Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fwd: Terrible times . . .

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From: John H

As some of you may have noticed I have cut back on the number of missives being sent out of late.  It has become quite discouraging to daily watch just how far this nation has fallen into an open pit of political, military and economic slime.  It is all around us all the time and documenting it is an overwhelmingly frustrating task.  Many of the things now happening on a daily basis were simply unimaginable as little as two years ago – and things were desperately bad then.  The problem, as I see it, is that as bad as the Trump brigands are, the Democratic Party establishment brigands are not all that much better.  There is some glimmer of hope with the young, but that remains too nascent to count on right now.  Unfortunately, as Chris Hedges graphically points out in the attached article, things are going downhill at a much faster pace than almost anyone could have anticipated, even in the recent past, both nationally and internationally, and it may already be too late to rise up and stop the worst from happening.  It may well be that we will have to resort to small, tight community groupings for survival in the coming years – assuming Trump and his minions don't blow up the planet in the meantime.  These are terrible times indeed.


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