Who Else to Blame for this Electoral Disaster?

Who else is to blame for this election disaster – putting a snake oil salesman in the White House?

 First, the unconscionable, failed Republican Congress that refused to help our nation out of a severe financial crisis. Obama had to do it by himself.

Second, the complicit media that created this reality TV charlatan.

But, third, add to those villains, the 43% that didn’t vote at all. Almost half of the eligible voters stayed silent and let America be shamed world-wide.

Shame on all of you with no convictions to help your country dismiss this buffoon, and cleanse the path to the White House for someone who was, at least, qualified to serve – even after being viciously crucified by the consummate political liar, Donald Trump.  And you believed his terrible lies and exaggerations because YOU WANTED TO.  You wanted his false promises. The heart of America remained silent.

You who did no vote may rue the day you allowed this ego hungry narcissist to upset the balance of the world as well as our country – trying to “Shake Things Up” just because you were “dissatisfied” with the mess our Republican Congress dishonorably created for us.

It’s a shame you didn’t bother to stay away from fallacious, biased television coverage to do your own soul-searching and research to at least be honorable enough to vote in the preliminaries for a real Republican that should have been selected instead of the buffoon.

You may very well rue the day.


Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs, California



The Buffoon visits the White House

Trump, sitting like a lump with Obama in the White House: “It’s an honor to be with you” he said to Obama – after totally vilifying him for two years. Trump sat like a pouting child in the presence of Obama – classless – totally out of place.

Now that he has won the presidency by outrageous, unprofessional, destructive tactics, he is determined to take apart all that Obama has accomplished. Trump is an evil liar/cheater- saying anything that helps him destroy anyone in his path.  Half of America is terrified at what he will do to them.

When the world must come together, he wants to slam the doors on all other nations – unless they appease him.   Abandon the Middle East.  Cozy up to Putin.  Go to war with the China economy. Drive out all his disapproved ethnicities.  The country in his vengeful hands may prove to be a disaster to our American Dream.

We have been trumped by a buffoon on a reality TV holiday.


By Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer

AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?  San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick, at a pre-season football game, defiantly sat down during the playing of the National Anthem instead of standing at attention, with his hand over his heart, honoring the American flag, the military, and the U.S. of A.  Was it his intention to blame all America for the abuses happening in the Black and minority communities? 

ARE THEY MISSING SOMETHING HERE?  Is this growing national protest supposed to make America feel more kindly toward Black issues?   Will the non-racial Americans be pleased to be called racists?  Is Kaepernick’s message all the more damaging when the only solution to all of this lies elsewhere? 

WHAT I AM NOT MISSING:   No amount of sporting protests will fix this.

There is only one solution to all minorities left behind. Not racist backlash.  Only education. Super education! Technical & Trade Education.  Sociological Education! In damaged public schools?  Long before this. It is imperative the parent/s, relatives, grandparents, aunties, neighbors, the church community, whoever is raising these babies must teach them to count their fingers and toes. This is math. Learning letters — if no books, teach them the letters on the cereal box. Make words for the very, very young. Teach them to read long before they go to bad schools. Enliven their curiosity. Read books about the incredible planet, universe, science, and the wonders outside their world. Make literature and science come alive. Again, teach the very, very young to hunger for more learning – because it is their only ticket out of poverty.

 Don’t tell them they are deprived and the hated government doesn’t care about them; instill in each little mind a desire to read and learn as a doorway to success in a career and prosperity. It is the responsibility of all in their own community. 

THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIX THESE WRONGS:   Absentee fathers, single-parent and broken homes, abuse, alcohol, drugs, gangs, guns, and crime – brother against brother. These communities themselves must decide this is where the problem lies and have the courage to come together, enliven the male community, police their own schools, neighborhoods, and each other. Tell the government what they need for schools.  Badger local organizations and businesses, state & local school systems, enlist the help of pastors and priests, demand good education because it is the only way to heal these cities and reverse the atmosphere of despair.

Develop neighborhood pre-school learning centers, not baby-sitters, but using aspiring teacher students, church people, retirees, the elderly to help.  Teaching art, reading, math, and social skills to two & three year olds is possible!

THOSE WHO RAISE THEIR FIST IN ANGER – should go into the black community and tell their young men, often fatherless themselves, there is a better way. Revitalize the image of black males.  Bring the Black community into mainstream America. 

