Throughout history democracies have been a fragile form of government. This is because Democracies depended on reasonable cooperation, a strong regard for the rule of law over personality and at least some semblance of truth telling among competing political parties. …


Currently Arizona Senator Sinema is risking no less than her nation’s democracy. By acting irrationally, mocking Senate norms and refusing to give any hint to the Democrat leadership team what she wants in regard to the critical so called 3.5 trillion dollar human infrastructure bill, she is performing in a way that only Donald Trump and his cult following could love.

Therefore I see a gambit in which bringing down President Biden’s agenda via withholding her support for it, she will become a right wing hero. And thus once the Arizona “Republican” Trumpist legislators have thoroughly fixed the state’s vote count system to their prefered outcome, Sinema will then change parties, becoming a Trumpist star and a Senator for life in the new American dictatorship.


Democracy is a very sophisticated and fragile form of government. It is an unnatural construct beyond the grasp of the reptilian intellects that flock to Fox News. A political bull in a china shop can easily knock it all to pieces.

It was designed to protect the average citizen from the excesses of the rich and powerful. Thus capitalism and democracy are always at odds, the first always pushing for more and the latter trying to limit the first’s immoderations.

And so when capitalism allies itself with the political bull in the china shop, democracy is crushed. Trump plus Wall Street equals totalitarianism.

Perhaps Corporate American should review what happened to Germany when the industrialists backed Hitler thinking they could control him.


When Chip Kelly’s arrogant college ways demoralized veteran Eagles players, owner Jeffery Lurie quickly stepped in to the give Kelly the boot. He then immediately tagged Doug Peterson, a one-time Eagles quarterback, to be head coach. Lurie knew that if anything, Peterson possessed an exact opposite personality of Kelly. Lurie…


In truth the unspoken desire of much of White power America, including much of corporate America, would like to turn Lincoln’s ideal government flipped on its head: a government by and for the people spun over to a government by and for the dominant few. …


As is so often the case with fanatics there seems to be something of a kamikaze element of self-destruction rapped up in their chaotic causes. It’s this way, folks, we humans are creatures driven by nature’s mandate for action — any sort of action will do in a pinch.

If…


Of course not all supporters of Donald John Trump are folks that can be technically classified as fanatical true believers — those whom the Donald claimed that even he were to shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue they would continue to support him. The Donald may not know…


In 1776 and the years preceding and following the Declaration of Independence, America’s founding fathers wrested with the notion of how to put together a form of government that would restrain — by a fair set of laws — the human impulse to seek and gain personal advantage that was…


Throughout history society’s violent underclasses traditionally filtered down into the many armies of kings and queens and ambitious tyrants to be used as mere cannon fodder in their endless wars. …


The primitive reptilian mindset always makes a beeline for raw power by any means possible when opportunity presents itself, while on the other hand intellectual idealists strive and protest for truth and justice. It’s never a even or fair contest. Sooner or later the idealist gets nailed to a cross.

James M. Ridgway, Jr.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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