This one is political – at least as regards my current take on things happening in our country – namely things being generated out of the White House. By Trump.
It does NOT take a degree in psychology or experience in dealing with mental and emotional depravity to recognize the un-ending cycle of ill-chosen words (on camera), the ongoing explanations that DEFY logic, given that we are the United States of America, or the escalation of tensions “someone” is causing by pretty much systematically insulting the rest of the world, none of which benefits America.
Looking way back, there’s a long trail of insultive things said by “the Donald”, candidate Donald J. Trump, and sadly, over the past year and then some, “President Trump”, who in fact, shouldn’t be in the white house, because he didn’t WIN the election.
To that truth, this country was founded on being a country OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people, etc., and the time to abolish the Electoral College has certainly come.
Be it Trump or anyone ELSE, I personally think that ANY election should consist of votes and who ever gets the MOST votes is the winner….Back when I was in school, there were elections for Student Body President, Treasurer, etc etc, and etc, and never ONCE do I recall some “aside” to the actual vote count that affected the elections by placing the person with the least votes in office.
Only one of a LONG list of unthinkable things, the news has dissected and attempted to explain and understand the “take” we are seeing and hearing from the man in the white house about, for example, the embarrassment of Rob Porter, who couldn’t get a full security clearance due to his past history of domestic violence, YET WAS HIRED AND SERVED so close to the “top” despite that fact.
AS IF THAT WASN’T BAD ENOUGH, it was rumored that Porter was having some level of personal “romantic” involvement with HOPE HICKS!!!!!!!
Trump is THE POSTER CHILD for all things confused, deceitful, selfish, sleazy, unethical, troubled, and more (and worse.)
TOXIC and DISTURBING, to say the very least. Yet here we are, on an almost daily basis, waking to another new sick twist to the world of Trump.
Only Twits Tweet – or 13 year old kids and teens and sorry, I just don’t like Twitter. It is by it’s very title NOT dignified and certainly should NOT be used for anything serious. Especially a life-threatening situation and then be found to be a “mistake”????? OH GOD!
(remember the bomb scare in Hawaii???)
Twitter is NOT the way for anyone anywhere to be advised that there is a nuclear missile or any other type of attack pending and be told they had maybe 15 or 20 minutes to live.
I think Trump personally caused this, it was just a matter of time, his “strong rhetoric” as he likes to brag about it, is responsible.
What do MOST kids learn in Kindergarten?
How about getting along with your classmates? How about sharing your crayons and paste? How about saying Please and Thank you and learning to enjoy learning? How about getting in line quietly and following the rules? How about learning all the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem?
I think Donald J.Trump was not paying attention to anyone ELSE in the world, EVEN in his days in Kindergarten…..he certainly must have been even then, primarily focused on his OWN needs.
I bet his Kindergarten teacher told his parents at Conference Night that little Donny “Does not work well with others.”
Saw a greatly enjoyable movie years ago called “War Games” about some teens who were entranced with the world of Video Games, and the new phenomenon of Computers and the Internet, and somehow managed to log into the REAL NORAD Defense System, and after several nail-biting twists and turns, the world survived anhilliation at the last minute after OFFICIALS discovered what was happening, stepped in and saved the day.
In some way, that movie was as prophetic and disturbing as was George Orwell’s book 1984, about the future, much of which has come TRUE…..
So you wonder – did Orwell’s book take a look at the certainties of the future, given the technologies of the day and the societal movements underway, OR did technology and society somehow (and hopefully un-intentionally) use the book as a blueprint to move forward? Regardless, some of where we are today is HORRIFYING.
Then I think it was Kurt Vonagut who wrote the little political ditty called Farenheit 451. It was required to reading in high school. I don’t remember anything about it except the title, and that 451 degrees Farenheit is the flash-point of paper. I guess that is significant to the book, maybe I will look into it once again.
There is a strange sense of “reality” going on – I was in the ER recently – and while there. the topic of Blood Pressure came up with the doctor – turns out my PERSONAL B/P reading was, as almost ALWAYS has been, excellent and within normal ranges or even toward normal/low range, despite my illness.
But the DOCTOR mentions how there is now something called by the medical world, the “Trump Effect” as regards Blood Pressure of the general population, that the Blood Pressure norms in America have been raised in the overall adult population since Obama left the White House. We were not surprised, but it is alarming, nonetheless.
As has been so MUCH that has happened under this ridiculous Administration…the musical chairs/revolving door of important Government players, those who have made some unfortunate decisions of thier own, or were just the latest to fall to the “Flying Finger of You’re FIRED”, aimed at them for some transgression, real or perceived, by the Apprentice Dictator himself.
Did we, as a country, not recognize the man who reveled and gloried in the power of the “You’re Fired” palette to paint the futures of some would-be millionaire hopefuls on his TV show, wouldn’t HESITATE to use that little (and I DO mean LITTLE) personality trait once he was in the White House?
Well I guess “we” either DID recognize it, and A) didn’t care, B) thought it would be ok, or we DIDN’t recognize it as a dangerous propensity that would sooner or later and as we now see, repeatedly, comes to bear and the unfortunate Senator or Aide or Cabinet Member or whoever, is caught inescapably in the cross-hairs.
I am so glad I don’t work in the White house. Ironically, in the very recent ugly business of the President verbally maligning “shit hole countries” who dared to send immigrants here, instead of the apparently more palatable to him Norway, (for example), WONDER IF TRUMP WOULD HAVE THROWN HIS HAT IN THE RING IF OUR WHITE HOUSE HAD ACTUALLY BEEN CALLED THE BLACK HOUSE, OR THE BROWN HOUSE?????
I’m sorry, people, I have been waiting since November 2016 to find a way to use that last musing about the actual paint color of the building that represents our President’s office and residence. At the very least right now, I think it will ALWAYS be called the White House which is fine with me but now it is tainted and dirty.
Is it too late for Barack and Michelle to head back to DC? Or maybe Jimmy and Rosalyn aren’t very busy these days….we could sure use a hand.
A dignified, qualified, caring hand. If things keep going on like they have been, when we DO get North Korea’s little “package” on our hallowed shores, our former allies in the world probably won’t step up to give us a hand after all that has happened, or has been said or done to insult them.