Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Where are we going?

The other day I heard a left-leaning commentator on NPR ask some pertinent questions about where the country is going. Let us suppose that we are successful in electing a Democratic Congress, and that Trump is impeached and ejected from the presidency, and that some means will be found for avoiding Pence as his replacement. 
Then what? The US will still in all likelihood have most of the same horrific problems that afflict it now, viz. catering to Wall Street, lack of a truly adequate health system, neglect of our infrastructure (highways, bridges, and tunnels), excessive incarceration, spying on our own citizens, inordinate spending on the military (which always seems to be increasing), continuing interference, often violent, in foreign countries, sending out drones to kill people, and so on. 
By and large the Democrats are no better on these matters than Republicans. These considerations should not lead to despair, but they do indicate the need to think holistically about these issues. As far as I can tell they are not on the radar of the Resist folks.


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