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If I Call These People Stupid, I’ll Get A Lot Of Flack

Does this happen to you? You’re talking to your friends, spouse, partner or sympathetic neighbor about how the world is doing and how it seems that people have just divided up strongly into two different camps. After a few back and fourths, one of you finally says ” How can these people be such idiots”or “They’re just stupid”. On face value, dismissing people because of their beliefs seems a bit harsh and judgemental. Most of us would like to believe that we’re rational beings, someone who looks carefully at any situation before taking a position on anything.

I’d like to think that I’m one of those people, but what comes out of the news these days has made “all bets off”. To me, it seems a fact that no matter what the cold hard facts are, that Republicans make up their own reality. To list but a few that seems irrafrutable would be that Trump won by a landslide, that actions by humans are not causing global warmng, that all the proposed new laws on the state level are meant to improve the voting system rather than repress the vote of POC and that the January 6th event was more like a tourist attraction and little or no harm was done to anyone. (5 people died and 140 police officers injured. Doesn’t sound like “a little” to me).

But this week something came to my attention that makes it hard not to call certain people idiots. As we all know, the pandemic has recently taken a big push upwards. The new cases have skyrocketed. Literally every new case is someone who hasn’t been vaccinated. Or to put it in the words of Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the CDC, this is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Florida alone is responsible for 1 out of every 5 new cases. It should also be noted that Red States are the hot beds of this rise in numbers.

People who wish to remain unvaccinated are saying that its their body , so it should be their choice. Are they, therefore defending Roe V Wade?! A philosophical question is, should people be legally required to be vaccinated? It seems to me that by making the choice to remain unvaccinated that they’re choosing to endanger other unvaccinated people , including their young children. That can”t be morally right, right?

I can’t help myself but to conclude that these people are not using their brains. Tell me what you think.

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Tucker Carlson Is Far From Being Your Friend

My observation is that Republicans (the big ones: Mitch M), Matt Gaetz, the crazy one from Georgia-Marjorie Taylor Green) all lie. They also believe in the Big Lie. Let me count the ways. Mitch McConnell performed such voodoo in regards to the nomination process in between Merrick Garland and all of the Trump Cadets that he managed to squeeze thru the voting process. Matt Gaetz lies about is relationship with under aged woman and still manages to hold onto his seat. And MTG? She is just plain crazy right down to the end of her toes. They all believe The Big Lie, and they all insist that the election was stolen from DJT. And most disturbing is that they depend on Tucker Carlson to help spread utter lies and deceit. The more loudly and insistently you say something, the more likely it is that people will believe what you’re saying. In this case, any thing that looks like white people are going to lose power because POC have the vote or a strong voice- they feel and act threatened. This has been going on for a long long time. The act is insidious and has been seen over and over again. After the Civil War there was a huge surge in black voters in the South which resulted in many representatives. In Georgia, in 1868, if you can believe this, there were 33 new Black Representatives. Feeling threaten, the white members of the House, voted to expel them all on the grounds of incompetence.

I could go on, but then I’d lose track of Tucker. You know, the guy on Fox ,who probably pulls in $47million for just lying to the public. The main point is the example above, which takes place immediately after the Civil War was just the precursor of so many ways to keep POC away from money , power, a sense of decency and the vote. The historic Voting Act of 1965 helped restore so many rights for POC, only to be pulled away in 2013 by Chief Justice Roberts et all. So along comes a guy, Christopher Rufo, who literally ignites a movement who’s soul aim is to make sure that white people do not EVER look closely at the history of how non white people have been oppressed for hundreds of years. He gets a spot on Tucker’s show and implores DJT to take up his cause, which in fact he does. The reality is that Critical Race Theory is an academic exploration of how POC have been systematically taken out of the realm of great economic and freedom opportunities. Its a study. Is anyone out there going to say that the thumb of society has not placed itself heavily on this segment of our population? Anyone? Its not about making our children feel bad or responsible for the horrible things that have happened in the past. No, it is just making sure that we understand what really happened. Our children need to understand what awful things were done in the past in order to insure that they do not repeat any of this themselves.

And that’ my big gripe with Tucker. He’s rather hide behind an anti-Critical Race Theory rock and insist that he’s protecting our children’s self esteem. He is not a stupid person. He knows what he knows, but chooses to lie. I’ve no use for him except to help point out how dangerous bad people in the media are.

