Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, is planning a meeting with the incoming president of the United States. She is following protocol. She has to do this.
But what choice has a ‘leader’ of a western country in indicating (or not) some kind of official support for an ally? Not much. She has to ‘recognize’ the new president. It’s part of her job. It’s part of her, too. She’s Thatcher in May clothing. So, it is not hard for her. She is steeped in the establishment. She believes and thinks that way. She IS the establishment. All leaders of countries in the first world are steeped in the establishment.
And the establishment reinforces itself – no matter who is at the helm. It is what institutions do: they survive by defending the larger ‘status quo’. The larger status quo is the BIG LIE.
Germany has not yet lined up to kiss Trump’s ring. Neither has France. Mind you, Germany and France remain in the EU and Trump dissed the EU and supported Brexit. So…they are caught like a deer in headlights. They may legitimately be reluctant to embrace the new POTUS because he seemingly did not act subservient to the status quo…and yet…isn’t the US the leader of the status quo?
Many are similarly confused. Do you support the office when you cannot support the occupant of that office? Will the job make the man or will the imbecile corrupt the office?
We don’t know the answer to the really big question yet (how long can they pretend the BIG LIE system is working?). But the other so-called leaders of countries will eventually come around to genuflecting to the USA. They have to. They have to so as to legitimize themselves and the offices they hold. It’s a matter of survival. It’s what they do. They support one another.
That is how the BIG LIE holds together.
Just-in Trudeau must be having heart palpitations. He is more than willing to sacrifice any semblance of ethics and morality (certainly he has NOT kept his word on the substantive issues) but……I am sure he is dithering on this one, too…….is this the place to sell your soul? At the altar of the Donald? His big dithering question is not whether to suck-hole or not. It is: will he get the best price?
He’s a lightweight. He’ll fold to corporate interests. Again.
They will all fall in line. Eventually. If they all don’t keep up the facade, it’s a crack in the foundation of the BIG LIE. And none of the establishment can have that. The King is Dead! Long Live the King! “Steady as she goes! Whose ring is next to kiss?”
But here’s the deal: Trump won because he was revolutionary. Symbolically, anyway. The American people wanted change. They wanted real change. And they got it. Sadly, they did not define the change they wanted but, in psychological terms, you cannot change your constructs using your own constructs. Change comes from without.
Trump is clearly very much without. And rarely has the old adage, ‘Be careful what you wish for’ been set up to be so proven true.
I think they will come to regret the change they have wrought but, to be fair, you cannot plan a revolution. When it comes, it comes. And what results is the result. They may very well regret this one but the old way of doing things was simply NOT working for them and so they voted for the dingbat from Hell. (And I think that is were this is heading).
But I don’t blame them. Not every decision comes from an enlightened place. Gut instincts aren’t always right. Even Jesus made mistakes. And clearly 150 million people CAN be wrong. I am pretty sure they are but I, too, have been wrong.
I certainly don’t blame Americans. Not even the Bubbas. They voted for change with Obama and won the ring toss the first time around but got precious little in that petite revolution. Obama was just NOT enough.
So, this time, they more than doubled down …………..this time they bet the farm.