Mentally induced coma …
It was the last thing I planned to do. Comment on what has transpired since my previous politically-relevant post, sometime in 2018 or earlier, that is. But, I just can’t help myself.
How much worse does it have to get before the fugue-state MAGAngsters wake up and see this man and his administration for the craven disaster they are? How much longer before those same people call Moscow Mitch on his outrageous grifting? What is wrong with these people?
Recently, some poll was taken showing the GOP is 90% behind these guys. Sure, we can take some comfort in the fact that they are shrinking as a party. However, when you add in the blatant voter suppression, the billions being spent by the Koch network to spread the worst lies in history to keep Americans from knowing about their outright theft of our treasury and our planet, the purging of the voter rolls, the Supreme Court-endorsed gerrymandering, and the help of foreign bad actors, it only takes a minority to put that dangerous fraud back in the White House and his cohort in crime back in the Senate leadership chair.
A consistent stream of lies, crazy conspiracy theories, outright sexual predation (credibly reported), money laundering, fraudulent corporations, bankruptcies, weight-shaming, mocking handicaps, religious bigotry (as if he understands any religion at all, including and especially Christianity), racism, white nationalism, fascism, autocracy, kleptocracy — what have I left out? Hanging around other sexual deviants and rapists, joking with them about the little girls they have molested. It’s exhausting, and every day, it seems, there is a new low, a novel horror. Oh, yes, right, literally telling people we are being invaded to the point that the gun fanatics (don’t get me started on that pathology) act out on his orders and slaughter innocent people for no reason other than they “look” Hispanic. On and on and on.
Let’s not turn away from the most egregious horror in my opinion: taking babies away from their mothers, and forcing human beings to live in filth and degradation, literally starving and humiliating them until the point of suicide.
But, it is apparently not too much for his followers — oh no. They are totally juiced by his ravings at these rambling rallies, where The Dear Leader seems drunk on their adulation. They are not tired of the hate and the fear-mongering. They drink it in. Who was it that said the best way to handle poor white people is to tell them they are better than every other race and ethnic group on earth, so you can continue to pick their pockets and they thank you for it? Are they this stupid?
We should be deeply ashamed of what is happening here. I don’t know who is going to win in 2020 but there are things we can never fix again. We can never again be the moral leader of the world. We cannot repair the damage being done in the UK by the Soviet-instigated exit from the EU. We can’t replace the Amazonian forest that another moral midget is mowing down at a never before rapid pace. We can’t undo the political damage done to our vital and delicate relationship with Israel. We can’t stop the icebergs from breaking up and the snow in Greenland from melting. We can’t save the Inuit and the polar bears. Our children and grandchildren will never know thousands of beautiful and precious species including Monarch butterflies and almost every species of frog.
I am heartbroken by what is happening here. If they would take us, Geoffrey and I would move to Vancouver and still may. I just want those of you who I consider my friends to know, I am not a supporter of what is going on. It is not okay. It is deadly heart-attack level wrong. Some day, maybe, the world will forgive us for abdicating the responsibilities we fought so hard to win.
Forgive me for being so dark. Next post will have pictures, I promise.
Friday, 27 September, 17:28
I just watched MSNBC’s Chris Mathews (Hardball) discuss what is going on with the Ukraine scandal here with Professor Lawrence Tribe, a US Constitutional expert and Professor at Harvard Law.
Professor Tribe said this impeachment, this incident — a US President shaking down, extorting, threatening the leader of another country, one that is fighting off the overt aggression of Vladimir Putin, in a desperate attempt to save their country from being overtaken in a hot war, for his own personal political and maybe financial gain — is exactly what our Founding Fathers designed the impeachment process for. Prof. Tribe said this is THE high crime and misdemeanor and that no previous impeachment (Johnson in 1868, Nixon in 1974, and Clinton in 1998), came even close to this one in gravity and peril.
Trump was not acting on behalf of the American people, or the Western world, he was using his “majestic power”, as Tribe elegantly and incisively phrased it, to manipulate an ally for selfish and narrow interests to benefit him and his family alone. And he had help in his administration and our Republican government to do it.
As Chris Hayes (All In) just said, Trump abused his power (America’s power), people all across his administration tried to cover it up, and they all got caught.
They all need to go down and it can’t happen fast enough for me. Wake up America!