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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Apr 26, 2022

According to Google, the trending hashtag is not #Ukraine, it's #ElonMusk. The valiant struggle of the war-torn battle zone has to be balanced against the short attention spans of the West. There are already reports that neighboring Poland is experiencing fatigue with the war, and pushback against accepting more refugees. A different war is brewing in the US - The Republican Party vs The LGBTQ community. Going way beyond the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, Republicans are alleging that Democratic defenders of gay rights are trying to groom young people. Their proof? C’mon people…they don’t have any, it’s a tradition.

Don’t sleep on the Solomon Islands…yeah, we’re on the ‘other’ side of the world but secret security deals with China and who knows what other strategic plots should have us up all night with insomnia.