Sunday, September 20, 2020

Trump Nominates Judge Garland !

President Trump could greatly advance his personal chances for reelection by promptly nominating Merrick Garland for the US Supreme Court. Garland is chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit; Garland was first nominated by the previous administration in 2016.  😊 💓 😯

Why simply wait for a new administration? The President's personal star would rise, with minor downside (as Republicans control the Senate confirmation process). 

Perhaps Trump's true choice is Garland plus another term for Trump, vs. Ruthless Barrett and Biden? Even if Trump were voted from office, the Garland choice is perhaps the best option to minimize recriminations for The Trump Organization.



Saturday, September 19, 2020

"Applicant has a Racial Disorder"

Centuries of favoritism, prejudice & neglect fuel RACISM today.

We still place whitey front & center if using terms such as "white privilege" or "non-white" -- we dodge the fact that race is often a handicap.

Uprooting the weeds and clearing garbage is a tough process when a community was built on theft & genocide.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hail the Oppressor ?

McKinley High School in Honolulu honors US President William McKinley. But the continuing US military occupation was (and is) unwelcome, and remains widely condemned by Hawaiians. 

Take your foreign arrogance & aggression, and your statue of ugly McKinley, and 

Yanki Go Home!



Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Don't Touch My Freedom!

At the 1964 Republican National Convention, Ronald Reagan claimed there's no Left and Right, only up or down to more or diminished FREEDOM. Aiming at the dream of "the ultimate in individual freedom" he modified: "... consistent with Law & Order." 

The clarification highlights key problems. What if Law permits making soap from enemy fat? Should we be allowed to enslave? Is it OK to steal the property of heathen savages? The more fortunate can perhaps squeeze the disadvantaged till their pips squeak, but is this wise? Law & Order are moving targets. Communities that sacrifice women, cripples, the incautious, etc. are built on shifting sands. 

Serial cheater Lance Armstrong and scumbag Harvey Weinstein each survived by intimidation. America's NOT built solely on bluster. Freedom includes reassessment: questioning what's not (yet) illegal; exposing the NOT OK. 

Mythic imagery may get tarnished?  Let's drain the swamp.