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Making Sense of Our Crazy Times

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You don’t have to be an old-timer to see how yesterday’s “conspiracy theories” have become today’s realities – how what was “unthinkable” yesterday has become law today. The list of flip-flops between what is “unacceptable” and “acceptable” is very long.

Since I predate television and computers, my perspective of what has been going on in America is also very long. Over the many decades of my observation, I’ve become aware of some of the major impediments to sanity and humanity in this country. They are important enough to harp on, against the growing censorship that would keep them out of view.

In today’s “post-truth world,” any information that varies from the “official narrative” is of course off limits – which is itself a foremost obstacle to human progress. But before an Orwellian Truth Force takes full charge of our thoughts and a Huxleyan Medical Force takes full charge of our bodies, here is my necessarily brief report regarding what has descended upon America.

A key impediment to our Constitutional Republic became clear in 1944 when Alexander Trachtenberg (1885-1966) declared at the National Convention of Communist Parties held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 1944.

When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; we will not take it under the label of socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But take it, we will.

This is in sync with what a liberal co-worker of mine said in 1964: “Everyone was a Communist in New York City in those days” (referring to the 1940s when we were both schoolboys in New........

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