Browbeating: The new American evolution

In what new skin shall the old snake return?

I ask in my dissertation on the evolution of America and our view of each other and our view of the world around us.

Updating what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said many years ago in regard to bias based on race and gender, I chime in with my prediction that the road to an “equal opportunity” society remains stony and rife with deep, rain-filled potholes.

Will history repeat itself and in some mutated form the period known as the “Redemption” (back in 1877) return to infect the core of America’s thinking in regard to bigotry, discrimination and “browbeating”? Especially browbeating, which appears to be the new preferred weapon of our sinister political leadership.

Martin DuPont

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