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Cake day: July 6th, 2023

  • -The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”

    -The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”

    -The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”

    -Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”

    -Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”

    -Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”

    -The obsession with a plot. “Thus at the root of the Ur-Fascist psychology there is the obsession with a plot, possibly an international one. The followers must feel besieged.”

    -The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”

    -Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”

    -Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”

    -Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”

    -Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”

    -Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”

    -Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”

    That was a list not for just what Trump is doing, but just what a facist does in general. If you can’t see how he’s doing all those things though…

  • Growth shatters expectations: GDP expands 3.1% - a year beginning with heavy odds of a recession

    Job creation 40 times rate of last 3 republican presidents - More than double Clinton and Obama

    Black unemployment rate lower under Biden than any other administration (4.7%) - Compared to black unemployment under Trump was 2nd worst number in history, reaching over 16%

    $1 Billion to replace the Blatnik Bridge connecting WI - MN

    $600 million to replace the I-5 Bridge between Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, with an earthquake-resistant, multimodal bridge.

    $427 million to establish the first offshore wind terminal on the West Coast, off California.

    $372 million to replace Cape Cod’s nearly 90-year-old Sagamore Bridge.

    $300 million for a new container terminal for the Port of New Orleans.

    $95 million to widen a 10-mile section of I-10 through the Gila River in Arizona.

    $142 million to fix the I-376 corridor in Pittsburgh, including an area infamously known as “the bathtub” due to its regular flooding.

    $150 million to reconnect communities divided by the Cross Bronx Expressway in New York built in the mid-1900s.

    Modernizes American port infrastructure

    $3B investment for high speed internet for rural communities

    $623 million to build EV charging network

    Awards nearly $163 billion in federal contracts to small businesses

    $426 million for Northern California offshore wind farm

    Post-pandemics recovery is by far the most successful in the world

    US oil production hits all-time high

    Rescinds Trump-era “Denial of Care” rule that allowed health care workers to deny medical care to patients because of their personal religious or moral belief

    Launches $11 billion on semiconductor-related research and development including $5 billion National Semiconductor Technology Center

    US Trade Deficit With China Narrows to Lowest Since 2010

    $250 million to modernize airports in 37 states

    $4.4 million to upgrade Maine’s power grid

    Violent crime drop significantly since 2020

    $5.8 billion to clean up nation’s drinking water and upgrade infrastructure

    Round 15 of student loan forgiveness: $1.2 billion of federal student loans

    Orders cybersecurity regulations for port operators similar to standardized safety regulations preventing injury and damage to people and infrastructure

    $500 million to combat wildfire and improve resilience

    $1 billion deal with Oregon, Washington, and 4 Columbia River tribes to revive Northwest salmon population

    $1.7 billion package to fund initiatives aimed at ending hunger across the United States by 2030

    $1 billion toward cleaning up 110 contaminated sites

    $28 billion towards substance abuse treatment

    $366 million to accelerate clean energy deployment in rural and remote areas

    Implemented new rule that cuts credit card late fees $32 to $8

    Allows student loan borrowers to repay based on income providing affordable payments and eventual student loan forgiveness

    Directs DOJ to issue regulations giving clear protections of sensitive data from access by countries of concern

    Bans asbestos

    Funds program to fund coast-to-coast bicycle path without hitting a road

    Commits $6B to cut emissions from high-carbon industries

    Lends $1.5B to restart Michigan nuclear power plant

    Allocates $750 million for hydrogen research and development

    Restores threatened species protections dropped by Trump

    Blocks mining on more than 221,000 acres of federal land in Colorado

    First National standard ever for reducing harmful chemicals in drinking water

    “Last resort” program keeps tens of thousands of American veterans who were in danger of losing their homes

    America’s economy growing at double the rate of all other G7 countries

    Adds Title IX protections for LGBT students, forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity

    Shields millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling and mining

    $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects serving 900,000-plus households

    Extends rule requiring overtime pay to workers making under $58,000 annually

    Requires airlines to give cash refunds for canceled and significantly delayed flights

    Establishes standards to eliminate emissions from new federal buildings by 2030

    Lays out conditions for national goal to cut emissions from freight shipping down to zero

    Bans most noncompete employment agreements preventing workers from joining competing businesses or launching ones of their own

    Reinstates net neutrality

    Prohibits federally funded health providers & insurers from discriminating on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

    Canadian Solar, one of the largest solar manufacturing companies in the world coming back to the US, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

    Round 16 of student debt forgiveness: Clears $6 billion in debt for closed art school’s students

    In 2021 only three states supplied 12 months of post partum care - Three years later 46 states now do

    Online platforms and social media companies required to report child sex trafficking and online enticement to NCMEC’s tip line

    Bans Russian uranium imports

    $16 billion investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Round 17 of student debt forgiveness: $7.7 billion for over 160,000 borrowers

    Free online tax filing program piloted this year made permanent and scope will be expanded

    Executive action ordering the closure of border cutting asylum claims in half (according to FOX News)

    Prohibits medical debt from being reported on credit reports

    Pardons US Service Members convicted because they were gay

    Enacts plan to end Parkinson’s disease

    Codifies same-sex and interracial marriage

    Bolsters nation’s nuclear power by speeding timeline for licensing new nuclear reactors and cut fees that companies have to pay to do so

    That’s just the past year. Want me to find more for you? Or maybe you can do more research past “he’s old!!!1!”

  • Nobody ran in the primaries is what I was saying, so don’t throw that point back in my face, bro.

    Nobody ran, although literally everyone was already aware how old he was. He already was stuttering and making slight mistake. What happened at he debate wasn’t news to anyone. But had someone stood up then an took the chance we could have rallied then. But they didn’t. Because although he made a couple mistakes his actions spoke for themselves.

    Nobody seriously is trying to take his position now either. Because it’s dumb. It’s just a bunch of rich fucks and loud mouths screaming like it’s gunna make it better.

    Also, at this point, I did vote for Biden because of everything he’s gotten done. I’ve been bashing him the whole time but I’ll admit he’s gotten shit done.

  • If the party wanted someone diffrent they should have got someone else during the primaries. We all knew he was too old the first time. But, shockingly, he’s done a pretty alright job.

    But there was still the chance to pass the torch earlier and it passed. If we fold now we old give into pressure by the Republicans. He’s doing a solid enough job. Replacing him now causes discourse withing the party and fuel their parties chants of how bad we are.

    We know they already think he’s incompetent. Nothing will change that. They said he was old from the beginning. We know he’s old too. But he’s doing good.