This being National Voter Registration Day, and 30 days from the registration deadline in most states, please push out the word that, if we get a turnout in the 2022 midterms similar to what we saw in 2020 — especially among younger voters, but generally, across the board — we are one significant step closer to passing the pro-Democracy Justice for All agenda, and we are one critical step away from going into Fascist governance.
On the heels of a failed Wall Street-driven Fascist plot to overthrow FDR’s presidency in late 1933/early 1934 (documented in 1934 Congressional hearings, and researched and published in 2015, here:
Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American “brown shirts,” deposeF.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They clandestinely asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to become the first American Caesar.
Sinclair Lewis wrote his famous 1935 novel, ironically titled It Can’t Happen Here. Well, of course it can.
Fascism nearly prevailed in the U.S. in 1934, during the Great Depression. Now, a new and old blend of crisis conditions — some real (e.g., Climate, Personal Debt, Loss of Reproductive and Privacy Rights) and others manufactured (e.g., Culture Wars, Big Lies) and stoked on social media, certain cable networks and AM radio, threaten to topple the already-diminished democratic institutions that define our republic, including the voting franchise.
So, today and every day moving forward, the battle cry must be three-fold:
Vote Your Power, Vote Your Values, Vote Your Issues.
It starts with getting all of our justice-centered friends and family who are not registered to vote, to register to vote!