Speaking truth to power is always dangerous. Whenever I see people react violently towards certain statements, I realize I probably hear the truth.

The fear mongers on either side of an issue don't realize that their calls for violence alienate those in the middle.

You are correct in saying that we will continue not to understand the present until we come to grips with our past.

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I have two cats and can attest to the old saying, "Dogs have owners, cats have staff."

Cats allow us to worship them, and when they are done, they walk away to await their next feeding.

We are warm-bodied pieces of furniture suitable for giving pets and soft words.

When my wife and I had dogs, they always greeted us at the door when we came home. Today with two cats and no dogs, the cats only welcome us if it is time for their next meals.

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One thing that concerns me is all the attention on DJT. Meanwhile, all those that support him go on below the notice of most of the public.

At this time, Trump is the head of the movement to destroy our democracy, but he is in no way competent enough to plan and operate the whole campaign. There are powerful monied interests behind him, and they stay in the dark.

When Trump dies or becomes so mentally incompetent that he can longer be seen in public, who will take his place? Who are the people funding this attempted takeover of our democracy? How can we root out his supporters and remove them from positions of power?

The biggest question is: Will the American public turn off their TVs long enough to wake up to these threats before it is too late?

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Edward W Hackett

Edward W Hackett

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