You’ll hear it many times between now and Election Day 2024, “The American voters are smart.” Don’t believe it; the Republicans are certainly banking on them not being so.
I often use a song to put my readers in the mindset most conducive to reading that day’s article. Today I’m going to use a movie; the 1982 hit Sophie’s Choice. More specifically I’m going to use a line of dialog Meryl Streep used while portraying the lead character for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It deals with the truth: “Ah, the truth, ah, the truth, I don’t even know what is the truth – after all the lies I have told.” With that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading What Is The Truth?
I remember last summer watching a BBC broadcast of the results of the Brexit vote come in. The panelists could not hide their surprise as they accurately speculated the final tally would be for the UK to exit the European Union. I was also surprised and amazed that a country as advanced as the United Kingdom would make such a blunder. In the back of my mind was the fact that there would only be two viable candidates to be the next president of the United States in November and that one of them was the outrageous and unqualified Donald Trump. I kept thinking that my fellow Americans could not make such a foolish choice; but then again I feared they could. Just into the wee hours of November 9, 2016 it became apparent that Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidency. Almost a month has passed since that morning, the reality has really sunk in and the horror show is about to start. It happened here. Continue reading It Happened Here
The use of Don is not a familiar version of Donald; it is a direct implication that Donald Trump is acting like The Godfather character Don Corleone. As the almost daily revelations of the way he handles his business affairs are coupled with hindsight and many of his actions it increasing looks like the Trump organization operates like a criminal enterprise. Continue reading Don Trump