I Still Have Enough Money to Eat With….

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

The testimony of Robert Mueller this week highlighted the dubious and nauseating quality of post-factual American political life: facts matter less than vitriol and spit. The GOP won the day and the impoverished Democrats, stuck with truth have almost nowhere to go.

Amid corruption charges and political intrigue the Dems long standing failure to attract middle class voters has left them powerless. The GOP cares not a whit for election security so long as foreign influence can keep people of color out of Congress and the White House.

Unless facts make a resurgence (doubtful) Trump and his cronies will retain power in 2020.
I’ve come to believe thinly Democratic candidate who has the power of factual persuasion is Elizabeth Warren. She alone understands the debacle of the Dems complicity with Neo-liberalism.

In an era when celebrities and politicians are able to condition their interviewers speaking truth is nearly impossible unless one confronts inequality head on.

The 2020 election must be about inequality period.

These are my two cents on an otherwise lovely morning in Syracuse, New York. I still have enough money to eat with.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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