Monday, May 30, 2022: Memorial Day
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Here is a question we might want to ask as we honor those who died while serving in our armed forces: In what ways has this country become unworthy of their sacrifice?
Four developments come immediately to mind, all connected to one of our nation’s major political parties: (1) the wide embrace of the Big Lie that refuses to accept the results of a free and legitimate presidential election; (2) Republican-led state efforts to restrict voting rights and choice through onerous election regulations, gerrymandering, and partisan appointments; (3) minority and obstructionist rule in the Senate; (4) a Supreme Court majority whose religious and ultra-conservative views can no longer be counted on to guarantee individual rights or the government’s role in protecting public and environmental health.
Feel free to add to this list.
While America has never lived up to its founding ideals, it remains incumbent upon every generation to bring us closer to them — not to send us backwards.
I’d just like to add that stupidity and gullibility seem to be at an all-time high in the US. And these people vote. Just today I heard MTG say that Bill Gates wants us to eat “meat” grown in a “peach tree dish” How does someone like this get elected to a public office? My best guess is that there are a lot of folks that are just plain stupid and easily led. No amount of “Jewish Space Lasers” are going to fix that. I believe the fix if there were to be one, would take generations to complete. The conservative approach, which is short on ideas and heavy on thoughts and prayers, just doesn’t work. My sympathy goes to the younger people that will have to live in the world that has been created for them.
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Thanks for contributing to the list Ken. I like to remind nut cases like MTG of the saying, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”
It’s remarkable, isn’t it, how low the bar has fallen for electoral office.
I forgot to add that I think this is an outstanding image, Alan.
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Much appreciated Ken. Thank you.
Ah, Ken, thank you. And thank you Alan – I agree, it’s a beautiful image, for a throw-up-your-hands-in-despair-kind of time.
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Not to mention, tear your hair out and scream at the top of your lungs.
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