Welcome to Revolutionary Radar, a news and opinion blog from The Factivist Project for enlightened left-wing radicals with a healthy portion of sarcasm served on the side. I became interested in political blogging when I was asked to write for a multi-partisan site named hypocrisy.com. You can guess what side of the political line I came down on there. My blog was called Turn Left. I thought the site was a damned fine idea, getting all of us together in one place to start a spirited dialogue. I will say that we did achieve that among the writers. At the time George W. Bush was still president. (Thank sweet Jesus that’s over.) Unfortunately, it appears that Americans weren’t ready for that type of blog website because it folded after a couple of years. I then moved on to start my own blog, and here you have it.
Our original #BecomeUngovernable position is now over. We are in a very different place in the post-Trump era. Right now, our goal is to operate on facts, not conspiracy theories. In the post-Trump landscape, there are plenty of conspiracy theories, medical misinformation, and outright lies, including what is now called the big lie invented by Trump and his minions about the 2020 election being stolen from him.
We also now have a very dangerous GOP, which is wholly owned and operated by a man who is inarguably the worst president in our history, a man who purposely misled the public about COVID-19, it’s origin, it’s treatment and the vaccines for strictly political purposes. We have a man who legitimized white supremacy and empowered the worst elements of our society to attack the Capitol building over a lost election.
We also have a Dime Store Dictator who must be brought to justice for the crimes he has committed, and there have been several, so that he can never run for public office again. That is the long and the short of it. But getting rid of Donald Trump will not entirely solve the problem.
He has left plenty of his acolytes behind in local, state, and the federal government who are now taking fascism for a test drive on a state-by-state basis as the GOP seeks to roll back hard-fought rights by women, the LGBT community, and people of color. The GOP is intent on whitewashing American history by removing discussions in schools about slavery, women’s suffrage, Native American, and LGBT rights. We’ve also returned to banning and burning books.
In the short term, the primary goal is to release the facts so that the GOP is not returned to power in 2022 and 2024. Their ‘solution’ is reminiscent of one of the most hideous eras in world history. It must not be allowed. Any questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Deb Della Piana