We Aren’t Walking Away

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln

My feelings about Donald Trump are no secret. He is not a competent president, and each day since his election has brought some new concern. The latest is his all caps (so you know he’s yelling, I suppose) tweet to the president of Iran:

To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!

What a guy, eh? It’s not enough that trump is in Putin’s back pocket, but now he’s threatening Iran with what appears to be nuclear retribution. Isn’t the way he plays with human lives just adorable?

When I responded to the tweet expressing my displeasure one of his minions suggested I read the “#WalkAway” testimonials, saying that soon I’d be the only one left supporting the Democratic Party.

Apparently no one had told this poor lady that #WalkAway is just one more attempt by Russian bots to weaken morale among progressives. Seriously, I don’t know any true progressive voters who believe this crap, but the fact that some on the conservative side do is telling.

Here’s an example of a #WalkAway meme.

And here’s the Shutterstock photo the man’s image came from:

Here’s another example:

And the Shutterstock photo:

For the record, true progressives aren’t walking away from the Democratic Party. Most of us aren’t for open borders or illegal immigration. We might have our differences, but trump isn’t seen by any of us as a palatable solution. We’ll fight back, we’ll resist, we’ll argue amongst ourselves, but we won’t walk away.

I like the hashtag started by a group of young people who are campaigning for common sense gun reform. It’s #WalkTogether. Now that’s something I can get behind. Or better, beside.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

20 thoughts on “We Aren’t Walking Away”

    1. A white supremacist who is openly welcoming his fellow gay community along with blacks, hispanics, and other minorities? A white supremacist who is advocating for Anti-Violence and Anti-Hate? What a strange white supremacist…

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      1. A white supremacist who is making up stories and using these people as tools. It’s an old propaganda tool called “Bandwagon.” “Look! All the cool kids are doing it!” And folks who aren’t too keen on thinking for themselves embrace that kind of thinking.

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      2. What stories is he making up exactly? I approached you with this comment with kindness and to have an open mind. But the funny part is that you’re not going to make these comments public because you don’t want others to see that one of your followers actually disagreed with you. And disagreed with you politely. I did not present my thoughts with hostility…you did. Which is precisely why some people have walked away.

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      3. By answering you I approved the comment. Listen, I visited his page. There do seem to be a few authentic posters. I maintain that this was started by Russian bots and that some folks, generally those who already identify strongly as Republicans, are embracing it.
        I used to be a republican voter, but I walked away during the rise of Sarah Palin-type rhetoric. True story. The hatred for Obama that arose during that campaign sickened me and I walked away. Never looked back. Oh, I attempted to post my own story on WalkAway, but was blocked. So….it’s only the stories they want to be seen that are getting through.

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    1. When I first published this I had a really “nice lady” try to convince me that it wasn’t all a ruse. Her story, though, jibed exactly with other stories on the Walk Away Page. It’s almost like they were scripted.

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