Off with his head!
Richard III, Act 3, Scene 4, Shakespeare
Monday, living the furlough life and finally seeing a hammer hitting the cookie jar hard enough to break it. SFB must be wondering why his self-created universe is bouncing so hard the brown sky is falling on him.
We are seeing the third act start as the curtain rises. No longer are we needing to hear from minor actors in the wings yelling “this will bring him down”. We are now watching as the lights come up on the tableau built on lies and Putin’s agents works. We can see shiny objects, but those no longer are blinding us, usually for a few seconds, somethings a few minutes, but no more.
The characters on stage now are the comedic and tragic figures, many unwitting agents, a few deliberate in their actions, all involved in treasonous arcs pointing to Russia as their love. America is melting into a puddle on the stage. Rubles are raining from above and mysteriously falling as dollars into the agents pockets.
The third act brings us great anticipation. We do not know if there will be a rousing chorus of wonder as America rises in the end and the Russian agents are rounded up and placed in prison, or if there will be the ugly death knell of a former great country torn apart.
In a great move against Russian trolls, a Finnish court sentences trolls and fines them.
Having just scanned the various websites I look at each day a common theme is evident. Many sites have individual pages for opinions. Others are total opinion sites. What I saw in common in the opinion pieces was each demanding that their issues should outrage Americans and make that their top issue.
Two years ago it would have been possible to prioritize outrageous issues. There was not an outrageous act every twenty minutes from a senile, old man with serious DSM 5 matching symptoms. Even if he was saying things, it was with minimal impact as he was not in power. Now, we are having a serious issue trying to keep track of and stay outraged at everything.
Today the horrible person causes direct and indirect results when he says or uses social media to express his hate of one thing or another. He has no education in anything that makes humans human, so his proclamations are almost always incorrect or inane.
What we Dems have at the moment are so many horrendous issues from the guy that we cannot unite around only one. Do we go after the outrage de jour? Or, put together a top ten list? Or, focus on one issue that is a top polling issue and forget the misogynist, racist old fool?
His action, or act, is to throw dirty diapers at the wall. Nothing more. Come January 3, 2019 I hope at least one chamber of the Congress will bring some level of control on the executive branch. I think the Dems can do it if they spend the last two weeks focused on one issue such as health care finance and the opponent in the race.
No longer can you vote for republicans, there is only one Republican Senator left who cares about America. You can no longer not vote or make a “protest vote” for a third party, that is the same as voting for republicans. America is at the precipice and we have one election left to keep her from plunging into a crevice so deep she may never recover.
As we have seen the entire republican party has sold out, a few with Russian money, a few for their own income and a few for something that has not seen the light yet. But, I am not expecting that to be pretty when it does show up.
Vote Democratic Party only to save America. Vote Democratic Party only to save your life.
I never thought I would see the death of America, I grew up with the view of an exceptional America, a giant force for Democracy and human rights. A Democracy which spread the ability to solve the problems of poverty, disease, and over population.
I did not see the failure of these United States. I did not see racism return. I did not see an old, senile, racist, bigot, misogynist, crazy guy become president. Never.
You might think the Congress would prevent the desecration of the Constitution by a dictator. No. The Congress is complicit in the destruction of America. They are letting a mentally unstable man destroy the economy with a trade war and by stopping the inflow of taxes to support America.
The Congress is a failed branch of the government for allowing the filling of concentration camps, or internment camps, or gulags or reeducation camps. Take your pick. The man who wants to be Hitler or Stalin, is filling those despicable jails with people seeking asylum within the shell of what used to be the most important country in history.
#Resist can only carry us so far. We must take back the Congress with this next election, otherwise there will be no more elections as the current Congress works to shred the Constitution.