Objects in the Past may be Closer than they Appear

I tend to go through this same analysis in my head once a week:

Trump all started with birtherism
no…
With the Tea Party
no…
With Bush v. Gore
no…
The rise of Fox and Talk Radio
no…
Newt Gingrich and the Contract on America
no…
Reagan, definitely the Reagan years
no…
Nixon’s southern strategy and law and order “silent majority”
no…
The military/industrial complex and the folly of Vietnam
no…
McCarthyism and the triumph of right-wing demagoguery
no…
America First and detention of the Japanese
no…
The rabid capitalism of the roaring 20’s leading to the Great Depression
no…
The jingoism of World War I, the racism of Wilson and the Red Scare of the post-war period
no…
The Jim Crow south and the ubiquity of lynching
no…
The failure of Reconstruction
no…
The genocide of the remaining Native American population
no…
The Civil War even having to happen
no…
The Dred Scott Case
no…
The Mexican-America war and Manifest Destiny as a national policy
no…
The Constitution considering women unworthy of suffrage and enslaved people 3/5th human

no…

1619.

We were doomed from the first day the first African was kidnapped and brought to the shores of the New World. This is our original sin. This has caused the endlessly cascading karma that has brought us to the desert of Donald Trump being elected to lead the country once, and almost twice.

May the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris not be a temporary oasis, but the beginning of the reforestation of America.

MCO 2020

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