Adventure in Europe, Secrets in Embassy, Violence Everywhere
Conservative Michael Gerson writes admirably about how conservatism generally, and the GOP specifically, have lost all semblance of morality. driftglass nods approvingly, yet still gets mad. Seems those on the left have been pointing out the obvious for years.
John Scalzi at Whatever seems skeptical as the Trump administration finds the non-fake final solution in the War on Poverty. HUD Secretary Ben Carson teaches those scrambling to find their way out of privation that they should just stop struggling and simply think better thoughts. Poverty disappears if everyone in poverty declares that poverty doesn’t exist. Scalzi seems to think Carson should think better thoughts.
Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged, observes the Kushner secret visit to the Russian Ambassador and spy-master Sergey Kislyak where he begs for the secret use of Russian equipment in the Russian Embassy to communicate secretly with the Russian Kremlin in … you know … Russia. Vixen wonders if it was boneheaded incompetence or straightup treason.
At the The Swash Zone, Capt. Fogg takes note of the latest Christian terrorist attack in Portland and makes the obvious but needed point about painting an entire group with the same brush. He points to three heroes, two of whom died, saving the Muslim woman and her friend as examples for real Americans.
Vincent at A Wayfarer’s Notes continues struggling with Lao-Tzu’s ancient Tao Te Ching, 2400 year old lessons in self-awareness. Vincent has had issues with not doing, and his difficulty in doing it. He approaches it now as trust in the universe.