Howdy all! So let me start this off with a picture that speaks to me:
And now on to the must read! This is a GREAT article by Mike Lofgren, a long time GOP Congressional staffer until he retired last year. This piece says a lot; it's long, but it's an important read. It was published in The American Conservative. Whoda thunk?
So much in it is good. Here's a taste:
The objective of the predatory super-rich and their political handmaidens is to discredit and destroy the traditional nation state and auction its resources to themselves. Those super-rich, in turn, aim to create a “tollbooth” economy, whereby more and more of our highways, bridges, libraries, parks, and beaches are possessed by private oligarchs who will extract a toll from the rest of us. Was this the vision of the Founders? Was this why they believed governments were instituted among men—that the very sinews of the state should be possessed by the wealthy in the same manner that kingdoms of the Old World were the personal property of the monarch?
Methinks Mr Lofgren has joined the ranks of the persona non grata with his party...
And a couple more pictures for you all!
So what's on yer mind?