I started following not just the far right, but fringe religious and scientific beliefs too, in the late 1960's. At first it was an amusement to follow the likes of the National States Rights Party, or Scientology or General Semantics, or lunatic Evangelical religious groups. But around the time of the Reagan administration, I began to see that these perverted people just refused to give up their malign idiocy, and they were starting to attract funding from rich sociopaths that believed they could personally benefit from encouraging the public to detach its political views from rational thinking.
At that time I began believing that what was happening, if it remained unchecked, could result in such a right wing surge in the United States that we could find ourselves facing a fascist takeover that could sweep away everything we thought was unalterable about our country. Well, with a couple of exceptions, no one believed me. I even had an acquaintance who is a psychiatrist, who started out thinking I was a paranoid schizophrenic, who a few years later admitted that everything I had said had proven to be true.
Time went on, and the rational people who should have taken it upon themselves to take a stand against this ever-growing American love affair with hatred and violence, just averted their gaze.
Ten years ago, I began my blog, in an attempt to document this storm which was overtaking our country. As time went on, I found a few people who could see what was so clear to me, but basically the vast majority just ignored what was happening.
I spent those years documenting this savage outpouring of irrational dementia, as it grew worse and worse. That was the task I assigned myself, and I kept at it for just about 5,000 posts. In my Wingnut Wrapup articles alone, I documented about 10,000 specimens of right wing malice and mental disturbance.
Well, there is little left for me to do today, in a country where the aberrations that I have written about do not need to be memorialized in a blog; they can be heard every day coming from our President and his party. It's there for everyone to see now; they don't need me to point it out to them.
I just do not believe Green Eagle has much of a function any more. I will probably write a little when I feel like it, but I think that it is pretty much time to pull the plug on this blog, and just hunker down and wait out the storm, if I live that long.
Thanks for reading my posts over the years. I hope we may all live to see better times, but I just don't have any faith in that happening.