Monday, April 9, 2018

Reasons and Fashion

Nobody wants to be preached to. I'm here to preach to you. Beware of anybody who claims to know more than you do. While you're at it, be very suspicious of anyone who wants power. Trying hard not to judge, I can't help noticing that empathy divides us. Some have it. Some don't.

Occasionally an empathetic figure shows up on the political landscape. We usually manage to kill them. Same with religion. In most cases the job description has blurry lines. Think Jesus, Dr. King, John Lennon.

The idea that fashion repeats itself is obvious to folks of a certain age. Lapel width, skirt length, radio and sideburns. Oh, yeah- chemical warfare. I missed the last go-round for fascism and it never occurred to me to consider it "fashion." Well, it's back.

As usual, the U.S. leads the way. The fashion didn't start here. We will take it to the limit, though. We always do. Bigger afros, shorter skirts, bigger amps. We're # 1! Yesterday's New York Times was chock full of articles about fascists rising to power all over the world. Oh, how I wish it were fake news.

Give us peace on earth and end this dreadful, dreadful war.

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