No one wants to hear about anyone else’s health unless its one of their relatives, and sometimes not then. This isn’t to whine about my health, its just to shine a light on what can lead to these situations. When I was in my early teens I was introduced to the wonderful world of alcohol, from there i never stopped for the next sixty years. Around the same time I tried tobacco, same story almost, I did quit the cigarettes after thirty years. So, heres the result, I just got out of the hospital after fighting acute pancreatitis, blood bacteria, gallbladder baddies, sepsis, etc., basically, my GI tract tried to kill me. The doctors removed the offending bits and sent me home, i will live. So, I read up on it, and guess what, alcohol and cigarettes were the direct cause. Who would’ve figured. So, the verdict is, wanna get sick and maybe die then smoke and drink. That’s all.
For any student of history it becomes obvious that our species is flawed. We carry traits in our DNA that we can never change. These are the things that cause things like racism, tribalism, belief systems that include things like believing in any superior unseen force or entity that controls the earth or life on it. The thing that will most influence the demise of our species is our own stupidity. There, of course, are some among us who know where we are headed and why, but not enough to save us. In a way our extinction will be good for the earth since we are the cause of many of earths problems. Its hard to predict how long this process will take, but in the grand scheme of things I don’t think very much longer. Of course things will degenerate quickly as water and food become scarce and we start killing each other for survival. Luckily for me I won’t be around for that stuff as I’m in my late 70’s and will be long gone for the real end times, the end time that doesn’t include any outside mystical force or supreme invisible being, just human ignorance. So, you young people, have fun, hope your neighbors taste good.
OK, now that the Orange Idiot is leaving how long will it take to fix the damage that Vladimir Junior did in the past 4 years? I’m not sure the country can ever overcome all that the fat traitor was able to inflict on us in his short time as the fake president. Joe certainly has his job cut out for him, good luck Joe. You have to marvel at America’s stupidity though, 70 million people voted for a complete idiot and loser again for president, sure makes you wonder what goes on in these people’s heads.
Well, only a few days left until we find out if the American experiment will end or not. The question? Will Americans vote for and autocrat or a Democrat? If Donald is re-elected by whatever means he can get away with so he can stay out of prison then that will end America as we have known it for 240+ years, he, like other dictators all over the world will continue to chip away at the checks and balances system so that he can rule by edict. The thing that makes me most sad about this situation is the stupidity of a large percentage of the populace that has led up to this. From a personal standpoint, should Donald win I will have lived through the best of the American experiment, and the worst.
Why does election season go for two years, then two years off, then on again, that means politicos are campaigning fifty percent of the time. Television ad space is dedicated to prescription drugs, ambulance chasers, and politicians, oh, yeah, and cars that go flying around corners kicking up dust and dirt at breakneck speed, you know, like in real life. I just saw a story about Canada’s election season, the prime minister was gonna take a few weeks off to campaign. The so called president of this country started campaigning for re-election the day after he took the oath of office.
Well, gotta go look at the tv and see if anyone has some covers to keep leaves out of my gutters!
The occupant of the White House is batshit crazy. I don’t call this thing the president, because he really isn’t. It’s kind of a shame that no one is getting Donnie some medical help, he is obviously nuts and needs psychiatric attention. It will be interesting to see when this thing is over if the country remains, or, maybe it will be a colony of Russia? It’s sad that the dems in Congress are shilly shallying around about impeachment when the criminal occupant has already committed bunches of impeachable offenses. We can always hope he chokes on his next Big Mac and we have a uptight Jesus freak at the top. Just about anything would be better than this situation.
It’s certainly a very unusual time in American history to put it lightly. One of the most open racists we’ve ever had is in the White House, not that we haven’t had them in the past. This is 2019 and you’d think these times would be long gone. It just goes to show how basic and deeply imbedded racism is in humans. Donald isn’t different than millions of other Americans in his overt racism, but until he came to office most people weren’t comfortable expressing their bigotry so loudly. One very bad result of the situation is that some people are going to be hurt, even die as a result of Trumps racism. The white supremacists feel emboldened to act on their hatred now that they have a champion in the Oval Office. It’s a sad time in the world at large as this kind of thinking is becoming more widespread, I see it as another indicator of mankind’s inexorable slide to extinction. Hey, rich people, your gated communities will only protect you for so long, better get off this cinder and find another home, but not Mars, it’s a shithole planet.
I had a job for awhile just before I retired that allowed me to listen to podcasts during the day as I drove. During that time I discovered Richard Millers series on the Roman Empire that covered, as I recall something like seven hundred plus years of history. Of course the bulk of that time period was devoted to the creation and building of the Empire, it was only at the end of that time when it all started to go to hell. As time went by they had some really good emperors and some real stinkers, when they had a stinker they sometimes dealt with them by simply killing them, we of course don’t do that these days. The one in charge in Rome when it finally died was famous for his fiddling instead of doing his job, which is where the old saying came from, you remember Nero from your history class, right? I’m not saying the US is like Rome, but someone is trying to build a large, unnecessary monument (wall) to himself and playing golf constantly (fiddling). When things get too lopsided the poor always wind up eating the rich. Will democracy be saved?
Oh, Donald, Donald, Donald, you poor little child, will you ever grow up?
The answer is, never, Donald is a product of his environment from the time he was born. He was born to a crime family and was taught his mob ways from the time he was a small child. He doesn’t know anything else, he’s not making it up as he goes, it’s all he knows.
As a country, and people we will just have to weather this debacle as best we can till it’s over, then start the long process of rebuilding America back to the only sort of shitty imperialist country we used to be so proud of.
One possible plus of having this huge mistake in government is that people will maybe get off their butts and go vote!
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.