January 6, 2021 was a rehearsal.
No apology needed. I hesitated at my post, wrote it, posted it, almost took it down, and then left it. Too many years as a teacher.
I always read your posts. I find them well-thought and written, and we share a lot of common ground.
I sometimes write posts on Word and edit them there, then post when I am happy with them. Sometimes it occurs that I never post one then, and that can be good, in line with Lincoln’s ‘hot letter’ principle.
I gave your post a like, assuming that the “radical right is it their friend” should read “radical right is not their friend”.
A lot of us missed this one:
If prophecies drive one to do good, moral things, then I’m all for them.
Watch her speech. She stood up for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. She stood up for free and fair elections. The Trumpublicans who are trying to cancel her are demonstrating that the Rule of Law and the Constitution mean nothing to them in comparison with their own positions and power.
I don’t like a lot of her political positions, but I have to give credit when credit is due.
Remember this: When Joe Biden won the election, and in the struggle between the left and the right, the left, progressives, won a respite. The right, the radical authoritarians who call themselves ‘conservative’ are planning to take power, and they don’t care who or what they trample in to do it.
January 6, 2021 was a dress rehearsal.
Write to your senators and representatives. Drive home the point that what people want is what Biden and the Democratic Party are proposing. That’s how the American people will realize who is on their side, and who is on the side of the wealthy and the corporations.
The fight isn’t over. Those who love our country, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law must continue to work to protect them. Our children’s future depends on doing so. History is watching.
Yes, in the eyes of many. Teachers are worked as if they are indispensible, and always asked to do more. They’re paid very little when compared to other professions with similar educational requirements and responsibilities. The Trumpublicans believe that poorly-educated people are more easily manipulated. Thus, our future is hobbled, our children are having diminished lives and standards of living.
^ As an American, I believe that I have a responsibility to protect my neighbors, the community, and everyone living here. That includes avoiding spreading diseases. That includes taking positive steps to stop disease from spreading.
I don’t understand how people can be so wrong-headed and inconsistent. If Martians were invading, a lot of these anti-vax types would be out fighting bravely, proud to do their bit. They’d risk life and limb, suffer injury and hardship, and march in parades after we’d (hopefully) won. But ask them to help battle a lethal disease, one that can cause long-term damage to those who survive, one that kills, one that could kill their nearest and dearest, they refuse to help.
The answer, of course, is not, lying is not excusable. Yet, we can enjoy the art without buying into the lies.
Mr. Ramirez is exploring an important (to cartoonists) question: Can great skill excuse lying?