Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Immigrants March Ann Arbor March 25 / Divided Americans continue to loathe one another.

This country hasn't been this polarized since the Vietnam War era and it doesn't appear that this will change anytime soon. In fact, maybe citizens of our nation are even more divided, angry and apparently disgusted with each other than we were during the Johnson and Nixon era. I was a kid during the Vietnam War era but I remember it well. Today, in regard to policies under the Trump administration, Americans on both sides of the fence continue to loathe one another. The right hates the left, and the left hates the right. How or if our nation makes it's way through this current state of affairs remains to be seen.

That being said, there will be an Immigrants March on Saturday, March 25 from 1 pm to 4pm. March participants will meet at the Federal building in downtown Ann Arbor at 1 pm. I suggest that marchers and those who may wish to voice their annoyance with marchers wear their rain slickers and galoshes.

According to march organizer Erick Sanchez, "As attacks on immigrants continue to come under the Trump administration it's important that we unite together and show the president that we will not be intimidated and we demand respect and fairness."

The march will begin at the Federal Building in downtown Ann Arbor and will wind it's way to the Diag. Organizers say they want to show the world that they won't be intimidated by attacks on immigrants.

March organizers have many demands. Here are a few: Equality for all..undocumented, documented citizens, ICE out of communities, stop tearing families apart, and the defeat of House Bill 4105 Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act. This according to organizers.

To my friends on both sides of the fence, please bring your rain slickers and galoshes as it looks like it will be a rainy day. Peace.

Jeff Brown
founder & editor

1 comment:

  1. Today's GOP is dominated by some of the most extremist elements in American political history. Many in that dominant group are racist southerners and racist Tea Partiers completely beside themselves that a black man (President Obama) was allowed to hold the highest office in this land. When he refused to give them the scandal they so desperately needed to remove him from office, they made up lies about him, and obstructed his agenda at every turn, so they could blame him for the lack of progress in this country.

    While Obama left office with high approval ratings, and while Trump supporters will point to their voting for Obama as "proof" they aren't racist, they will also admit to having blamed the Democrats for "not getting things done" under Obama, and saw the same thing happening in a Hillary presidency. Trump's victory was proof that the GOP strategy of incessant obstruction (Mitch McConnell publicly claimed that that would be the GOP strategy very early in Obama's presidency) was a successful political strategy for the GOP.

    As successful as that strategy was, it was a reckless one. For not only did it put the political fortunes of the GOP ahead of doing anything constructive for the American people, the vicious lies created and promoted by the right-wing smear/obstruction machine, created a level of vitriol on the part of conservatives in this country, that is almost impossible to undue. I'm a proud liberal, but if I was a racist, Tea Party conservative, obtaining my news exclusively from sources like Breitbart, Alex Jones, and FOX, I'd be furious with liberals too!

    How can the liberals support that black, muslim, wanting to impose sharia law, and take away all of our guns? How can they support that murderous Hillary Clinton, who was running a child-sex ring out of a pizza parlor, in Washington D.C. If this nonsense is your only news source, and you believe it, then you'd be furious with progressives too. Compromise with people who put a muslim in the White House, and wanted to put Hillary in there too? Uh, I don't think so!

    The endless smear and obstruction have been very, VERY, effective for today's GOP, it's also the main reason, we are so polarized, with little hope of coming together, any time soon.