I haven’t been posting much commentary lately. It’s been a busy summer, with commissioned work and other projects which I will be unveiling soon.
If you read this blog with any regularity, you probably know where I stand on politics. For the last twenty years I’ve posited the notion that both ends of the political spectrum have gone off the rails, to no avail. The so-called great divide grows wider by the day.
Republicans continue to be deaf and dumb to the blithering idiot in the White House. Even the Midwest farmers are finally understanding that Trump’s bull-in-the-china-shop diplomacy is a disaster. The Chinese will wait out the tariffs until the election, if they don’t end up pulling another Tiananmen Square and getting boycotted.
Trump hopes he can stop the bleeding by cutting taxes even more and browbeating the Fed into dropping interest rates to zero. Good luck with that.
On the other side, the Democratic hopefuls continue to make wild promises that even they know they can never keep. If the plan is to gut capitalism, their proposed spending frenzy will certainly accomplish the deed.
No one on either side talks about the growing national debt, or the looming pension shortfall. Ben Franklin was right: Freedom is owning a press, especially if you can use it to print money.
There is always hope, even if all seems lost. I’ll continue to argue for national reconciliation from the middle. It is still there, believe it or not.
Stay tuned. It’s going to be a bumpy year.