After several years of blogging about current issues, Idiot Politics remained quiet about the political situation over the last year and a half, but the time has come to sharpen the pencils and get back to work. Political events both here in America and abroad threaten the freedom of all people throughout the world. The rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right is a threat like no other since the Constitution was ratified June 21, 1788.
But the situation is actually worse than that. The scientific evidence for global warming, its projected catastrophic consequences and humanity’s part in it has reached a point where questioning is no longer something a reasonable person can do. Even the political situation must be a secondary consideration when discussing the fate of planet Earth. Global warming is not a political issue. It is a human survival issue.
The good news is that the mainstream media seems to have realized that one of our political parties, the Republicans, has lost its collective mind and has started treating it as such, except of course for Fox News. This Republican descent into intellectual decadence happened long before the inauguration of Donald Trump. Of course, the bad news is that the irrational conservative media is still at it. By this I mean Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Fox News, and all the so-called conservative radio talk shows around America, as well as conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.
In the days and weeks to come, “we” at Idiot Politics hope to provide a unique perspective on the issues and the nature of the problems, as well as a look at reasonable ways forward.