Surviving Trump’s End
by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ July 22, 2020
How do we survive the Trump Party’s violent self-destruction? We are now are now expecting at least 200,000 collateral deaths from COVID-19. How to survive is the question that everyone in the US should have been asking themselves over the last four years. To anyone experienced with narcissistic psychopaths, the outcome of Donald Trump’s demand to be president, if allowed, would end disastrously.
Trump’s specific family heritage of racism and low-grade criminality with his ignorance and often delusional state guaranteed the final disaster to be violent and ugly. It has been, from the beginning, a question of survivability. What was an initial question of how long Trump and the Republican Party could survive is now how long we can survive in the face of full neofascist collapse and imposed police state brutality?
While the mainstream media has finally begun to warn of what Trump is, they are still struggling to pretend that there is some shred of normality in the ugliness of the Trump party. The pretense of salvation in, already, a massively suppressed and corrupt election is so thin a hope as to be laughable.
Understanding the complete lack of any ethics, morality, or decency in the Trump party is the only thing left to write. The contortions of the New York Times and others in describing these horrors as, somehow, still part of some normal political process is nauseatingly depressing. Desperate efforts to see a positive change in Trump’s cynical acceptance of masking seems like the pleading looks of the condemned to their unconcerned executioners.
There is no bottom to this disaster, no limit to the depths to which the Trump stooges will descend. The remaining core is an aging white racist minority whose ingrained cultural hatred is all that they have. Trump, Barr, McConnel, and the other bootlickers see their only hope as full racist domination.
The Gestapo heritage is just what the neofascists have dreamed about and is now making happen in Portland and other cities that are opposed to racist hatred. This police state idiocy is beyond criminal, yet the mainstream media allows the neofascist Fox media to create crude propaganda myths with only threats of ‘fact-checking.’ The counter demand is that the thugs wear uniforms rather than unmarked armor.
The hopelessness of demanding a regime dedicated to the destruction of all social and democratic rules to dress less aggressively and follow those rules is a comedy so dark as to be absurd. Is there any expectation that these gutless demands will force the Trump regime to remove their thugs from Democratically ruled cities? They will keep going until stopped, and there is no one to stop them but the people and the Wall of Moms.
We also know, and it is discussed daily in our media, that the goal of this insanity is violence. The fascist destruction of societies to hold power must create fear to justify oppression and brutality. The only way to prevent this, as we see in the Gestapo tactics against peaceful groups in Portland, is mass escalation. Too many police forces have corrupted by aggressive policies and this country’s structural racism.
Yet we are crippled by the most massive pandemic in our history, created by both incompetence and intent. We watched as Trump’s stooges smiled at the burden of the pandemic that fell on the urban poor and people of color. No problem, reopen the country, no one who matters will die.
Incompetence and cynical intent destroy the criminals who cannot help but illustrate their idiocy. Desperation drives them to use their only weapon of hate and oppression to create public violence for the destruction of democratic communities. Trump, in psychopathic form, wants to destroy whatever he cannot dominate. His viciousness supported by ignorant opportunists is causing great suffering and death, but the level of incompetence is almost beyond belief.
Trump’s new campaign for law and order is so terrible it is hard to describe. Perhaps the single best example of what incompetence and ignorance do is the latest Trump commercial for Facebook. It claims to be about protecting Trump’s evangelical followers from attacks by supporters of Biden. But the ‘chaos and violence’ image is Ukrainian pro-democracy demonstrators being attacked by Ukrainian ‘Secret Police’ in 2014. The irony is so deep that scuba equipment is needed to plumb its depths.
The pro-democracy movement later overthrew the Ukrainian fascist regime, which created the political police shown. The erstwhile leader, Viktor Yanukovych, fled to Moscow for Putin’s protection as Trump may well do. But there is more.
Yanukovych is the neofascist president who hired Paul Manafort, who afterward went to work for Donald Trump. There should be something powerful behind this, but on closer inspection, it is just gross incompetence and general ignorance of people who assume everyone is at their level of stupidity.
This ‘new’ Trump campaign has been in operation for only a couple of weeks. It started with the tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrators ordered by Barr to allow the disastrous march across Pennsylvania Avenue for Trump’s upside down bible photo shoot. Then moved on to saving statues of Confederate generals and slave traders that went so far as to include the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilians, who have enough trouble with their idiot, were not amused.
As we have learned, gross incompetence and ignorance will not save us from destruction. Only the immediate removal of Trump and all who are clinging on him will do that.