So, I decided to be bold. To go where I want this blog to go. Politics and Religion are scary subjects to me. I don’t like to isolate people, and I certainly don’t want to preach. But, that’s what I like to write, or what seems to be writing itself. So, here we go:
Politics. Honestly, Democrat or Republican, I don’t care about the party. It’s him. I don’t like him. Even writing this scares me. Somehow I feel that this will come to bite me later on. I don’t know what he’s going to do with our country, I don’t know where we are going. But I feel it’s bad.
You know, he didn’t even tell us what he was doing? The State of the Union (or, as the tickets reportedly said, “State of the Uniom,” but I don’t know how true that is), but the speech didn’t say… anything.
Sure, I love our soldiers, and whatever he said about God and our country was beautiful. I love how he highlighted our heroes. Well, he did that whenever the clapping stopped. It was actually hard to follow. Too much clapping. But it’s not my main concern. It’s what he didn’t say.
He didn’t say anything about what he was doing this year. And, really, I love our soldiers and God and this country. I love our heroes and the work they do, and I daydream about what heroic things I would do if faced in their situation (even though I’d probably not do anything heroic if such things would happen; just cower in a corner crying). I admire them.
But that’s not what a State of the Union is. And that, honestly, scared me into silence. (see how heroic I am?). Distraction is a wonderful tool. How can you not like what he said? It’s beautifully patriotic. It’s hard to speak of it’s inappropriateness. But it wasn’t the appropriate time. And he knew that. He distracted us. He either has no plan, and is running our country on whatever whim he has at the moment. Or he has a plan he doesn’t want us to know. Though, I fear it’s probably a mix of both, which is scary enough when you consider this isn’t some hotel chain, but a chain of States. This is a country we are talking about. My country.
Part of me feels like, if he continues, I would be jailed for saying any of this. Maybe it’s an irrational fear, a slippery slope fallacy. Maybe I’m too influenced by the media and my father’s obsession with everything WW2 related. Maybe he won’t do anything, or maybe we have opened the door for worse. It’s not so much him, but what he’s setting us up for. For what’s next to come. Germany had a bad, incompetent leader who was destroying an already destroyed country. He opened the door for some one to come in who was better. Russia did the same. From monarchy to Lenin’s revolt, to a “better” Stalin.
It takes people who are fed up and a good guy in sheep’s clothing. But, I don’t think Trump will go down easily. And I do feel like the system is set up to re-balance itself. Whatever is coming will certainly be Trump’s branding. But I do worry it’s going to be Trump himself. Or, if he is actually impeached…. well… impeachment is just charges, remember Nixon resigned before being impeached, and Clinton, our only successfully impeached president, continued until his presidency officially ended. Impeachment is just an investigation, it is not a throw-away. And we need to actually charge him with something. It’s also a violation of the law to investigate some one just to charge them with anything. It would be like an officer following you around, looking at your records, and showing up with a search warrant to look at everything because he want’s to accuse you of something, as soon as he can find out what that is. They can’t do that, even to our president. It does violate his rights as a citizen.
But let’s say we do. We find something. Impeachment isn’t eviction. I highly doubt if charges are filed against him and an official investigation starts, it means he will step down. He’s free to continue to run the country into the ground. The best case scenario is actually the worse case scenario. Pence takes over. I don’t know if he’d be a really good boy, and leave well enough alone to quietly be replaced in the next election, or he’s worse. Which is how these things tend to go. Replacing one incompetent reality TV star leader who has no idea what he’s doing (well, minus the reality TV fame) with something worse. Like Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Castro. All revolutionary replacements to what people thought was the worst.
But it could just be irrational. He could just finish his four (long) years, and go quietly (if he keeps to his word about not running again, and as you know his word means sh**.)
It’s not a party issue. It’s him. I can’t believe it happened, but at the same time I can. I watch the news call a home-made ammeter porn actress “American Royalty.” I don’t even watch the show, or follow celebrity news, but everything she touches, her entire family, is followed almost more than actual royalty. I can’t not watch, she’s everywhere. The whole family. I feel like I know more about them and what they are doing then I do about my own family comings and goings.
Who knows, maybe one of them will follow in Trump’s footsteps.
See what we opened the door too? Worse. You, unqualified, non-political, everyday man or woman, you too can become president. Why not?
It’s why I don’t want Oprah. We don’t need another reality TV star actress to run our country. Reagan was a lucky fluke. But he was also really involved in politics. Not business or show business politics, real running the country politics. With a politically motivated wife who wanted both she and her husband to succeed. We can’t just hope some one “outside” will come in with better ideas. No more actors, hotel business owners, reality TV star hosts for me. For us.
I’m scared of him. I’m poor, I’m hurt. I worry about the people I represent, or used to represent (working with the developmentally disabled). I worry that I can’t work for a little while and what that means for me. I worry about what that means for clients like the ones I worked with. I’m worried that by typing this he will mark me as some kind of terrorist. He doesn’t take criticism very well, and he fired his own family. His wife can’t stand him and he says creepy things about his daughters. The man is paranoid and a bit insane. I personally think he’s a psychopath. He could take this country for everything we got, break us for his wallet, and flee. And not care about the damage one bit.
I don’t want a president who doesn’t care. Whose interests appear to be expanding a business empire on our dime. He can walk away after and not give a damn about what happens to us. Not feel bad. Not feel anything. He’s practically begging a crazy man to throw a nuke at us just so he can play general in a war. He wants our country to be bombed. It’s a game of dare only thousands of innocent people will be killed, and many more sick. Of OUR people. The people he’s been hired to care for and protect. And he’s daring a man crazier then him to bomb us! He’s openly saying we are commodities.
I’m not expendable so a man who has never served any military position can play war with nuclear bombs. Yeah, North Korea is bad. But there are things we can do besides taunting him to throw a missile so we have a reason to invade. How about just leaving him alone? If Trump wanted a war he can convince the UN to allow us to go in for crimes against humanity. “Peace mission” or whatever you want to call it, you know, that’s a thing. (Yeah, I know China is really the issue with that). But he’d rather nuke his own people. He WANTS the man to throw the nuke to bypass China.
And I wonder if that somehow makes him worse then the man he’s taunting.