If anyone still doubts that the Republican Party is authoritarian and seeks to create a one-party system (with itself as the one party), this should change your mind. In my home state of Florida, state Senator Blaise Ingoglia introduced SB 1248, aka “the Ultimate Cancel Act.” If enacted, it would make the state Department ofContinue reading “A Quick Thought: Florida Right-Wing State Senator Seeks to ‘Cancel’ Democratic Party in the State”
Category Archives: Conservatism in the U.S.
A Quick (or Perhaps Not-So-Quick?) Thought on the American Right’s Pro-Russia Stance
Although most, and I emphasize most, Republicans in and out of Congress do not like or trust Russia and condemn Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the MAGA wing of the GOP opposes Western (particularly American) assistance to that embattled Eastern European nation. Even as the war in Ukraine continues over a year since the autocraticContinue reading “A Quick (or Perhaps Not-So-Quick?) Thought on the American Right’s Pro-Russia Stance”
A Quick Thought: Right-Wing ‘Patriotism’
I hate how the right has hijacked the concept and symbols of patriotism and claimed “love of country” as the domain of the conservative movement and its adherents. Trump supporters call themselves “patriots.” They fetishize the American flag and other national symbols (such as the bald eagle). They claim that they, and they alone, areContinue reading “A Quick Thought: Right-Wing ‘Patriotism’”
A Quick Thought: Book Bans
As a student of history, I can assure you of one thing: Individuals or groups who want to ban books are not on the side of good.
Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns
Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia on Monday, January 30, 2023, and as far as I can tell, it’s a nice – if a bit humid – Florida winter day. (Of course, by the time I publish this, it will be early afternoon; I’m a mostly accurate typist, but not aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns”
On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It
If you’re familiar with the genesis of A Certain Point of View, Too, you may recall that this blog was the unexpected consequence of a grievous act of censorship on the part of both Facebook and a handful of Trump supporters back in March of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was being mishandled andContinue reading “On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It”
Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 8, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today?
Things On My Mind, Saturday, October 8, 2022
On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology
The Growing TBR Stack My copy of Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 arrived yesterday at 4:56 PM. I retrieved it from our front porch where the Amazon Prime driver had dropped it off, and within a few minutes I had taken it out of its shippingContinue reading “On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology”
On Politics & Modern Conservatism: Heat Waves, Climate Change, & Conservative Dogma
Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 17, 2022. It is a hot early summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Politics & Modern Conservatism: Heat Waves, Climate Change, & Conservative Dogma”
We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022
As I wrote earlier today, today marks the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Normandy. On June 6, 1944, elements of six infantry divisions – three American, two British, and one Canadian – landed on five beaches along a 50-mile front on the northern coast of France. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the amphibious landings, precededContinue reading “We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022”