American Elephants

Good Grief! Leave Dr. Seuss Alone! by The Elephant's Child
March 4, 2021, 9:42 pm
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I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted with cancelling and banning. Dr. Seuss was kind of the last straw. No. Dr. Seuss was not racist. E-Bay has even banned Dr. Seuss’s books from being sold on their website. “Racist” is the latest hot-button and everyone is looking for the slightest traces of it anywhere, since George Floyd’s death, not from police detainment with a Minneapolis-legal knee hold, but from a fentanyl overdose. The trial of the policeman involved is just starting, and Minneapolis is preparing for violence. The Civil War is being re-fought, and army bases named after Confederate generals re-named and of course all statues of Confederates torn down and destroyed. Joe Biden announced before he selected his running mate that it had to be a black female. One would think qualifications might come first, but that’s where we are. We have two political parties very much at odds with one another.

History is what happened in the past. It frequently gets re-written, as the New York Times silly 1610 Project was, but to be fair, it’s also easy to see just where that came from. A quick look at one of my American history books clarified that promptly. A ship of Portuguese sailors had a load of blacks who they sold to Virginia planters for the amount of their passage to America. They had to work off that cost as “indentured servant”s. Indentured servitude was common at that time, as many who wanted to come to America could not afford the cost of the passage. They had to work off the cost. It was not slavery, nor was it looked down upon. Some were well-educated and worked off their indenture as teachers. They didn’t have credit cards then.

I’m not sure that we are teaching our children just why they need to be informed. Why they need history. Why they need to know how to find facts and true information. How to check the so-called “fact checkers.” How to be informed and active throughout their lives. I take back that “I’m not sure”. Of course they do not. More and more pieces online are labeled with the estimated reading time, as people must be persuaded that this bit of information is worth their time, or not. Somehow that is sending the wrong message, and leading to trouble. There are always people out there with different ideas of where the country should be going and developing, what’s right and wrong. You have representatives in Congress to act for you, but are they acting for you? Do you send them any messages beyond whether or not they get your vote? Do they know what you expect and want? Let them know! That’s what they are there for, and if they don’t represent what you want, vote them out. If we do not want a nation run by the occupants of the Washington D.C. swamp, we need to make them know what it is we do want.

Dr. Seuss made funny rhythmic poems illustrated with silly drawings. They delighted kids. Banning has gone way too far, and needs to be stopped in its tracks.

Elizabeth Warren, Fake Indian, Is Back! by The Elephant's Child
March 1, 2021, 4:40 pm
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Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, is back again, fuming over people who have more money than she does. I don’t get it. But that’s the root cause of socialism, I guess. Nobody should have more than you do. No Fair! There are people who are prettier than I am, or more graceful, more athletic, so what? I’m me, and a result of the choices I make and the talents I can nurture, and the things I believe are important. No fair! Make everybody equal. That’s the “promise” of socialism, except it doesn’t work out that way. Why is America so much richer and more successful than Europe? If you made everybody equal in terms of money, how long would that last as some save and some spend. This was one of Warren’s goals in her unsuccessful presidential campaign, and now, as a new member of the Senate Finance Committee, she has jurisdiction over tax issues and undoubtedly worked hard to get there.

We are not all equal, and you cannot make us all equal, and for that matter, why would you want to? Think how this might play out. If your wealth is being taken away, why would you try to create an Amazon or a Tesla? Not that they had any intent of becoming the wold’s richest people, just that they had an idea and wanted to see where they could go with it, and the rest of us are richer because they did. Their example has undoubtedly spawned hundreds of other businesses, some successful, some not. Where did you think all those new inventions came from? What makes the difference? Some luck, some skill, some ambition, and those are all good things. Think through where this would go. Some would move away. Renounce their citizenship. Having received permission to take the money of the richest away, think of all the “good causes” that could require more and more and more.

Warren is apparently especially offended that some billionaires have seen their wealth increase during the pandemic over the past year. She said:”A two-cent wealth tax would just help level the playing field a little bit, and create the kind of revenue that would let us build back better, as Joe Biden says.

“Build Back Better” are the key words for the “Great Reset” the big Davos idea for world government and the complete loss of freedom resulting. If you have not studied up on The Great Reset, do so. I have written about it before, as have many others. George Orwell died in 1950, but we are doomed to keep reading his works, I guess. I cannot emphasize enough how much utter contempt I have for Elizabeth Warren.

Joe Biden’s Architecture Problem by The Elephant's Child
March 1, 2021, 10:39 am
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It’s becoming quite clear that President Biden’s goal is to eliminate anything Trump. He’s used up another of his Executive Orders to reject President Trump’s idea that Washington D.C. would be a more attractive city if the architecture conformed to the classical buildings of traditional Washington rather than erecting big sprawling plain modernist buildings, which a good portion of the people find rather unattractive. The traditional buildings are Federalist, Greek Revival, Italianate, or Romanesque Revival. Here’s an article explaining the intent of President Trump’s executive order. When you get into Art Deco and Mid-Century Modernism- you can see why President Trump encouraged classical style, rather than going off with the latest fashion. Trump was of course right, and having built Trump hotels all over the world, he was a little more conscious of architectural styles than most.

This compulsion of Biden’s to dispose of anything Trump is just weird. Sorry, President Biden, he is President Trump, and will go down in the history books as having done a remarkably good job for the American people. Suggesting that no one did anything about the Covid-19 pandemic until he, Joe Biden, arrived is just silly. President Biden is bragging about setting up Vaccination sites all across the country, but he’s not going to have any vaccine at any of them. Not enough supplies yet, though we haven’t heard any more about the supposed warehouse filled with millions of doses.

There is a problem with children arriving at the border pretending to be family, but apparently unrelated, and being transported to get the adults across the border, or the kids sold into sex slavery? The kids may have been in fenced rooms, but they were well cared for and taken to parks to run and play. and every effort was made to find the real parents or real relatives, who were thoroughly checked out.

The first cases of Covid arrived in the United States in a nursing home a couple of miles north of my house. Trump was excoriated for calling it the “Chinese virus,” (Racist, of course) although viruses are commonly called after the location of the outbreak. Trump’s Operation Warp Speed undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives. It was the fastest development of a successful vaccine ever and the the people in charge of combating the virus are not hesitant to give President Trump full credit. for “warp speed” for hospital ships, for tent hospitals. President Biden, who was claiming that no one did anything about the virus until he arrived on the scene to save the American people,got his first vaccine shot in December. Pity that President Biden cannot be decent. Cartoonists have had a wonderful time making fun of the “kids in cages” bit.

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