Tag Archives: xenophobia

Representative Democracy At Stake

I am ethnically Polish. I have light skin, blue eyes, stood six foot tall in my youth and the “threads” that are not “silver” are “gold”. I could easily pass for several other ethnicities including Russian – or what Americans think Russians looks like anyway. Like America, Russia is a large diverse country. Also like America the politically powerful people are almost all white; therefore when an American thinks of a Russian they think of a Slavic looking white person. What if white Americans thought of a person of color when they thought of a Russian? Let’s explore. Continue reading Representative Democracy At Stake

The Evil Behind The Smokescreen

The core question most observers of American politics are asking themselves these days is: Is Donald Trump crazy or crazy like a fox? The next most prevalent is: Why are most Republicans and most of his core still supporting him? I have a theory on both of those, let’s explore. Continue reading The Evil Behind The Smokescreen

Thank You France!!!!!!!!!!

On June 6, 1944 allied forces led by the United States and operating out of England landed on France’s beaches to liberate France and make the free world safe. It didn’t all end that day. Precious lives and treasure were still to be expended; but that was the turning point from which the evil of fascism never recovered. Yesterday France may well have returned the favor. Please join me in exploring my joy. Continue reading Thank You France!!!!!!!!!!

Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

Maybe it was to distract from his Russian problem. Perhaps it was to protect Jeff Sessions and give the Attorney General a chance to be a team player. Imaginably it was another move to placate his base. Very conceivably it was some or all of the above. In any event Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for another version of his Muslim ban. He was a bit slicker this time. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

The VOICE Speech

Without always succeeding, my general goal is to make the subject of Sunday’s posting the big political story of the prior week. This week there was so much to choose from. Somehow I selected President Trump’s Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress. Effectively it was a State of The Union address without officially being so. The tradition of a new President addressing a joint session about a month after taking office was started by Ronald Reagan. Let’s explore. Continue reading The VOICE Speech