Aloha and Happy New Year (almost),
Here in Hawaii, this part of the year is loud. There are firework bombs going off at all hours of the night. Not like firecrackers – more like m-80s or sticks of dynamite. They rattle our windows. It’s hellish but the upside is that they aren’t actually bombs blowing things up and killing people. Still, it makes paradise a little jumpy for me. Not my favorite part of living in Hawaii – that for sure. I suppose, though, that I get freaked out differently than most people.
It turns out that I’m not the only one freaked out by Dumpy’s talk of martial law – the military is also on red alert.
“Right now, because of coronavirus,” one retired judge advocate general says, “the president actually has unprecedented emergency powers, ones that might convince him—particularly if he listens to certain of his supporters—that he has unlimited powers and is above the law.”
This article outlined some of the immediate threats that are mostly being ignored.
This article summed up Dumpy’s Christmas pretty well – and it’s the first time I’ve seen the term ‘Southern White House’ which to me – sounds like something that will be heard more and more if my predictions of Southern secession come to pass.
While Americans exchanged Christmas wishes for peace and goodwill, President Trump spent the holiday shuttling between the Southern White House and his West Palm Beach golf club tweeting grievances about the 2020 election, Twitter flagging his statements and a stalemate over COVID relief.
And, all of Dumpy’s pardons are gathering around their dear leader to try to subvert democracy (such as it is) in America. Meanwhile, Dumpy’s pentagon and other appointees are not cooperating with Biden’s transition…why? Because they don’t intend for their to be a transition. I hope I don’t have to keep beating this drum, but I’ve been beating it for four years – Dumpy is not going to give up power.
I suspect, that even after he seizes control – media and politicians and business people will find some way to convince themselves that it isn’t as bad as it could be – that it is okay, that we can survive this – I have news for you – we have already not survived this. More than a quarter million of us are dead – that we is gone.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk and Larry Ellison are having secret meetings on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai where they are plotting their moves in the dissolution of the United States. Ellison is that rare breed of billionaire who actually owns a Hawaiian Island. He is the only one.
Maybe everything is fucked. Here’s a syllabus that covers that course: https://thehardestscience.com/2016/08/11/everything-is-fucked-the-syllabus/
2021 is coming on like gangbusters and the dystopia awaits. I know we are all hoping that it is an improvement over 2020 – but only time will tell. I wish you the best of luck and the happiest of New Years Eve and New Years Day enjoyments.
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