When friends tell you how glad they are that they aren’t teaching Critical Race Theory in our schools because they don’t want their children to have low self esteem, you could remind them that CRT is not about feeling guilty-its about learning the truth. And the truth is not pretty, and we need to understand in order for there to be any going forward.

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What Did You Learn In School Today, Dear Little Boy Of Mine

It seems to me that issues have been the same damn thing forever. Last week, there was several articles about how states are outlawing Critical Race Theory because they were trying to avoid having white children feel bad about themselves. Who’s going to argue with that? Of course, the picture is so much different than what the law makers are trying to convince people is the truth. First of all, Critical Race Theory is NOT being taught here in town or anywhere for that matter in the public school. In a word Critical Race Theory ‘s goal is to challenge the popular notion that racial justice is here already and that the law upholds such notions. Well, I could go further, but you get the idea. But the Tucker Carlson’s of the world are trying to convince people that Critical Race Theory main goal is to force white students into thinking that they are bad and responsible for the current status quo as far as racism goes. There’s so much wrong with this position that its hard to know where to start. Let’s start with the wonderment-do we not teach our children that one group (whites) enslaved another group (POC) for hundreds of years, denying them their humanhood, future financial assets and dignity (to name but a small sample)? Or do we just gloss over the massacres of Tulsa, Rosewood, Elaine , to name but a few of a long and shameful list, an pretend they didn’t happen? Or Redlining, the insidious plan to deny real estate to African Americans after WW2? To say the very least, these are terrible, unconsciounable events. But to omit them from our knowledge base because it might make our white children feel bad about themselves…??? That’s just not the way it works. Your 12 year old son or daughter is as much responsible for these deeds as your family pet. However, these children desperately need to be equipped with the history of this country that includes terrible things that white people did to POC. Education, sound judgements and opinions are based on knowing real facts not “Tucker Carlson Facts”. This is what we owe to our children.

I started this letter with a reference to a folk song that I grew up with. Lyrics are by Tom Paxton. Almost 60 year years ago, I would hear this song sung beautifully by Pete Seeger. The issues are the same now as then. And perhaps that’s why I feel that what goes around comes around. Please spend a moment reading the entire song below. I hope that you agree with me that our education system should help our children see and experience the truth rather than limit what they can know about.

Here’s the whole song:

“What Did You Learn In School Today?”

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that Washington never told a lie,
I learned that soldiers seldom die,
I learned that everybody’s free,
And that’s what the teacher said to me,
And that’s what I learned in school today,
that’s what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned the policemen are my friends,
I learned that justice never ends,
I learned that murderers pay for their crimes,
Even if we make a mistake sometimes,
And that’s what I learned in school today,
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that war is not so bad,
I learned about the great once we had had.
We fought in Germany and in France
And some day I might get my chance.
And that’s what I learned in school today,
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned our government must be strong;
It’s always right and never wrong!
Our leaders are the finest men
And we elect them again and again,
And that’s what I learned in school today,
That’s what I learned in school.

Words by Tom Paxton

To all of you I wish a peaceful start to Summer and that its full of all the magic you might be hoping for.

Namaste,

David

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Garlic Scape Pea Tendril Pesto

After years of hearing customers at the markets rave about Garlic Scape Pesto, we finally made some and it totally lived up to all the hype! Even Joel, who is famously anti-pesto wanted seconds.

Garlic Scapes are the flowers of the garlic plants, they start growing in an upwards direction but quickly take a nose dive then back up and back down until someone notices them . Once the scapes start making their loopyloops we start walking up and down each of the garlic rows pulling them out. One, because we want to eat them. But mostly because we want to trick the garlic bulb into growing more. We planted over 110 pounds of garlic last fall, so needless to say we have A LOT of scapes.

I found a recipe from motherearthnews.com and adapted it to fit the ingredients we had available. Here is what they called for:

  • 1 Bunch of Garlic Scapes (10-12 roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 Bag of Pea Tendrils (3 ozs)
  • 1 Bunch of Basil
  • 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan

We didn’t have any other nuts besides peanut butter and cheese besides cheddar so I went for it and was not disappointed. I also added juice from half a lemon. Throw all those ingredients in a food processor or immersion blender and voila!

