One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Things To Come
I am officially frightened. Trump could win. He says he's going to put the coal miners back to work, that's West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He reminds me of Jesse Helms, who got elected time and again with his message of negativity. Let me tell you a brief story. Jim Hunt, a Democrat, was the most popular Governor in North Carolina history. He was chairman of the Hunt Commission, which established Democratic superdelegates to the national convention. Well, in 1984, Jim Hunt ran for the US Senate, in an attempt to unseat Senator No, Jesse Helms. It was a bitterly fought contest, the most expensive contest up until that time, millions spent, a true clash among Titans, and moderation lost to Right-Wing extremism, Hunt lost to Helms, mighty Casey struck out, if you will. I see the same thing as possible this time. Trump's message resonates with a lot of people. We'll see... six months to go... but I'm not optimistic.
Ed Bremson is an Award-Winning Haiku Poet, Haiga Artist, and author of the #1 best-selling haibun / haiku ebook Birds Don't Write Poetry. He has an MFA in Creative Writing. In 2011 he wrote more than a hundred poems. His chapbook “Regrets: ten prose poems” was published by www.poetrysecret.com . He won the award for most liked haiku of December 2011 in the Collaborative Photo-Haiku Project. His poem “Pascal’s Advice” was published as part of the Montreal Prize contest. He had several haiku, haiga, and poems published in online journals. He published several ebooks, including two ebooks of haiku by Vietnamese poet Vy Vo.