, I’m sorry it has to be under trump.

      • DoReMI
        February 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        The people in the Ukraine are already paying the price of our election. I think the bulk of our current allies (or at least those people who haven’t had a phone call with the PuppetPresident yet) will find a way to distance themselves from us, and our isolation will deepen. I’m far more worried that China and/or Iran will now feel free to take actions

        • Captain Black Dog
          February 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

          Yeah, I can’t believe we live in a world where I wonder if we could go to war against the US. TBH, I don’t think China or Iran would go looking for war, but I don’t think Trump would give them much of a choice. I think China might step in if Trump starts really fucking things up internationally, but Iran would probably only engage if attacked. My bigger concern is what Russia might be instigating behind the scenes. I have nothing to base any of this on, just speculation.

      • Mvgal92691
        February 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Thank you for serving our country. I we don’t end in a scenario where are you recalled to service.

      • DeeQuilter86
        February 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        Thank you for your service.

        I’m also scared about the war situation. This ridiculous idiot thinks he’s playing a game and is being controlled by Bannon. I thought I’d never see the day either where I’d have a front row seat to this. My daughter said one of her friends tweeted “Shit, we’re going to be the bad guys in WWIII!” I am deeply saddened that our children also have to live with this fear. My daughter graduated college in 2013 and has just started a real job (her others were “stepping stones” to this) and my son graduated college 2016. They are both very anxious and scared. Breaks my heart.

        • bfitzinAR
          February 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm

          I have seen the potential for us to become the “bad guys in WWIII” since Nixon. Every time the Dems win, I think maybe we can get off this path. Then the next set of Rs get into power and we slide further towards that end. I am still hoping we can get off this path. I will put my Energy into getting off this path. But it will not surprise me if ultimately a group of “Allies” ends up having to pound us in order to give us our free society back. Presupposing anybody survives such a war.

          But – just because I can visualize the worst possible situation doesn’t mean we are actually going to live it. Every choice we make to organize, to defend and support each other in community, is a step away from the edge of the cliff. And it’s worth trying for and working for. If we fight for the Good we have a chance. If we give up and don’t fight we have no chance. So I will trust that the fact that good people outnumber Evil people means we can win – and keep trying. {{{HUGS}}}

  6. Mvgal92691
    February 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hi all! Nice to see a diary by one of our own up here! Grabbing cup of hot tea and settling down in a nice cozy chair.

  7. JanF
    February 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Look! You’re famous!! :)

    The Moose also has a Facebook page where all the posts go: Motley Moose

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 2, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Liked and retweeted! ;)

    • ChrisTS
      February 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      So, I can reply, but not register. WP does not seem to like either of the only 2 email addresses I have had for the past 30 years. Any ideas?

      • JanF
        February 3, 2017 at 6:52 am

        There is no automatic registration at the Motley Moose (we don’t have full time admins who can monitor for bots all day long). People who want to join do what you did – leave a comment in a post indicating that you want to be added as a user.

        You will get a an email from “wordpress at motleymoose.net” with a user name and password. Then you can log in (see this FAQ: How to Log in which describes the log in process). After you log in, you can change your password using the Dashboard. Note: if you choose “Lost your password?” from the log in screen and have not logged in yet, you may encounter problems.

        Watch for the email and welcome aboard!

        • ChrisTS
          February 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

          Got it!

  8. Evergreen2
    February 2, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    So I hope I’m doing this right! Glad to find you all!

    Evergreen2/homegypsy

    • inkaudlay
      February 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Oh good, you made it! I was just surfing through The Village diary at DK and saw you popping up. Glad you’re here.

  9. DeeQuilter86
    February 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    So true! Well said!

  10. Captain Black Dog
    February 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    So, I think this should be passed around. I think until people are comfortable with hearing this and agreeing with it there will continue to be ineffectual and inaccurate solutions which don’t address the fundamental problems we’re facing.

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/dear-white-people-who-write-things-people-who-voted-for-a-blatant-racist-are-fine-with-racism-this-is-not-hard/

    as much as I want to believe in the latent goodness of Trump supporters — which, apparently, just needs some understanding and some sensitivity (and perhaps even some Ralph Tresvant) for that goodness to be extracted out — there’s this annoying little thing preventing me from doing that.
    They voted for him.
    He made no effort to hide or spin his racism and sexism and hate for Muslims and Mexicans and non-alternative facts, and they voted for him. He’s done nothing since being elected and inaugurated except exactly what he said he was going to do.

