A know-nothing populace will easily be misled into supporting a tyrannical government based on “libertarian” principles that liberate only the wealthiest, mingled with a fraudulent form of Christianity tailor-made to support their interests.
It is true that the massacres will stop in the end, but the ceasefire will be none of our doing.
The criminal mindset of the MAGA-tized Republican Party has the most ominous implications for the future of the party and the country, because it has been eagerly taken up as a crucial tool of governance by the party’s most prominent elected officials.
America has been living on borrowed time since the January 6, 2021 putsch was just barely thwarted.
Do our societies want to survive? The answer is not so clear.
No matter how hard right the Republican speaker tacks, it’s never hard enough for the Tea Party or MAGA or whatever the next incarnation of far-right craziness calls itself.
You get to be my age, you are forced to the realization that any fantasies you ever held that the eternal arm-wrestling match between Good and Evil will be decided in favor of the former in your lifetime are just that, fantasies.
Is the final word on the human race our deliberate cruelty unlike anything else in the living world, which has been with us for the entire hundred-thousand-year existence of Homo sapiens, from the plains of ancient Africa to the plains of Ukraine at this very moment?
In the best case, what ChatGPT is producing, regardless of whether it’s asked to write fiction or nonfiction, is filler.
If the Justice Department brings charges against Trump, and a jury convicts him, and he goes to prison, then yes, the United States wants to survive.