Today’s card is about post office muralist, Ethel Magafan. Yes, that’s right, MAGA FAN. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that she would not have been a MAGA fan. The post office mural project — heck, the entire New Deal — would have been very unpopular with MAGA fans — which is damned hilarious when you consider how many are likely to have relatives who benefited from the New Deal.
Anyway… I chose Ms. Magafan because she painted a mural called Prairie Fire (Madill, Oklahoma). Considering that, as I write this, the sky here in Portland, Oregon is yellow from wildfire smoke, and hundreds of people along the west coast have lost their homes to wildfires, it seemed appropriate. I’m struggling to find an inoffensive adjective for people who are encouraging and spreading rumors that left-wing activists have started the fires and will loot homes once their residents evacuate. People will lose their homes and lives over these lies. The president does nothing to quell the rumors. Democracy is burning. Americans are suffering.