Harder to see the point in objecting to latest Trump outrage

Many of my friends and acquaintances have asked why I don’t write many letters to the editor anymore. Frankly, I’ve slowed way down on writing letters to the editor because doing so makes me feel like the stupidest kid in the class, jumping up and down, yelling “I know, I know,” in response to a softball question while the rest of the kids roll their eyes.

That Trump is the Orangafibber piloting an amazing lying machine with the full intent of bombing the hell out of whatever is left of America’s democracy is so obvious it’s embarrassing to have to point it out. And, as Sid Schwab rightly observed recently, those who don’t yet see this won’t see the light because of anything I or anyone else could write. They won’t “get it” until the wheels of the Republican bus run over them, having destroyed every government program that does anything other than funnel wealth into the hands of the already obscenely wealthy.

Boy, America will really be “great” then. And Mexico probably will build and pay for a wall, to keep us out. Another promise kept.

At the risk of further pointing out the obvious, we should be careful to define “great” before supporting its advocates. MAGA sounds more like the last utterance of someone being run over by a train than a celebration of decent, honest government that works for the common good. Perhaps a more accurate elaboration of this acronym would be, “Mobsters Are Governing America.”

Ken Dammand


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