Tag Archives: Trump Racism

First Things First

Donald Trump was getting everyone all hot and bothered. He was escalating his attacks on prominent black leaders, and was asserting that not only was Baltimore a hellhole where no human would live, so was every other city run by … Continue reading

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An Arc of Inevitability

One time isn’t like another. Things aren’t that bad. This isn’t 1968 – the year that opened with the Tet Offensive. Those people over there in Vietnam celebrate the Lunar New Year. There was going to be a break in … Continue reading

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Impossible To Ignore

“When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can’t ever be voted out of existence.” ~ Larken Rose Okay, this guy is the libertarian tax protester who spent fifteen months in prison for willful … Continue reading

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Dispossessed Again

This is what happened. Donald Trump had a simple message. He’d be an apocalyptic president – he’d upend everything, or he’d burn it all down. That was the promise, and just enough voters in just the right places longed for … Continue reading

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Governing By Ritual Humiliation

Almost no one has even the slightest experience with the nocturnal habits of chickens – the Industrial Revolution was a long time ago and America hasn’t been an agricultural society since before the Civil War – but the chickens are … Continue reading

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The President as Victim

Donald Trump is not going to “grow” into the job. No one does. There’s a cliché for that – as there seems to be a cliché for everything. No one rises to the occasion. Crises – and the presidency is … Continue reading

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No Amazing Grace

Everyone knows what happened at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston on the evening of June 17, 2015 – during an evening prayer service, nine people were shot dead by a young white supremacist from North Carolina, … Continue reading

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