Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Cubs, and his cousin Pete, governor of Nebraska, are hosting a “retreat” in Chicago for top GOP money men, including “guest speakers” like Mick Mulvaney. These are the people who put Trump & Pence in the WH and they are determined to keep him there.
This is a luxury skybox mutation of Trump’s fascist rallies, throwing big money and political connections instead of punches and chants of “shoot them (refugees at the border) down” and “lock her up.”
Don’t pretend this is just normal electioneering when Trump is ripping apart the political process so blatantly that even Nancy Pelosi admits Trump/Pence might not leave if they lose in 2020.
The regime’s consolidating power includes building up forces in “blue cities” which ultimately must be brought to heel in their new fascist social order. A secret weapon of fascism is hidden in plain sight – getting people normalized to the horrors. Migrant children dying at the border over there… women stripped of fundamental rights down there. Devastating wildfires, tornados and hurricanes yonder. Coups and air strikes, white supremacist terror attacks, anywhere but not here. People in blue areas get smaller and more surrounded, giving up ground and losing our soul.
Three years ago at University of IL Chicago thousands shut down an early Trump campaign rally. Now Trump is in power and his moneyed thugs are mobilized to go to venerable Wrigley Field, in the heart of one of the country’s well-known LGBTQ communities, during Pride Month. Really?
If you are any less outraged today then you were 2½ years ago, you are learning to make peace with fascism. This is not about “keep Chicago blue.” It’s about standing up for humanity and saying We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America.
Come out to Wrigley Field at 5pm Saturday afternoon to protest this reception for Trump bag men and political operatives and the owners of the Chicago Cubs who are trying to turn baseball fans into passive spectators – or worse – to Trump’s power grab and juggernaut of atrocities. We call all on Handmaids, marching bands, climate warriors, etc. to join us:
Victory Trump? Hell No! Trump Pence Regime Must GO!