Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Super Tuesday

So, yeah, that thing.
Anyway, politics...
I don't really even want to talk about it, so I won't really.

I did find this article addressing the populist rise in the 1896 election cycle valuable.  Excerpt, to suggest why it might be worth your precious minutes-
There are strong links between the campaign of 1896 and the campaign of 2016. The explosive growth of enormous wealth concentrated in a few hands gave America its first Gilded Age with its attendant miseries. But their corrosive effects brought about the insurgent spirit that eventually will always rise against injustice. When the two forces collided they brewed volcanic passions that almost tore the country apart.

If you like reading about we got here and the struggle of contemporary culture and/or politics mirrored in past events, it may be worth a few moments.
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