…this is a whacked-out theory/conspiracy…….. Russia prefers the EU to be weaker so that it can dominate the European economy. And the middle east. Russia also wants the US weaker – same reason – but for controlling the larger world economy. And, what the hell, why not make NATO weaker, too? Get ’em all.
So, that’s the BIG plan: Destabilize. How to do it? Well, quickest, cheapest and easiest way is to get their guy as the president of the US. POTUS has the biggest shoes. Biggest lever. Get a big, bad-hair mess walking-type. In the meantime, start Brexit. Have POTUS undermine Europe with support of Brexit, be rude to Merkel and May. Get him to kill the Trans Pac trade deal. Get him to mess up NAFTA and kick Trudeau in the crotch just for the hell of it. Make the Mexicans mad. And, of course, divide the USA. Gotta divide the USA. Polarize those red-blue bastards.
“Yuri, can we make that happen?”
“We can try.”
“Where do we start?”
“I think we start with a rich, spoiled, right-winged maniac who we already have compromised some. Give him some money. Buy him. It’s like working a spy in the old days, Vlad. Remember? We’ve done it before. It’s worked before. Can you think of anyone?”
“Yeah. I have someone in mind. Call Paul Manafort. Maybe phone Mike Flynn, too. Lets see what they got.”
Crazy, right? Cheap B movie crazy……totally mad. But, but, but…..all the alt-right nuts and half the Republicans believe in conspiracy theories and this one is kinda playing out right in front of them. I mean, they had Hillary Clinton selling child sex out of a pizza shop and that was believable for the Roseannes and Fox types. Obama was a Muslim spy, not born in the US. Michelle was a man. If they can believe all that crap, why can’t they see this?
Oh, I know, I know. Just another rant. Mea culpa. My bad. It’s just that I can’t help but feel a bit disturbed by the recent ‘deconstruction’ of all that was normal. Trump wreaking havoc like some kind of horny Godzilla looking for love in all the wrong places….going ashore in Singapore….knocking over high tension lines…hugging Kim, dissing everyone else. Having a coke with Dennis Rodman……I mean….isn’t all this crazier than anyone could make up?
But here’s the point: I am NOT a doomsday prepper but I have a sense of foreboding. Mind you, I have always had a pessimistic viewpoint about the future of mankind and only meeting Sally eased that streak of dark and ugly in me. And she did good. Shines a very bright light, she does. All sunshine, all the time. I am almost a sweetheart now. ALMOST. There is still the sense that it all can (and is) coming apart. I do not see all our hoary institutions lasting especially since so many are already corrupted and weak and all things eventually get replaced.
I mean, isn’t renewal inevitable at some point at the very least? Isn’t that part of the great cosmic recipe? Yin and yang….what goes up…..?
Anyway, I kind of think it works that way. Nothing remains the same. The only constant is change…
And, here’s the punchline: no one ever really sees it coming. Change is always a surprise. Maybe not ‘surprise’ like someone yelling ‘boo’ in the dark or the volcano next door erupting but surprising and catching-us-all unprepared nevertheless. Climate change. China awakening and rising like a phoenix. The rise of technology. Crony Capitalism. Terrorism. Bloody cell phones. The oceans dying. Trump. Those are all real changes. They will add up. Maybe they have already added up. Maybe the BIG change is imminent….? Could the BIG CHANGE be this? I mean…is it all happening RIGHT NOW and I am amongst the last to see it…..?
I dunno….just a rainy day ramble, I guess.
But what else are blogs for, eh?