Monday, February 1, 2021

Wonder Woman

Imagine hurtling through space at a once unattainable speed. The Stars My Destination was the title of the Albert Bester sci-fi classic. You're the solitary inhabitant of Elon Musk’s newest SpaceX product, a suit which is also a craft that allows you to swim through the centuries to infinity with your hands straight out, in the famed Superman pose. This is the kind of daydream you may be experiencing when you watch the 2019 cell phone video of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a member of congress taunting David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting. You wouldn’t be the only one. Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush already has had her office moved after an altercation with Greene over the mandate to wear masks in federal buildings. BTW, the mask Greene has been photographed wearing reads, "Trump Won." You might turn your cruising speed even higher when you see footage of her Retrumplican colleague Lauren Boebert of Colorado supporting her ideas. And you might start to race for faraway galaxies when you see a photo of minority leader Kevin McCarthy paying homage to Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago. Oh yes, McCarthy has stated he will talk to Greene about threatening to murder Democrats ("Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support of executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress," CNN, 1/26/21). You may not want to stay around to learn what he's going to tell her. Right now Greene is a member of the Education Committee. What other educational experiences will the freshman congresswoman promote during her appointment to this important congressional position? Text book publishers beware. This is history in the making.

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