.. It thunders home to us as we scan the social, political, cultural, educational, and recreational landscape.
.. Somewhere in the last 3/4 of a century we missed the boat. We somehow missed the transition from public service to power brokering in the political arena.
.. We've been blindsided by conversations that are impersonal and spit into the æther of the interwebs.
.. Somehow education has become about social class and upward mobility rather than learning. Education is now "FOR SOMETHING" as opposed to personal and societal enrichment.
.. Woe betide the outsider in the fly fishing fraternity!
.. How bizarre it seems to us that our society believes that Muslim terrorists pose a greater danger to citizens than homegrown terrorism.
.. They are part of a nationwide network that is anti-government, anti-democracy, and strictly pro-Caucasian.
.. They are vocal about it and, in fact, pose a greater danger to the peaceful citizens of our state and the rest of the United States. Remember Oklahoma City?
.. Bail out right now if the facts of this pathetic situation matter not to you! Click away if you continue to ignore how dangerous domestically grown and harbored terrorism really is.
.. FACT: Americans are almost seven times as likely to be killed by a white domestic extremist than by an Islamic one, [LINK-1.]
.. FACT: Right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities, [LINK-2.]
.. FACT: there were 42 militia groups in 2008; today, there are 276, [LINK-3.]
.. FACT: Domestic right wing hate groups grew from 784 in 2014 to 892 in 2015, [LINK-4.]
.. FACT: Domestic extremist killers killed more people in 2015 than any other year since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, [LINK-5.]
|courtesy: CHICAGO TRIBUNE|
.. ALTERNATIVE FACT: A wall at the border with Mexico will keep the thieves and rapists from getting to our citizens.
.. ALTERNATIVE FACT: A border tax on goods from Mexico will allow the Mexicans to pay for the wall and will not increase the price of avocados for Americans.
.. ALTERNATIVE FACT: There are not enough domestic terror or anti-government groups in the U.S.A. to concern us about the safety of American citizens.
.. FACT: Law enforcement agencies in the United States consider anti government violent extremists, not radicalized Muslims, to be the most severe threat of political violence that they face, [LINK-6 PDF.]
..We are working hard to adjust to the contemporary alternative reality that believes that loudest voice wins rational arguments, that tweets supplant considered government policy, that lies repeated often enough become truth, that the citizens of this country have abandoned the Constitution of The United States of America, and that fly fishing is about buying foreign produced goods to save the planet.
.. It's a tough sell to such a petrified brain as ours but, we're hoping to make this cultural transition in order to make us great again.
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