Tag: Politics

Opinions on political events, trends, policy

Fight the Idiocracy

Donald Trump, QAnnon, Anti-vaxxers, Birthers, Replacement theorist, KKK, Nazis etc. are some of the names of people who hate the world and threaten those who want to maintain decency. The indecent are on the prowl and supported by the Republican Party with help from Fox News and other far right media. The slow motion continuing coup started by Trump must be confronted for all of the lies and absurdities it is based on. Our problem is that the confrontation must be citizen powered because the haters are so energized and emboldened. The haters are broken and indecent people no doubt, but they will not stop until they meet a sturdy reality that does not play their game. Shame will not be enough; evil-doers and haters will require consequences to go back under rocks or into closets. I am hopeful that good people will emerge to win the future, but we must all show up and act to create a positive world.

COVID’s grip weakening?

Good news continues to come out about COVID treatments and vaccination rates, but we still have a group of vaccine deniers who could create a new round of pandemic for winter. Most Americans see the need to follow the science of vaccination, and lookout for other people by masking up; but some show the human conditions of misery and ignorance. The deniers lie to themselves and anyone who will listen. What do the deniers want; and what do most Americans want? The majority of us have to be clear and forceful in backing policies based on science if we want normalcy to return and stay. We cannot become tolerant of ignorance and lies masquerading as reasonable ideas. Research, act, and vote for a better future in America.

Climate anxiety

Many people suffer from the sinking feeling that the weather is getting worse and nothing can be done. We can do something about climate anxiety. Actively research, vote, and work to make even small changes to improve the future of our climate. We are in a climate emergency, but that only tells us to act now or face societal collapse eventually. As President Obama said “choose hope over fear” and get busy.

A time to make choices

People living today need to know what they believe in and why. If you have not taken the time to develop a philosophy or belief system about life and your role in it; take the time to get it done. Average citizens will need to make decisions about the direction and survival of our society in the coming months and years. You will be targeted by a lot of information designed to confuse or overwhelm with the goal of influencing your decision making. Prepare yourself by examining who you want to be, what you believe in, who you are, and what you want the future to look like. Be honest with yourself, seek the truth, and act to be proud of who you are.

Take January 6 seriously

The American Republic is under an assault that began with the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Numerous books detail the malevolence of the Trump administration with the assistance of Republicans in congress. Too many people who should recognize the threat to democracy seem to be focused on tribe rather than country or decency. If we go over the cliff of the Trump Republican’s reconstruction of the country by allowing their control of government; the carnage will likely lead existential levels of destruction. Corrupt authoritarian government will focus on lies and cruelty to secure domination inside the country while likely starting a war to maximize confusion. The dominoes will fall in both expected and unexpected ways that will diminish hope and the odds for a return to democracy. Research and act to save our republic and defend the hope for a better future.

Republican war of Democracy

We are living in a time that demands every citizen take a stand to protect their rights. Republican lies and treachery are creating a bad situation for all of us regardless of social class. Research the January 6 insurrection and the continued destructive lies being told by Republicans for the next attack on our country. Russian oligarchs with Putin control Russia, and it appears more oligarchs desire a similar arrangement here. Act and vote to make sure we the people maintain control of America.

Democrats must push their Build Back Better plan now

In a world where many things are happening all at once it is important to remain focused. Democrats are the only party looking out for Americans and their futures; Republicans work for their wealthy masters and manipulate the base mob that keeps them in office. We will not get this strategic period of time back, once we screw it up; it is over, potentially literally over. The climate crisis, COVID, voting rights, and our increasingly erratic society need planned action now. Research the facts and make contact with other voters, and representatives to get the entire Biden infrastructure plan passed as soon as possible.

Climate Collapse is a real possibility

We are living in a time of real human challenge due to the climate crisis. We seem unable to deal with a long-term existential threat because we prefer to be distracted by smaller issues. Our modern media does not handle trends well because we are too focused on money and our personal lives, not where we are heading. The scientists have told us all they can about COVID and the climate crisis, but many don’t want to hear it. Catastrophe is not something we want to hear about, we claim we don’t believe in it, or it is a hoax. Reality, nature, and science don’t care about what we want to believe. We are either ready to minimize the bad outcomes, or we are not. The UN says that climate change will take place at a level that will be devastating for current human societies by the end of the century. Does anyone care? Research, vote, and act for the best possible future possible.

Retaking the Republic

The Republican attack on democracy has had a run of high energy among the minority of Americans in their base. The California recall is hopefully the beginning of the end of amoral Republican denial of truth, and science, in their lust for power. Republican politicians must be made to realize that cruelty, criminality, amorality, and authoritarianism are not a winning mix. Coming elections must send a clear message to the Republican Party that madness and Trumpism are losing ideas. Research, act, and vote as if living a decent life on this planet depended on it.

Big vote in California

America continues to experience lack of respect for citizens as Republican politicians realize they can lie to avoid accountability at will. Racism and tribalism have provided Republicans the ticket for a large train to hell. The liars will not only take themselves to a hellish place, they will take everyone along for the ride if we do not stand up to them. American media has been weak so far in the struggle to define our current reality, but they may be changing. More media seem to recognize the enormous threat that we face, but it remains to be seen whether truth will triumph over lies, and liars. The recall vote in California tomorrow will be an indicator of our future, but only at a minimal level. California is a blue state that should reject foolish liars and their plans for a state of idiocy. California is a large state with many problems that Democrats must tackle more effectively, but right now they are the only party with a grip on reality. Research, vote, and act to protect a decent future for America!