by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ July 16, 2020
I feel much like the neighbor visiting a man who’s family was killed in a plane crash after he was diagnosed with cancer, and I need to tell him that his dog was just run over and is lying dead in the street. Maybe I should have just buried the dog hoping he wouldn’t notice?
No, there is no escaping this confluence of horror and death. We are beyond the risk of shooting the messenger as the messengers are having trouble not shooting themselves. Metaphors, even profane ones, fail in the face of what is happening to the US of A as the once-mighty enter freefall.
Naturally, the thin gruel coming from the national media would have us believe that things are rough, but it will somehow get back on track under the strong leadership of Joe Biden. Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Moscow Mitch, and their friends will disappear in a cloud of greasy smoke next January. I wish and everyone is mortally afraid to hope.
The steady analysis of various types of polling, carefully constrained to avoid past failures, shows November as the end of the Republican Party and the Trump regime. Whatever the result of mass voter suppression, Russian social media manipulation, or Electoral College rigging, the majority of the country will know that Trump and his bootlickers have lost. That knowledge may not directly connect to who controls the government of the US but that is another section of hell and not what I wish to discuss here.
That a defeated Trump will try to whine, lie, and sue everyone imaginable to block his eviction from the White House is a genuine problem that is part of the nature of narcissistic psychopaths. Whatever the claimed result of the election let us assume that the majority vote cannot be ignored and Trump will be told to depart in January.
The tragic dog lying dead in the street is the frightening time between the election and January 20, 2021. An enraged, ignorant, and delusional psychopath with the keys to the US military and all nuclear weapons would be a crime against humanity if his presence in the White House weren’t already such a crime.
If you thought we are fucked now, wait until December. With no other outrageous or disastrous actions, we will be north of 224,000 deaths from COVID-19 by November. We may well be facing the opposite of herd immunity, i.e., the move of SARS-CoV-2 into an endemic disease in North America through the national failure to even come up with a plan to contain it. We may still be under lockdown in many states and cities with hunger and survival in the winter months the primary media topic as the daily death toll expands. But that is the ‘good’ news.
Four months of this accelerating descent into sickness, death, and economic collapse is hard to imagine. Most people have no heart for it. But we will need to face the reality of rampant and vicious insanity wholly ignored by national supporters of Trump. If you haven’t noticed, their intent is human destruction to facilitate exploitation, greed, and elimination of the troublesome populations that are becoming reluctant to keep buying the deaths of their children and grandchildren.
If the manipulation of the economy, using ill-informed day traders to buy this week’s pumped shell company stocks, blows up before November, it could get bad fast. If it does not blow up, the percentage of delusional people who accept outrageous propaganda will keep up the sideshow until deflation arrives. Big finance is still painting a rosy picture in half-year earnings reports, but the ass-covering at the bottom of the story admits that it is all based on very thin hope in the best of all possible worlds. But that is all external to the proverbial dead dog in the street.
Without action, Trump will, upon losing in November, set out to destroy everything that he could not steal. He will attempt to incite death squads to murder his enemies. He, of course, will be covered by his stooges who will always say it was a joke. Trump, Bunker Boy, will deny all responsibility because he will do nothing. Others will understand what the boss wants and that their futures depend on delivering. By late November as the whining and lawsuits to nullify the election fail, the Trump stooges will see that they are dead meat unless they can receive salvation by acts of outrage that, somehow, deliver the orange one from his fate of endless courtrooms and then prison.
The logic of committing monstrous and stupid acts for Trump is feeble. But that is the reason Trump surrounds himself with dependent and crippled personalities. One more desperate attempt to gain favor could mean a dacha in Moscow but never a trip under the bus. That almost all others have gone under the bus somehow is ignored just as they overlook a planetary pandemic. A part of the population is totally able to commit suicide by stupidity while visualizing glory.
We are programmed to ignore anything that Trump does to escape terminal depression, although the level of human pain, suffering, and death are now staggering. When do we start to act to remove the problem? We know this is coming, but we, instead discuss, very carefully the possibility of Trump refusing to leave while ignoring the two months for horrendous payback.
Joe Biden sees it, and for him to say that he is worried about what will happen after the election is a sign of how genuinely frightening November and December will be. Not only is there no plan to control the pandemic and no plan to slow the collapse of the great mass of the population into abject poverty by November, so weakness and desperation will rule. We can only hope another trillion dollars come from a collapsing government to lesson the human disaster.
But there is no plan or existing procedure to remove two months of horror from a lame-duck madman. The 25th amendment is powerless in this situation and too slow in any case to prevent mayhem. That the losing Trump Party senators would suddenly become heroes is so unlikely as to be comic. We already know the only ones that care and they are too few and too meek to do anything except wait for the end.
But imagine what a demented psychopath with a mental age below five could do with two months to punish the people who did not recognize his brilliance. Enablers surround him and no one has been able to stop him. He is currently simply ignoring Supreme Court rulings on DACA and his financial records.
The only hope is to order him removed from office the day after the election results are final. That, of course, is what the Trump Party will attempt to block. We must remove him anyway.