History repeats itself. No question. In one fashion or another.
Recall Auschwitz. Hitler’s pride. An example of German efficiency.
The gas chambers were so effective, that the bodies could not be disposed of fast enough. Mass graves were not doing the job. Crematoriums came into play. Burn the bodies! Quicker, cleaner, less burdensome. Also, ashes not discoverable in later years. Mass graves are.
Some 70 years later comes Syria’s Assad. Guilty of mass executions. Problem was body disposition and secrecy. A crematorium was constructed at Sednaya Military Prison. Problem resolved.
Note Assad has killed thousands without resort to judicial proceedings.
Assad is supported by Russia and Saudi Arabia. The United States supports the rebels opposing Assad. Russia is supposedly not the U.S.’s friend. Perhaps Trump’s however. Saudi Arabia has become a much closer friend since last week’s visit by Trump. Trump was sucked up to big time.
Zeroing in on Saudi Arabia, how can the U.S. be friends with a friend and supporter of a mass executioner such as Assad?
Trump forgets who our friends are. He plays up to despots while insulting and ignoring those who have been friends of the U.S. for years.
I was correct re the effect of the south wind yesterday. The rain storm came at 6:30 last night. Heavy and prolonged. Streets flooded.
The last block to my home deeper in rain water than I have ever seen. I questioned whether I should drive it. The alternative was walking through water 12-18 inches deep. I said screw it. Hit the pedal hard and rammed through the water.
The Chart Room first last night. Kevin and Holly there. John bartending. Quiet. We chatted for a couple of hours. A lot of laughing involved.
Stopped at Outback on the way home for dinner.
Memorial Day Weekend begins tomorrow. Key West will be buried in tourists. Everyone having a good time.
Much will be going on. One of the highlights of the weekend is the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta sunday. Don’t miss it! Lots of laughs!
Dr. Cori Convertino is a talented woman. She is the Curator at the Key West Art and Historical Society. Located at the Custom House.
Tomorrow night a new exhibit opens. One Dr. Convertino has spent months working on. Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway Exhibit.
John Kennedy had a way of inspiring. He made us feel we could accomplish the impossible. He gave us pride.
On this day in 1961, Kennedy announced his plan to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
We believed him!
Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon on July 21, 1969.
Kennedy pride. Not the Trump pride Trump tries to foist on us.
Staying with Trump for a moment, Trump reminds me of what happens when a pebble is thrown into a pool of water. The circle caused where the pebble hit grows. Ring after ring. Each larger than the previous
Sort of like……Woe the web we weave when first we seek to deceive.
Enjoy your day!