Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nurse the Hate: Comrade Trump Strikes Again

Will Comrade Trump get away with whatever it is he is trying to cover up?  My guess is probably yes.  We are well past the point in pretending that the administration isn't trying to prevent an open investigation.  There is no realistic explanation for why all these people were in contact with Russians, benefited from Russian hacks, and then offered no interest in discovering any information about the Russian election interference.  Let's just drop the ridiculous Breitbart talking points and misdirection from propaganda sources with self preservation motivations.  The people in power did something and they don't want anyone to know what they did.  The end result of that reveal is Donald Trump's name being synonymous with Benedict Arnold, and Dick Nixon seemingly a swell guy in comparison.  The only question is does anyone really care?

If you pay attention at all, you will notice a blatant disregard for providing even the pretense of caring.  Here's a headline from today...  Top Senate Republican Chuck Grassley backed President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday and had a strong message for outraged media outlets: “suck it up and move on.”  Trump fired the person investigating him, that's the way it is, and stop trying to do anything about it.  Fuck off citizens.  Fuck off democracy.  I'm an old man that just cut his taxes by selling his soul.  

It boggles my mind that every basic pillar of our way of governing, our basic philosophy if you will, is willing to be discarded by Republican legislators just so they can avoid having to pay taxes and contribute to society.  "A foreign enemy decided who runs our country but the good news is we got our taxes cut so I can go to Cabo for two weeks over the holidays!  Who wants a scotch?"   The Republicans have stopped playing by the unsaid rules and are now just openly fucking 95% of the population in ways no one could have ever thought up in a Hollywood script brainstorm meeting.  Yet, for the most part, no one cares.  You can serve whatever shit sandwich you want to the general population, and they are going to take a big bite.  (How else can you explain the success of Subway guacamole based menu items)

The population is checked out.  They have already gotten used to Trump lying so often it has become white noise. His tweets don't even cause a ripple any longer, no matter how crazy they sound. Trump lies more than a junkie trying to get a fix.  Nothing he says is accurate because he doesn't even know what the truth is at this point.  His behavior is so outrageous and unpredictable that it's tiring to attempt to make sense of it.  As a result, no one is taking to the streets.  No one is getting the pitchforks.  No one is getting the torches lit.  It's all just a TV show they've gotten tired of watching.  "Trump fired the guy investigating that Russian thing? Huh.  That's still going on?"

I don't know where we go from here.  We are now a second rate nation.  Our nation has lost any suggestion that we offer a moral high ground as we have become an oligarchy masquerading as a democratic nation.  The people in charge are raping the land, stealing from the coffers, lying to your face and are daring you to do something about it.  This isn't the late 1960s though.  There is no outrage we won't stomach.  We are weak, unwilling to fight.  In a sense, Senator Grassley was right.  Suck it up and move on.  You already lost everything.  Hail Comrade Trump.   


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