You wrote, Umair: Do you see how in survey after survey 70% of Americans want things like functioning healthcare, affordable education, and gun control — while 30% want something like Somalia by way of Westeros?

For years Wall Street and the super rich could scare Whites into voting against there own best interest with fear of the other and that old standby boogieman — socialism. This prevented America from becoming a true democracy.

But that 70% of mostly women and minorities is now strong and politically highly organized, as we see them pour into the US House of Representatives. Thus if America manages to survive the Trump/Putin assault, I see the nation taking a sharp turn toward real democracy, especially with folks like Senator Elizabeth Warren ripping the cover off of Wall Street and the super rich.

This matches my cyclic universal theory of probability of balance, unless Trump, in desperation, manages to set off humanity ending WWIII

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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