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A forward-thinking blog looking at what’s happened, happening and next in the climate crisis, the environment, politics, progressive causes, social justice and the way it is.

Updated Jan. 4, 2021

These are unsettled times in the United States of America, to say the least. It’s also a time of great depression, in both mental and economic senses of the word. Unemployment rivals rates from the Great Depression, people can’t pay the rent or their mortgages, and the number of homeless is growing by the day.

We’ve been living under a wannabe dictator and fascist for nearly four years, and the nation is split along political fault lines like it has never been split before. Cops are killing young black men in our streets, the 1 percent is getting richer by the hour while the rest of us work harder and get poorer, and more than 354,000 of my fellow citizens have died from a deadly global pandemic. Coronavirus is raging in the USA like nowhere else in the world, and things are getting worse because the covidiots couldn’t bring themselves to stay home over the holidays. It didn’t have to be this way – the current administration should have taken action to curtail its spread a year ago.

It’s all fucked.

However, despite the seditious actions of the current president and his enablers to overturn a free and fair election, we’ll have a new president and vice president soon. With luck and a good voter turnout for the January 5 runoff election for Georgia’s senators, the left will have control of the U.S. Senate when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take office on January 20. Then we can start focusing on progressive causes again. Actually we’ve never stopped, but now we might be able to make more headway.

In the meantime, IV Words will be calling out bullshit where I see it, amplifying progressive issues and voices and working for positive change for all people. As always, I’ll still jump into life, family, experiences & lessons learned once in a while, always with a good dose of social commentary sprinkled in. Once in a while I might even be – gasp – a little funny.

Thank you for reading.

Come back for some more IV Words soon.

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