I did give myself an out in case internal pressures brought on by mass stupidity rise to levels that might cause me to blow a gasket. I am allowing myself a few, or maybe several; definitely more than a couple of posts a month to point up the latest madness thought up by the Right intended to make our lives here in the US even more unpleasant.
The Right is comprised of a bunch of whiny little bitches with no positive agenda. Their only goal is to tear us apart rather than working on bringing us together. Large and in charge Republican Buffoons like Florida governor, Ron DeSantis gleefully lead the onslaught. And meanwhile, the Left flounders around claiming to want progress but can't get out of their own way to even make a decent attempt. The dysfunction that has our leaders by the short hairs is the worst I have ever seen.
Damn pitiful and inept group we have allowed to lead us. But I guess we would rather be led by dummies than vote for the best and brightest.
No better example of the Right's attempt to deny our past is the recent Bill 148, "Individual Freedom" currently racing through the Florida legislature. In a nutshell, the intent of the bill is to outlaw any historical references not whitewashed and approved by the White aristocracy that squats in the Capitol up in Tallahassee, affectionately known in some circles as "Almost Georgia". It uses back assward logic that any history that makes one uncomfortable about their race will not be allowed. It is a direct attack on CRT (Critical Race Theory). In essence, history will be relegated to the library stacks that hold fiction.
No matter what one thinks of CRT or other uncomfortable truths that paint an unflattering image of how some people treated other people; just this effort to sterilize our past is nothing but a move by the Right to push our country toward Authoritarian governance and further away from the Democracy we have fooled ourselves we have had the last 200 plus years.
History should be uncomfortable. If it is not, then it is nothing but propaganda.
Haven't we had our fill of propaganda yet?
I did not have to search for a song I thought Florida and DeSantis might want to use to replace that old worn out state tune "Old Folks at Home" ( "Suwanee River"). It's a tune by Sam Cooke that was popular when I lived in Florida as a child. "What a Wonderful World"