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When a sense of powerlessness has become endemic to the majority of Americans is there any wonder that a glitzy superficial appeal completely devoid of rational thought has succeeded in making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States? They derive a vicarious sense of power by watching him speak with disrespect to an American political establishment; And then there's a corporate owned and controlled media slanting the  news. One need only look at the candidacy of Bernie Sanders to see how this 'left-wing ex-hippy socialist" has been painted as from jump-street as not a serious candidate. And yet, no matter how the media tries to marginalize the solent majority, occasionally the truth comes out. Sadly,  in Germany when Hitler got  into power the corporate interests were not able to rein him in and we all know where that wound up.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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