There is nothing unique happening in American politics. History is complete with examples of sizeable minorities motivated by what they perceive as a charismatic leader seizing power. That is almost a definition of fascism and it very much applies to today’s Trump-led Republican party. Being aware and concerned with that I am ever vigilant for signs. I think we see one in Iowa.
I’ll probably be viewed as a traitor by some, will disappoint many, anger a few and express the thoughts of the majority of Americans in the next few sentences. I’ll avoid predictions because I simply do not know where it will all end in the short run. In the long run many things will stay the same and at least one that got worse in the last few days will most likely be a new fixture, at least for the short term that is. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Whole Lotta Wrong
The food supply chain is starting to show its first signs of breaking down. Privately I predicted it weeks ago; in fact it was one of my first concerns when the coronavirus pandemic broke in America. Trump has used language purloined from dictators of the 20th century to describe the legitimate media when they reported his transgressions in an attempt to get Bubba to disbelieve them. Censorship is coming if we allow him to get that far. To date it has just been strong arming of outlets he gets angry with. There is a lot to unpack there; let’s explore. Continue reading Starve The People Into Submission
I often remark not just on the changes I have seen in my life but their velocity. Today that includes me. I am calling on legitimate news outlets to stop covering President Trump live. That is something I never anticipated doing, do so after considerable thought and with reluctance. This position was unthinkable to me only weeks ago. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Health Danger
Today is another one of those I need to get a lot off my chest days. There is so much on it that it feels like a heart attack in progress. It’s a sunny Saturday morning in the Raleigh area as I begin to pen this for Tuesday’s publication and I’m certain I won’t be able to cover everything that is piled up. In any event, let’s explore. Continue reading The Good News Is That It Is Not A Heart Attack