Unexpectedly, in the midst of my morning angst attack I had a Canuck intervention. I am thankful.
Yes but in Portland, you don't have very much to worry about, do you? You're on the other side of the coast.
I'm still in America and I'm still traumatized. I have to worry about my Social Security, my Medicare, my retirement, being able to survive on a fixed income in an inflationary economy. I have a shipload of worries which have been exacerbated by the current administration.
OK, I get that and I sympathise. You stand to lose a great deal if Donald Trump cuts off your social security etc. Over the past couple of years, inflation has been in my favour (low inflation) so that my pension is not affected very much but that could all change dramatically with Brexit. But I wonder if all the Republican bluster could actually change the situation for you very much very quickly.
I get your anger Kelly, and I am not even in the US. I want to think that Biden will scrape in but there is still the fact that a fuck of a lot of Americans actually voted for this horrendous, outrageous man ... yeah, you know who I am talking about. I will settle for a Biden win but I can't feel happy about how close it is.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
Here's a question which I think applies in the US electoral crisis:
What happens when a congregation finds a pederast in their pulpit?
This has happened in my church, not with a man of the cloth but with an informal youth leader. The congregation only found out when he was convicted, which I think is the right way round to protect the victim. The law courts are far better judges than the misinformed public. The victim doesn't want the angst of being judged by his peers nor having members of the congregation defending the youth leader (as some would surely do).
But back in 1959, it was a different story. Word got around that our English teacher was having it off with older boys. The routine was to go round to his first-floor flat, throw stones at his window and shout out his name (Cedric). We didn't find out what happened inside his flat but he was required to leave the school at the end of term. I've often considered what I would have done if I had been invited round to his flat. In those days, it was a music hall joke - the choir got it because they deserved it, sort of thing. Would I have told my parents? Would I have reported it to the police? No, they probably already knew - the headmaster would have told them to protect himself. Was it reported in the local paper? No, they would never print anything like that. The scandal was that nobody wanted a scandal.
Anyway, I am curious as to what this has to do with Trump.
Trump IS the predatory pederast priest in the pulpit.
He is hiding behind the office and its authority and influence to commit crimes against the public and the Republic. He is perverting democracy and encouraging others to do the same and to tear it down and trample it underfoot in the process. He has illicitly wrapped himself in the flag and surrounded himself with craven religious hypocrites spouting invective as a smokescreen for his malevolent deeds. He does not believe in the rhetoric he spouts. He uses it to manipulate others.
tanget - I curious as to how your misguided and incredibly gullible American conservatives are spinning the bullshit they see their compatriots perpetrating in Washington. Do they think this perfidy justified? Do they REALLY think that elections have been rigged by the opponents of their precious cult leader? Are they drinking the fucking Kool-Aid? Because, from every thing you've told me about them, I fully expect them to be craven anti-American traitors....following their cult leader, the fascist Dumbshit Donny.
And...tangent....I get the impression that you think my political rantings here have been...'pretentious'.
In light of what has transpired in American politics over the past year, and particularly in the the past few days, have my musings upon the American political scene been anywhere near the realities you see portrayed in the media? Trump is a fascist. That is clear. He has made it eminently clear for all to see. Yet, I'd bet you'd still challenge that typification with some milquetoast objection and a fair amount of hand-waving. Trump is a flaming shithead fascist and your 'friends' need to realize that and come to terms with it.
I want him to run. I want him to flee in to self-imposed exile in Baku.
That would save us all the excruciating and no doubt protracted public prosecution for murder and assorted crimes of sedition and insurrection. The bad precedent would, no doubt, get the primary spot of attention for the duration and get to play the victim. Nope....I don't want it. He needs to run. Make it real, Donny. Hide from prosecution in the burned out hulk of a shithotel in an obscure former Soviet colony.