Happy Boo Year 2017!

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Hello fellow zobopians!  I know what you’re thinking, I haven’t posted in a long while.  Yeah!  Got it!  The President-elect election, celebrity deaths kinda gave me pause.  I had to process a lot of thoughts before blogging & posting.  I’m NOT moving to another country just because Donald Trump is going to be the U.S. President.  Nope!  I’m so happy to disappoint many a White Nationalist Socialist.

Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this post, shall we?

Trump said he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C.  Oh really?

The Swamp by Trump

The Swamp

But remember folks…the swamp was the collected USA fools who voted for Donald Trump in the White House!

Happy Fool Year!

People in America want everybody else to give Trump a chance?  You mean, like the way Germany gave Adolph Hitler a chance way back in the 20th century?

Happy Boo Year!

And don’t forget…

Swamp Thing

Donald Trump is the Swamp…

This is what we get from a “know-nothing-vulgarian”.

Until neXt time…

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Photo credits : “The Swamp” by website MemesHappen.com .  “Donald Trump is the Swamp Thing” by artist Eric Oldag from website.

Trump of All Evil?

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Hello fellow zobopians!  I had something on my mind this month.  Can you guess what it is?  Yep, it’s Donald Trump!  Having a potential female President doesn’t scare me as much as having a President Trump in the White House.

The author Upton Sinclair once wrote in a story, (see picture below), titled “Root of All Evil” :

“A world conqueror had appeared in modern times.  Alexander [the great], [Julius] Caesar, Attila [the Hun], Genghis Khan, Napoleon -… when nine men out of ten would have said it was impossible.”

[Was Sinclair predicting the rise of Donald Trump?]

“A world conqueror has to be a man of few ideas, … a peculiar combination of exactly the right qualities, both good and bad – iron determination, irresistable energy, and no scruples of any sort, (…)  He has to understand the minds of other men, both foes and friends, and what greeds, fears, hates, jealousies will move them to action.  He must understand the mass minds, the ideals or delusions which sway it; (…)  He must believe in nothing but his own destiny, the glorified image of himself…”

Doesn’t it seem like Upton Sinclair was describing today’s Donald Trump?  Actually this story was originally written in 1942 about Adolf Hitler.  If America doesn’t root out evil, the future will moan and curse us for not acting!

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All Aboard The Trump Train

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Oh, boy!  Hello fellow zobopians!  I’m sure you all know by now that Donald Trump is steaming toward the Republican nominee for the GOP.  But as it’s being projected, the Grand ‘Ol Party ain’t too grand about Donald Trump.  The GOP can’t seem to stop the train wreck of Mr. Trump.  Mr. Trump invites racist’s, sexist’s and homophobes to join the party train.  Nope, too late…the proverbial train has left the station.

Have you all seen the, (class war), movie called “Snowpiercer”?  It’s about a post-apocalyptic ice age that forces humanity’s last survivors to get aboard a globe-spanning supertrain. One man (Chris Evans) risk’s everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

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There are currently Republicans who don’t want to vote for Donald Trump but don’t want Hillary Clinton either.  What to do, what to do?  If conservatives thought that Ted Cruz was their only hope, then the GOP is gonna end up like the Death Star, (from Star Wars)…Boom!

In my opinion, I hope America won’t end up like the scenario of ‘Snowpiercer’.  But I think the party train of the USA is pretty much over now…

Until neXt time…

GOP No Longer Party of Lincoln

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Hello zobopians! I’m all for freedom of politics and all but sometimes you have to “kick out the JAMS!”

In today’s rant I’m going to warn the world of fundamentalism. Political and religious. The G.O.P. (Grand Old Party) of today is not legitimate. The Republican party today belongs to the theocrats and the phony sanctimonious shameless power-seekers. Fear and bigotry are their watch words. You’ll hear a Republican claim that they are the party of Abraham Lincoln. Lie! The Republican party no longer adheres to its abolitionist founding, which was the pursuit of freedom for all its citizens. The G.O.P. has become a fundamentalist political party that pursues the restriction of freedom for certain members of our society like women and people of color, as well as the L.G.B.T. community.

I guess this is what happens when the next generation doesn’t pick up where the last generation leaves off.  The next generation, in this case Baby Boomers, hijack a political party and go off in a fundamentalist direction.  The previous generation of Republicans actually were for more equality for women but now they’ve been waging war against women since the 1970’s.  That sounds like a 5th column of women and minority haters.  Fundamentalism in any religion will set society back who knows how far.

