Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Extreme Vetting

The Trump administration will not end well.

Whether it ends in the formal repudiation of an illegitimate president, or in global catastrophe, remains to be seen.

It’s all I can do to write down the name of this fake. I try to avoid it. But that won’t make him go away, will it?

The question I cannot get out of my head is: how has this fiend evaded the extreme vetting he wants to impose on those who don’t deserve it?

Trump has no soul. I’m convinced of it. Not in a spiritual sense — although that is an open question — but in that he cares about nothing except himself, and power, and money.

He is artless. He is incapable of nuance. If it isn’t some gilded artifact he can put his name on, he finds it useless.

The proverbial sleeping giant has awoken. There were riots in cities across the country in the days immediately after the election, and of course, the numerous women’s marches around the world that dwarfed the inauguration crowds. Will it be enough?

It is proper to view diseased minds with great compassion. But not this one — not until it has been stripped of the power it wields but has not earned, and does not deserve.

This illegitimate president, this imminent threat to us all, represents a terrifying malignancy. He has made no effort to unify a terribly divided country, and has no desire to. He is attempting to silence and discredit his legions of critics. He is unilaterally imposing restrictive, and probably illegal, orders against specific groups. He claims the ends justify the means.

“There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter the country,” this pitiless ogre tweeted. “This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!”

Study the world? Pompous ass! That is precisely the point.

Perhaps Trump wants to create a constitutional crisis, and bring the whole thing tumbling down. Then he and his minions can consolidate their power.

It remains to be seen whether we have sufficient energy to counter the momentum of the Trump sickness. The foreseeable future scares the shit out of me. The unforeseeable scares me even more. Civil war is not out of the question.

This will not end well.

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