The Lodestar Reference May be a Red Herring

By now, many of us have had an opportunity to read the anonymous op-ed in the September 6 New York Times newspaper (available online since Sept. 5), apparently written by someone in Donald Trump’s Administration.

If you haven’t read it yet, please click the link below.  If you’re not an online subscriber, it should be available without a pay wall, provided you haven’t maxed out your free NY Times articles.  Regardless of the conclusion you reach, be alert to the fact that things aren’t always as they appear.

A skilled person can mimic other people’s speech or writing traits.  We don’t know for a fact that Mike Pence wrote the NY Times essay.  Nevertheless, Stephen Colbert’s monologue (link at the end of this post) is worth hearing.  Just keep in mind that in this case the word “lodestar” may be intentionally misleading.

Draw your own conclusions, but always be aware of what you don’t know — and hope you emerge in one piece at the end of this Administration.  Not everyone survives fascism.

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