Reason To Worry About Everything
Today was the first day since November 8th that I've been worried. Deep in my bones worried. By design, the administration is rapidly fulfilling campaign promises; so much is being thrown at us by the President's fast and furious executive orders as to threaten one's grip on stability. With near glee the Republican party is dismantling the government pieced by piece.
Today in a tied vote, broken by the Vice President, one of the most inept of candidates to head up the Department of Education ever nominated was approved. Betsy DeVos the new and totally ill-prepared Secretary of Education, never attended a public school nor did her children go to a public school. Her experience regarding public education is wrapped in her private religious views and cannot be separated out. Of course, within hours what we suspected might happen did occur: It is now proposed that the department be completely abolished. If you had any doubts before today, they ought to be confirmed. Everything is on the chopping block. Some think that this is a good idea and that local control will yield better results, but such Draconian action puts the most vulnerable and poor communities in great harm. How does a kid who doesn't have enough food to eat have the means to travel ten miles to a better school on his or her own?
This blowing up of our government is the brain child of Steve Bannon. I am told that Bannon, special advisor to the President, has memorized The Art of War which is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tsu the text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. This is no joke and today our kids were put in the crossfire.
Progressives got blind-sided and need to organize, stand up and learn how to fight back. Fast. What are you worried about? Please pay attention to what the new appointees are doing, what they believe and how that jives with where the new President will take our country.