Trump provides the answer
By Mike Meyer
It appears that Trump and the, barely, eukariotic creature named McConnell (no spine or intestines, but you can’t have everything) have gone with Donald’s National Emergency for Wall and Fence Contractors. This is an excellent and sorely needed move that could well be our salvation.
As many of us have written about since the collapse of the American political system in 2016, there is very little that can be done to prevent the future disasters now being totally ignored by the government of the US. The reasons for this are multitude but the archaic and corrupted Federal structure cannot be changed while under the control of low order criminals who have locked in their rule by vast voter disenfranchisement. But the means for full structural change are being given to us by Trump and the very people who have brought on these disasters.
It should be no problem, now, to remove Trump. If he is not relocated to a guarded and locked facility for high crimes and misdemeanors he will be devastated in the next election. People are prone to stupidity but they do learn. The second time around requires the piper to be paid.
I’m prone to confidence that a suitable, i.e. rational individual with some solid scientific education will be elected president in 2020. Upon taking office she can declare a National Emergency due to Climate Change, Resurgent Racism, National Greed, and Massive Human Rights abuses.
Unlike Trump’s wall fiasco these are all very real and, not only national, but planetary emergencies. To avoid the disaster that is befalling Trump and the Republicans in claiming they don’t need support for a plan with no reality and no purpose, the broad principles of the new Emergency should be presented to the population for a direct, bio-metric confirmed online vote. A majority of the country will support these principles as they have been waiting years for someone to ask. Of that I have no doubt.
People actually know real emergencies, particularly those that have been created by incompetent and illegitimate officials dedicated to greed and oppression. If done correctly, the principles of the new Emergency will be fully mandated.
To be sure that this is done properly a second Emergency will need to be declared temporarily disenfranchising populations in states confirmed to have implemented racist voter suppression by any means that remains uncorrected. They may regain their citizens’ full franchise by correcting the problems. Turn about is fair play.
Once this first National Citizen Vote is completed the process can move to specific policies and actions to address the stated Emergencies. Unlike Trump and his Republican cohort who have no goal other than filling their pockets, I suggest a national majority would be needed for approval of these policies with immediate implementation.
No need to bother the corrupt Congress controlled by foreign funded criminals of various kinds. This would allow the world to watch while the embarrassment that had been America returns to taking a positive planetary leadership.
Several current Republican officials have made excellent suggestions (who knew?) that should facilitate correction of these Emergencies. These should be at the top of the list for the New Emergency:
- Establishment of a ten year conversion eliminating all fossils fuels with nationalization of all existing fossil fuel corporations. These could then be liquidated to fund further Emergency policies as listed below. (Thank you, Senator Rubio (R-FL) for the excellent suggestion.)
- Immediate implementation of International Human Rights including Emergency national law providing full rights for all gender or non gendered peoples and sentient beings (a future need). This could also fund the addition of genderless facilities in all schools and public places. (And, thank you, Matt Gaetz (R-FL), for your suggestion.)
- Nationalization of all financial corporations with conversion to state owned banks for state government funding. Community credit unions owned by their members would be the only federally insured primary financial service organizations. This, along with liquidation of the fossil fuel industry, would fund all national services for citizens and refugees for the foreseeable future.
- Removal of all physical borders to be replaced by non intrusive sensors and adequate facilities to process anyone seeking refugee status for any reason with expedited processes specifically for climate change caused political instability. This would begin to correct a century of American theft and political oppression in Central and South America. This will prepare for the inevitable steady increase in climate change driven population movements.
- Implementation of Universal Basic Income replacing all government welfare and unemployment services. This will be funded, initially, by the nationalization and liquidation of the fossil fuel and the finance industries and then by maximum income limits. Above this national income limit, to be determined by another National Citizen Vote, taxes will be 100%. Members of Congress would be a special case with any personal wealth above, the very generous amount of $500,000 required to be donated to charity annually. This should quickly produce mass resignation from Congress by existing party members.
- Replacement of, the now nearly vacant, Congress by an automated version of the National Citizen Vote system. This would be used primarily to approve annual funding proposals by federal department.
- Begin research and conversion to Artificial Intelligence based systems to replace the Executive Office. On implementation of this the White House to be converted into a museum dedicated to human stupidity and ignorance with a full wing dedicated to the late US party system. Trump would be honored by a small, gold note pad including all his truthful statements as president. This would be of limited interest given the repetition of; “I need to go to the bathroom”, “I’m hungry”, “Time to play golf”, and “Where’s my phone?”, but you need to work with what you have.
This would begin to return America to planetary leadership status while simply bypassing old and failed systems.
Thank you Donald Trump for stumbling into the future. In honor of this inadvertent success ten years could be taken off your life sentence.