Tuesday, December 14, 2021

President Gore

What if James Comey had not released the letter about Hillary Clinton’s e mails (an action that broke all protocols)? What if the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of Al Gore over the issue of the Florida vote in the tightly contested 2000 election. Talk about stolen elections. What if Gore were not the gentleman that he is? Many historical moments don’t hang in the balance. They’re merely the logical conclusion of a set of prior circumstances. Spiritual folk who believe everything is as its supposed to be or it would be otherwise don’t give credence to precarious balances. It’s all in the cards for them. If Hegel believed in the historical dialectic, they hone to a notion of spiritual necessity. But for a moment consider the outcome of a world with no Iraq war and then one in which there was no Donald Trump crying “Covid, Covid, Covid,” recusing the United States from the Paris climate accords and NATO, stirring racial unrest and usurping both the democratic process and the right to vote to minorities. Novels like Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America present dire counter-histories in which the Axis powers prevailed. What about a country in which there weren’t 800,000 deaths from Coronavirus and where the United States didn’t pull out of the Iran nuclear deal? Imagine Donald Trump as just another former reality TV star trying to rescue his finances by selling a new series about a collapsing real estate empire.

Read "Another Intentional Fallacy" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Tell It Like It Is" by Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt and Gregg Allman 

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