Civil Dissonance


With the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States I was legitimately baffled by the response of the Democratic party supporters currently protesting. I didn’t understand their anger, I didn’t understand their frustration, I didn’t understand their objection to a democratic election. You lost. It is a possible outcome. You weren’t cheated. You weren’t suppressed. You weren’t silenced. You lost. That is what happened.

Then, I got it.

This reaction is what happens when objectivity is lost. Make no mistake, there would’ve been an equally stupid and short sighted reaction from the right had Trump lost. No, it wouldn’t have been marching in the streets of America’s cities but you’d be hearing about it. Militias forming and all sorts of nonsense in rural America. But that didn’t happen so now we are graced with the ever impactful protest/riot. Like the Clinton dynasty this is the swan-song for protest movements. The High Water Mark. How do I know this? Simple. This protest will never work. It is, currently, an impossibility. It only exemplifies how powerless their cause is and they know it.

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70th Anniversary of D-Day


Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the greatest moment of the greatest conflict the world has ever seen. It was this morning, at about 6:30 am 70 years ago that scared, cold, seasick men of the Allied forces pushed ashore the beaches of Normandy, France which was to be christened with their blood as well as the blood of the Axis forces that opposed them. It was the culmination of months of planning, of logistics unseen in war or peace, and of the collision of the fascist ideology against that of democracy. For all that it was it was a terrific and unmitigated blood letting that announced to the world how the greatest calamity the world has ever witnessed, World War II, would be resolved. While the end was months away its beginning of the end was writ on the beaches of Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and Omaha and it was writ with the blood of heroes. Continue reading