You have to know when to fold them. President Trump lost the shutdown battle, that is quite apparent. Nancy and her anti wall soldiers can claim victory. Personally I thought that there would be a compromise. But I was wrong.
I guess I was quite naive about the state of the Republic. My liberal friends warned me years ago that the Republic did not exist. They did not come out and say we are in living in a Fascist society, however they indicated that deviance from the liberal party line would not be tolerated. I didn’t believe them at the time.
What I have observed in our great society is that pink hats are socially acceptable, and red hats are not. Another observation is that pink hats are well off financially, and the red hats are struggling workers. I could go on but that is the basic observation.
The privileged pink hatted society finds any organization of the working class of red hatted deplorables, well sorry to say this, worthy of attack. Sure the wearers of the red hats find the wearers of the pink hats outrageous. However I am completely unaware of any violence perpetrated against the pink hats, I certainly do not advocate violence either. Not only is there random, and organized violence against red hats. It has been normalized. Not only that, creative forms of entrapment are all the fashion.
Sure the battle has been lost, however the war is not over. Sometimes it pays to withdraw, and then fight another day.
As I sit here during a cold dark Martin Luther King holiday I will admit to being miffed. Martin Luther King said some very good things that I agree with, I will sum it up with my belief Dr King was an advocate for peaceful equality. My animosity with the holiday is that it replaced an old holiday in this state that welcomed in Spring. I have been told that the change in holidays was due to politics. It figures. I was always happy to celebrate the bright days of Spring.
I still celebrate the bright days of Spring in my own way. The little green shoots of fresh vegetation, the smell of the soil. The joy of mowing the lawn. Life is good. I don’t need a government sanctioned holiday. So to be mindful, I wonder what the Reverend King would think of today’s political world. I would like to think that the teachings of Reverend King were recently on display on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In the face of aggressive racial hatred one boy stood his ground and smiled, at a multitude of hateful aggressors. I would like to think Dr King would be proud of the actions of the boy. However I am quite sure that Reverend King would be saddened, if not devastated by the actions of the aggressors on the very steps where he announced “I have a dream”.
I watched the video, at first I was confused by what the boy had done to be the recipient of so much hate. Then I was reminded that you cannot spell hate without hat. Yes, our fascist society cannot tolerate a red hat. It matters not who wears it. I am to simple engage in identity politics. Like Dr King, I believe we should be treated equally, and judged by our actions. Fortunately for the boy there is an alternative media in this fascist society. Additional footage provided by the alternative media showed that the allegations against a group of boys was false, and made up. For the time being, there is a alternative to fascist falsehoods propagated by the mainstream media outlets. Without the alternative there would be no justice.
So I raise my glass to Nick Sandmann, the boy who rose to the ideals expressed by Reverend Dr Martin Luther King on the steps of a great monument to freedom of all, the Lincoln Memorial. I am heartened by the fact that there was no violence. I have seen violence against those in the red hats. Violence that has brought me unhappy flashbacks. Hopefully we, as a society can avoid such unhappiness. For somebody in my station, which is below median. I believe we are better off than we were before. For that I am happy, and I believe life is good. For the young, like Nick Sandmann and his friends, the future is theirs. It is my belief that the ideals of morality that they exemplify will defeat the selfish fascism that is prevalent today.
You can’t negotiate with fascism. It has to be defeated. With the principles expressed by Dr King, and Nick Sandmann. It can be defeated.
Well might as well get used to go it. It’s going to be Queen Elizabeth in charge. Or more formally, President Warren. Take your pick, it will all be the same. Sure there are unplayed hands that will come out in this game of politics. Put down your money and take your chances. However in the long term tectonics are rather predictable. Prepare for geographic uprisings, such is the nature of tectonics.
So why Queen E? It’s the perfect trifecta. First is name recognition, knighted by President Trump as Pocahontas the pink hatted army of millions needs no other endorsement. Trump has delivered their messiah. Queen E will quickly acquiesce to her private army of mercenaries. Fake News will soon fall in with the new propaganda, it will be a wholesome union, fawning and adoring pleasantries will prevail. The deep state finally gives a sigh of relief, again they will have a manageable president. The rule of law will be officially over.
Fear not, there will still be palace intrigue to entertain our days. A few will ask how we can avoid repeating the Venezuelan model. They will be promptly impaled by the press as traitors to the cause, skewered and slow roasted for the viewers pleasure. Real News then, as it is now, will not be tolerated. Learn the fine art of supplication, it will serve its newfound practitioners well.
Do I jest? I think not. All I was looking for was open dialog, I could not find it. It is now my realization that the deep state is firmly entrenched in our society. When it comes to politics the rule of law is very loosely applied. Trump is the revolutionary in a corrupt system. It’s such a rare thing for a revolutionary to succeed, whether the system is corrupt or not. It is true that a corrupt system will eventually collapse, it is a matter of time. There will eventually be a end. So will the revolutionary Trump slay his newest opponent Queen E? I shall not predict. However if he does he would join the Pantheon of the greatest. Otherwise Queen E will get to write history. Her version of history will not be kind to the revolutionary Trump, and his followers.
As I have been reminded in the past, there can be no debate.