Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The key to Warren's rise among the Dem establishment and affluent white liberals is assuring them she will do enough to keep the pitchforks at bay, but not enough to actually shift power out of their hands. cc
#RISING FULL: youtube.com/watch?v=Xc4RML

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A Trip to the Drugstore

I went to the relatively new drugstore, just up the street, today. I was alone and the person at the front register was alone. She was brown-skinned, petit, pretty. She asked if I needed help. I asked her if she could help me find some empty spritz bottles. After she helped me get a couple of those, I asked if they had products for dogs. At the pet section, it turned out they did not carry what I was looking for. I was beginning to sense she did not trust me. So, I went straight to the register and let her ring up my purchase of nearly five dollars. She tried to toss the change into my hand and jerked her hand away looking like she might be trying to avoid touching me, or else afraid I would grab her if she moved too slowly. The change scattered. We rounded it up. Thinking about the circumstances that could make her so distrustful, including lustful men and the racially prejudiced, I wanted to say to her, "I'm sorry;" but I knew it would set off some kind of alarm within her and so I just left. It's a terrible world when we can't simply live, without constantly being on the lookout for those who would hurt us. I wonder how this person feels at the end of the day, after these random encounters with strangers. She probably needs lots of downtime to recover. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Vote Blue No Matter -?

People saying vote blue no matter who will never grasp what is at stake here. It's necessary to actually move to undo the past thirty years before anything can get better. A deadhead like Biden or a Hillary clone like Harris can only place-hold until the next incarnation of Trump comes along. And only one candidate comes close to that description.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Racism is so deeply ingrained in cultures, or just pockets of cultures, because we evolved as territorial animals. Racists resent the presence of those too different, because it represents an invasion against their kind. Some of us have evolved beyond it, others not. In racist cultures, progressive thought is repressed and even stomped on. Unrelenting pressure to conform likely stifles many a potential progressive, to the extent the individual would not recognize themself, were their progressive tendencies pointed out. It is not possible, in my opinion to reform the true racist, but only to repress the need of the racist to act out their racism in public. The only way I know to do this is to beat them at the ballot box and push them down the scale enough to keep it to themselves.

Progressives are not immune to territoriality. Any dominant group has need to control a tendency to lord it over those of lesser influence. Yin and yang?

Friday, August 9, 2019

Joe Biden

Do actual voters really support this guy? If so, I would dearly love to know why.