"If you reduce government merely to the diffident whims of a single individual, there are few (if any) limits on the damage one can do to the existing civic order. Destroy it all, and the man yet stands,—seemingly stronger than before, since he has outlasted his own destruction.”
“Trump is the apotheosis of white nationalist politics: the long-awaited love child of Ayn Rand and George Wallace.”
Don’t buy it for a second. He burned the building down and wants to move on to his next arson. Never forget, wherever he slithers. #fascism #incompetent #sedition
“Trump’s ever-lengthening list of purported barbarians at the gate—blacks, immigrants, protesters, socialists, the “radical left,” Antifa—provides a ready-made list of societal enemies always ready to pounce on white Americans at a moment’s notice. The more brilliant, and devious, part of the scheme is to recognize that if white Americans are preoccupied with hating their neighbors, they are unlikely to save any concern for Trump’s relationships with more distant (though actual) monsters such as Putin, Kim, and Erdogan.”
Given crippling depression and unyielding writers’ block, I thought I’d do a pictorial year in review. Steve’s Year In Review 2021 awaits, teeth bared.
Note: As we come to the end of the year, I have had little to add to the dumpster fire of this Administration. While in little mood to write things that are either obvious (Trump is a fascist) or repetitive (Trump is unfit/insane/stupid/a monster), I did remember a series of essays I wrote on the … Continue reading Cobra Kai: Season 2, Episode 1
Given the amount of discussion here recently about both the Church and COVID, I feel it is important to circulate this. I agree with all of this. I was proud of the LDS Church for closing its meetings even before the States required it, and have never understood why its membership was so willing to … Continue reading COVID Update
What is the LDS “Church?” Do we believe in it? Does it believe in itself?
Some time ago, I wrote about the experience of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during the era of Donald Trump. Even months ago, the circumstances were dire—a fascist political movement born of combat, infiltration, and destabilization, protected and nutured within the Church by a combination of pre-existing fringe sympathies, performative … Continue reading Impasse
Until 2020, white flight was always a physical manifestation. Public policy answers for it have always been hard to come by, but what happens when white Republicans simply secede from reality?