I realize that not many people are privy to or care to be privy to the ideas expressed in this blog. That’s OK because there are many out there more accomplished and capable than I saying the same things. What concerns me is that the people who really need to hear these kind of comments are not listening to anyone making them. They have turned everyone off but those who pacify and reinforce the decisions they have already made. I continue to write because I have this fantasy that the 70% of non-hardcore Trump supporters are at least glossing over the material before dismissing it. If you are out there, I have just one question for you. What will it take before you will admit and take action on the fact that electing Donald Trump as president was a colossal mistake? I know the 30% of Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity led hardcore Trump Supporters don’t even know this site or any site like mine even exists, but how far are the 70% of you who know better going to allow our country to fall out of favor with our allies and actually endanger the security of our country before you demand measures be taken to get him out of office, or at least sharply curtail his ability reek havoc on our national security? How long are you going to allow yourselves to be bullied into silence by the fascist/religious wing of your Republican Party?
As I’ve said before, Donald Trump is only in office because he was smart enough to tap into a strong previously dormant fascist element our society and the Religious Right’s obsession with maintaining control over the American woman’s body. I have truly been awed by the extent to which this country is willing to debase itself to champion those two issues. You have allowed the seeds of economic disaster to be sown via a flawed tax program. You have all but given up healthcare for millions of Americans. You allowed him to destroy all the institutions that protect our environment, our health, our education and our ability to provide housing for all those in need. He has taken measures to threaten the ability of small children to receive adequate nourishment through school lunch programs and most recently, instituted a policy of terror against infants to counter the terror their parents were subject to in their homelands that is driving them to come to America, while his confederate henchman defended the action with Biblical Scripture. Finally, he has surrendered our honor and international prestige to a murderous dictator for the entire world to see. And yet you allow those who claim they are so concerned for the lives of unborn babies to be complicit in the mental and physical destruction of babies already born, as well as condone the fascist ambitions of his hardcore supporters by your silence. How far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to swallow? Are you going to buy into his latest dog-ate-my-homework excuse for his dismal performance in Helsinki? Do you actually believe he meant to say “wouldn’t” instead of “would” in the midst of his lavish praise of Vladimir Putin?
When my children were in their formative years, Reagan was president and the cold war was pretty hot. I remember telling them to be careful. “If you don’t pay close attention to what your government is doing at all times”, I said, “and if you don’t hold your elected officials accountable for everything they do, you won’t have to worry about Russians invading our country and taking it by force (at the time they were frightened by the movie Red Dawn, that featured a Russia/Cuban invasion of Middle America). Your elected officials will just give it to them if the price is right”, I said. That was about 30 years ago. At the time, I never imagined that I would actually see it happen in my lifetime. But it definitely has happened. We are now an officially a puppet state of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. And all the action-less talk by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan won’t do a damn thing to change it. The question is, what are you going to do about it?