The WAWG (Where are we going?) blog attempts to track and report on trends for a set of 14 political/economic characteristics (categories) that are applicable to given nation, in particular the United States. These characteristics are separation of church and state, power of corporations, rampant cronyism and corruption, disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts, fraudulent elections, identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause, Disdain for the importance of human rights, power of labor suppressed or eliminated, media and information control, the supremacy of the military/avid militarism, obsession with national security, powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism, obsession with crime and punishment, and rampant sexism.
I am educated and trained as an engineer. I grew up as a republican in the 60’s. Back then, the Democrats controlled Texas. Now the Republicans control all branches of Texas government. As the power has shifted from the Democrats to the Republicans, I left the ranks of the Republican Party. I believe that going to extremes in not the answer. So much so, that as an engineer I helped my coworkers successfully unionize to counter the excesses of the caviler management I once to work for.