Until neXt time…

The Real Socialist CREEPs

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Greetings fellow world zobopians! For any one who’s been reading this blog should have figured out by now I’m a ‘little’ Left-Of-Center in my political outlook. Because these so-called Conservatives, Right-wing Republicans do not represent the party of Abraham Lincoln. That legacy ended when those southern Dixiecrats bigots high-jacked the G.O.P. in the early 1960’s. That was called the “Southern Strategy”. Today’s modern day conservative cries out that left style Liberals are socialist. The power of language can truly be used to confuse average citizens. Critical thinking is very important when ones life hangs in the political balance. The slick-n-slimy G.O.P. can get hard working people to vote against their own economic self-interest. And look what they have to show for it: No jobs. College debt with no prospect for a job.

The following statement shows real critical thinking:

One of the ironies of American politics is that our conservative party, the Republicans, is a mirror image, structurally, of Western Europe’s Socialist and Communist parties.” **

This statement was said by columnist Richard Reeves during George H. W. Bush’s 1988 Presidential campaign. [And yet he won anyway.] Obviously no one learned or listened back then. Nowadays, again, it’s always some right-wing ideologue calling poor people or Liberals “socialist” and yet it’s the Republicans and conservatives who are the CREEPing socialists.

WAKE UP AMERICANS!  There’s still a Republican war on!

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*More zobop commentary: For all the sanctimonious Pro-Life citizens of America, doesn’t that make you/them Pro-Sex? Sex and women’s reproductive topics shouldn’t be awkward and discomforting by people who claim to be so full of morality.

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For all the hypocritical citizens who want government out of your life, then don’t let misogynist policy turn over reproductive rights to the government! This means you REPUBLICANS!

**Required reading: The Republican War Against Women (c) 1996 by Tanya Melich. This is where I got the quote from.

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Republican War Against Women

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Stop War On Women

What Histories Do You Read America?

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Hello fellow zobopians! So, what histories do you read? History or His, Story? Are Black citizens ever going to be a part of history or anybody’s story? We’re aware that the victors write the history. Unfortunately it’s not accurate. You know, “just the facts.” The losers or former slaves don’t get to write history. It’s no wonder people can feel like they’re left out, #BlackLivesMatter.

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“…What histories do you read, Gus? Tell me about the history of the American armed forces, and I can show you how important Negroes were to those forces; tell me about the history of American economics and I can show you where Negroes made up the bulk of those economies by being poor or left out of them altogether; tell me about the history of religion of America, and I can show you where, as long as there have been Negroes in this hemisphere, religion has been an absolute lie; tell me about the history of American politics, and I can show you where American politics would be vastly different today if Negroes had had a real voice in them…” –Chapter 24 from the book ‘The Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams (1967)

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*Note: We don’t use the term Negro anymore, it’s an old term from an old time. Until neXt time…

The Pacification Of Ferguson

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Hello fellow zobopians! To the point…

How many Ferguson, Missouri police officers are Black? Don’t the Ferguson citizens want to become police officers? That’s one way to end racist police terror.

How many members of the Ferguson, Missouri town/city council are Black? Don’t registered voters of Ferguson want to go into politics?

Will there ever be a Black person as mayor of Ferguson? I’m not playing the Race Card; just saying. Citizens will have to overcome their inertia and self-defeat to change the future. If things don’t change soon, Ferguson will continue to be pacified by a predominate White Citizens Council.

This is what one gets when you read Frantz Fanons‘ ‘Wretched of the Earth’ book.  Until neXt time…

Sham Chicago

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Hello fellow zobopians! Time for a citizens political rant. I’m on a roll with rants this month, aren’t I? (That might be bad English.) Anyway…

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets to spend $55 million in property taxes for a swanky new Marriott hotel in the South Loop. Meanwhile…Chicago citizens might have to pay higher property taxes to finance pension funds for public employees. What the hell am I missing? Chicago citizens are getting fleeced and ripped-off when it comes to any kind of taxes! Taxes and higher fees and we have nothing to show for it! Except potholes and falling bridge overpasses.

And on top of all that, Illinois companies get tax breaks and public subsidies. No jobs or business expansion to show for it. NOTHING. TO. SHOW. FOR! What a SHAM!

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Inspired by post/article in : http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/04/11/my-gift-to-mayor-rahm

zobop Political Slogans

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Since it always seems to be an election cycle, I’ve decided to create my own ‘zobop Political Slogan’! No, I’m not running for any political office. I just thought it would be a blast to create a political thought bomb. (No pun intended, NSA). Here’s my first of many:

‘If Americans are allowed to protect their rights, then America wins.’

Were you paying attention? If you want more thought-provoking political slogans, then follow http://twitter.com/zobop_republic on Twitter. [hashtag: #PoliticalSlogan]