Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tomorrow Week TWO Begins


God help us all.
I read an interesting article over at SLATE. It seems our real struggle are with the delusional supporters of the Orange Menace who will not give him up that willingly or easily. What I read makes a lot of sense. But if we can break through their wall then there is hope for a popular uprising to occur at midterm election time.
Trump and his vision actually have a lot in common with UFO-enthusiast cults. They’re both charlatans, selling snake oil. His appeal lies in the salvific vision he has sold to his supporters, a compelling narrative of paradise past, the fallen present, and a glorious future. For his followers, it is essential to reinterpret apparent facts so they fit this narrative—otherwise they lose the hope it provides and the dignity they’ve invested in its truth.

Herbie Hancock was recalling a story about the great Miles Davis when he just started playing in his band. Not wanting to play the wrong note, he asked Davis what he should play. According to Hancock the response was classic. Davis looked at him and said, "The piano motherfucker".

I suspect that if trump--- or someone in his administration---- were to ask someone how to be president, the simple answer would be, to stay with my metaphor,  just play the damn piano.

All these Executive Orders just to show his loyal followers that he is not Obama (even though he has followed some of
Obama's word for word) is not working out so well.

Trump, in the first few days of his presidency, has been trying to  play every damn instrument in the band, and, instead of mastering just one, he has been making a mess of every instrument that he has touched.

The latest disaster for team trump, is his racist and possibly illegal ban on travelers from certain countries with populations that he considers a threat. It's actually a Muslim ban but he can't say it because that would be unconstitutional.

Needless to say that it has been
an unmitigated disaster. 

I am not sure what made him think that this would be a good idea, although I think that moving the white supremacist in his inner circle to  his National Security Council might have had something to do with it.

Mr Bannon, I am sure, has his own ideas about who should be let into this country, and trust me, it has nothing to do
with our safety. 

I have been watching trump's minions appear on television all day while they try to defend him, and needless to say that it has not been going well. This might be because it's hard to defend something that is morally indefensible.

The trump administration is doing what you would suspect is the next step in what could be a short march to totalitarianism. They are upset with the free press, and they want journalists fired if they disagree
with him.  The above mentioned Bannon actually said that the press should keeps its mouth shut.

Through all this, Herr trump, (to stay with my analogy) should be working on his piano skills, but instead he was watching
Finding Dory  and tweeting about World War III today, and that is not a very presidential thing to do when the country is going through a crisis.

"Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III."

No Führer, the person "looking to start World War III" might be you.

"Let them eat cake."

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