Thanks to our listener Frank V for turning me on to this documentary about the CIA’s secret war on Laos. We talked about this on last week’s show. The numbers are staggering, the death and destruction we inflicted on Laos still continues. And yet we are not haunted by any of this. Feeling anxious about the sudden rise of Trump? Don’t flatter yourself America. Trump isn’t the loss of our innocence. We’ve been doing bad things for decades. We either didn’t pay attention, or we paid attention and then didn’t care. This reawakening, the marches on Washington and sudden interest in Civics will only last if we first realize who we are and what we’ve done.
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