Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hey Trump Supporters, If this is really what you want... Go for it.

Ok... When I sat down to write this blog post, I was all set to give example after example of how the modern day GOP/Trumpian/Nativist/Fill-in-the blank/ Pseudo-conservative moment, has completely lost its mind and gone totally insane.

What prompted that original intention? Well earlier today, I tuned in to the local talk radio station here in London and the topic was … The Donald, and his chances of actually winning the Presidency. Citing the Brexit referendum result as a potential harbinger of things to come in the US. The show was being broadcast from New York City.

There was a whole line of callers who praised Trump’s “Plain spoken manner” while completely excusing his racism, sexism, negativism, vast catalog of lies,insults, bankruptcies, welched business deals, massive scams like his fake Trump University and his overall emotional and mental instability, and unsuitability for the Presidency. 

So I called in, got on the air, and calmly explained how the electoral college works, and that comparing the US Presidential election to the UK EU Referendum was a wildly inaccurate analogy. After a very rational conversation with LBC’s excellent host, Maajid Nawaz, the next caller was a total bucket of right wing nut-job talking points of how evil, dishonest, and crazy Hillary Clinton is.

So I was all set to log on here and cite example upon example of how Trump is the greatest scam ever perpetrated on the Republican Party. I had scores of sound bytes, video clips, and quote after quote showing as clear as clear can be, just how hateful, stupid, anti family, anti American and just plain mentally deranged, Trump and his supporters really are.

But.. you know what? I don't care.
For over a decade now I have blogged about the lies, the hypocrisy the bigotry and greed on the American Right. Frankly, I'm tired. I'm tired of the same people who are on their third and fourth marriages, serial adulterers who while cheating on their spouses, boast of how they pray the loudest on Sundays,   but then get caught hiring sex workers on Saturday night, who sexually harass their subordinates, and feel they have the right to use the power of their elected, or corporate executive offices to hide all of it; Telling me that I'm the sinner, and therefore discrimination against me must be allowed as a protected religious freedom,

I am tired of being told by draft dodgers, that war profiteers are somehow more patriotic and "support the troops" more than people who actually served our nation in war. I'm tired of being told that Ronald Reagan, the American President who tripled our national debt, more than doubled the size of the Government and had a family life so dysfunctional, you could have roped them off, and charged admission to view them ; somehow is the model for fiscal conservatism, smaller government and "family values".

So this is what America has come to; Republicans who only serve the wealthiest of the wealthy, Trumpian TeaBaggers who wave the Constitution like a banner, but understand none of it.  American Talibangelicals, who scream hysterically about the threat of "Sharia Law", but want to impose their own fundamentalist extremist beliefs on the rest of us.    
All while a Cartoonish Reality TV nutjob leads them all ranting about birth certificates, walling off the US Southern border  and some undefinable mysterious yet DEFINITEY coming Muslim /Mexican /Fill-in-the Minority  invasion of the United States..
Add to this sad cast of misfit toys, Mike Pence,  a running mate  who, upon finding himself  un-re-electable  as a Governor, thanks to the damage his policies inflicted on his state's economy;  Promptly abandoned all his personal integrity to hitch his fortunes to the Trump sewage plume. All part of a campaign managed by  one of the leading gargoyles of  America’s  white supremacist movement.  The editor and chief of the  “Alt-Right”     

So I say go ahead America, vote them in. Destroy the U.S. Government. Refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Let the good faith and credit of the United States collapse. Destroy what is left of the middle class. To hell with the long-term unemployed. Eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Repeal the Affordable Care Act and bring back a health care system of economic Darwinism. (Survival of the Richest).

Drag the United States of America into a new gilded age of the super rich, and the super poor and nothing else. Make us into a country doesn't build, doesn't invent, doesn't achieve. Turn the United States into a country that says sacrifice is for suckers, and greed is God. 

The rest of the World may, for a little while, lament our demise. But soon, they will move on, quite content without us. 

China, Russia, (definitely Russia), India, and many others will smile and applaud, as a Trump Presidency completely destroys what is left of the American Manufacturing sector.   Mexico, Japan and South Korea will quietly cheer when the talking heads on FOX News gleefully announce the idea of a living wage in the United States is dead and gone.   

While at the same time, taking heads over on the FOX Business Channel will be insisting that bank executives who, when they crash the economy again, and need to be bailed out by taxpayers, must still receive multi-million dollar bonuses, as those are necessary to "keep America moving forward".

In November go ahead and elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Shout hallelujah as Pence  leads the charge to legalize discrimination against anyone who isn't a white, (supposedly ) heterosexual, evangelical Christian.   Chant “drill baby drill!” as the National Parks are handed over to Oil Companies, Timber Companies and Mining Corporations. You won’t need to worry about helping your kids with their homework as the GOP finally will finally be able to eliminate science from public schools. 
Go ahead, teach American kids, that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, and the human race began with two fully formed people, who rode around a garden on dinosaurs, chatting it up with talking snakes. All those students in India, Japan, South Korea and China  thank you in advance for freeing up all that space at Universities. As American students won’t be able to fill out the applications let alone get in. But hey, all that “book-learnin’ “ is just a liberal plot right?
In short, go for it. Turn the United States of America into DonaldTrumpistan. Then when Mexico and Canada put troops on their borders to stop the influx of illegal immigrants from the U.S., you can beat your chest proudly and talk of "American Exceptional-ism'. All while waiting in the breadline at your local soup kitchen, trying not to wonder out loud why all that promised wealth hasn’t trickled down to you. Or why the rapture hasn't beamed you up yet.

There is no point in trying to reason with Donald Trump’s supporters. Reason involves facts and reality. Two things they have learned to be quite comfortable living without. So I say to my Republican and Libertarian friends, good luck. The rest of the world thanks you, for all you are doing ... to eliminate their competition.

Well done indeed... I'm sure the mythical Ronald Reagan you worship were he ever to have actually existed, would be very proud.

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