Major Black athletes and leaders could make such a difference if only they would wake up and take responsibility by helping to make this happen.  Schools and  involved communities is the only road. 

Instead of demonstrations that only turn off the public you are attempting to blame, enlist the help of the white community to show your sincerity in changing the core of your neighborhoods instead of blaming them for the plight of these desperate cities. Share photographs of the existing conditions. Shame the Federal and State governments, community leaders, and the arrogant media. You can make it happen.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer

www.TheSocietalTamperer.com and my Twitter @artrician

We Knew What He Was Then

I wrote the article below way back on March 10th, 2016!    Many conservatives knew then before he became the Republican nominee that he was resoundingly “unfit to be president!”  Read my article carefully.  I was in no way alone in this line of revulsion.

   Follow sane, articulate leaders that have guided the Free World out of tribal darkness into a global community.

Then do what is necessary to remove this menace from leading our country and the rest of the Free World into an angry, anarchistic mob attempting to reverse our hard-won freedoms.

March 2016


By Patricia Moloney Dugas

While the World Watches: For the 2016 election, there were several viable Republican candidates with a clear message for the country and the world, but they were blown off stage by the absurd onslaught of one Donald Trump.  Because of angry citizenry who have been convinced by a hyperbolic media that The Country is Broken, the irrational, often bizarre declarations of Trump were hailed as the anti-political voice of a messiah.

Bullying His Way: The freakish narcissism exhibited by Trump as he belittles, mocks, and shames all other candidates with destructive adjectives — “low-life, stupid, racist, ignorant, little Marco, and his favorite, liar.” While everyone else is a liar, he then declares himself to be smartest, kindest, best, and the greatest businessman “ever!” – all indications of a truly unbalanced person. His grandiose social and economic promises, i.e., the great wall, halting China, the Iran treaty, romancing Putin, bombing the Middle East, ending Obamacare, could never be implemented. Pure bombast.

His Racism has no Bounds:  Muslims, illegal Mexicans, Middle Eastern migrants are amongst those Trump has blatantly threatened to exorcise from the country when he moves into the White House. The voice of the reason remains silent.

Media Collaboration:  The more Trump blustered, the more free prime-time coverage he received, to the detriment of all other more qualified candidates. The FOX news channel championed his antics to the delight of angry, rebellious citizens.  The die was cast.

New Defense:  Once the stage was cleared of most of the viable contenders, the remaining GOP candidates, in order to stem the tide, started using kind-for-kind personal attacks back at Trump.  Like bullies in a school yard, they snarled at each other while the world looked on — shaming themselves and America. The voice of logic has been silenced by a media-driven side show.

Moral Decay:  Alarmingly, there has been no public outcry – no moral stand – no disapproval of how destructive his out-of-balance tirades are.   Instead of dismay – there is a resounding howling, shrieking approval from the audiences at the debates and rallies.  The voice of reason remains silent.

Phenominon  to Aberration  to Embarrassment: Attempts now by the Republican leadership to stop the embarrassment of a Trump candidacy could potentially set in place a fire storm — releasing the public bitterness created by a biased media.  As the possibility looms that we could end up, by mishap, with a bully candidate, we can only blame the misled, misinformed, hostile public that wants only to turn upside down the precarious stability achieved by president Obama who successfully brought America out of the 2008 financial disaster while the rest of the world economies are still floundering and failing.

America Has Lost Her Way: What a sad commentary. We have lost our nobility. The world is watching us make utter fools of ourselves – while they are waiting for leadership from America. We are turning our great nation over to the disillusioned and discontented rabble. Our Congress has failed us and promises to continue to do so should another Democrat regain the White House. More years of stubborn defiance from a failed Republican Party.

All this disillusions our nation friends while empowering our enemies. If America is to lead the world through the 21st century, we had better take this election process seriously.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer, Palm Springs, California



And We Watched It Happen
By Patricia Moloney Dugas
With all that humanity has experienced since the dawn of time, we find ourselves in abysmal disgrace. Look at us. Were we all created flawed? Diminished? Or, indeed, were we created imbued with divine wisdom and knowledge but became flawed by the societies and beliefs we have chosen to embrace? Here is where our world stands now.

