One More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

One more seemed an okay beginning to this. I have submitted words before about my grave concerns about the state of the state and our country.

I was in elementary school during the latter part of World War II. Everywhere one could look were messages about duty, patriotism and buying war bonds. Even I had a small book of savings stamps to be used later when the money amount was sufficient. Our country was together. FDR and his famous fireside chats provided both words of warmth, kindness and a generosity of love that transcended the many sitting around the radio. Oh, I am sure that Roosevelt's policies and decisions were not always welcomed. But, the country worked together, all of us. We have now a government that is quietly run by the elites.  

By the way, I was one of the most patriotic kids in my class. I am not anymore. We elected a man that does not fit the mantle of leader, of goodness and of honor. His world and that of the millions that support him benefit by his tax policies and the other; a tool for the elites that really run this country. The people, like you and I, are pawns in a shell game. This group of people that really run the country, largely Republican, have the country's interest first in their wallets. Take GM's strike for example and unions in general. I think I heard that union membership in this country has fallen to such a degree that the party for equality and fairness has disappeared. 

We all knew the character of the man, this Donald Trump. His reputation for wheelin and dealin is well known. His penchant for pretty women, the payoffs, the many scandals, marriages and yet, we voted for him. Integrity and honesty left at the doors of the White House. The number of outright lies Trump has uttered now surpass 10,000. Yes, someone is counting. Why? The American people have been hypnotized by the razzle dazzle of wizardry that is Trump. He is the circus barker or used car salesman that the minute he steps up to the podium one should think of White Buck shoes, pants that fit too tight and hair done up vainly trying to hide his age.  

Trump has succeeded in dividing the country along racial, economic, cultural basis. He has managed to anger, frustrate world leaders of other nations but beholds himself in reverence to dictators and despots. Trump has managed dodge and weave throughout his career as a businessman and his ability making decisions in his business dealings should have been enough for the voter.

We can change that November, 2020. It is not too late. We have a country and a world to save from its own death. That is the climate crisis. Where are our governmental leaders?  The answer, folks, is that this country is run by the likes of the Koch's, Chevron and others.  

Robert Brooks


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