How we got here

There were a number of events during my life that got us where we are. I will list them and try to elaborate:

  • Mccarthyism
  • Post-war boom
  • Duck and cover
  • Cuban missile crisis
  • Kennedy assassination
  • Civil rights marches and Civil Rights Act
  • Scientists warn Johnson on climate in 1965
  • Vietnam war
  • King and Bobby assassination
  • 1968 Dem convention
  • Nixon
  • Moon landing
  • Earth day — 1970-04-22
  • Nixon founds EPA — 1970-12-02
  • Kent state
  • Yom Kippur war and oil embargo
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Nixon impeachment
  • Gerald Ford pardons Nixon
  • Vietnam evacuation
  • Pol Pot
  • Jimmy Carter beats Ford
  • Solar panels and sweater speech
  • Iran hostage crisis and late night news
  • John Anderson
  • “There you go again”
  • Hostages freed upon Reagan’s inauguration
  • Reagan shooting
  • Fairness doctrine repealed
  • Reagan vs. Mondale
  • “Mediocraty deserves represention”
  • Bork
  • Arms for hostages
  • ERA defeated by Schlafly forces
  • Bush I beats Dukakis
  • Desert storm
  • Clinton beats Bush
  • Limbaugh: “America held hostage”
  • Fox news?
  • 1994: Gingrich congress
  • Health care defeated
  • “End welfare as we know it”
  • Clinton beats Dole
  • Internet goes mainstream
  • Paris accords
  • Sex scandal and impeachment
  • Clinton leaves a surplus
  • Hillary gets NY senate seat
  • Bush 2 “defeats” Gore; Jeb and hanging chads in FL, supreme count ruling
  • “An Inconvenient Truth”
  • Dot com crash
  • Tokyo accords?
  • 9/11
  • “Axis of Evil”
  • Iraq war: “shock and awe”, military disbanded
  • Bush swiftboats Kerry
  • Citizens United
  • 2008 crash
  • Obama beats McCain
  • ACA (formerly Romneycare) passed — 2010-03-23
  • 2010 election debacle
  • Obama beats Romney
  • Trump vs. many
  • Inevitable Hillary vs. Bernie
  • Stormy Daniels
  • Trump on the bus
  • “I’m being audited”
  • Comey: “Hey, remember Hillary’s email?”
  • Trump wins, continues to Tweet
  • Gets ideas from Fox & Friends
  • Revolving door and acting staff
  • Hires his children, promotes his properties
  • “Build the wall”
  • Kids in cages
  • “California needs to rake”
  • Falls in love with Kim
  • Never criticizes Putin
  • Toss the Puerto Ricans some paper towels (3000 dead)
  • Syria pull-out
  • Ukraine “assistance”
  • Troops for the Saudis
  • Impeachment
  • Cuts medical funds for Puerto Rico
  • Iraq embassy while POTUS golfs
  • Australian hell