Saturday, August 29, 2020

Two America's On Display 66 Days Before Election Day

Pandemic Diary
Day 166

Dear Diary,

The contrast between the two Americas we live in has never been so stark. 

Trump's Speech on Thursday at the RNC, and the 57th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech at the National Mall on Friday.

About 2,000 people attended Trump's speech - without face masks - and heard Trump's racist rhetoric and outright lies about how great he's been for the country.

Tens of thousands of people - most with masks on - showed up Friday for the March On Washington at the National Mall, an event planned months ago to call for justice for African-Americans - especially men.

The four day freak show that was the RNC, sowed seeds of fear and hated. The overall grim message they painted was one of pure anarchy if Biden wins the election in November.

Contrast that with the DNC, and Biden's message of hope and equality for all. They spent four days highlighting Americans from every spectrum of society and the need for unity. The overall message was there was hope for our democracy and that things like science will no longer be ignored.

Every day the contrast between the Party of Trump and the Democrats grows starker. Trump aka, Doctor Doom, versus Biden, aka Captain America. Hans Solo versus Darth Vader. Good versus evil. Light versus the darkness.

The weeks ahead will be filled with new attacks against the very fabric of our society, truth, equality, and justice. Trump will leave no stone unturned to retain his power.

This election features a factor never before experienced: the possibility of the fall of our republic if Trump is re-elected. 

His distain of the Constitution and Congress, is well known. Trump has broken laws and tossed out traditions with authoritarian impunity since seizing the White House with the help of his buddy Putin.

Hope for America's redemption comes on Nov. 3rd when people turn out to vote in record numbers for Biden/Harris. 

Quote for the Day: "What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise." -Barbara Jordan

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