Back at MHS, I
worked on the weekly that was printed in the
school basement by Mr. Kenneth Armel's print shop
"boys." For nine months (1967-68), I
edited the little paper and sometimes wrote
"editorials." The editorials were
always inane and pointless. Since 1998, I have
maintained this web site, on my own time and my
after I was writing those junk editorials, I see
a USA in disaster.
media, corporate oligarchs, and entertainment
oligarchs have nearly destroyed the USA. They
pushed orchestrated riots and violence in 2020
across the USA. The riots they encouraged and
praised destroyed billions of dollars of property
and destroyed many small businesses. The riots
caused deaths that are ignored. The Black Lives
Matter group that pushed the violence had nothing
to do with black lives mattering, but few people
have the guts to say that in public. People were
punished -- sometimes brutalized -- for saying,
matter. So-called journalists stood in
front of burning buildings and spoke of
mostly peaceful protests.
Then we got to the
elections of 2020:
There was insecure universal mail-in voting.
There were machinations by the Democratic Party.
There was gross dishonesty and manipulation by
American media oligarchs: True stories were
called false; lies were called truths. Biden had
taken $$$ from the Chinese Communist Party, using
his son as the bag man, yet so-called journalists
buried the story. Biden had helped to fuel the
"Russian collusion" hoax that was
created to hobble a duly elected President, and
American media oligarchs had peddled the
"Russian collusion" lie and continued
peddling it even in 2020. President Trump was
impeached for saying, "You might want to
look into what Hunter Biden has done," even
as we now know that the FBI and the CIA knew what
Hunter had done.
2021, Biden's disasters and harms against the USA
are so numerous that one loses count:
Afghanistan, highest inflation in 40 years
(inflation = a tax), Ukraine, the southern border
of the USA, totalitarian mandates in the name of
COVID, sky-high gas prices, baby formula
shortages. Then there is his support of
"aborting" viable unborn babies (even
while pretending to be Catholic) and his pushing
tranny-crap so that men-who-pretend-to-be-women
may intrude into women's private spaces --
complete with their ding-dongs swinging. Women
locked in prisons have been raped and impregnated
by men-who-pretend-to-be-women, and the
main-stream media response is "ho-hum."
And in 2023, Biden is supporting the mutilation
of children's genitals.
Had I been living
in Germany during the rule of Hitler, I would not
have socialized with those who supported what
Hitler was doing. In 2023, I avoid socializing
with those who support what Biden has done and is
doing. Those who turn a blind eye allow evil to
Let not anyone pacify his
conscience by the delusion that he can do no
harm if he takes no part and forms no
opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass
[achieve] their ends than
that good men should look on and do nothing.
-- John Stuart Mill
In 2023 in the
USA, we are surviving the worst USA President in
history. And he got to the White House because
people who knew some of the evil he'd done kept
their mouths shut. FBI agents knew, and they kept
secrets. Many in the oligarch media knew, and
they locked down truths they knew.
I am a product of
Mishawaka. I have not lived near Mishawaka since
1975, but I am a product of Mishawaka. Who I am
as a woman in my 70s is largely the result of
Mishawaka school teachers of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Mishawaka teachers who helped to shape me
into who I am include Mary Hess, Ken Armel, Charles Karst, Thelma Martin, Ward Baker, August Baetsle, Marvin Wood, Suzanne Kamm, Mildred Harden, Merle Blue, and Robert Heck, all from MHS; Robert Ernst, Judith Jones, Fred Buechner, and Edwin Metzler from Main Junior High; Lester Ward and Evelyn (Rarick)
Battell; and Margaret Schenck, Margaret (Sellers)
Middleton, and Ruth (Blanchard)
Uhrenholdt from North
Every one of those
teachers would be shocked and horrified at the
USA of 2023.
was a day at Castle Manor in the summer of 2023
for some old friends from my childhood, 55 years
after high-school graduation.
Commentary & Memories.")