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The Fall of the USA Continues

Words just can’t express how far we’ve already fallen – and yet, the crash is going to be so much more incredibly painful when we hit the bottom. We still have a long way to go. With the exception of Mitt Romney, the entire Republican Senate essentially proved that they have already sold their souls with the vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment. They gave him a pass – for everything. This is only going to get worse.

The Democrats meanwhile are so hell bent on keeping their campaign funding and power that they choose to completely ignore the will of the people and willfully pervert voting institutions like the Iowa Caucuses. I’ve got no beef with Pete Buttigieg – he’s a warrior fighting for LGBTQ equality, he did his time in the service honorably, and by most accounts he’s tried his best to be a good mayor. The DNC though is pulling their usual tricks – here’s what happened – I have no proof, but it’s obvious if you look.

They expected a Biden victory. Middle America is so terrified of socialism that when they saw that Bernie Sanders was going to walk away with it – they began messing with the caucuses. Finally, some lily white genius who probably can’t program a remote control decided to release the results in such a way that it looked like Buttigieg won it. They let Pete know about this and he spilled the beans.

The only reason the Iowa caucuses have ever mattered was for bragging rights and they took those from Bernie Sanders and gave them to Buttigieg. Make no mistake, it was some illegal shenanigans going on there and it was either willfully done by Democrats or masterfully manipulated by Donald Trump.

At this point, we can’t get rid of Trump. There’s no candidates who will beat him and if they do, he will be able to call foul play on the elections and refuse to step down. This is going to get really painful for some. My advice is that we just step back and let it play out. When things that actually threaten lives, freedom, or existence take place – then we step up. We need to embrace jiu jitsu here and just let him run with his head.

There’s plenty of other stuff happening at the same time Wuhan Corona Virus continues to balloon, the stock markets continue to go up and up and up – just like a roller coaster that is pulling the car up to where the tracks stop before pushing everyone to their deaths. None of this really matters – the stock markets I mean. That wealth is ephemeral. We’re all going to die at some point and this whole system is reaching the point where all it can do is collapse.

It’s my hope that when these cataclysms happen – we, as people, can find a way to take care of each other – and more importantly to take care of each other’s children. Right now there are 50 million people locked into a quarantine zone with what seems to be a very contagious and deadly disease – think about that. At least a third of those fifty million are kids – probably more.

We are at a time when we need leadership in the world – but we don’t have it. Maybe this crisis will bring it to the fore. Maybe this crisis is what will bring about real change. God help us all.

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The State of Dismay and Disarray – the #sotu – An Honest Preview and Annotated Review

I find myself still in a state of disbelief (still) that the country I grew up in has completely disappeared from the world. Yes, the repugnantcans disparaged Jimmy Carter and kept him from accomplishing most of his goals as President, yes, they tried to impeach Bill Clinton because he was a creeper, and yes, they hated Obama because he was black – but these past two years of watching these repulsive and to borrow a word, deplorable, Republican lawmakers (mostly lawbreakers and 5th takers) dismantle the solid good of the Obama years and replace it with racism, ignorance, hatred, and manufactured ‘wag the dog’ problems to disguise the fact that their leader is one of the foulest human beings to ever walk the earth – and that he has sold our country to the Russians, exposed our people to unneccessary hardship, and cheated nearly everyone he has ever had the opportunity to do wrong by. Let me be clear – Trump is a traitor to the United States and an abominable human being. He is a foul smear on primates of all species.

So it was with great interest that I tuned in to hear what he would use the world’s biggest media stage to say. Here is what I expected – pandering to his base by bragging about his accomplishments (lies) and lots of fear mongering about abortion, Muslims, hordes of Latin invaders, and the Chinese destroying our economy (I hit it on every count here, it wasn’t hard to predict but somehow I forgot about Iran). I expected him to bad mouth his enemies in the government, say good things about Russia (surprisingly, he did not do this) and North Korea (but he did go all good friend on North Korea), and find some way to let his base know that he is a full on Nazi (oops, he didn’t mean to raise his hand that way or quote Adolf Hitler- anyone could have said that) with plenty of wink wink nudge nudge plausible deniability (i.e. it was a staffer who put a picture of Nazi troops on the White House lawn in that graphic) (I’m not sure he made any nazi references this time – which is almost wierd – if he did, I didn’t catch them)

(This section I was completely off on – I didn’t catch any of this – much to my surprise)He will denigrate LGBTQ people and belittle the bullied while decrying bullying and make threats that he will commit some violent act against his enemies in Congress. He will call for his supporters to become more aggressive and imply that he is being treated unfairly and they should take up arms if impeachment looks like it will happen. I fully expect him to declare his national emergency so he can build his wall and take more powers. This is what I expect. Now let’s see what actually comes out of it.

Here is what he did do – He overtly said – If the investigation continues, we can’t have peace or a good economy. To me that sounded like a threat of war and chaos. He used an old sales technique called Finnigans Nod to get is opponnents kagreeing with him and after three agreements – someone in his gallery started the awful USA chant and his opponents gleefully jumped in. He mentioned two black people and had them on camera while he talked about how they had been in prison and he had gotten them out – the mind control graphics of that visually were fucked up – essentially associating black people with criminals and in his other call outs – white people with sick children, heroic veterans, and border protectors.

The entire production was pretty disgusting as a display of nationalism, blind environmental destroyers, and worse. It was a wierd moment in time.