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Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. As America settles into its Trumpian vulgarity, I am ~ paradoxically ~ finding that I actually identify with this dystopian iconoclat in that I have a vision of my home that is much different than America under Donald Trump.
This week, California Governor Jerry Brown, the darling of the Green Movement in its early years ~ has returned to champion it again. Under its standard, he’s virtually declared war on the Trump administration and its plans for the country. Oregon has remained quiet so far on this issue but in Washington State, where I have live, both our governor and the mayor of Seattle (Seattle To Trump: We Will Not Be Bullied)), among others (King County Sheriff Says Immigration Policy Won’t Change For Trump), have made it very clear that our part of the Republic will remain uncompromised.
The strategy is not one of armed resistance ~ at least not yet ~ but rather of shifting the funding for services federally provided from the other Washington to ours. The way we look at it, as long as we’re taking the money, we are contractually obligated to play by the rules. But the reverse is true. If Trump’s not paying for it, the Dumpster has no say. As a magazine, we’ll be covering that in the Cascadia section of Headline News At A Glance.
What is personally haunting about this latest chapter in history is that in the late 1980s, I wrote a technical future fiction thriller set in the Pacific Northwest but eventually encompassing a third of the planet. It is a bleak, violent but ultimately redeeming novel which bears some unsettling similarities to the visions I’m seeing of Donald Trump’s America. The very times themselves might increase sales of Wrath of the USS Testament but I am not the kind of person who enjoys profiting from the unhappiness of others.
I do not know Donald Trump but I have dealt with people like him all my life. I do not like loud, profane, amoral, prejudiced, manipulative, desperate, egomaniacal and self-destructive individuals. I do not trust them. I certainly do not trust their judgment and I do not count on them to do anything except make my life more interesting if I even try to relate to them. It stands to reason that if I would not invite a person like this home for supper, I am not exactly thrilled to find him leading a nation so many of us have given so much for to protect from those who would be our king.
For all of that, I refuse to let this man rain on my parade. If God was like this individual, I would be an atheist. If I honestly felt that he was capable of destroying this land I love, I would not be fighting with the pen. I consider Donald Trump an unnatural disaster but one we will all survive.
Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear. RustyMiller
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A NATION IS ALSO WHAT IT EATS
After my recent trip to the United Kingdom, I just would like to share some eating habits observations. I’m quite sensitive to foods so it was really interesting to compare with my Ukraine experience. Of course in my country, we are blessed with black soils, one of the best in the world, meaning the mineral content is very high. That is what I missed about food my first week in England and what I observed about the soil there. It produces lots of greenery but it is just really lacking in many of essentials. I felt so tired that even walking, which I usually really enjoy, exhausted me.
The salvation was to exchange the city supermarkets shopping experience for the countryside farm shops that luckily are not very rare there. I liked the range of produce and also the sellers were very friendly. I also appreciated the trust they put into their clients. Once on weekend, when farmshop appeared to be closed? I could still purchase eggs and a little sign asked me to leave the money for them in a small box where the poultry was.
Having said people in England are very nice, after getting to know them better, I observed many are under such stress and I was really sorry to see that many wonderful personalities just worn down by life difficulties. To my opinion, that has a lot to do with the quality of their meals.
The good thing compared to Ukraine is that they have their iodine, which also quite important, as anywhere in Britain you never further than 70 miles from the sea.
There are very wise words said by famous chef Gordon Ramsey: “A man should know about the food as much as about mathematics or his native language”.
Demineralization leads to stress, anger and apathy, and when people don’t appreciate their own life, they do not appreciate others. Once very calm, my people too ~ with much food now coming from supermarkets ~ have started to feel negative results. Governments need to pay attention to this: if they would like their nations to be healthy and peaceful, their diet should be good. Here is a great video that explains more about Beauty through mineralization by David Wolfe
Stay warm, Mishka, my cousin. See you next week.
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