Fantastic Supporter Email Re: “ interview (1/11/22)” Encapsulates Why MRFF’s Fight Is So Worth It

Published On: January 12, 2022|Categories: MRFF's Inbox, Top News|5 Comments|

From: (name withheld)
Date: January 11, 2022 at 6:51:27 PM MST
To: Michael Weinstein <[email protected]> interview (1/11/22)

Good evening Mikey!

I had the opportunity to watch you this evening while you were interviewed, on YouTube.  It was one of the better analyses that I’ve seen on the subject (and truth be told, no mainstream media will touch this subject out of fear of a boycott or being painted as “anti-military” by the usual suspects) to date of the current crisis we face as a republic and a democracy.   

I’ve had these very same discussions with others that I know, only to be told over the years that I was making a mountain out of a molehill.  Then Jan 6 happened, and it was a pretty shocking eye-opener for them.  No longer was I being hyperbolic and railing against imagined enemies.  They finally spent more than their usual cursory two minutes of “research” on a subject that requires a Ph.D. level of study to comprehend it all.  They began to look into this, and I sent them your way to help them raise the shroud from their eyes.  Slowly, I believe that they are realizing the magnitude of the threat we now face.  So, glass half full, I guess.  We need more to see it though if we are ever to tame this beast.

Back in the mid-80s when I was an enlisted man in the USAF serving in Europe at the forefront of the Cold War, this didn’t seem to be the problem that it is now on a force-wide level.  That all changed in 1996, with the coming of a new speaker, Newt Gingrich, a craven politician who saw the opposing party not as the loyal opposition but as his and his party’s enemy.  And in his quest to vanquish said enemy, he courted and then enlisted, quite openly, the radical evangelical Christian dominionists in the United States to accomplish his goal.  That’s where this thing we now face went on afterburners.   It’s only been building speed since.  When President Obama was elected, they found new footsoldiers by courting the open and closeted racists who live amongst us, causing the likes of an incompetent Donald Trump to rise to the highest office in the land.   One shudders to imagine where this all goes from here.

I’m so thankful that you are doing the lion’s share of bringing the awareness of this threat to the American people.   I read the mail you receive and it’s shocking, and I’m not one who is easily shocked.  As a follower of Humanistic Judaism it would be hypocritical to say that I pray for your safety, but suffice it to say that I hope that you and yours remain safe in this torrential sea of hatred we are all currently charting our course through.  You remain a beacon of hope for all you serve, one we need to keep up the fight.  If the United States falls to these illiberal theocrats and faux strongmen, so does the world.  That’s a certainty.

Be well and stay healthy!

Respectfully yours,

(name withheld)
USAF Veteran.

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  1. ironmoped January 12, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Absolutely brilliant piece that focuses on the real issues plaguing this country – Christian Nationalism, “Praise Be!” The same people that are hell bent on helping the creator of the Universe bring about the “End Times” are also hell bent on the creation of a fundamentalist Christian Theocracy right here in these United States.

    Trump got at least one thing right! “If you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country left!” That’s just as much a clarion call to those that want to preserve Democracy in this country as it does to all the old white guys that want to retain power! And it’s deadly serious! Noam Chomsky calls the Republican party an existential threat to all of humanity! The demographics of this country are changing and the old white guys know it and have known it for years. The reason for Trump’s southern wall along the Mexican border is not because they think immigrants are going to take your jobs! It’s because they’re afraid of how they may vote! It’s antithetical to their remaining in power! They are outnumbered in the vote count and they know it!

    It’s guaranteed that the next Presidential election will be stolen by the Christian Nationalists and this is not hyperbole. Look at the nut-job Trump supporters being installed in Secretary of State positions in Republican controlled states. Did you know that if the Republicans take two more States, they will have enough to call for a Constitutional Convention and change the Constitution any way they want to – without the consent of “the people!” Secretaries of State do NOT have to send electors to Washington that represent the people’s vote!” They can send electors of their choice and completely ignore the people’s choice – it’s constitutional and has been upheld by the supreme court! The “Vote,” in this country, is NOT how we elect Presidents – period! Your “Vote” really doesn’t matter truth be told. If it did, Hillary Clinton would have been President! This is not an endorsement of Hillary – it’s a statement of fact! Remember how George Bush Jr got into office? By stopping the vote count! I’m not advocating for NOT voting. I’m advocating for not supporting the current direction of a theocracy in these United States. Most Americans have never been outside their own States, much less the country, except as a cruise tourist. Try living in Saudi Arabia. Or Iran! In both these countries, dissenting voices are dealt with severely. Or North Korea! In these countries, dissenters literally disappear in the middle of the night, never to be seen again!

    It’s amazing how we focus on the wrong things and are so easily misguided. Look at the “kneeling at football games” controversy. We focused on how disrespectful it was for Colin Kaepernick to take a knee during the National anthem rather than focusing on why we’re playing the National anthem at a fucking football game in the first place! The price of admission to watch your favorite team play is that you MUST stand and face a symbol of freedom or you’re anti-American and probably communist! We measure your Patriotism before we let you watch the game! Most city councils have an invocation before meetings where they close with, :in Jesus name we pray!” Really? What does God have to do with getting a ruptured water main fixed in your town or city? The fundamentalist Christian control element has been so inculcated into our culture that you often see football players, upon scoring that touchdown, raise their index fingers giving praise to God. Of course, you never see the index fingers going up to God when he decides to let them fumble the ball and lose the game!

    As an old white guy, I don’t want to live in a country controlled by the Christian Taliban! I don’t want to leave a theocratic form of Government to my children and their children! And believe me, you don’t either!

  2. DumbStory January 12, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Dumb Story

  3. Ironmoped January 14, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Dumb comment!

  4. Mrffcon January 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Worth it to Mikey, as he lines his pockets with your hard earned money. Stop donating to these scam artists.

    Quite literally half of every dollar donated goes straight into Mikeys pocket. Quit making this idiot rich.

  5. Grey One Talks Sass January 23, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I’m not sure why the commentator above with the changeable insulting names is so upset with the MRFF and how it spends its donations but based on the carpet bombed comments all over the site they are hopping mad.

    Like all toddlers they want to destroy what another built with no plans to fill the void they create. Perhaps if the commentator had a healthy snack and nap their perspective might change.

    Yeah, right (two words if said correctly prove two positives can equal a negative)

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