by Jerilyn Bowen
The whirlwind has descended. We knew it was coming, now it’s upon us and picking up momentum by the hour. It may be a long time before we get back to Kansas, if ever we do.
Up to now, Trump and his band of transactional spintalkers have been emboldened by getting away with egregious violations of both law and decency ever since the Russia-rigged election of 2016 that made this exceedingly poor excuse for a human being ‘the leader of the free world.’ Three years later, the very fabric of our country is being shredded by tiny rapacious hands that take pride in grabbing women by the genitals, aided and abetted behind the scenes by large fleshy hands that take pride in grabbing as much of our national wealth as they can stuff into the yawning maws of their tax-free offshore bank accounts.
What stands in their way? What is going to keep these invisible hands from continuing to exploit and disempower the vast majority of their fellow beings with few consequences to themselves? What is going to prevent the agents of corporate power from transforming our country into an authoritarian state? Beyond that, what is going to stop them from stealing the future of all coming generations by continuing to poison Mother Earth for profit?