Americans especially the mainstream media treat the Donald as if he were somehow special or different, he is simply an indicator of a natural progression. Most average Americans know little of history, nor care about it, its part of being too busy texting cat, baby, and food pictures to people who are supposed to be their friends.
Now, let’s be clear, Donald Trump is the worst person to ever become president of the United States, but he only got there through a series of natural occurrences.
Over the last fifty years the US demographic and economy have been turned on their heads with the change in America’s middle class workforce caused by the offshoring of our manufacturing base, and the immigration of many more refugees coming from countries affected by our imperialism.
When I say what is occurring is natural it comes down to how the human species is wired, we are greedy, tribal, selfish animals beneath all the talk of inclusiveness and fair play. Fear of others taking our “stuff”, jobs, food, housing makes us support people who promise to keep things the way we remember from our grandparents time. It’s based in the US a lot on racism. Currently the people Trumps supporters blame for their problems are brown, this has caused a rise is overt racism last seen in the fifties in this country. Another contributing factor is class warfare caused by big banks, and big business that have made the rich richer and the poor poorer, a problem that has caused other countries in history to change dramatically when the gap between rich and poor became too wide.
In a way I’m sorry I won’t be around to see how the American experiment ends, and it’s on its way out. Too bad really, it was kind of a cool idea, except for the slavery and some other class stuff.
I have to wonder if the country is really headed to a point of no return, or is the system the framers came up with strong enough to withstand a treasonous leader? If the republican controlled house and senate would stand up and be patriotic instead of looking the other way in an effort to keep their jobs by being toady’s to Donald the crisis America finds itself in would be over by now. Just the emolument clause in the constitution should have been enough to remove Trump by now. I also wonder if the country survives this series of events, how long will it take to repair the damage done to the environment, the economy, and every other normal tenet that has been abridged by the traitor in chief and his slavering minions?
Since I started writing this 48 hrs ago its come out through the New York Times that the Donald was apprised of evidence uncovered by the FBI that Russia had been found hacking the DNC to influence the election in favor of him, at which point he had won but not been sworn in. He of course covered it up and has denied it since.
Donald Trump is clearly a traitor, and should not only be removed from office, but every appointment, every presidential order, every bit of legislation, everything he has done should be negated, erased, and corrected.
It remains to be seen if the US Congress will act to do what should be done about this criminal, based on what they have done so far I don’t hold out much hope.
On my twitter feed I created a hashtag some time ago, it is #Americaisnomore
When societies crumble historically it is caused by internal upheaval. Most Americans are ignorant about such matters as they are generally not well read, especially on history. The answer to the posts topic on America’s failure is, of course, yes, it will fail. The evidence is overwhelming, and if you know anything about world history, not unexpected. One of the common factors that occurs in most cases are income and class separations that eventually reach a point where the poor revolt and remove the leader and, or, government to replace it with something they think is better but often is not. In a way, it’s just the natural cycle that is a part of human life. In case you’ve missed what I’m saying we are defective as a species. Sorry, it’s just the way it is. Luckily for me this little experiment we call America will last past my death, sorry about you kids.
Ranting about Trump is really a huge waste of time. While Trump is an idiot and buffoon the problem goes much deeper. What needs fixing is the human race, we are the problem. That Trump is where he is right now points to a real problem in the United States with the level of intelligence among the proletariat. I wish I thought they’re was a fix for it, but I fear not, as Donnie would say ,SAD!
For my part, I was born long enough ago that the fallout from America’s dumbing down probably won’t affect me in my lifetime, assuming Donnie doesn’t blow up the world before he’s ultimately run off to continue scamming his fellow prisoners.
So, you millennials and gen whatever’s you’re out of luck, but that’s how the world works, look at Rome. Remember when class division became too wide in places like France the poor just lopped off the leaders heads!
The world is ending and people in America are flapping their arms about Trump, waste of time. Here’s the deal, water, air, food, and so forth are disappearing. Sure, there are some people trying to alert the masses and turn the tide. Not gonna work. Our species are too stupid to survive. This didn’t just happen last week or last year, we as a species have been defective from the git go. Think about the stuff we’ve come up with, things like war, murder and religion. Those are bad enough, but the main problem is our inherent ignorance.
Heres a funny observation for you, when we go extinct, we will not be missed. And after a few million years our existence will not be remembered or noticed by anything that happens past our burnt out little cinder.
It used to be called Washington’s birthday, of course that wasn’t inclusive enough, so now its Presidents Day, the trouble with calling it presidents day is that kind of implies ALL presidents, and a lot of them don’t deserve to be lauded. I’m sure you can think of a few, especially these days.
You lose your job, your home, and even worse…Your children. It’s beyond comprehension what people are willing to give away to be in La La Land. A huge circle of people are impacted (hard). That being said, No one starts doing drugs thinking “Boy, it’s going to be great when drugs take over my life.” And yet, there are many who find themselves imprisoned. No one thinks they’re going to be the junkie. Today more than ever, I want the healing of addiction!! There’s a personal reason for asking everyone to put this message on their status for at least 1 hour. I know who’ll do it! Think of someone you love who has had an addiction or who is trying to fight this evil. I hope to see this on the status of all my friends. Don’t share, but copy and paste!! Hold your finger on the text and it will highlight, select copy, then paste it onto your own wall. The pain hurts more than just the addict, it destroys FAMILIES and friendships! We hate the sickness, not the person!
Last week at the end of our round a player who had joined us halfway through our round asked if he could say a prayer for anyone we might know who was in need. I just walked off instead of berating him for his idiocy. Remember this quote: “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.” [Einstein]
Tomorrow we will see endless celebration of our independence from England in the 18th century, punctuated with lots of military exhibitions and big ass guns, boats, and planes. And why not, our industry is based on invading other countries and imprisoning our minority citizens. Don’t forget, America is number one, just not in the right things. Insert frowny face! You can flame me all you want, just remember, I’m a veteran, I just tell the truth.
At first guns were a wonderful invention. You didn’t have to run after your dinner with a rock, or a bow and arrow. Then some “genius” figured out he could control other humans by pointing his “fire” stick at them, and, if they didn’t obey he could kill them. Trouble was, everyone else figured they could get their own guns and shoot back! Now, to compound the problem, many of our species are inherently stupid, so they can’t control themselves and their guns. In America politicians get paid lots of money to make laws that enable everyone and anyone (stupid included) to get a gun, or a lot of guns. I have the distinction of living in a state that just made a huge sniper rifle the “state” gun. That’s right, here in Tennessee we honor a device made for murdering other humans from far away, by surprise! I’ve been a gun owner since I was a boy, but recently I got rid of all but one antique twenty two I’ve had since I was twelve, I just can’t part with it for sentimental reasons, I never shoot it, I just like it. I had a job for many years that took me into some questionable areas at night, so I got my carry permit to “protect” myself. I know now that had I actually been accosted I probably would have peed myself and fainted, which is what most average citizens would do too. The gun lobby, and gun sellers would have you believe that if you get a gun, and they show you how to point it and pull the trigger, you’re all set. That’s bull shit, if you, the average citizen were faced with real aggression from someone with a deadly weapon you’d crap your pants, and run. Of course the saddest story we hear almost every day is the one where the dumb ass parent left their piece laying around and little Johnny blows up his younger sister, now his sisters gone, and he has to live the rest of his life with it. This is only one of the many ideas that insure that America will never be number one.