The safety net, by-the-way, is crashing so hard we'll soon be buying eggs off of a street corner for survival (a family story of how my grandfather made a living during the Great Depression). Need proof, how about this: that tax cut for the rich last month, isn't enough! What! Yes, really, Trumps new millionaire appointee, Kudlow is now asking for another tax cut, this time without a vote. Can you say fascist boys-and-girls? Read about it here if you want:
I wonder on this March 21, 2018, how we have come not very far from our intolerant past; just look at this day in history:
1349: Thousands of Jews are slaughtered in the German town of Erfurt after being accused of causing the devastating plague known as the Black Death.
1556: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, a leader of the English Reformation and compiler of the Book of Common Prayer, is burned at the stake for heresy by Queen "Bloody" Mary I.
1861: Confederate vice president Alexander Stephens declares "...its (the United States of America) foundations... is the truth that the negro is not equal to the white man: that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."
1925: Tennessee governor Austin Peay signed into law the Butler Act: "any theory that denies the Story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible...be kicked out of class.
1933: The Nazis announce the opening of their first concentration camp, Dachau.
1960: Police in the South African township of Sharpeville opened fire on a large group of protesters who objected to the sever segregation polic9es of the white-run government. As a result, 69 people were killed, and 180 injured.
And in today's headline news:
Long Beach Woman In Viral, Racist Rant Offers To Enlighten Public On 'Displacement Of European-Americans'
In wake of Richard Spencer’s Michigan rally, the racist alt-right’s infighting over optics comes to a head
Finally, on this day in 1994, U.S. Vice President Albert Gore addressed the International Telecommunications Union. He said, "The Global Information Infrastructure will help educate our children and allow us to exchange ideas within a community and among nations. It will be a means by which families and friends will transcend the barriers of time and distance. It will make possible a global information marketplace, where consumers can buy or sell products."