Not so strangely, the events of January 6 have a Roman cast to them as a vengeful, self-styled emperor urges the plebeians to attack the Capitol
Sedition is the word for what we call—during times of war—treason. Trump and his Republican and media allies are in it up to their necks.
The current Republican Party is unsustainable: the public is both exhausted & increasingly sickened by Republicans who appear to be devoid of any principles whatsoever.
How the FBI Ignored White Radicals While Spying 24/7 on Muslim Americans
Anger can cause us to neglect gratitude, kindness, and integrity. As we mature as individuals and a nation, it’s our responsibility to redirect anger in ways that lift us and others up, to channel the energy into a higher vibration. To channel the passion of rage into love.
Like more than one overbearing, mediocre man, the Leader fancies himself a great personage, the stuff of pages in history books, although he can’t be bothered with reading books since he already knows everything. A simple man, he believes that the world has never seen the likes of him.
The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.
America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.
The supposed dangers of truth-telling about history, even when we aren’t the good guys, is bedrock right-wing rubbish, because of course the truth can be a pain and then you have to learn, change, do better and ewww, who wants to do that?
As the drama has unfolded, the powerful words from James Baldwin linger in my mind when he said “How much time do you want for your progress?”
A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.
The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.
What is needed is a message that speaks to voters across the spectrum, telling them that they are being heard and their needs will be addressed by proposals for economic and social progress that will include and benefit everyone.
The president recently promoted himself as “like the King of Israel… the second coming of God.” Poet John Lawson gives the president his due.