Welcome to Curt’s View

In this time of strife, conflict brewed by disinformation, I believe we should have more communication, not less. We can’t fold our cards, retire to our bunkers, and succumb to the dark forces that seek to divide us. To that end, we should discuss our political views and engage in social commentary.

The intention of this blog is to connect, to reignite dialogue between the foxholes, and to recognize and unearth our shared humanity. It is only by communication that barriers can be shattered, offering paths back to common ground, disinformation vacuumed out.

“Being taught to avoid talking about politics and religion has led to a lack of understanding of politics and religion. What we should have been taught was how to have a civil conversation about a difficult topic.” ~ Ryan Fournier

The Best of Times

The Best of Times

Many people are lamenting about how divisive, and stringent, and confrontational, these times are, about how it has never been this bad—it has.
Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “The entire country is praying for the children, families, teachers, and staff and the first responders on the scene.”
Pro-life, Anti-children

Pro-life, Anti-children

Hollow thoughts and prayers are served up after every shooting, yet these reek of hypocrisy. Where is the voice of the Right-wing, Pro-life crowd when children are made to suffer from a lack of proper gun control legislation? Proper representation? Read more...
Emasculation

Emasculation

People like Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Senator Josh Hawley have been decrying the emasculation of the white male.
Putin, Kanye West, Genius, and Pedophilia

Putin, Kanye West, Genius, and Pedophilia

If anyone is a Communist, it’s gotta be the people who lavished praise on the Republican’s favorite Communist, Putin, the ‘genius’, as Trump calls him.
Putin and Family Values

Putin and Family Values

Family values is simply a license to hate. Putin knows this. Back in the day, the right-wing movement was saturated with racism, blacks being the faggots, with a Bible thumping pastor finding Biblical references to justify the terrorism.
Book Burning II

Book Burning II

The 1619 Project isn’t a doom and gloom tale. It is a history of triumph, achievement, endurance, incremental victories against impossible odds, courage.
Book Burning

Book Burning

Fascism has a playbook, handed down from generations of dictators, all who ascended to power using this easy-to-follow checklist. Part of that checklist is doing away with "objectionable" reading material.
The Texas Anti-Abortion Bill

The Texas Anti-Abortion Bill

Texas recently passed a draconian anti-abortion bill, seeking to sabotage a woman’s right to choose. I’m always amazed at the hypocrisy of pro-lifters who won’t lift a finger in protest when deranged gunslingers execute our children in places like Parkland and Sandy Hook, or San Jose, and Colorado Springs...
The Cult

The Cult

Recently, Trump held a rally in Alabama, attended by an unmasked crowd, COVID-19 raging in the state, a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The attendees are playing Russian Roulette with their lives. That's a cult.
Racism Is the Great Con

Racism Is the Great Con

White people fell for the racism con that their ultimate survival, their prosperity, their happiness, depended on the enslavement and suppression of others. This is our legacy. How could we be so dumb?