Interesting article. I’ve been reading way to much on Hitler and WW1 &2. The parallels are both sounding and scary. And I think when people are in trouble and see a way out, is when these authoritarian tendencies appear.
We always assume our system will come back to equilibrium.
The question I am is when do we decide it’s time to act.
With this group of guys, that doesn’t seem like an odd question, nor did it seem perhaps to far off to act on.
When the Founders jigsawed our country together they wanted to make sure we wouldn’t become ruled by the Military Industrial Complex. Eisenhower, despite his deep military streak, warned us of this in his outgoing address as well. After 1 year in office it’s clear we have a President with the mindset of a child who grew up in the 50’s and never left. For example: (these are pulled from my head Sat. morning so they may be a tad off.
If we have nukes, shouldn’t we use them?
We need to have the best military ever.
Putin’s a leader. He gets things done.
I like waterboarding. I think we should do ore of it.
We should arm teachers who have an adeptness with guns. (Is there an NRA gene somewhere?)
So. We have a president who has placed an undercover agent, Haspel, in charge of CIA.
Tillerson has been replaced by Pompeo as Sec of State.
John Kelly is COS.
Mattis is Defense.
Why is it we always seem to place hard line right wing military personnel in places at the top of the power chain? Esp with a prez like Trumpty?
We May live in a world of danger, much of it created by our policies, but wouldn’t it e better to have a Dept of Peace somewhere, anywhere that would take these issues on from a different perspective? We certainly have the resources to manage 2 depts at once I think. Ans there is no dearth of thinking about Peace.
Apparently if your family held slaves in the past, condemning that aspect of familial history is a time bomb. I guess folks don’t get the doing. humiliation. Dangerous life of a slave, Current. Future. Slavery is wrong.
Maybe context and the times might, MIGHT, have an iota of Truth. I doubt it. After all aren’t we the land of the free?
Isn’t it time to JUST SAY NO?
Don’t forget the US was the LAST to make slavery illegal.
Economics was more important than to human rights, which always seems to be the case.
This is a pond and green area 5mins from our house. It’s always on my walk cause ducks and geese and their crazy sqwaking make it feel and look wild. Nothing like being in a big city and a few steps away your never know it.
This is a panorama so scroll to see full size.