In my mind the decisive battle of World War II was D-Day and today is the 79th anniversary of the landing on the beaches of Normandy. Nazi Germany was trying to destroy democracy anywhere it existed on the globe certainly including in America. The Nazis wanted to replace democracy with right wing authoritarianism. The clearest threat to American democracy today is the American radical right wing which has largely taken over the Republican party. I think it’s most potent attack on democracy was thwarted last week. But we are far from out of the woods and I’d like to briefly explore that topic today.
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Today is Memorial Day, the day we set aside to honor our war dead. (All veterans are honored on Veterans’ Day in November. Today is set aside for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.) Perhaps it is taken from the Christian principle of hate the sin but love the sinner, in any event I’m a believer in respect the warrior regardless of what you think/thought of the war. As I told a friend of mine with survivor’s remorse, nobody cuts their own orders.
For some reason today I’m thinking about the 2024 presidential race a lot so I figured I might as well write about it. It’s early but I promise you will find parts amusing if not interesting.
An American Thanksgiving 2020
2020 has been an eventful year to say the least and not always in a good way. Today is Thanksgiving in America and like everything else 2020 it will be different. All that said I have many things to be grateful for as an American and even more so individually. Let’s explore. Continue reading An American Thanksgiving 2020
St. Louis Anyone?
One of the advantages of getting older is that you have seen and/or heard a lot of things to go along with the history that you have learned. All are potential lessons that will help you make wiser choices. Considering that, I’d like to juxtapose a dead comedian, a dark episode in American history, President Trump and 187 House Republicans. Let’s explore. Continue reading St. Louis Anyone?