    • reesetheone
      February 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      They’re bringing drugs… they’re bring crime….. they’re rapists…

      Pretty self explanatory to me.

    • DoReMI
      February 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      But goddess forbid that we hurt white folks feelings by calling them names! When I had my falling out with my sister, this was the argument she tried to use on me. She knew he had said awful things, but… There is no but. And there is no claiming it was just “awful” words; those words were backed by a lifetime of “awful” actions. Still, you’re never going to hear this in the MSM. It’s too white and not at all inclined towards self-examination.

    • DeeQuilter86
      February 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      I’m white and I’m pissed at the white people who voted for this idiot! If they were not out and out racists, they sure didn’t mind supporting one. I do not give them a pass, what so ever! He was, like you said, right out there with his beliefs while spewing his thoughts at his “hate” rallies (I will not call them campaign rallies).

      • DoReMI
        February 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        I was one of those white folk who found my shoes suddenly very interesting when someone would make a racist or sexist comment. I didn’t want to make waves or create uncomfortable social situations. Fuck that shit…those days are now a part of my past.

        • DeeQuilter86
          February 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm

          Agree. I live in rural Iowa and know many people who voted Trump. Some of them are very quiet now. However I told hubby I won’t start anything but if someone makes a racist or sexist comment, they’ll get an earful from me. And that includes members of his family who are such “Christians”.

  11. Moondanc
    February 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Hello, I’m here, I think I’m commenting, I can’t figure out how to change my PW as all that happens when I try is the pw generator –I can’t select a pw of my own?

    I once threatened to throw my FIL out of my house (they were staying with us) when he used the N word. This was my second husband ( I turned him Dem) my first was Black and my 2nd husband begged me not to tell his parents about that. They were from FL and already thought he was a lost cause living in SF.

    In fact, while we were living together before we got married, they offered to buy him a car and give him $5000 to get married because their son, my future husband, was 40, not married, lived in SF and all their friends thought he was gay. They couldn’t decide which was worse, their friends thinking he was gay or letting them know he was living in sin. Can’t make this stuff up. His Mom was a staunch Repub, went to every convention and when we got married we got a leather bound autographed copy of a Richard Nixon book.

    Once his folks got older, his Mom was afraid of his Dad driving in CA but dream was to visit Nixon library so we dutifully took them there (ugh). His Dad also wanted to go “look” at the bare land where the Reagan library was going to be– I put my foot down at that.

    We’re divorced now but still friends, I’m still living in sin–12 years- but this time with a true pragmatic progressive. What could go wrong?

    • Raina
      February 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      You are obviously logged on now. It took me a while to figure out changing the password thing. Just log in with the password you were given, then go to your profile page and there should be something about changing your password. Type in your new password. It won’t accept the change if it’s considered a weak password, so you have to check a box saying you recognize that it’s a weak password. Bingo, changed.

  12. inkaudlay
    February 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This. From The Peoples’ View.
    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2017/2/1/the-long-twilight-struggle

    • Mvgal92691
      February 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Great article!

    • DoReMI
      February 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      And look, you posted an article that includes criticism of the purists without fear!

      • reesetheone
        February 2, 2017 at 9:26 pm

        Well, telling the truth will always free you from fear😀

        • bfitzinAR
          February 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

          But it’s still good to have a place to do it where you won’t be attacked for it.

          Meanwhile, I’m taking off. They were painting in the office today and I’ve got a killer headache – just giving up while I can still make sense. :) But will see everybody in the morning in whatever post is most active. {{{HUGS}}}

          • Mvgal92691
            February 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

            ‘Nite. {{{bfitxinAR}}}

        • inkaudlay
          February 3, 2017 at 5:41 am

          Yes!

      • inkaudlay
        February 3, 2017 at 5:39 am

        And it felt soooo good.

  13. February 2, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Is there where everybody went?

    • inkaudlay
      February 3, 2017 at 5:42 am

      Hi! Yep, here we are!

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