American fascism. American fascism. Yesterday the anniversary of the Charlotte, Virginia violent mob gangs. Richardson explains who they were, their excuse, the reality, what they did: killed one person with a car, injured 19 others. I have heard Biden say he decided to run for President firmly when he watched that scene. These mobs are at it again: they are violently acting against masking mandates for children and young adults in schools.
Heather Cox Richardson's newsletter about the anniversary of Charlotte openly Nazi demonstration:
A story from someone on facebook (accompanied by a photo of a church being destroyed by a wrecking company): My grandfather was Pres. of the Board of Trustees when this church was built, started the church in his living room. My dad was President when the new wing was built and spent hours there overseeing the work to make sure it was solid, once took a contractor by the collar and held him up against the wall when he found them having done no work for a week (but billing for it). And what we get for it is... a parking lot. The United Methodist Church. Don't get me started.
Personal experience: Yesterday I met with my old friend ex-student, Lloyd - he's in his early 50s now. I had trouble again, was in a fluster trying to get there, couldn't program the Waze, didn't bring the right paper for the map but half-way there he phones (I have my cell phone right there) and he's having trouble. His car is not acting right (something to do with the radiator) so he's going back to change cars and can we meet an hour later. He tells me in words where it is -- next to the place the restaurant we used to go to used to be (having gone bankrupt). Whew! I go back, write out address, now don't need Waze (for I know where it is), now remember glasses, Lloyd's phone number in the cell phone, set forth again Now bad trouble parking Great irony Four blocks four ways set up to be a pedestrian area of movies, restaurants, the last few years has almost no public parking. A huge car park bought up and huge building built there The same thing happened where there is another movie house . Finally I find a small strip in the third level of a garage. Real problem: I've not been out in so long navigating myself by car, very nervous. But I get there and he's there. Two hours of good conversation and renewal. He majored in geography and has a good geology background; he still works for the Environmental Protection Agency. It was turned into a farce with the Trump appointee filing the lobby with guns, and pictures of shot animals. They are trying to re-staff, re-calibrate, start again with all the new executive orders countermanding most of Trump's He by the way is in trouble for his old age: he and his wife never managed to save anything much; they own two homes but are approaching retirement age. His mother taken care of by 1930s-40s programs; hers by a small (lucky) inheritance. They never had children. Cannot afford them. Recently their 16 year old cat died. Way too expensive (huge) to provide needed insulin for cat became mildly diabetic.
Miss Sylvia Drake