Today’s email from a respected friend calls attention to a British opinion piece on the American Inauguration.
Today I wish I could find a single line in this post-inaugural Guardian piece (God, even a phrase) that strikes me as false.
I can’t either.
Click to read The Observer view on bullying, aggressive, nationalist Donald Trump
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, January 22, 2017
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Given my tendency to give people the benefit of the doubt., this brought me back to earth with a horrible thud….. thought I wasn’t blind to it. UGH!
It is a dull thud. Unfortunately there are no alternative facts in the article.
I reblogged this. Thank you.
You’re welcome. It is such a good piece worth the widest possible audience. Thanks for getting it out.
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Clearly the most important part of this piece is the link to the article in the Guardian. It is a well-written, thorough, and thoughtful piece. Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you should consider reading it. Also, keep in mind that this is a British newspaper, so this is from a U.K. perspective.
Interesting read and I really can’t argue too much with their stated view. This administration’s publicly stated goals are certainly scary, which makes me wonder what we haven’t heard yet…
KellyAnne Conway announced today that the President will not release his tax returns. Responding to the follow-up question recalling his promise to release them after the audit, she said it was “litigated” by the election. The people don’t care. That’s the kind of thing we hadn’t heard yet, as you say, and, sadly, there will be much more to come.
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My greatest fear is that we’ll be seeing a reinstitution of McCarthyism, which would not surprise me given the fragile state of the egos at the helm.
I’m with you. That handwriting was on the wall during the campaign and the mistaken identification of love of country (patriotism) with country as god (nationalist idolatry) was the shift McCarthy made. He was unsuccessful, but barely, and too many reputable people’s lives, livelihood, and reputations were hurt or ruined before Edward R. Murrow exposed McCarthyism for what it was. We will know Trump by his fruit.
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