We have no principled objection to the current interest in the research into one’s ethnic or national ancestry, provided the findings are in demonstration of broad ethnic ancestry shared with many others. The universal recognition of man’s commonality and brotherhood should be the positive goal.

We have stated in past writings that we universally acquire our specific sub-culture, folkways, and belief systems, merely by the random accident of our birth and that well- intentioned lessons in “we” and “they” is the fundamental root of bigotry and conflict; that we rather need to teach an “us.”

Based upon current developments, we feel inclined to suggest, that at least for the present, it might be useful to emphasize residence over identified ancient ethnic origin. We are all Americans, ex., not Muslim Americans, African Americans nor Hispanic Americans. In view of the present, unfortunate climate, it would be preferable to dwell on our common domicile, and not on ethnic diversity.

In earlier writings, we had, sincerely resolved to restrict our themes to non-political ones, aging, self-realization, climate change, happiness, intellectual and artistic endeavor, family sociology, love, ambition and perhaps, one-hundred other subjects. However, troubling current events, have eroded our previously held idealistic resolve, resulting in writings such as “agent Orange,” “Lamentations,” “A Light in January,” and “Walls.” We have chosen this course to avoid the despised “sin of silence” unfortunately prevalent during the pendency of the Jewish Holocaust.

The newly anointed monarch, who uniformly enjoyed the apt diagnosis, by every knowledgeable pundit and informed citizen, of being completely unfit for office, has let himself be surrounded by advisors of non-American stripe, as being, anti- immigration, anti-education, anti-women, anti-health services and other needed assistance to the poor, anti-science, xenophobic reductionists, each with an anti-social philosophical ( and un -American) agenda, poised to destroy everything admirable about our country. The perverse advisor-in-chief, and Trump’s insane Rasputin, Steven Bannon, is a proud, self-identified White Supremacist who, we are advised, in his delusional stupor, seeks greater ties with our traditional opponent, Russia, because he perversely believes that Russia, a white country, is a future ally in a world struggle against ethnic Muslims; we all have observed our obedient Orange Leader sucking up to the Machiavellian Putin.

The ignorant and confused King Donald, in a matter of mere days has, under the influence of this perverse mentor, succeeded in confusing all of Europe, strained our historic defensive treaty with NATO, stirred up Mainland China, confused the Republic of Taiwan, destroyed our important economic relationship with our neighbor,  Mexico, has confused the U.N. and most member nations, has ignored the scientific warnings regarding climate change, has instead encouraged the oil and coal industries, has violated the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution, has refused to produce his tax returns or remove his many conflicts of interest, has hired  family members to officiate in the  White House as if it were one of his New Jersey  casinos.

Most egregiously, he has proven that a simple ink pen can be a veritable weapon of mass destruction by issuing irresponsible and un-American Executive Orders, preventing people of seven arbitrarily selected Middle East Countries, from returning to their own American homes. It is vexing to note that, by immoral contrast, all countries with which the Trump Companies do business were omitted from the harsh exclusionary Orders; including Saudi Arabia which supplied all but one of the 9/11 terrorists.

The unfolding nightmares (worse than the “Freddy” and “Jason” nightmares of horror films) appear to be an ingredient of a new “dark ages” as predicted in our prior writings, encompassing medieval walls, militarism, royal privilege, arbitrary decrees, and the like.

We certainly approve of advice to stay in touch with your legislator to try to mitigate the continuing devastation brought on by this Apprentice President under the tutelage of his evil sorcerer.

In addition, and perhaps more importantly and effective, might be to make every reasonable effort to assist, and be ardent neighbors and friends to those affected by these draconian decrees and un -American treatment of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot permit this incompetent and his draconian puppet -master, the Sorcerer, to cast a foul, fascist spell on us or any of our fellow Americans, regardless of ethnic description.


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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

One thought on “Blog #128 THE SORCERER AND THE APPRENTICE”

  1. This is a beautifully written piece and eloquent summary of the past week of horrific governance (if you can call it that) and the new dark ages that are here. . We must get involved. I cannot fathom how to survive four years of this horror.


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