To Producers of Washington Week:
The commentator last night (July 2, 2021) used words such as “it’s impossible” when describing Liz Cheney’s position as the only Republican on the commission being put together by Nancy Pelosi to investigate the Jan. 6 thug attack against Congress. Does this person put forth a self-fulfilling prophecy or is he doing anything to promote justice in America?
America has lost its sense of supporting the underdog. Liz Cheney might be an underdog in the Republican Party, but that does not mean she can lose. The commentator tried to seal the fate that she WOULD lose, after being in a position which many of us Americans would like to be in to explain our thinking on this matter.
One of the “underdogs” in our human history was of the human ancestral line from which Jesus Christ came. His name was David and he became king of Israel. David was an underdog when he took on the Philistine, Goliath, and defeated him. It is said David worked alone with a slingshot. There is some evidence he did have some help. But he did lead the “underdog” charge against a giant. Liz Cheney is leading an “underdog” charge against dictators in the Republican Party who line up behind Trump and do so with a white superiority complex which is unbelievable. Why was this not pointed out by a commentator on Washington Week last night (July 2, 2021)?
Liz Cheney represents the state of Wyoming in which a large proportion of the population, particularly the men, own cattle ranches and sell the meat for consumption. They don’t like the wild horses which interfere with their cattle. Like plantation owners of the past, they use their powerful influence to smear the images of others who go against the Trump and his dictatorial and autocratic ones. Thus, these plantation-style dictatorial folks have a strong influence in forcing a Federal agency, under Trump, to capture the horses and illegally sell them off to non-American slaughterhouses for meat (referenced source: Kathleen Parker op-ed). These perverted freaks in Wyoming also don’t like competing with other meat producers or vegetable producers in a capitalist competitive way, so they use their perverted government connections to smash those who disagree with them. Just think what a cattle rancher thinks about the “impossible burger!” They want the grass and vegetation for their cattle, not human consumption.
Such perverted males embrace the white male superiority complex and go after Liz Cheney because she seeks justice with regard to dictator Trump (and stop calling him president Trump; he was an incompetent WHITE House resident Trump for four years, inconsistent with the popular vote of 2016). Does this commentator know history and that when the votes of women were suppressed, Wyoming was one of the first states to overturn that suppression, even before big “bad guy liberal” (according to Trump) New York state would stop the suppression of female voting? Were any of these facts brought into the picture?
An underdog can win, but not with those who give us self-fulfilling prophecies which speak against the notion that underdogs can win.
On this topic and for the sake of preserving our democracy and “we the people, in order to form a more perfect union,” one word now comes to mind. THINK. —
Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)
Newark Valley, NY
———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…”
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.” Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.” Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. PERIOD. One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.