Fool Me Once…..

Pondering a personal reality check, in March 2016, I wrote –

Settle down America, Donald Trump will never become President. Trump is America’s Rob Ford. Just as Toronto’s crack smoking mayor enjoyed a period of inexplicable popularity, Trump’s narcissistic, racist, misogynistic buffoonery will crash and burn. Similarities between Ford and Trump reside in ability of both men to exhibit reckless disregard for traditional politicking.

Disregard is a powerful weapon. Unexpected, refreshing, born of screwed up priorities. Gathering momentum, fueled by unspoken discontent, it penetrates stagnant air with herculean force. Caught unaware, disgruntled populations equate disregard with solutions.

Bolstered by celebrity, Trump entered politics with a haughty declaration, he would make America great again. Basking in waves of rhapsodic affirmation, Trump preened his vision of magnificence. Conservatives dismissed arrogance as patriotism, lining up to hang on his every word. Unscripted tirades mocked political correctness, lack of propriety made it abundantly clear – he didn’t know how, or was interested in playing politics. Overnight, Trump became the voice of blind conservatism.

Trump made it OK to blame, he gave fear direction and purpose. Elated numskulls embraced blame without social restraint. Build a wall to keep Mexicans out (financed in part by seizing money illegal immigrants send to family in Mexico ) ,round up and deport an estimated 11 million undocumented Mexicans, teach China how to do business ( after all, China created the climate change “hoax” to undermine the U.S. economy ), bomb the shit out of ISIS, ban Muslims from entering America, close all mosques, create a Muslim registry – blame black, brown and yellow, music to the ears of America’s white underbelly.

Disregard lances a boil, relief is immediate. Donald Trump embodies rivulets of ooze escaping that wound. Complications arise when reliance on disregard obliterate common sense. Buoyed by waves of delusional disregard, Donald Trump doesn’t realize he’ll never be President. Blame, exclusion, mockery of civil and constitutional rights, ignorance, inflammatory contempt for those daring to question his greatness – wait to deliver a sobering reality. Wake up Donald, do the math – America doesn’t have enough pinched white minds to close the deal. I’m not sure who or what you’ll blame, but assure you I’ll find your attempt entertaining.

 

10 thoughts on “Fool Me Once…..

  1. As a realist I like the idea of keeping a close eye on Muslims … why is that?

    After all I stand for Truth, Justice, Freedom and the etc etc, so why single out the unique Great Religion of Peace, Love, and Compassion?

    Without a few Reality Checks and some serious changes to Laws we are all doomed to become Islamic head-bangers reciting gibberish to a fiction five times a day.
    As an atheist pacifist I’d take arms against the spread of Islam if it were an OPEN invasion. But it isn’t … Islam is the definitive “snake in the bosom” invasion; ignore it at your peril.

  2. Hey, pretty much everybody was equally wrong on this one. We knew about the vote-suppression laws and the Electoral College, but nobody could have anticipated Comey’s last-minute backstab and the extent of Russian meddling. Without those factors, Hillary would be President now and Trump would be back in New York pulling small-time scams, completely off the country’s radar. His “election” has nothing profound to say about America.

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