Saturday, 18 February 2017
Saturday Photo: Snow, Trump, and Swinging Left
The snow and the photo both fit right into the world as we've known it, but at the moment the ground is shifting under our feet, and we don't know what's going to happen next.
A climate change denier is now head of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the president of the United States is either getting crazier and crazier or just showing his true nature, take your pick. Things are somewhat better here in Canada, but we can't help but be affected by what is happening South of the Border. Even our handsome Prime Minister seems to think he has to make nice with The Trump in order to keep trade relations from being damaged.
But it's going to be hard to do business as usual. We should stand on guard, as the song has it. So should the whole world. Which is why I've signed up for Shift Left, an interesting movement that is going to try to win swing seats in the US Congress for the Democrats. The idea is for people in safe districts to help out in the nearest swing district. In our case that's one in Upstate New York or another in Upstate New Hampshire. Don't know yet just what I can do concretely, but it's worth trying. Here's the link: Swing Left
By the way, it looks like the tree is leaning right, but it all depends on your point of view. From the other side it would indeed be swinging left!
Posted by Mary Soderstrom