On What We Learned from Trump

It would be far too simple to make statements regarding the nature of Donald Trump. Too simple to cover all the horrific things the man has said and done from his campaign days, to today. Rather, what I wish to talk about is what we have learned about the people that are around us. What … Continue reading On What We Learned from Trump

CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

From “CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country” CNBC In the below link we are given yet another reminder of the dangerous position the Nation is in with this virus. It must be made clear, though I would like to think that it goes without saying, … Continue reading CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

The only thing disturbing is the cavalier way in which large swaths of Americans, and their elected officials, are disregarding the danger of this virus. The only reason we are seeing an increase in new cases is due to the immoral behavior of the President, and the political weakness of state governors. Compounding the immoral … Continue reading Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

“Trump announces new visa restrictions” (reaction)

While COVID-19 continues to kill Americans, and action against systemic racism is being called for, the Trump Administration has slipped another new attack against immigrants. Using a hard hit economy as an excuse the Trump Administration is once more limiting those who can enter the Nation for work. The argument is of course complete rubbish … Continue reading “Trump announces new visa restrictions” (reaction)

The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

There was a sickness out there. And it struck us down with silence. Even when people were in close proximity, their voices were notably quieter. It …The Sickness of Reason Reading Brad Evans account of our current state of affairs reminds me deeply of Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian”. I first read Bradbury’s short story in … Continue reading The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

On a Nations Foundational Truth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, … Continue reading On a Nations Foundational Truth

On a Marxist Understanding

Those that have read my earlier posts, those that began my work toward developing a pragmatic approach, will likely know the root of my motivation and philosophy (that being my genuine end goal) is Marxist in nature. I do not call upon his popular works as a source of inspiration. Rather it is those earlier … Continue reading On a Marxist Understanding

The Great Need of Now

Over the last few days I have been attempting to come to grips with what is going on in the United States and what is needed. I will not call it a madness; I will not call it a chaos; I will not call it an insanity. I will call it pain. Such great pain … Continue reading The Great Need of Now

On the Silencing of the Body Politic

In very recent days the President of the United States (POTUS) was fact checked by his favorite social media platform, Twitter. In doing so the company, and other social media platforms, have been threatened by the POTUS with new regulations, or Presidential orders, that would limit their ability to fact check the POTUS, or outright … Continue reading On the Silencing of the Body Politic

Why Pragmatism?

While engaging in casual, albeit political, conversations that draws out some of my deeper and developed thoughts, I often end up getting one of at least two responses. First, is in agreement followed by where I read about such and such idea, but then amazed that it didn’t come from the new media. Second, disagreement … Continue reading Why Pragmatism?