To make it vegan, use nutritional yeast. And to make it nut-free use sunflower seeds/butter.

So far I have enjoyed the Pesto on pasta, scrambled eggs, crackers, salad and toast! So, basically everything I’ve eaten since I made it last night.

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It Can’t Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis, in 1935 wrote a dystopian novel about a want to be American dictator who rises to power much like Adolf Hitler did in Germany. There’s been much written about the threat to democracy lately and for good reason. I’d like to reference a recent article in The New Yorker by Susan Glasser. Here’s the link. I don’t actually know if you’ll be able to view it if not a subscriber, but I think you can.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/american-democracy-isnt-dead-yet-but-its-getting-there?utm_campaign=cm&utm_source=crm&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_SubPersRec_020520&utm_medium=email&bxid=5bea0f103f92a404695d3e06&cndid=44577949&hasha=a8bae82104ddcae98c6ae804ac85e509&hashb=1f83627dcdd5b8850bcbbce335c34c4b08764631&hashc=ef08fa421749567f671865d6233e099f34723180ba317fb3c0f8cab1c3504b00&utm_term=NYR_Pers_Recom_2021-06-02

In Hitler’s rise to power, we see many people warning others of the danger that Germany was going in. It did not help. In the end, millions of German citizens embraced all of Hitler’s heinous notions of how the world should evolve from here on in. Many of his assertions, particularly the concept that Jewish people are inferior to the Ayrian race was just a statement. There was no proof behind any of it. But Hitler understood the power of suggestion and the weak spots in the German citizenry and was able to mobilize and create a threat to world democracy never seen before in history.

Now, today in America we see every day a total departure from reality. How do I list the ways. The election was stolen from Trump. He’s going to go back to the White House and become President in August. The January 6th attack on the Capitol was merely a bunch of tourist and there’s no reason (according to Mitch) to scrutinize the event. It would serve no purpose.

And now the ex President is attacking vigorously Anthony Fauci and trying to vilify him. That right there should set up warning bells for all of us. Dr. Fauci has worked endlessly and tirelessly through out the pandemic. Further, Dr. Fauci has stuck to real science-a subject that every Republican should go back to revisit. It doesn’t matter what the subject or concept that you want to push on the American people, if you’ve got the platform (and DJT surely does) then you can get anyone to think almost anything. There’s going to be a long list of Republicans who get on the anti-Fauci Bandwagon

And that’s where we are. Republicans are insisting that the Dems are Socialist, ignore science in general, doing everything that they can think of suppress the POC vote because they know that they don’t have the real votes, so they’re going to figure out ways make the vote work for them. And remember, inspite of the insistence that voter fraud is robust from Republicans, there has been not one shred of credible evidence to show this to be true.

And one last thing, it was shown today that DJT tried to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 national election. The DOJ is suppose to be an independent arm of government and should not have to answer to the President. That is one of the strong ways to help keep democracy strong.

I know now, that everyone that reads what I’m thinking is somewhat closely aligned with what I’m saying. There was a time, when I’d be loosing 5-10 people a week. These are people who’d rather do without great food (or get it from another farmer, who’s not so vocal!) rather than hear an opinion. But everyone, the warning flags are out there-everywhere. Democracy is on the line. If you don’t believe it, than you’re not paying close enough attention. And I mean that in a friendly way. Please, if you don’t agree with that, look again.

Have a great week. Star Light is shining day and night. We feel lucky to help feed you

Namaste,

David

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Tomato Pruning Refresher

It’s Tomato Jungle Season around here now. We figured this would be a good time to give some quick tips on pruning your tomato plants so you get the most out of them. Pruning will increase airflow, giving leaves and fruit more room to breath. Most importantly, it allows the plants to concentrate their energy on creating bigger, better tomatoes!

All of the plants we plant and sell are indeterminate, this means they will grow as tall as they possibly can. So, some sort of support is necessary. We hang strings from the top of the hoop houses, but a tomato cage or stake would work fine too. Next we train the plants down to two to four main leaders. These are like the brain of the plant. To determine the leaders we look for the ones that are the thickest, and have the most well established blossoms. Once the leaders are chosen, the rest are suckers. Suckers grow from the armpit of the leaders. See picture below.

Suckers get their bad rep because they can suck the energy out of the plant. If left unkempt, tomato plants could have many,many leaders but still a limited amount of energy to produce fruit. By removing suckers the tomato plant only has to focus on a few leaders and their fruits. This results in large fruits and yields.

