Well, friends, I’ve managed to get another ‘temporary ban’ from Twitter today! Why, you ask? Because in response to an idiotic tweet by Matt Gaetz praising the conspiracy theorist Kari Lake, I replied …
“The best thing that could happen would be for Kari Lake to go jump in a lake … and stay there. And then, if you could join her, and take Margie Greene and Lauren Boebert with you … that would be a great start!”
Twitter claimed I was “encouraging suicide”, so I’ve been banned for 12 hours. Oh well … I’m not exactly shedding tears or losing sleep over it. Actually, I’m rather glad someone actually noticed what I said for a change!
On to bigger and better things. Our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge has a post this morning that I hope you’ll take a minute to read … she begins …
In this country, we see evidence every day that David Frum was right when he said, “If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they won’t abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.”
But it isn’t only in this country … the picture is much bigger than just the U.S., as could be seen yesterday with the election in Italy of a Mussolini-style fascist Prime Minister. Please do read Do We Still Care About Democracy?
And along those same lines, this morning our friend Roger sent me a cartoon … a Disney cartoon of an all-time favourite story, Chicken Little. But this version is a bit different than the one you may remember from your childhood. Please do watch it … and then take a deep breath and do what TokyoSand suggests and get ready to fill out that ballot!
My thanks to both TokyoSand and Roger for their contributions today. Let’s hope people around the globe wake up before it’s too late.