This morning, it is even worse. I follow a historian online and this greeted me this morning:
“If we cannot yet fully know the dynamics of the protests, there are a few things we do know.
First, the protests have wiped from public discussion all the major stories that were distressing Trump: the deadly toll of the coronavirus and his administration’s abysmal response to the pandemic, the skyrocketing unemployment as the economy falters, and Friday’s revelations about his 2016 campaign team’s collaboration with Russian spies.
Second, the president has gone missing in the midst of this crisis. While presidents traditionally speak to the nation to try to reassure Americans in such times, neither he nor Republican leaders are trying to calm the nation.”
Yes, fasten your seatbelts. This morning is full of good news and HORRIBLE news. I feel good and horrible. Just when I think that things cannot get worse in the USA, things get worse. This is the quote that greeted me this morning:
“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.” ― Antonio Gramsci
Who was Antonio Gramsci, you ask? Antonio Francesco Gramsci was an Italian Intellectual, born in Ales, Italy in 1891. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics and died in Rome on April 27, 1937 (almost one month after I was born).
Yes, it does seem like the old world is dying and the new world is a mess. And, the leaders are a mess and often behave like monsters. But, the good news (for me, anyway) is that the Jardin de Luxembourg…
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