Once you’ve decided on the leaders and have removed the suckers, make sure to also clean up the bottom of the plant. We like to remove the bottom 4 inches or so of foliage so the plants have more airflow and there is less room for disease.

Before
After

There is a ton of information out there on tomato pruning. And of course, feel free to reach out to us with any questions! Happy Gardening!

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There’s Only One Way To Say It: Republican’s Are Hypocrites

I don’t like having to write the words above, but the the truth of this is unescapable. Most of our republican representatives and senators have had to retreat from previous positions about Number 45 in order to protect their seats. On January 6th of this year, one of the most scary attacks on our democracy took place. It would seem that we are left with countless questions about his role in what happened. Numerous people arrested that day are going to use the defensive that they were just following orders from their president. And, this might just get them off, too! One of the most intriguing questions that need to be answered is what conversation took place between Rep. McCarthy and 45. There seems to be little doubt that McCarthy begged the president to go on the media and tell all these people to go home. Trump’s response apparently, was something to the effect that “well Kevin, these people seem to care a lot more about the results of the election than you do.” Not the exact quote, but close enough. After that, we’d just have to find out from the representative himself-under oath. But that looks like it will never happen because there probably won’t be enough republicans in the senate to over ride the filibuster rule so that a motion to have a January 6th Commission will never happen. How could a group such as the republicans want to turn their backs on a full disclosure of the events that day? I guess that the answer is simple-the truth will not look good for them. I.E.-going to lose my job. There were many many senators, including Mitch McConnell who did not vote to impeach #45 because they wished to have a commission look at all this in an unbiased manner. Here’s what Representative McCarthy said at the time of the impeach vote:  “I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake,” said McCarthy. “No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held….” Where did that position disappear, too?

Republicans are creating an alt universe around this day. For example, Representative Andrew Clyde (R- GA) now refers to January 6th as a “normal tourist visit” but there is also some footage of him frantically screaming and barricading doors to the House gallery. What gives? Representative Ralph Norman (R-SC) actually , inspite of the fact that the protestors were wearing both Trump and MAGA hats, questioned whether they were Trump supporters. Representative Ron Johnson (R-WI) declared the whole thing largely a “peaceful protest”. What do you make of all this? I call it hypocrisy. These legislatures are trying to hid the real truth from you and me and in the process of doing this are creating an alt universe. A universe that stands a good chance of being embraced by enough people to make it stick.

And of course there’s the recount in Maricopa County, Arizona. These ballots have already been counted numerous times and approved by the Republican run legislature . Plus, in case you haven’t already heard, the organization that is doing the recount is incompetent. Look at their name for starters-  Cyber Ninjas. This “recount” is just one more effort to put in doubt an undispuptable fact- Joe Biden won the election and there has never been any evidence of voter fraud.

So, for myself, I am overwrought with the real feeling that republicans are going to keep throwing lies and voter suppression laws at us. And while the majority of the people are not with the party, because of their strangle hold on both courts and the judiciary , that they will have their way. And, as I’ve mentioned before part of “having their way” is to make sure that POC will not have a chance to attain equity in this country until we’re done with this way of doing things. So, I’m making an offer to anyone who believes the republicans aren’t the way I’ve described them. This offer won’t change the world, but it will help me understand how people thinking this way are thinking. Here’s the deal (to paraphrase Joe). If you believe that the republicans are not hypocrites about the potential January 6th Commission -i’m offering you FREE bok choi for the rest of the growing season. In return, you’ll agree to have a civilized, rational conversation with me , so I can understand your point of view. Might be two conversations-we’ll see. We’ll see what shakes out.

In the meantime, just know that we’re having an amazing season. A great crew and lots of help from the wind , rain and the sun.

