My daughter has been demonstrating in Seattle. Gigantic crowds. The quiet here seems strange, when I look at what's going on in so many other places.
I'm hanging in there. Terry is being very good to me, fixing small meals and letting me rest. I can't exert myself much, because that sets off horrid coughing spells. Just knowing how much people care means a tremendous amount.
On Wed. I have to fly to Honolulu for a biopsy. Kaiser pays for me and Terry has a lot of frequent flyer miles to cover his cost, so he can go along. We will think about the next step after we get the results of the biopsy.
Naturally enough, I'm thinking a lot about the health care system now. I'm wondering if the push to eliminate Affordable Health Care has something to do with the ideology of social Darwinism, the "survival of the fittest." I was reading about a child who has needed very costly surgery and treatments for a congenital heart condition. Would a social Darwinist believe that it was a waste of resources to keep this child alive? The Nazis were always on about improving the breed. Why did they think there was any particular reason for doing this, to what higher purpose? It's because the Nazis thought that with a breed of super humans they could take over the planet. This did not work out. It appears that Trump is a real Nazi with Superman fantasies. How this has much to do with anything real is beside the point, since he is forcing us to live inside his head.
I read a chilling remark on Twitter to the effect that what we have to be watching closely is how the military goes.
I think I'm going to go watch Gattaca.