I put up another video in the series I'm calling "How we got here and How we Get Out"

Why the heck am I doing this? 🤷‍♀️

I feel a need (and a value) to going back over what I've written about (including in my books) and summing things up

My natural inclination is to put it all in a book (but I have two books in press and a third in progress) ENOUGH BOOKS!

This is way easier than writing a book, anyway.

And it's allowing me to synthesize my thoughts and put it all together.

They are supposed to be viewed in order, but as I said once, if you go out of order the GO IN ORDER police will not come knocking on your door (so don't worry).

If you go to the YouTube channel they all come up.

Mine are in reverse order, but there is a way to reorder them.

(I'm supposed to get my very own YouTube URL now that I have 100 subscribers)

I'll put the link in the next tweet . . .

Here (I think this will work) youtube.com/channel/UCTPM0…

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Teri Kanefield

Teri Kanefield Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Teri_Kanefield

24 Feb
A little history.

Our current criminal justice system took form after the Civil War, when the reactionaries and White Supremacists found a way around the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibited slavery except in the case of punishment for crimes after conviction.
1/ Image
The solution: Convict lots of Black men, put them in jail, and put them in chain gangs. At the time, there were no limits on what police could do.

So they often beat confessions out of innocent Black men.

Along came Charles Hamilton and his protégé Thurgood Marshall.

As a result of literally decades of work (and one of the few times we had a liberal Supreme Court under Earl Warren), we got rulings that the Fourth Amendment outlaws things like beating confessions out of people.

It was a step forward.

Read 9 tweets
24 Feb
The conspiracy theory folks and white supremacists are not going away.

The people who naturally dislike democracy and diversity are not going away.

They need a party, and they need a leader. Trump will remain their guy.
If we're lucky, Trump will be politically bankrupt with at least 60% of the people, which is not enough for the crazies to seize the government, but enough for them to remain dangerous.
Prison will not matter to them. Why would it? His followers do not live in a world of facts. They will see him as a victim.

Imprisoning leaders never breaks up a movement.

I'd hope it would cause him to lose credibility with at least 60% of voters.
Read 5 tweets
20 Feb
This is because they don't believe fairness and equality are possible.

Their goal is to solidify their power and maintain a hierarchy with themselves on top.

With the cynicism of those who don't believe goodness exists, they think all people are interested only in power.
Cynicism has been on my mind lately because (1) it's a hallmark of fascism, (2) it's a characteristic of those with authoritarian personalities, and (3) I've seen it lately on left-leaning Twitter.

Like this: "Nothing will happen to X because the system sucks and is unfair and rich people never face consequences."

There are people who have dedicated their lives to reforming the criminal justice system.

The system is better than it was 30 years ago. . .
Read 13 tweets
17 Feb
This is what Yale Professor @TimothyDSnyder calls "governing by crisis and spectacle.

The purpose of a fascist government is to maintain order, which means keeping the ruling oligarchs rich and everyone else poor.

This raises a problem for fascist leaders . . .

. . . how do they keep their constituents happy as they rob from them and keep them poor? (Things like give tax cuts to the rich and eliminate health care for all?)

They create a show. They do battle with enemies.

(Snyder quotes fascist philosopher Ivan Ilyin who explains)

Made-up enemies are safest.

The next best are powerless enemies. That's why Trump picked homeless migrants as enemies.

That way the ruling oligarchs don't get hurt and their property doesn't get damaged.

It's also why Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.

Read 9 tweets
16 Feb
(Thread) New Lawsuit against Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and Oathkeepers

Subtitle: More legal troubles for Trump and pals

The complaint is here: naacp.org/wp-content/upl…

The @NAACP brought the lawsuit on behalf of Rep. @BennieGThompson

He accuses Defendants of violating the KKK act, which outlaws (among other things) preventing an official from discharging duties. law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42…

Fittingly, the Act was passed after the Civil War when White supremacists violently interfered with lawful processes.

Facts: When Trump, Proud Boys, and pals incited the insurrection, they hindered Thompson in the discharge of his official duties and deprived him of his right to be free from intimidation and threats in the discharge of his duties.

Read 6 tweets
16 Feb
I agree with @WalshFreedom.

What looks like a "Civil War" is moderates, conservatives, and proponents of rule of law leaving or being pushed out.

The Republican Party is shrinking and hardening into a far-right, white nationalist, reactionary Trump-style party.
Both, sort of.
First: They will go full-on fascist.

Second: They are vastly outnumbered, so if the remaining Americans come together, their power (and the threat they pose) can be contained.

However, they'll remain dangerous . . .
Fascist parties usually represent about 1/3 of the population. Hitler came to power with about 1/3 of the vote.

Not coincidentally, political psychologists tell us that about 1/3 of the population has an anti-democratic, authoritarian disposition.
Read 6 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!