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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Reagan and tRump!

I have driven through the beautiful Tennessee hills and down the Nachez Trace parkway to the FREE campground here in the northern end of this wondrous national forest.

Although I am hoping to interview tRumpers, most of the folks here are foreigners! That is white Canadians, French and Germans. But I do find a youngish woman from Tennessee who reiterates the fear that immigrants are taking what really belongs to her.

She claims the past 6 years have been horrible and in fact, times were good under Reagan and haven't been good since - this she says kinda sheepishly as I'm sure she's not old enough to remember Reagan but she is sure that everyone loved Reagan.

I want to keep her talking so I reign in my sarcasm and say, well he was a movie star. She starts naming movies he was in, that I've never heard of but it's the same illogical qualification for president as being a businessman.

And sure enough, she proudly attributes tRump's business prowess to solving so many problems since January 20th. When I press her about which problems are these she sights without pause 'immigrants'.

At this point, her husband approaches and interrupts, demanding her attention back at the 3 story, 2 block RV they are 'camping' in and she follows him with a small, backward wave to me as I loudly declare, no not everyone loved Reagan but corporations certainly did!

Reagan-era was good to her; obviously the feminist era wasn't.