Wrapped in the cloak

Once of those smart guys who sat around thinking up smart things to say said something like, “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” This election cycle is bringing out all sorts of interesting ideas. Currently the pundits on TV are “Shocked, shocked!” that Bernie Sanders calls himself a Democratic Socialist. The implication is that, “This is ‘Merica, we don’t cotton to communism!” Well that’s great, but don’t let it obscure what’s going on.

For the life of me I will never understand how people are so blind. One of the topics in last nights Democrat debate was education in Cuba. While they were going over that what was ignored was the deplorable state of  education in America. When I first became aware of this in the early 1990s America’s world rank was roughly 28th in math and science. Then it became 35th in math and now sits around 39th! Why are you worried about Cuba?? Your kids don’t go to school there. You don’t pay for their education. Focus! The problem is here.

They sound the alarm (!) on what the tax rate would be under Sanders, meanwhile ignoring what the tax rate IS for hedge fund managers now! (Virtually nothing.) Good God! Many areas of Wall Street and other sectors of the business world get away with metaphorical murder! The conservative media is as bad as the liberal media. They are simply using the threat of Sanders to hide the real abuses going on now.

Published by Iowa Life

Experiencing life in Iowa.

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