Namaste,

David

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It’s Blatantly Simple-But Really Hard To Get Rid Of

Lately, the world seems very easy to explain. White men have , for hundreds of years, done everything that they can to keep POC from owning, benefiting from or enjoying what our society has to offer. At first, they blocked the way by thinking that they owned African Americans. That they are merely possessions, and thought of as sub human. When slavery ended, Southern White land owners had several methods to keep African Americans from benefiting from the system. Because these whites saw a danger from the black vote, whereby African Americans could help improve schools,, roads, and medical infa-structure – they invented the Jim Crow laws that kept most if not all POC from being able to vote. Additionally, the KKK was used as a scare and intimidation tactic. Dressed in white robes and evoking the ghost of dead confederate soldiers, it caused a continuation of the trauma that African Americans had already suffered for the past 400 years. And as a side note here, it is essential to point out that trauma such as this is passed on from generation to generation. In other words, it is true that a modern day African American man or woman has “inherited” the trauma that their ancestors suffered previously. But back to the Jim Crow era, it was obvious that white people (mostly men, I would assume) did not want “their” money being spent to improve the lives of this whole class of people who’s lives have already been limited by the power of these men.

Tracing this behavior to later years, we already know a lot. During the world wars, African American served fiercely in defending the country, however this was only rewarded with “Red lining”. Red lining was an insidious system that prevented everyone except whites from enjoying the benefits of home ownership. It helped create whole areas of cities and towns that were just off limit to POC. Additionally, loans were close to impossible to get unless one was white. Again, a “legal” effort to prevent African American people to gain material assets.

In reality, whole books have been written on this subject, so I don’t pretend to be able to get it all down. However, one last thing. Red lining, lead to making specific areas of a city into zones of intolerable air quality-air that could shorten or hamper the lives of those that lived in these areas. This would be in the form of power plants or perhaps meat processing. Asthma is, sadly, all to common in these areas. And length of lives is statistically much shorter. This is yet another way that the racist system works to keep the wealth with whites.

Ok. I know I said one last thing but sorry, this also needs to be said. How often do you hear people complain about “welfare queens”? Do these people not realize that welfare is no easy ride? With real affordable daycare and decent well paying jobs many of these woman would gratefully look at these alternatives. And besides, there are more white “welfare queens”, anyway.

But lets switch gear and talk carrots. Yes, I know that I hyped them last week, but since then I’ve had carrots almost every day of the week. As a result, my mind is sharper, more witty and also my memory has vastly improved. Its hard to believe that just one week could bring up such a change and yet…. So, its not like we’re going to run out of carrots shortly, its just that these carrots have benefited from wintering over, having been planted last November. The biggest benefit would be their memorable sweet flavor. Its also true that we’re (as far as I know. So tell me, if I”m wrong), the only farm offering fresh carrots at this time. Just saying…..

For those who’ve asked- my recovery has been only positive. Jen and Joel have run the farm with little if any help from me. Occasionally, Joel will ask me a question about something, but largely, I think that’s just to make me feel wanted. Good move, Joel.

Our farm flourishes. Just a quick look around and one can see the benefits of these two very hard working farmers. Thank you, both.

Namaste,

David

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Liz Cheney: “I’m SO sorry!”

What can one do with a country that has turned truth inside out? The election, which Biden won clearly, has now been cleverly named”THE BIG LIE”. This term, of course, was originally pulled out of WWll vintage and used correctly by the Dems to describe how Republicans mutilated truth. With not a shred of evidence and over 60 thrown out lawsuits, with the Ex-President in the lead (trying to avoid using his name), the Republicans insisted that they had won and by a landslide. And after that, of course came the absolutely embarrassing moment when the Republicans refused to accept the official results from certain states. If I was a Republican, I’d be red faced beyond all recognition. And that event came upon the heels of the storming of the capitol. But you all know this. What fascinates and horrifies me is how DJT took (or grabbed) the phrase “The Big Lie” and folded it into his own language. Now, to the Republicans, they refer to TBL as what the Dems have done. There’s no evidence here, my friends. None. I’ll give DJT credit for figuring out a great way for this all to work in his favor. He’s good at that. One can only assume that at this point, he relishes the fight more than the principle. This maybe what he gets his most thrills from. Just a theory, but I like it.

Now, after several weeks we’re seeing the fallout from these positions. Republicans are circling up and trying not to leave holes in their vulnerability. And this is where Liz Cheney gets caught. Let me be clear about her- this is not a politician who’s views on things I embrace. Her percentage of voting in accord with Trump is in the 95% range. She’s been loyal to him in most things. But her integrity hit a wall when it came to the election and the January 6th Insurrection. Cheney believed that DJT’s role in he January 6th event deserved consequences. Soon after that, she was one of just a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach the President. And, subsequent to that, she endured a four hour meeting of legislatures (all men) who tried to get her to apologize for her position-which she refused. Liz Cheney will surely lose her position of third most powerful Republican in the House because of her views. I admire her for standing her moral ground. That is more than I can say for the rest of the party. They are the ones who are perpetuating TBL. All of them have betrayed their oath of allegiance to our country over party. They should be ashamed, but I know they are not.

