I tried to be good. Truly, I did. I didn’t want to make political comments, snide remarks about our president-elect and his cronies, point fingers, and yet… How could I not?
Our situation in this nation is both unprecedented and horrifying. We have collectively elected a man who expects the world to be his sycophant. What’s more, he already gets that treatment from a huge swath of the world.
Despite all the Dems whining about how the election was stolen, American people DID vote for Trump. Millions of people, including a lot who I suspect will be blindsided when they start seeing the evidence that hey, maybe the liberals weren’t just “crying wolf” after all. I’m dumbfounded that people dismiss the reports, including videos, that paint a picture of a monster. They are convinced that the media is making this stuff up, or editing the videos into something that didn’t really happen that way.
I have news for you. As a former reporter, I admit it’s possible to edit an audio file to make someone say whatever you want. But when you start editing videos, it’s a very different animal. Furthermore, from my own personal experience with the political cesspool, the tougher part isn’t editing someone to make them sound like a despot or an idiot, anyway. No, the near-impossible part is editing a lot of these morons in office to KEEP them from sounding like – well, morons.
However, the reason for Trump’s election really boils down to one inescapable fact: the people are fed up with Washington’s business as usual, which is the business of systemic graft in the guise of public service. People know that DC is crooked, and are determined to put an end to career politicians whose sole purpose in office is to line their collective pockets. Joe and Jill Citizen want to stop being robbed of their tax money to pay for pet projects that benefit no one except the owners of our political regime, and the list goes on. They saw Hillary Trump as a continuation of the political status quo, and not without justification. The DNC’s rigging of the primary election put the nail in that coffin, darlin’, but good. I voted Dem in the general election, but have to tell you it was a crisis of conscience to go there, and still not convinced I shouldn’t have voted for Stein, all things considered.
Now, you and I know that electing Trump was trading the foxes in the hen house for a wolf in the hen house, hardly a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, desperation can drive people to ignore a lot of things, including the facts. It’s not the first time it’s happened, though here’s hoping it’s the last for a whopper of this scope. We’re repeating 1943, and while the clothes were cute, the politics weren’t. Oh, and I’m not talking about 1943 US; I’m talking 1943 Germany, in case you didn’t clue in on that little detail.
I believe in reincarnation, and I’m not kidding when I say I believe that Donald Trump is Hitler reincarnated. I believe he is ACTUALLY Hitler reincarnated. I’m talking the same vacant soul, rotting beyond salvation within and without.
The physical resemblance aside, Trump’s policies and his ever-more-radical choices in advisors reinforce this daily. Whether you’re liberal or moderate, you can’t bury your head in the sand and pretend it’s not happening. This isn’t a dream. It’s a nightmare: it’s just the kind of nightmare that happens to hemorrhage into reality, and it will in fact result in spilled blood.
If by some chance we manage to evade a second civil war, we will nonetheless see war as a direct result of this monster’s actions. I don’t know if he has his sights set on acquiring Canada, but wouldn’t put it past him. He doesn’t want Mexico, and I find it laughable that he wants to build the equivalent to about a third of the Great Wall of China and do it in my lifetime.
Got news for you, numbnuts. It took the Chinese a while longer to get it done, and they didn’t even have our current pretenses of freedom to dispense with ahead of the project.
Expect terrorism to escalate in direct response to the oppression of Muslims and other fringe groups in the US. Expect racial tensions to go nuclear. I truly can’t imagine that we won’t explode from within before outside interests bomb us, but it could potentially go either way. This time it’s going to be on American soil, and justifiably so. We’ve become so insulated from the world around us that most of us never even took a class on world history. What we know of it is derived from the sketchy presentations on the History Channel, the place where we also get, “I’m not saying it was aliens… But it was aliens.” Urg. Love the show as entertainment, hate that it’s passed off as history.
There is so much at stake, and we’ve gone too far down the rabbit hole to hit the brakes now. We’ve got to ride this one out, honey. I’d quote the old movie about the bumpy night, but I’m too tired to be trite. I just hope by the time we come out on the other side, there’s enough scraps of integrity remaining for us to rebuild into a better place. As it stands now, the Great Democracy Experiment has failed spectacularly.