….the midterms. The midterms were not SO bad but so clearly NOT good that it is a form of bad simply because it was so bereft of good. Let me explain….
Trump is bad. Trump sucks. The GOP toadies are bad. The GOP toadies suck. Any 3-digit IQ knows that – even the embarrassed GOP! And that blanket condemnation could be applied to all the rabble deplorables as well but I tend to forgive the blind, the halt and the lame…and the massively ignorant, addicted and fearful as well. THEY are conned victims even if they don’t know it.
But here’s the really bad part: November 6th could have been a ‘correction’. It could have been an ‘oops’. It could have been a ‘sorry‘. It wasn’t. Trump is horrible and that is totally evident but the masses could have ‘sent a message’. But they didn’t. As Sarah Sanders said, ‘it may be some ripples but it is not a wave’. She’s right.
Americans stood up and got counted as bigots, fools and fear-mongerers. Americans stood up and got counted as idiots. They turned out in the millions to support a bully-cum-tyrant who lies, cheats, steals and intimidates his neighbours. Americans stood up and applauded all that.
It is hard to believe but the evidence is there. Those slimy sycophantic, power-tripping crooks, McConnell, Ted Cruz and Orin Hatch, along with Pence, the ultimate toady-in-waiting, are NOT alone. There are millions of them! November 2016 was NOT an aberration. Trump was NOT a fluke. It was NOT an accident. Trump IS AMERICA!
Well, he speaks for half of it, anyway. The other half are as shocked as I am.
And therein lies the genesis of the two bigger threats. Civil war and international war.
Let’s face it, Trump (and friends) can make life hell for a lot of people and he has done it every which way but one. War. Now that the House of Representatives can partially hold him in check, he has only one viable place to go. It’s the same place dozens of presidents before him have gone for little reason. Trump makes up an enemy and then fights a war. It doesn’t matter who the ‘enemy’ is. Not really. War on Iraq. War on Drugs. War on Terrorism. War on WMD. Waddya got? Grenada? Let’s hit Grenada again! The economy surges, Congress unites behind the flag and a few million pigmented people die by drone strike. And the idiots continue to march with guns, MAGA hats and wave the flag.
The original All American recipe.
If it ain’t broke……
But something else might be at play here. It could be Russia. Probably not. But maybe. Could be the elite 1%. Could be simply built-in-the-genes programming. But wouldn’t an American Civil War be good for Russia? Good for Iran, maybe? DEFINITELY good for business. The elite, the corporations and the GOP could make more profit, consolidate more power. They would be GREAT AGAIN!
Hell, maybe an American Civil War would be good for the whole world! Why not? Let ’em blow each other up for awhile.
Look, I have lots of US friends and I care for them deeply but let’s be honest: the Civil War was never over. They kept it going. The North and the South have had an acrimonious relationship ever since Lincoln freed the slaves. The American marriage isn’t working. The US is like a very dysfunctional family that only gets it together when fighting someone else. Hell, they mock-battle every weekend with the NFL and every other kind of violent sport. ‘Mericans like to fight. They think it makes ’em stronger.
Fighting gives them meaning. Something to live for. Purpose. They believe in competition, they believe in fighting. They believe in winning. They love the game, the stage, the competition, the spectacle and the celebrity. They love the cheats. They love the heroes. They love the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. They watch pro-wrestling. They love the smell of napalm in the morning. Most of all, they like to see the other guy fall. If you have any doubt about those preceding sentences, you have not watched even a dozen ‘Merican movies.
And that, my dear friend, might just be a blockbuster action-thriller coming to a theater near you.
“Do you really think so?”
I dunno. What do I know? I guess I know a bit about history. I guess I know a bit about war and economy. I guess I know a bit about American culture and I guess I know what they value and worship…..and NOW I KNOW HOW MANY OF THEM THERE ARE LIKE THAT……..
So, yeah… it is a definite possibility and an OBVIOUS choice for a little man like Trump.