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Justice?

If you have any doubt that the people currently controlling the Republican party want to maintain their positions and expand their control by any means available, please continue to read today’s article. If you have already come to that realization read to gain more conversation fodder.

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It’s That Bad And You Can Stop It

I can’t possibly touch on all that is going tragically wrong in the world based on the radical right wing’s rise to power in one article. Today I’d like to point out a few things and show you how you can be the beginning of the end of this. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s That Bad And You Can Stop It

SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added The Future Is History by Masha Gessen to the Recommended Reading List.   If you are looking for an easy read pass this one by.  If you are looking for an insight into Russian history of the late 20th and thus far into the 21st century it is well worth your time.  It also gives you a lens by which to view recent international political events.

I’m not alone in my praise for Gessen’s work; the book won the 2017 National Book Award for non-fiction.

What I’ll Be Watching For

Donald Trump holds totalitarian leaders like Vladimir Putin in his highest regard. He is on record as preferring them to the cerebral Barack Obama. That doesn’t surprise me in that those who deep down know they are intellectually inferior almost always are jealous of those who are not. For months, and increasingly of late, many have compared the actions and rise of Trump to those of the fascist leaders in 1930’s Europe. There are telltale signs to watch for if totalitarianism is just around the corner. Today I’d like to share a few I’ll be watching for. Continue reading What I’ll Be Watching For