I feel both furious and sullied when I read about what Trump’s doing. Don’t want to repeat what happened in 2016 when the media could not get enough of him. It helped him win the election, I believe.
Part of me thinks Trump’s rally in Waco, Texas— the first of his presidential bid— doesn’t mean much, or rather it means he’s grasping at any community that will have him. Waco is home of anti-government, far-right extremists, and, as many news outlets have written, his choice of Waco for his rally is a literally a rallying cry to those in his base who want civil war (can you believe we are saying things like this?). Waco was the location of a horrible tragedy involving religious extremists, but what happened there in that 51 day seige in 1993, “resonate in today's times: gun ownership vs. gun regulation, rural independence vs. Washington bureaucracy.” (USA Today) So? We just keep an eye on the situation, which I am sure Biden and the US government are.
We run back and forth from it, get what we need— but don’t linger or the waves will engulf us. How’s that for a metaphor that links to my drawing above?
This newsletter, Seeing Things, reached a milestone last week. I have over 100 paid subscribers! Thank you if you joined as paid, or upgraded from free. I very much appreciate your support. With legacy media the way it is these days, it’s tough out there, plus I love being connected to you directly.
I even did a newsletter cartoon.
More below for paid folks.
Seeing Things is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.