Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Read this paragraph and let it sink in. By Geniusofdespair

...The problem facing America runs much deeper than Trump’s personal awfulness. One of our two major parties appears to be hopelessly, irredeemably corrupt. And unless that party not only loses this year’s election but begins losing on a regular basis, America as we know it is finished. - Paul Krugman (read the entire column)

Has that sunk in? Do I have to put a big black box around it? My heart is beating rapidly. What he said has taken me to a place I never wanted to go. Why? Because I believe it is true.

Who is Paul Krugman you might ask. Here is his bio in the New York Times:

Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as an Op-Ed columnist. He is distinguished professor in the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D. program and distinguished scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the City University of New York. In addition, he is professor emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

In 2008, Mr. Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory.

Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1977. He has taught at Yale, M.I.T. and Stanford. At M.I.T. he became the Ford International Professor of Economics.

Mr. Krugman is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. His professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance; he is one of the founders of the “new trade theory,” a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. In recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal. Mr. Krugman’s current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises.


Anonymous said...

We might add to the awfulness of our " Dear Leader " and the Retuglican party,

1. The media.
2. The voters, that did not demand better, in 2016 and decades before.
3. The conservative churches, that have sunk to Taliban levels. Again, over decades.
1. The Dem Party, complicit in lots of GOP thuggery.

Anonymous said...

" America as we know it is finished."
Just the appointments of long sitting judges in this administration, makes it a forgone conclusion.
That was the main reason to vote for Hillary.

lala blood said...


Anonymous said...

I got there long before he did. They are against everything America stands for. They are anti-Americans. They want a different form of government altogether, and embrace values that are against everything we know as important. They can never be allowed this much power again. If the country survives this, the country may not survive another attack by republicans with Russian support. This is a full frontal attack on America and American values. The situation with these immigrant kids demonstrate rather dramatically that they are devoid of American values, in fact they are in humane. No real American would take little children from their parents to other cities, then put them in animal cages.

Anonymous said...

You are right. There are now over 2,000 Trump kids separated from their parents, and the number is growing at 46 new Trump kids per day. We need an injunction right away!

Anonymous said...

This morning when I turned the TV on and they were reporting on these kids, I began crying spontaneously and uncontrollably. I couldn't stop crying. This is so so bad, I simply can't watch anymore . . .The thought of a government taking my child away from me, was just too much to even think about . I have to take a break away from the news for awhile. It is just too much.