Demonstrably false

Why do Trump supporters continue to support him when he and his media supporters continue to make demonstrably false statements? I think that he is saying what they want to hear. Trump supporters view themselves and the world through a distorting lens that often has no relationship to the true state of affairs. A Trump supporter in search of the truth should look first at himself/herself in the mirror and ponder why they are out of sync with the world as it rather than the way they think it is.

Trump must go

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Why lie?

Why do the Republicans lie 24/7? It is not just to cover up for Donald Trump. Their deeper purpose is to make government untrustworthy. Their ultimate goal is Grover Norquist’s famous objective to make government small enough to drown in a bathtub. If government can’t be trusted, why pay taxes to support any government service except the military? That is their true objective.

Hiroshima part 2

Hiroshima by John Hersey published in 1946 and revised in 1985. If you are interested to learn what a nuclear bomb does to people and the city in which they live, read this book. And consider its implications if Donald Trump starts a war in Korea.

Hiroshima largely escaped US fire bombing in WW2 because US war planners wanted an undamaged target so that we could assess how much damage a single nuclear explosion could cause. Then three days later, we bombed Nagasaki with a nuclear bomb of a different design so that we could compare results.

We knew beforehand that the Japanese were willing to surrender and that further bombing was unnecessary. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were crimes committed in time of war. Were they war crimes? Yes, I believe they were.