An essay today in Salon Magazine titled “America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be” made a connection between Harry Frankfurt‘s book, On Bullshit, —the subject of my last post—and the policies of family separation and forced sterilization employed by the Trump regime. It is a worthwhile read. In my next post, I will further explore the importance of truth.
(This is an unedited reprint of my essay from four years ago, “To My Grandchildren on the Eve of the 2016 American Presidential Election.”)
“The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” Continue reading A Plea To Voters in the 2020 Election
David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, has penned an article in The Atlantic that is both astute and terrifying—“Last Exit From Autocracy: America survived one Trump term. It wouldn’t survive a second.” It begins,
The most important ballot question in 2020 is not Joe Biden versus Donald Trump, or Democrat versus Republican. The most important question is: Will Trump get away with his corruption—will his crooked and authoritarian tactics succeed?
If the answer is yes, be ready for more. Much more.
BY THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.
Barton Gellman’s article in the Atlantic, “The Election That Could Break America,” is perhaps the scariest piece I’ve read about the election yet—it was even published early because of its urgency. Fascism is at our doorstep. Continue reading The Election That Could Break America