I was born and raised in Panama. As I inferred in my book “As I See It: Class Warfare the Only Resort To Right Wing Doom,” most around the world revered the image under which America sold itself. This quote from my book is probative.
My maternal grandfather immigrated to the United States in the 1950’s. He had not returned to Panamá until sometime in the early 1970’s when I was really young. To this day I remember picking up his shoes, looking at the soles and telling him, “Imagine these shoes walked in the United States”. Such were the feelings one had for this land.
It has been demoralizing after being here a few years to see the accelerating destruction of America. While it started before I got here, Reagan perfected the path of our demise with his statement, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This statement disassociated the average American from their government. It broke the pact, “we the people.” It was by design. If one loses faith in the government, “we the people,” then what is left?
The Right solidified the narrative with the fallacy that only the private sector, the corporation, was efficient or got things right. Reagan and his posse’s stance created a new government, the undemocratic corporation, and strongholds in the private sector who answered to no one. And with that power, they have been robbing us all blind. The income & wealth disparity is calculable.
I will be damned if I will allow the constant misinformation to drive the country so many love, believe in, and die for, to fall into a fascist state. It is the reason I gave up a lucrative software engineering business that the American system afforded me to build. Becoming a full-time independent progressive writer/blogger/journalist and activist allowed me to do my part. My goal is to continue seeding the internet and airwaves with the truth. My Substack Newsletter, Medium Articles, Books, Blogs, & media/radio programs are my small part in realigning our politics appropriately. To some, it is mere altruism and idealism. It is essential to me and the many others who have chosen this path.
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