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I’ve been worried about this since last year. No one wants to talk about it.

“No, no, no, this can’t be. We just need to get out the vote.” Bullshit. We are so far past that solution that I’m not sure what to even say about it.

A little historical knowledge helps. When countries fall apart as quickly as this one has over the last eighteen months it is a sign of advanced rot. This place is no longer structurally sound.

The sign is not Trump or anything that he has done. He is clearly a classic case of damaged personality whether you use pathological narcissism or the broader symptomatic set of sociopath/psychopath. Everything he has done falls with the expected range of activities. No surprises. That is not the problem.

Our society is the problem. Except for careful mainstream media coverage of a few people talking about this stuff in opinion pieces there has been no coverage of what this means. All national politicians are sociopaths at least a little, right? This is the way those leader type people are, right? Right?

Wrong, effective leaders have clear ideas and are driven by the need to achieve goals but they are not twisted, ignorant pieces of shit. They do observe and listen carefully. They work to make their argument and push the edges but they don’t lie with every other breath.

I have never seen this type of statement in any direct, mainstream political article. We get only references to what someone said with distance carefully maintained in “Opinion” pieces. NO reference in an actual news article.

Calling a pathological liar a pathological liar is not appropriate. Let me know the last time you saw the term ‘pathological liar’ in the same paragraph with the name Trump in a mainstream media news article. Keep moving along folks. There’s nothing to see here.

The New York Times can list all of Trump’s lies but no connection is ever made to our future as a nation. What have we lost? Why can’t we be told that we are screwed and a small time criminal mind has ended up in the most powerful position on this planet? And we need to get that piece of shit out of there fast.

Oh, but millions of people support him. Given our distorted media, a half century of political dysfunction, and institutional lies 30% of this population has shown that they have no idea what any of this means. The only thing they know is that it doesn’t work and they want someone else to suffer.

I don’t even blame them because their entire lives have been spent in a sequence of political lies. But they remember their parents who saw life getting better and had pride in what they passed on to them. It took fifty years to waste it away. And no one wants to admit it.

American society is based on racism, misogyny, authoritarian political systems (two official flavors) and what is now the most vicious form of predatory capitalism on the planet.

The Democratic Party? Nothing. Give us money every week and we will avoid offering pedophiles and convicted criminals as candidates. Otherwise the same polices as we are owned by the same people and don’t want to disrupt things too much. No, sir.

We will keep this wonderful nation just as it is. Bankruptcy for family medical costs builds character. The Republicans couldn’t get rid of Obamacare, we saved it. They did manage to destroy the base so the rates are going way up but we didn’t do that, luckily.

We’ll make sure that some of the food stamps remain so you won’t starve. You need to keep working and we’ll let you have a few more dollars each week. You can afford education for your kids if just learn to live on the edge. No savings and no luxuries for twenty years and a life time of debt for your kids. You can do it.

The billionaires will enjoy all those things you don’t have so you don’t risk becoming lazy. They are safe and can’t become lazy because they live on inheritance and capital gains. You have to work. Don’t listen to that crazy talk about Universal Basic Income.

Trump is locking in his hold and the Party is making sure nothing will happen. The elections are now meaningless. Deal with it. Democrats are saying even if we get half of Congress we don’t want to jump to conclusions. We’ll just have some hearings, again. That’s good enough. We’ll shuffle the same folks around knowing that you already forgot their names.

No one even knows how to change this. We don’t even know what is happening. We forgot. Lies are good enough!

Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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