With the last President, we came so close to losing our democracy. Now, between the political assassination of Liz Cheney and the recent onslaught of voter suppression laws in at least five states, I find myself more worried than ever. When Biden beat the former president, a big relief was felt by so many of us. Political situations never just stay stagnant, and so now, just a few days north of Biden’s first hundred days, we find ourselves looking at a Republican Party who’s main goal is to protected the rich, make it harder than ever for people of color to vote, and turn their back on the needy. In other words, a plunge back into Reaganism. This is all with the backdrop of the majority of the American people being in favor of Biden’s direction. Republicans just do what’s best for Republicans.

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It All Seems Simple, But Scary

Greetings,

Thank you to those of you who responded to my question from last week. Everything took a small turn when my friend was advised to do nothing for her own safety. I get that. So we’re going to leave the question alone for a while.

This week, you’ll have a chance to join our 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Carrot Raffle. All proceeds will go to Unidad Latina en Acción from New Haven. This organization is fighting hard to get benefits to undocumented immigrants. For me, its shocking that our government can turn their backs on whole families who are in dire need of real help.

Let’s briefly talk about the quality of the carrots you’ll be winning. These are the carrots that we started way back in November of 2020. Before the year was up, they germinated and grew at an incredibly slow pace. With great determination, we cultivated them, weeded them and watered them since then. Now, over 5 months later, the first bunch will be harvest. You can count on there being a good supply of our carrots starting next week. There are a few things that you should know about these carrots. First off, crunchy and sweet. Very, in both instances. But most importantly, they come with an iron clad guaranteed to make you jump up in the air with delight. Its that simple. I should know because one of my other names is The Carrot Scientist-a term given to me by a young lad who couldn’t understand how we could make a carrot taste that good. (Ok, full disclosure, he was talking about Tomatoes, but it seemed ok to adapt the phrase for carrots, too. If anyone objects to my poetic license here, write me and we’ll discuss the matter.) Remember, this raffle is designed to raise money (all proceeds to ULA) for an extremely important cause-people who are living 20-30 minutes from you who are hoping for the same benefits as all the other citizens.

The title of this page says it all. I’m beginning to see the world in a much more basic , simplistic way. And I’m hoping that I can explain this idea to you with brevity. It use to be during Lincoln’s time that the Republican Party was interested in helping individuals. That government’s role is to help and assist whenever needed. This idea got lost on Republicans soon after that and it wasn’t until FDR came alone that we see a return to this philosophy. And this was in a big way. In his first 100 days in office, he passed 76 bills, all aimed at helping a shaken and needing American people. His programs provided a sense of purpose to the many who found themselves out of work (25% or more). The purpose was for government to be the helping hand when it was so needed.

Several decades later, Reagan took things way around to the other side and declared that the problem was big government. His 8 years in office were marked with deliberate dismantlings of any program that would help common people. The general idea was that Americans can do anything they want if they try hard enough and that there were too many programs who were designed to create “welfare queens”. Bill Clinton didn’t help much in this score either.

Trump embraced everything that Reagan stood for and upped the ante 3 or 4 times. I’ll just leave you with one aspect of Trumps tomfoolery. When the pandemic struck hard (and he minimized the severity of it because he didn’t want to look bad), instead of creating a viable way for all states to get what they needed, he put them all at odds with each other. No cooperation, no sense of the welfare of nation as a whole-none of that. It was kind of an extension of American First, but instead it was each state first.

President Biden has returned us to the philosophy of FDR-government needs to help the people when they need help. His packages should work well to restore an economic balance to our country. He’ll surely make mistakes, but I believe we are looking at the first transformative President in over 75 years. I’m hoping that the Dems can hold onto the House and Senate for the mid terms. The Republican Party does not listen to the majority of the people and in fact are the minority but have learned how to control things anyways.

Have a great week. Our choices are getting wider and wider every week. Check out the whole store and enjoy what you see.

Namaste,

David