Friday, August 11, 2023



Nagasaki August 11, 1945

The present danger to humanity is nuclear weapons.

But the present danger to the United States is a cult called MAGA – the worship of one man above law and reason. 


I am reading American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.   There are so many lessons, philosophical, political, and psychological, to be taken from this tale that it should be required reading in high schools.   


Early in the book Oppenheimer is studying in Germany for his doctorate in Physics. 


This passage I found particularly relevant and unnerving – an undercurrent that is too real in American society today!


"He found many Germans “bitter, sullen… angry and loaded with all those ingredients which were later to produce a major disaster.“ "


I don’t know what the answer is.   Is our country, after 250 years, about to disintegrate?


Are we all living through the end-days of a great social democratic experiment – doomed to fail because of the malevolence of human nature?


the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Bitter, sullen, angry pretty much describes every MAGAt I've ever met, no wonder they were being groomed to become his Cult Base and weaponized. They will give Democracy away and be so ignorant as to have no clue what a Totalitarian Regime is like since few are well traveled or have experienced anything like the Countries suffering under such oppression, domination and cruelty.

  2. Support for Totalitarianism is on the rise globally. Why are people bitter, sullen, and angry? They are being groomed by the 1% and their masters who seek power over them. Republicans must lose in 2024 and America needs to be ready for the backlash when they do. For the sake of the rest of us, I hope America can pull it off.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."