tv, phone, internet – off!

I’ve stayed out of the political fray until today. I’m going to post a couple of articles to think about and then turn off all technology for the next two days.

It is my opinion that on Thursday we need to start a dialogue regarding a new electoral process both to shorten it (90 days max) and to begin looking for an alternative to our two-party system which is obviously broken.

Now for the posts:

Let’s not forget that Donald is in danger of a prison sentence. Have we ever been given his tax returns? Of course not, because the F.E.C. is investigating.

Vanity Fair, June 2016

“In fact, declarations to the Federal Election Commission are subject to a rather scary felony criminal statute called 18 U.S.C. 1001, which stipulates fines or prison terms of up to five years for anyone who knowingly and willfully “makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.””

Read the entire article online at: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/the-great-trump-tax-mysteries

 

New York Times, 11/6/2016 – The Walls in Our Heads

“What metaphor could be more substantial than a wall? …They are a political placebo to make us feel in control of a problem.”

Walls are simply metaphors for a country’s failings – a symbol of fear.

“It is paradoxical that an age of globalization should see an increase in wall building, but the political scientist Wendy Brown, suggests that the two phenomena are curiously intertwined. ‘The new walls are icons of its erosion.’”

Read the entire article online at:

www.nytimes.com/

 

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