New year, new era, newspeak

New year, new era, newspeak

Regular readers may have noted that I have on occasion made the statement “let it never be said we do not live in interesting times.”  I will now add to that particular train thought to never let it be said that America is not unique among nations.  The USA is indeed the occupant of a category unto itself.  Have we become our own worst enemy?  We seem to have come full circle.  Allow me to explain. As one who served in the armed forces during height of the Cold War, I was well indoctrinated in the evils of the totalitarian system which controlled our then adversary.  I recall that the contrast between their system and ours was quite stark.  The one caveat then that stood out to me most about our government and that of the old Soviet Union was the...

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