Is anyone on top?
By Mike Meyer
I really wonder who’s on top let alone who’s on third in the saga of the Trump White House. Suddenly there are doubts about North Korea’s denuclearization. A whole spat of news stories from Washington are casting doubts on Kim’s intentions. Trump is still shouting about the wonderful deal he made but suddenly the choir is singing a different hymn. Even Fox News is humming along to the new song. There have been numerous warnings from the time of the Kim and Trump meeting that that there are other agendas with war rather than peace as the goal. None of this is a surprise. But it’s not the content of these breathless exposés but the addition of yet another set of expected balls in the American misinformation juggling act that I find interesting. The fun part is trying to figure out all of the pieces and who is playing who for a fool.
Might as well start at the start and get the easy part over with. Trump is known to be out of control and that has been completely normalized. The man has been delusional for some years and went quickly over the edge in the White House. This is not a problem but an amazing tool, I was tempted to say toy, of the people who control the US government. What a distraction. He rants, he raves, he makes outrageous tweets, he makes a fool of himself at least twice per week and everyone shakes their head. What can we do? He’s president (sotto voice: . . . and he’s crazy as shit). What does this mean now?
The man wouldn’t know truth if it bit him on the ass. And he is covered by a set of pathetic liars who must be getting something for having sold not only their soul but their lifetime credibility for this. But that is just part of the act that has evolved nicely over the last year. This is now far beyond Trump. Does Trump have any clue as to what is going on? Probably not as he most likely wouldn’t remember it very long even if he did. But it really doesn’t matter. As long as they take him to Milwaukee once a month or so and fill a stadium with screaming people he’s fine with whatever happens. Milwaukee is smallish and no one goes there and, more importantly, no one asks questions in Milwaukee. There’s a story in there somewhere. So what was suspected from the beginning has come true. The useful fool is mostly irrelevant except as a diversion.
Now to the hard part. Who the hell is in control of this thing? It sure looks to me that there is a hell of a war going on in the shadows behind the stage with the loud mouth idiot on it. Almost everyone that is supposed to be officially in charge is obviously out to lunch. Pompeo is going to North Korea again. Is there a purpose? I would be really surprised if anything happens. He at least gets sent to meetings and shows up. He’s about the only one in he cabinet.
Pence is diligently working to build the handmaid’s tale back in his corner but he is so far out of time no one is interested except the Christian supremacist people who hang out with him. The good thing is everyone knows they are scary and weird. Pence, himself, looks to me like a 18 year old with a rock hard boner over his teacher and trying as hard as he can not to blow his wad while sitting in class. He might make a noise. He is truly dangerous and I really wish he was just an 18 year old with a boner he doesn’t know what to do with.
Congress has long been bought off and McConnell sold his soul so long ago he doesn’t remember how many people he sold it to. The Democrats know exactly who they sold their soul to but the currency is not in circulation anymore. How the hell did that happen?
The real issue is between the billionaires who really only agree that they should have all the money and someday, soon, no one else will have any. Slavery is such a nice thing but it needs a new name. Their working on it. Beyond that they are all single issue simpletons who are powerful enough to get what they want so they have trouble even talking.
And then there are the neocons who are allied with the classical American Imperialists. One group wants war at any cost and the other group wants control. Unfortunately the planet is going to another place and wars are not what they once were. Far too many people are educated enough now to know that they don’t really accomplish anything except make some billionaires even more billions. But there are all these other issues and countries that are trying to make sense out of this, like China. Much of this craziness and back room fighting is fear of China. But they managed to get a clown and a bunch of idiots as puppets and then they realized they were up against a new super power with a very long history of doing it right or at least successfully.
The reality has moved beyond the old paradigm and the billionaires are the leftovers of that paradigm. So Trump gets spun like a top and then everything is rephrased to something completely different and, at the drop of hat, the media starts the war drums. Is Kim jerking Trump? Probably not because Kim is nearly completely dependent on Xi and the Chinese are trying to build a future. They are letting the shadow powers manipulate Trump and they are slowly, carefully, giving him warning slaps but it doesn’t help to smack the fool. Another benefit of this layered puppet style of government is that it doesn’t matter that Trump gets smacked and made to look foolish. He doesn’t matter anyway.
The war industry billionaires versus the Imperial America billionaires is the real battle. These are the folks spinning Trump in circles. But they only see military as strength to gain petrochemicals while the war industry billionaires see it as a way to make money. The trouble is for both groups a war with North Korea would be a good little show and money maker as a warm up for Iran. Needless to say everyone else in the international arena except maybe Putin see these people as bug fuck crazy. But they can stay hidden behind the dancing Trump
But Iran is telling the EU either you abide by the treaty or things will get ugly. China is worried but in control of North Korea and has several very large plans of great complexity and sophistication, the One Belt One Road initiative is the biggest. Aligning for dominance in Africa is another. Space exploration and position in orbit is another. And now Mexico has elected a real president with solid policies and vision. How did that happen? We weren’t even told.
We have a very large and rich nation state that has lost its way and has become so entangled in a century of careful lies and now lies as a way of life that nothing makes any sense. But the planet is moving on to higher levels of integration and coming to realize that America is not a important as once thought. Meanwhile Trump dances and shouts the folks behind the curtains plot and scheme against each other.
It dawned on me that the real power may be the ice queen herself. Melania is actually in control and manipulating the whole thing. My god I hope not.
We really need to get this thing under control. Send Trump permanently to Milwaukee with his own little stadium and a small crowd. Send Congress home and let the new folks take over. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for national administrator. That sounds like hope.