ISIS INVADING THE MIDDLE EAST Violence beyond measure. Beheadings. Massacres. Videos of their gruesome atrocities. Supreme vicious destruction beyond human endurance. As they metastasize, we endure – blind to the increasing danger to us all.

Their inhumanity should have set the rest of the world on fire! How have these shameless marauding gangsters gained such power? Because there is no counter-force to stop them. They are not waging war, they are committing crimes against their brothers and sisters. If not for humanitarian reasons, use the self-interested excuse that the collective economies in the Middle East and all over the globe will suffer. Even self-preservation does not persuade us to seriously intervene.

THIS IS NOT A HOLY WAR: This is savage hatred – the basest of human emotions. The astounding abuse and disregard for women and children is beyond all human comprehension. The sadistic crushing of all that is feminine in their cultures only exacerbates unbridled masculine wars of revenge. Their young men grow not as warriors but predatory scavengers – armed with guns, tanks, and facemasks to hide their ingrained hatred.

No longer can we accept the age-old excuse that these tribes have been at war for fourteen centuries fueled by a clash of ideologies. These ‘beliefs’ are an excuse – a contrivance that allows them to wreak vengeance on all in their path – in the name of their brutal god that demands savage brutality. Their motive is instead, a secular re-structuring of the Middle East with ancient traditions that contradict all that mankind has achieved in its struggle for human equality. Women and children will suffer the most. This will only serve to drive the Middle East back into the dark ages.

A WORLD OF REFUGEES: In Africa as well as the Middle East, there are millions of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries and living in unbearable confinement for years! They had to flee for their lives in fear of the irrational savagery of these marauders. Will they ever be able to go home? Is there a home, a country, a government that has not been ravaged and plundered – left anywhere? By all that is ‘Good and Pure and Holy’ with today’s shared knowledge and wisdom, why is the world turning so brutal? Are we our brother’s keeper or predator?

IN NIGERIA: The Boko Haram continues unabated their radical Islamic reign of terror.
In our own Western Hemisphere: “Organized crime has taken over Mexico and Central America,” said the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon on the Amanpour program. “60,000 murdered. Vigilantes taking over,” he continued.
Unheard of in human history, thousands of child refugees from Central America have been flooding unabated across the southern borders of the United States, often sent by parents, often molested or brutalized on the way, to escape the inhuman violence of the drug wars. Not religion this time, but drugs to feed the free world’s appetite for anesthetics. To feel good while Rome burns?
Global Blindness     In the face of all this global terrorism, the cowardly impotence of our Congress, of the United Nations, of the European Union, and the Western free nations has already served  to empower this terrorism. And they are laughing in our faces.

OUR OWN INTERNAL TERRORISTS: We have ‘terrorists’ (those who would harm our country) right here in our own house. Those with electoral power who want so badly for the president to fail, they are blind to the effect their dangerous rhetoric is having on the country and its image abroad as the leader of the free world. Unreasoned. Even these terrible tragedies happening live before our eyes cannot quell the obstructionist’s vicious attacks on president Obama and his party. They instead use these calamities as fallacious fuel for their attacks. There is an alarming blindness to what is happening all around us and what our moral duty is. If not moral or humanitarian, then at least economic considerations? The terrorist’s hatred of America and the West is what drives them. Crush at any cost. Do we wait for another 9/11 to wake us up?

Our nation is also blinded internally by political, racial, and sectarian hatred¬, fueled by the news and Social Media, except we use dangerous rhetoric instead of guns against each other. These divisions may never heal. Are we even capable of setting aside hate and pulling together? Must we take away the ‘chicken in every pot’ to wake up those who could help?

Biased media is spewing endless lies to satisfy their prejudiced executives. Cable TV uses these atrocities as headlines hour after hour, with video clips to emphasize what’s happening “out there.” We give these butchers a global audience free of charge. Are we so de-sensitized not to care?
This is a Global Emergency There is a collective evil greater than any in world history. We can use the words ‘hatred’ and ‘evil’ now. Is it possible to change the course of human history? Take notice.

The European Union mobilized with incredible speed when Putin, breaking international law, annexed Crimea and then amassed 40,000 troops on the border of Ukraine with the full intention of pulling that nation back into the Soviet Union. The solid power of the collective EU halted Putin in his tracks by non-military means. They spoke the language of economic deterrence. Peace can no longer be enforced by local militias.

