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BeSpokeMeatpacking District, NYC – June 13, 2017

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LatinAmericanArtGeorgeTookerGeorgiaO'Keeffe-PotFeathersWith Latin America dominating the American art scene, two works by American artists George Tooker and Georgia O’Keeffe, being sold at Christie’s and Sotheby’s today, are especially noteworthy.

SpiritOfStLouisOn this day ninety years ago, US airmail pilot Charles Lindberg (‘Lucky Lindy’) — having taken off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island the day before — landed at Le Bourget Aerdrome, Paris, after a 33 hour flight.

Years later in his book, The Spirit of Saint Louis, Mr. Lindberg comments: “We have seen the aircraft, to which we devoted our lives, destroying the civilization that created them. We realize the very efficiency of our machines threatens the character of the men who build and operate them.”

President Trump’s commitment to sell Saudi Arabia $350 billion in weapons, on this anniversary weekend, might be seen as further proof of that.

AntiquarianBookFair17Trump’s decision to send more American troops into Syria, ostensibly to defeat ISIS, is part of a larger double game that supports malevolent Saudi interests, including the work of IS, which in Syria means partitioning the country.

trumpprotesterstrumpprotesters022017trumpprotesters022017bTrump might be sick, but many who resist him (including McCain & Obama) seem sicker, not unlike the self-defeating Bolsheviks of 1917.

unclesamWhat’s worse — president Obama starting a war with Russia, through an act of vengeance, on his way out of office, or incoming president Trump reaching out to said country in the hope of averting a war and advancing peace and stability?

Flynn was done in by an American political establishment that (in recent history) destroyed Iraq, Libya and Syria — and absurdly sees Russia under Putin as a mortal enemy. Trump was viewed as a glimmer of hope against the establishment. Flynn’s departure shows that glimmer of hope being swallowed by the swamp.

superbowl51bPerhaps Mr. Trump should be more focused on the insurgency in his own country than the one in Yemen.

On Sunday, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James addressed a gathering at Columbia University declaring president Trump to be “illegitimate,” and urging people to “organize” against him.

Even more pernicious are the insurgents among Republicans, as well as members of his own administration — as evidenced by intelligence agency leaks to the press regarding a conversation between Michael Flynn and a Russian official over Obama sanctions during the interregnum period.

women17kwomen17pwomen17dThe Women’s March, NYC – January 21, 2017

Feminists took to the streets to make their feelings for President Trump known, and to assert various ‘rights’ they feel are endangered by a Trump administration.

American style feminism, with its material power orientation, is a movement of destruction (abortion) and domination (“A Woman’s Place Is In Your Face!”) — that fails to understand/embrace the true nature of women’s power — and is ultimately nihilistic and self-defeating for persons and society.

Really the way to find one’s self is in the free gift of self, not the assertion of self.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

trump45“This American carnage stops right here and now!” Donald Trump, Inaugural Address, 1/20/17

Mr. Trump suggested that it would be a “new national pride” that would “heal our divisions.”

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