Inspiration from Korea and the story of Mr. Toilet.

If you don’t know the story behind Mr. Toilet, I’d like to share it with you now with some historical context, because it contains two great lessons for Building Back Progressive.

South Korea developed from abject poverty to a highly industrialized nation very quickly, in only about 20 years, under a dictator named Chun-hee Park, whose party was the Democratic Republican Party. This era ended in 1980 with his assassination, which came about because the Trump-style corporations (called chaebols) were literally working people to death, and corruption was everywhere; the people were getting robbed.

Under President Park, Korea had mandatory…

It was a glorious day the day Rush Limbaugh died. Photo by the author.

The sky is blue, the birds are singing, it’s warm outside and the beach is calling my name. What a fantastic day! Rush Limbaugh is dead!

It might not seem like the nicest thing to be happy about someone dying, but Rush Limbaugh truly deserves an exception. He was a conservative troll beyond compare in his heyday. Some people are genuinely evil. Limbaugh was one of them.

His contributions to economic ignorance, civic ignorance, anti-social thinking, racism, sexism, and homophobia cannot be understated.

Millions listened daily, for hours.

He blazed a trail of fear-mongering, distortion and misrepresentation before Trump had…

Ed Blosch

Conversation mover. Engineer. GenX. FL-CA-AL-TX-Korea.

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