A COALITION OF WESTERN POWERS: The U.S. is only one military force but a solid coalition of Western powers — committed to world stability – with an active and readied military – a Global Guard –would create an effective deterrent. There would be an army ready to destroy those who would invade and brutalize other nations. Only a real fear of annihilation will send the message that radical terrorism will no longer succeed. National leaders such as those already deposed in the Middle East can no longer rise to the tyrannical power that has ruled through history.

OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY: There is a tangible negative energy permeating the world’s very atmosphere, spreading a global anxiety never experienced in the history of man. Social Media drones on and on. We cannot escape the terrorism mushrooming on every continent of our tenuous planet. Our logic, our sanity, seems to have been drained away and buried in the trash we have made of our home. There is no spirit, no honesty, in our pitiable attempts to stop the decline. We may no longer have the time or the ability to heal our planet.

Humanity has always seemed to believe in a creator, a force greater than ourselves. Have we become so jaded because of our non-compliance with the divine and natural law, that we cannot find our way back?

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs.
Website: http://TheSocietalTamperer.com
Twitter: @artrician


A SOLID COALITION OF WESTERN POWERS IS THE ANSWER – a force committed to world stability – with an active and readied military – would create an effective deterrent to those who would invade and brutalize their neighbors.

National leaders such as those deposed in the Middle East can no longer rise to the tyrannical power that has ruled throughout human history.

Only the free nations can lead the way.

This is a message taken from my article on bit.ly/16uyXowcopy


Memorial Day Flower Drop 2014 at the Palm Springs WWII Air Museum
By Patricia Moloney Dugas

The enthusiastic crowd, mostly bedecked in patriotic clothes and colors, roamed through the Palm Springs Air Museum, waiting for the annual Memorial Day Flower Drop. They could be separated into two groups. The young people with children had come to visit the museum and wait to gather the flowers dropped by that funny old, noisy airplane. “WWII” was just something they read on the front of the building.

The second group was made up of old-timers (like myself) who experienced WWII first hand; watching newsreels in the movie theatre, (no television yet), listening to the AM radio for news of the war, sitting in the dark during blackouts and watched the search lights eerily scan the sky. War movies filled the theatres to assure us that we were the good guys, the invincible; “Guadalcanal Diary,” “Back to Bataan,” “Corregidor,” titles with power.

The weather was an extreme 106 degrees – with guests gathered inside the hangers, standing under the wings of the silent B-25 that would carry aloft the 3000 red and white carnations loaded into the bomb bay – each flower representing those who have been lost in our many wars. I lost my uncle in Guadalcanal. We met his body at the old train station with a priest to bless the metal box his remains were in. One of these flowers will be for him, I am sure.

My brother came back from Korea a very young but very broken young man. He did die a little there. He did not come back my same brother, but he did come back.

But then something happened. We learned the irreconcilable difference between WWII and the “skirmishes” that followed: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan – areas of the world we have only helped set ablaze. During WWII, we were the good guys; heroic, dedicated, noble, beyond reproach. The enemy were the bad guys; a cold-blooded, inhuman evil that had to be eliminated. War was good then.

However, during the Korean ‘Conflict’, we learned the terrible truth. The ‘bad guys’ were really ‘good guys’ just like us, with families and children just like us, now battered and broken, who needed to go home just like us. No more patriotic newsreels. Live television showed us the realities of war – they bled just like us.

War turned out to be a loathsome futility.

The Honor Guard marched in solemn cadence. We stood in the sun and sang with our hand over our hearts as they played the National Anthem. To accompany the WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, they also flew a Douglas C-47 Skytrain military transport. To add drama to the flights, after the first pass of the two vintage planes, an Honor Guard performed a 21-gun salute. After the second pass, they played “Taps” that had to catch in your throat at the funereal solemnity it represented.
There was a sorrow for all – us and them – all good guys lost – driven by the appetites of military commanders that convinced us war is necessary. Killing is good.
After a very successful third pass that dispelled the solemnity, the bomb bay doors opened and the sky was filled with red and white carnations drifting down on the crowd. As the children scooped them up, they did not fully understand that each blossom represented those Americans lost in the service of their Country.
Are we destined to repeat this service perpetually, or will there come a time when no more new flowers need to be added – when war will become outdated like these planes that flew above us at the Air Museum on Memorial Day, 2014.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer
Palm Springs, California
Twitter: @artrician