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What We Need/Want/Deserve

What the country needs: Warren, maybe, or Sanders.

What the country wants: Uncle Joe

Pia Guerra for The Nib

Still an improvement over Pumpkin.

Who’s pretty much what the country deserves. He’s not going to work out nearly so well for the plutocrats as they think he will. He’ll wreck the joint for everyone else. But “we get the government we deserve” is a hard truth.

About This Music

This is so weird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiemus_(song)

You’ve heard this song. You might think it was done by Enya.

It was concocted by Karl Jenkins, originally for Delta Airlines. But there’s more to the story, of course. Here’s an interesting read about the process of creating this music: An Aural History of Adiemus

This makes the case that whether consciously or subconsciously, the music was built to carry a subtle message of white supremacy. Now this is not saying it was done as a malicious, racist message. But it does speak to how insidious and hard to perceive a racist framing of things can be.

Hey at least they didn’t ruin a real classic, the way United did

Who Cares About the Railroads?

Nobody, that’s who. Or almost nobody.

Which is a shame, because the carefully plotted, strategic destruction of all public transit is a chief contributor to climate change. But hey, GM got a bunch of nice shareholder value so, it’s all good.

Entrenched

Dug-in. Defensive. That is what Pumpkin’s core of support is, and there are a few basic reasons why. I think the top reason is, he makes their racism seem a little more OK. Even though they know it’s evil.

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So nothing he does, nothing he says, nothing he is, will shift that very much.

The only solution will be a sound thumping at the polls. That’s right, I am leaning to the side that says not to impeach. First, Mike Pence will do even more damage per week than Pumpkin does.

And the last thing this racist band of Americans should be given is, a martyr.

Daydreamy Day

We started the day off with a walk in Owl Woods, where we saw a Northern Saw-Whet Owl.

photo by Jill Frier

To me, they look like grumpy feathered beer cans but Jill finds them cute.

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