By the time this appears on the Internet, I will have gone to the Veteran Administration Medical Center to get my annual routine blood test done. This is just part of the more than excellent care I get from the VA.
I do wish we had affordable health care for all like most of the civilized world has, but it seems that we are not civilized enough to accomplish that task and every time we try it, something goes haywire with it and it turns out to be disappointing, a failure or too expensive for the average person to afford. I guess Medicine is a big business after all…. profit and more profit and to hell with the patient … unless the patient has very deep pockets, that is.
I have noticed that my favorite grocery chain is still selling really good beer for less than Ten dollars per six pack. I am sure that if the price of beer ever goes up very much we will begin to see caravans of gas-hogging pickup trucks with American flags on one side and confederate flags on the other side rampaging in convoys filled with fat-bellied, backward MAGA cap alkys and stoners, brandishing their “Secundmendmunt” rights in rage with all intentions of “Making Mericuh Great Again.”
As I got to thinking about the Republican Party and their CPAC love fest being held in Orban’s Budapest, Hungary this time around, a chill ran up my spine. It appears that a whopping 40 percent of today’s Republicans want the party to go even farther to the right than they are right now. And going to Budapest to take lessons in government from an authoritarian strong man figure suggests to me that we are in for a real dark ride if we are not very careful.
After watching the Trump administration for 4 years, it occurred to me, and this is just my personal opinion, that the Republicans are morphing from what looked to me like a neo-fascist ideology into a full-blown authoritarian fascist ideology … and that scares the living crap right out of me!
From every angle that I look at the situation with the Republicans, all I can see is a political party with enormous influence over ever facet of American Life who have fallen out of love with the idea of Democracy altogether and who are dead-set in their utter determination to tear everything we have known down and replace it with some new and nightmarish form of governing where the state dictates everything and where all citizen rights are subordinated to the will of the power brokers.
Somebody in either heaven or on earth needs to figure a legal way to avoid all this horror because I think it is on the way and there isn’t much the average ordinary Joe and Jill Public can do to prevent it. If you are thinking that the 2024 election is going to be the answer to this kind of threat, you can forget about that right now because already Trump has appointed more than Two Hundred lower court judges with lifetime tenures who can undo any good thing that good people try to do to save this country and I believe that every one of them is standing willing and ready to do just that!