Ironic or Tragic #2

On this inagural day, 2017, I return to my own inugural attendence in 1976. I was 12 and recall vividly the bicentennial fervor. A reaffirmation of our shared Enlightenment values. The feeling that, with only a few minor exceptions, we were all continuing the grand experiment. Is this a rose colored memory? Simple nostalgia? Naivete? yes. Guilty of all charges. However, that was also the rhetoric of the day. The dialog.

Today, the dialog is appalling. Our narrative, disgusting. Make it stop. I wish that I had something uplifting to share. I don't. Study your 20th century European history. Look to secure yourselves. Think of survival for yourself and family. Dark days are coming for our republic. (click here for a full sized graphic)

Ironic or Tragic #1

How does this make you feel? Fight #PostFactual America (click here for a full sized image)

Sometimes You Must Find It and Wreck It

In much of life, success means winning. Win-win is, of course, the best outcome. Sometimes a win-win is not possible or even appropriate. Sometimes we must simply crush our opposition. Right now, many of our elected representatives are showing their extremist ideology. We must crush fascism and bigotry.

The solution, decency suggests, is simply to be heard. If we are heard, then our representatives will do their duty and represent us. Well, extremists do not represent anything that conflicts with their agenda. The extremist brain cannot tolerate opposition to core beliefs. Literally, the sounds do not register. They cannot hear.