WHY I AM TAKING A KNEE AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO

At a rally Friday night, Trump had this to say:

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” wondered the president, “when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ” The hypothetical was met with cheers from the assembled crowd (1).

Trump was referring to Colin Kaepernick who during last year’s NFL season took a knee in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and as a form of protest, protesting police violence. We probably could have used that moment  and people’s reactions to it, as a way to identify Trumpsters and maybe could have used it as some sort of litmus test to avoid our current state of affairs. There were those who were unable to grasp the significance of the constitutional right to protest.  They focused on what they perceived to be disrespect to America, disrespect to the flag. They could not look past the kneeing to understand the “WHY” part, the significance of the act. People protest to make things better. People protest to fight oppression, hatred, ignorance, fascism, racism, and all forms of social injustice. I never imagined I would see so much protest in my America, but here we are…

Systemic racism is worthy of a protest. Don’t you think? Black lives matter and if you counter with “all lives matter”, then you are part of the problem. Wake up, this requires higher thinking. This requires empathy; putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Not to mention a good grasp of constitutional rights and basic human decency.

Well, after his divisive speech, he then took to twitter to bully one of the most well liked athletes (at least according to my boys) of the day, Steph Curry. Curry had, I assume, vocalized his hesitancy to visit the White House. It did not take long for our Bully-In-Chief to take to twitter like the petulant child he is.

And just like that Trump started a civil rights movement…

Reactions like LeBron’s and the post below erupted on twitter. Yes, there are Trumpsters who probably will never be able to understand the significance of this protest but if Trump’s goal was to create civil unrest (yes, he is still looking to Brietbart Bannon for counsel and Stepford Stephen Miller is still on staff–both driven by racism so deep that nothing short of a holocaust will stop them), he has succeeded.

Thankfully, there are people who are willing to stand for the right to protest. People who defend the Constitutional right to protest. Are you one of them?

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had this to say in response to Trump rescinding his invite to Steph Curry:

Do you love your country?

Do you believe in the constitution?

Do you believe all people are created equal?

Well, if so, take a knee.

Take a knee folks, not because you don’t love America but because you do. #RESIST

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

References:

Roger Goodell responds to Trump’s call to ‘fire’ NFL players protesting during national anthem, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/09/22/donald-trump-profanely-implores-nfl-owners-to-fire-players-protesting-national-anthem/?utm_term=.61812368fa79

Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/sports/football/trump-nfl-kaepernick.html

DOTTY OLD RACIST – TRUMP

If you are a follower of Ms Momocracy on Facebook or Twitter, you know that we are no fans of Trump. In fact, we agree with Hillary and believe him to be a clear and present danger to America–he is CRAZY. Not the “Oh, he must be crazy” as we smile and acknowledge a silly harmless act or behavior, NO, he is the bat-$hit certifiable kind. Many believe he suffers from clinical narcissism, and I am one of them but this week I am seeing signs of senility too.

“Melania really wanted to be here…” Uhm, sir, she is standing right next to you and you just greeted her. How did everyone keep a straight face? Did you know that Alex Jones, that screamer from the fake-news site, Info Wars, has an explanation for Trump’s dotty behavior. He believes Trump is drugged. Yes, you read correctly, DRUGGED, and he happily shares this conspiracy theory with anyone who will listen to him. Does anyone listen to him? How is that man still on air, how is he still relevant? I am sorry to even write about him here but that craziness is too good not to share.

Well, Trump’s dotty behavior got even more press recently. This week after poking the bear, Kim Jong Un, at his UN debut and then engaging in a twitter war with the most dangerous man on the planet, next to Putin, Kim calls Trump a “Mentally Deranged US Dotard” and the world agrees with the North Korean leader en masse (1).

Of course Merrian-Webster had to chime in. They have been successfully trolling Trump since he took office:

Dotard: It is a sign of senility or mental decay; many older people who are scatterbrained and feeble are referred to as dotty. It suits Trump well but it was not Kim Jong Un that first called Trump a dotard. Jon Lovett and the crew of Crooked Media have been calling Trump a “Dotty Old Racist” since he took office.

Trump is a Dotty Old Racist and I can’t believe he is still relevant.

P.S. If you have not checked out the Crooked Media Podcasts, do it! You will laugh, you will cry and most importantly you will know you are not alone–#RESIST

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

References:

1 Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ What Does That Even Mean, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/asia/trump-north-korea-dotard.html