….but an apocalypse nevertheless.
We have all joked for years about the ‘coming zombie apocalypse’ not really believing in zombies but still feeling a frightening and palpable foreshadowing of impending apocalypse. We were right.
That feeling – for millions of people – was multiplied exponentially last night. President Trump TOGETHER with a Republican Congress is a colossal disaster of near biblical proportions impatient to happen on anything and anybody they don’t like. Today, the bullies and the bigots, the ignorant and cruel, the mean and ugly have won the right to impose their will on the rest of us, regardless of where you live.
“….won the right to impose their will? On the rest of us?”
Yes. Because we all use the US dollar still as the ‘monetary metric’ for the world’s economy and because the US has already used that power to influence and intimidate the world for decades. That tool, together with the still mightiest armed force in the world is now at the disposal (appropriate word) of an unchecked president patently ignorant, bigoted and a petulant vicious bully. Congress was the check and balance to that kind of person but it, too, went Republican. And, to a degree, all Republicans (except a precious few) are that kind of person.
They worship at the feet of power and money. Evangelically!
Remember: “America First” is not the rallying cry of the golden rule to do unto others as you would have done unto you. America First means, “To Hell with the rest of you!”
The ‘bully-boy’, shoot-first-don’t-bother-asking-questions mentality of the cops in Ferguson Missouri has been promoted to the White House. And the white-washing police departments country wide are now in the Congress.
What you gonna do, bad boy, bad boy, when they come for you?
In that sad analogy, the bad-boys run. They run panicked left, right and into the dark. The ones that don’t run, get shot.
Expect an exodus of democrats from the US. Where to? To anywhere but there. I am not sure Canada is far away enough for many of them but we’ll get some people fleeing the nightmare. If it was me, I would go to New Zealand…as far away as I could go. In fact, the thought has already crossed my mind. Middle-class Americans, poor Americans and everyone other than the 1% are all in for a rough, ugly ride.
I’ll tell you one thing: Justin Trudeau better grow up fast.
Rarely does a politician say anything that moves me to anything but more anger, fear and loathing. I don’t ‘hate ’em all’ but I dislike the majority and I believe power corrupts. But enough about me…this is about Obama.
He spoke after Clinton’s concession speech and I had been too bummed out to listen but I just did. And he took the high road. He stood tall. He said the right things. He sounded sane and logical and fair and reasonable and, most of all, he was not as bummed out as I was. I found some solace in what he said. A lot, actually.
The world is in more danger, no question, but it has not happened yet. The wheel is in the hands of the maniacal but they are still maniacally patriotic (which I interpret as still survival oriented). “The sun will still rise in the morning”.
His speech, though not enough to settle my nerves, was enough to get me out of my despondency and go cut and plane door frames for the greenhouse. Pricing flights to New Zealand is temporarily on hold.
If you haven’t listened to grace and eloquence under the weight of defeat, if you haven’t actually seen anything ‘presidential’ these past 16 months in anyone, you owe it to yourself to listen to probably the best president the modern United States ever had.