Mishawaka High School
Class of 1968

Save America:
Trump 2024!

Debbie Koepke, July 2nd, 2023, at Castle Manor:
Moms, apple pie, & the American flag.

Same speech, in text form.



2023 Commentary
by AMB

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 own dime.

Fifty-five years after I was writing those junk editorials, I see a USA in disaster.

The far-leftist 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, "All lives 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.

Since January 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 continue.

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) Isenbarger from Battell; and Margaret Schenck, Margaret (Sellers) Middleton, and Ruth (Blanchard) Uhrenholdt from North Side.

Every one of those teachers would be shocked and horrified at the USA of 2023.

My "commentary" was a day at Castle Manor in the summer of 2023 for some old friends from my childhood, 55 years after high-school graduation.
See "2003 Commentary & Memories.")

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