"History does not lie. And if you don't know your history, you are bound to repeat it. History does not repeat itself, it echoes--sometimes so loud until you know it is repeating. You have the information that gives…"
"Mary, interesting observation in the summary about Steve Bannon in Devil's Bargain with Bannon getting disaffected white male voters onboard. Like Clinton was ever going to be liked by such a group. The DNC, imho, is still kicking HRC and…"
"Koshersalaami, prior to Trump taking advantage of every ocassion of unpunished corruption political leadership ever allowed while expecting the same, getting much media reaction on systemic corruption was a couple day storyline. Things have changed.…"
"Will justice ever come back to the American Republic, or has the gangsters now occupying the White House bring us down as other Republics have failed? We must take the responsibility of understanding how other republics were brought down by…"
"We keep our knicker in a twist too much and don't bother to reason. Trump is a study in social progress in America. He is not new, just lucky. We have seen him in history, especially in the history of the 1920s and 1930s and…"
"Mary, very, very interesting about Trump's fragile voter coalition. First , this could be weakened further. One of those find and face the facts then do something moments like Churchill and Orwell.
And, second, it makes sense in hindsight. His…"
"We must understand what Donald Trump represents. He does not honor the Office of the President of the United States because he is a clown. And like Penny-Wise, he is the worst American Dream come true."
"Mary, come to think of it, you are right. For many Americans, oddly, there is no history, no cause. No wonder i'm often so frustrated laying out cause and effect descriptions to glassy-eyed people! Makes me wanna stick to fiction and i'd…"
Despite President Trump's rejection of the Paris Accord, the CIA still believes in science. The CIA is distracted--funding the science of mapping the brain (university contractor-scientists report directly to Langley),…
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