GOP and Fox News/OAN/etc. propagandists cast Trump as a military leader, as a father figure, and ultimately as a messianic leader brought to redeem the United States (a la QAnon conspiracy theories and the MAGA faithful). All propaganda idealizes Trump as a gifted statesman who has brought stability, created jobs, and is restoring American greatness. … Continue reading Propaganda

Vote, safely.

Know your rights. With Trump’s divisive and sometimes violence-inducing rhetoric, everyone should be aware of their rights as voters. With Trump, his campaign and the GOP calling on supporters to go “monitor the polls” and to “stand back and stand by” exhortations given to the white supremacist and violent “Proud Boys”, this election has the … Continue reading Vote, safely.

A little perspective…

American Civil War. 5 yrs.655,000 deaths.449/day World War II. 5 yrs.405,000 deaths.297/day World War I. 2 yrs.117,000 deaths.200/day Korean War. 4 yrs.37,000 deaths.30/day Vietnam War. 11 yes.58,000 deaths15/day Covid-19. 195 days.195,000 deaths~1000/day Trump: a surrendered War Time president.

Important read from The NY Times

Texas Is Running Out of Near Misses We survived Hurricane Laura, but the Gulf Coast needs better surge protections for the next one. By Jim BlackburnAug. 28, 2020, 7:29 p.m. ET Galveston Bay and the surrounding industrial area is crucial to the American economy and vulnerable to hurricane damage.Robert Sullivan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HOUSTON — Laura … Continue reading Important read from The NY Times

How to talk to people who believe in QAnon

As QAnon has seen its influence grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, another, quieter, group has also seen its ranks increase: friends and family members left to watch helplessly as their loved ones get “sucked in” to the conspiracy theory.  The r/QAnonCasualties subreddit, is filled with desperate posts from people who have watched their friends, family … Continue reading How to talk to people who believe in QAnon