Countdown to dictatorship

I wish I didn’t care, but I do. It’s not pleasant to be awake but unable to move a limb to help.

The Slog

THE MASQUERADE CONTINUES

I’ve bitten countless times on the sour slice that has been the Twenty-first century so far, but I cannot remember a more bitter weekend for freedom than this one. In the Western anglosphere, two words have split the US and UK almost literally down the middle in recent years – Trump and Brexit.

They are issues – big, political issues – but primarily, they are symptoms of a fight at a cultural rather than partisan level. For the real dividing line has become the ruthless attempt by an influential and cynical alliance between politically correct faux-liberal collectivists and unelected neocon hegemonists to impose thought-control and anti-empiricism on the rest of us.

It is also been a battle between common-good pragmatic reality and Common Purpose Utopian ideologues. Between multi-cultural division and shared-values nationality. Between blocist Big and mutually manageable community. Between cold-blooded top down systemics and convivial rub-along…

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Lens-Artists Challenge #122 – The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Travels and Trifles

SUNRISE, BOTANY BAY SC SUNRISE, BOTANY BAY SC

“Sunrise, sunset – swiftly fly the years.”

John Williams

This week we are proud to welcome guest host Ana of Anvica Photos, whose beautiful post asks us to focus our responses on the restorative powers of the sun. Historians among us know that our world has gone through many difficult times in the past, eventually proving the resilience and strength of good people everywhere. War, disease, weather disasters and terrorism have been unable to defeat us, nor shall the current pandemic, or here in the U.S. a divisiveness that has threatened our very democracy. This too shall pass – and the sun will indeed come out tomorrow.

SUNRISE, ROCKS, MAINE SUNRISE ON THE ROCKS, MAINE

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  

Nelson Mandela

This week has been a momentous one here in…

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