Good morning New America!

Technically it’s still morning on the west coast, so we thought we would pull together a few highlights of yesterday’s shitshow of American news.

AUNT TIFA CAN GO BACK TO NOT GETTING HARASSED (MAYBE)

Shockingly, the FBI has finally got around to making an announcement about what everyone who has actually gone to a protest, instead of just watching them from home, has known for months. According to an Associated Press article,

FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group.

Art by Rebecca Flaum of Oak Iris Tattoo, Portland, Oregon

PRESIDENT TRUMP DOWNPLAYS SLAVERY WHILE KICKING RACIAL TENSION AND CONSPIRACY THEORY INTO OVERDRIVE

Yesterday Donald Trump stood in front of the Constitution of the United States, and made clear his intention to dismantle it, by downplaying the role of slavery, and further appealing to his white supremacist voter base. Using key right-wing and conspiracy theorist buzzwords like “indoctrination,” and “cancel culture,” and even calling the new curriculum “Patriotic Education,” the president announced his intentions to take control of, and rework, the information and curriculum taught within the nation’s education system.

From PBS News Hour

CRAZED “PATRIOTS” ARE SO OUT OF CONTROL, POLICE HAVE TO RELEASE PSA VIDEOS TO WARN THE PUBLIC THAT RUNNING PEOPLE OVER IS ILLEGAL

You literally cannot make this stuff up. The present state of America and the behavior of its citizens who proudly call themselves patriotic, is terrifying. Just watch this PSA video posted to the Tampa Police Facebook page just yesterday:

Today's Safety Tip!

Chief Brian Dugan talks about safety for drivers and pedestrians during marches.

Posted by Tampa Police Department on Thursday, September 17, 2020
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