Free Chat Friday, Week 20. Again.

Hi News Viewers, Happy Friday, this 20th Friday in the year 2022. Last week I said it was the 20th week in the year — could it be that I’m in an unholy hurry to see the back side of 2022? Oh yeah. It has not been a stellar year so far, and we’re coming up on half way through.

I’m reminded of a River Runs Through It — “Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it. . . .” This week we saw the merging of all things into one. and they looked a lot like a baby-faced boy wearing tactical gear and strutting, armed, dangerous and filming, into a grocery store feeling righteous.

Welcome to our Friday open forum for all topics all the time; if Payton Gendron is a symbol of what this nation is becoming, then sanity, reality, tolerance and free expression are what we’ve lost. Question: How do we become a nation that looks nothing like a crazy boy sitting at his computer cutting and pasting crazy ideas and sending them into a world where they’re suddenly given Manifesto Status and everyone’s talking about them?

Let’s talk about things less crazy, this is a Free Chat after all. Our country may look like a dumbass kid today; but what can it look like tomorrow? Is there hope for change or are we finished as an experiment in equal opportunity and We the People? Tell us what you think, and while you’re at it, tell us what else is going on in your neck of the woods. We need to hear it because as long as we can talk, there’s something to say, so whatcha got?

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