Some day after Inauguration Day thoughts

By Donald A. Collins | 20 January 2021
Church and State

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What an uplifting day for so many of us.

Our “fake media” did its usual fabulous job of presenting the facts (and opinions) so one has a smorgasbord of choices from which to take one’s pick. Notice all the big networks were fully involved including Fox which certainly wanted to be part of the uplift after years playing a key role as Trump’s doxy.

All of our media outlets now need to be reminded that facts have a ruthless way of forging the way the narrative of history plays out. Is Mr. Trump perhaps going to learn that lesson?

Biden eloquently laid out many of our options. Remember Jack Webb on Dragnet asking for “Just the facts, Ma’am”?

If we are to successfully continue in our quest for a more perfect union we will have to harken to facts and in effect grow up from the infantile embrace of Trump’s egotistical fantasies.

See George Will’s thoughts here.

Of course Biden’s first priority must be corralling COVID-19. I should point out that my 95 year old wife and I (only 90) have tried multiple ways to get our first vaccine shot without success.

My first take as I awoke this morning after enjoying yesterday’s show of new purpose was seeing the apparent return of our government to competency!

Dr. Fauci on COVID as example. Biden in signing those executive orders knows how our vast and complex government works and intends to make it work he said for all of us.

See Fauci’s thoughts on re-connecting to WHO here.

Lest my optimism get way ahead of possibilities, l remind myself that the institutional racism that drives so many Republican incumbents to embrace Trump are still there. In days ahead we will learn if they are too angrily unrepentant to see where that often disguised racism has taken them.

If the facts and growing competence show measurable results coming from Biden’s administration we will hope to see more of those Republicans who saw Trump’s dismantling of our constitutional democracy disavow that view as positive.

And the majority of those Republicans who see as I do the many virtues of our free enterprise system and the value of a strong two party system will also understand the best way back for the GOP to elective power will be excising Donald Trump.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
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