from the website of the President of the Russian Federation;  licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution 4.0  via Wikimedia Commons.  June 2019

Robert Reich asks a powerful question about our nation:  

Who’s the pinko¬†in the striped tie, and why is Putin smirking?¬† If you recall much about American history, you will remember an era when Senator Joe McCarthy was rabid about evicting communists from our government and our society. ¬†McCarthy’s mentor and bulldog, Roy Cohn, later became a disbarred lawyer, and Donald Trump’s mentor; ¬†yet the game has changed, and Trump is in bed with them now. ¬†There’s even a scary movie, worth watching, based on a Trump quote:¬†Where’s my Roy Cohn?


Reich’s essay is also worth pondering. ¬†Whenever nations idolize a leader, they are often inclined to fail shortly thereafter, especially if said leader has divided the citizenry. ¬†America, BEWARE.

“REVERED LEADERS” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Whitehouse photo, via Wikimedia Commons.