This just in: This afternoon, I will look up how to cancel my Facebook account.
There are a few reasons for this. First, let’s start with the fact that I love being able to connect with friends I haven’t seen in years. I intend to still do that, just not through the Facebook format.
Over the years, I’ve seen more and more nasty stuff being posted on FB. At first, I thought, “This is fine. I think it’s great that people have strong opinions, even if they differ from me.” Then I noticed that “opinions were turning into hate.”
This is something I have no need of.
Lately, FB has been nothing but an expose on what people really think. I see things like, “Michelle Obama was a terrible First Lady; nothing as great as Melania Trump.” This is not just a statement about opinion. This is a statement about someone’s acceptance of having a black person in the Oval Office.
I see posts about, “Liberals are trying to take away my guns.” This is not about the Constitution. This is about someone willing to risk 30,000 American lives annually so they can maintain their fantasy about killing a home intruder and making the front page of their hometown newspaper.
I see posts about how Trump is doing a great job. This is possibly the most telling of all. To support Trump is to demonstrate to me that we, as Americans, are not capable of governing ourselves.
This list can go on and on but I think the point is made. I’m finding Facebook to be a disappointment.
So, this evening, I am logging off.
I see that North and South Korea are making nice with each other. I really think there is something here this time. We could end up with a unified Korean peninsula with no nuclear weapons and no Forever Presence of U.S. troops.
The best part of this is that all of this denuclearization is taking place without interference from the United States. We are completely out of the loop. However, this has not stopped Trump from taking credit for all of it.
Speaking of Trump…
His tariffs are set to tear apart the global economy. Yes, it could be that bad. Already, car prices are spiking up; quickly gobbling away at the extra $100 per year we each go in the Kock Tax Cut.
Europe is scrambling to figure out how to retaliate. Meanwhile, China is sitting back with open arms as the world turns to them for new leadership in the global economy.
I was speaking with an economist last week. I asked, “How can any country know what to do about Trump’s tariffs when even he has no idea what he wants? He keeps changing his position and is often directly contradicting himself..”
The response was golden: She said, “Maybe he’s doing this on purpose. Maybe he is trying to leverage his stupidity.”
This may be the most brilliant thing I have heard in a year!
On the Entertainment Page…
Watch “The Death of Stalin.” This is a black comedy with several priceless lines and situations.
Watch “Mr. Robot” on Amazon Prime. There are 3 seasons out. Granted, a few episodes are a bit slow but overall, this is a very unique type of show.
On my webpage…
I will try to beef up the ability to make comments and interact on this site. So, if you are on FB and want to stay in touch, make sure to sign up in the right sidebar.
Time to save the world.
Up, up and away…