Remember when Anakin Skywalker was supposed to be the salvation of the Universe in the original Star Wars trilogy? That the man who would become Darth Vader was actually supposed to overthrow the Empire?
And at first it didn't seem like this was gonna happen, because he became the HEAD of the Empire, totally immersed himself in it, but then he betrays the Emperor and throws him over a railing before he can annihilate his son?
Well, there are people out there who believe that Donald Trump is just that - he's playing it cool, he's immersed in the Swamp, but when the time is ripe, he's gonna bust through and bring the whole thing down
He is the fulfillment of a prophecy, and the extreme manifestation of how high America has gone, and how far and hard it will fall
And then of course, there are those who no longer believe that and see that he has surrounded, literally SUBMERGED himself in the swamp, and the evidence is too compelling that he was lying to us all along...but there is always that "isn't that a part of the plan" lingering there?
I mean, what would YOU DO if you were an aspiring political candidate with idealistic motives to improve the welfare of your fellow Americans and you knew if you wore this all on your sleeve, the powers that be would just find a way to get rid of you, like they do to people like Ralph Nader? Like they did to Bernie Sanders?
Could it possibly be? Or this is all some majestic accident?
well, it's portlandia mixed with star wars because it's now the reality we live in and it's the fulfillment of a prophecy
The continued psyop of media hysteria and neoliberal pseudo-hatred of Trump is producing some glaring inconsistencies in the basic narrative of our country. It's polluting the media way more than the media was polluted before, and the ensuing smog and clutter is nauseating to the vast majority of Americans
How do you not go crazy from hearing the incessant drumbeat of Russia-is-to-blame-for-everything and everything-is-wrong-with-Trump?
Racism didn't start with Trump, deportations didn't start with him, and his latest push to increase domestic surveillance in our country was voted for by very same Democrats who have claimed Trump is the new Hitler
But but but
He's such an underling for Israel!
He sure is!
I find it to be a great strategy (if it is one)
If you can't beat 'em
Give 'em the demented horns, and take them to the end of the bridge, and fly off it! so that the world sees how extreme they really are!
Do you really want a supposed racist and proto-fascist to be promoting your country???
Kind of a bad look
But makes sense given that both the administrations and leaders of Israel and the US are into building walls and keeping "undesirables" out
He supports having Jerusalem be the capital of Israel, and he promotes putting the US embassy there - because that wasn't going to cause outrage and international condemnation!
He has also recently declared that he will cut funding and aid to Palestine, all possibly 335 million of it to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency which provides healthcare and other services to Palestinians, not just in Palestine but to refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon), if the Palestinians "don't agree to further peace talks" (whatever the hell that means; is it like the terms of the Dayton Accords that Milosevic couldn't have reasonably agreed to?)
And his pit bulldog in the UN, Nikki Haley, only too gleefully boasts about her allegiance to Israel and her desire to do anything to defend its right to murder people and take their land.
The US's once official stance as an unbiased facilitator in the "Middle East peace process" is blown out of the water, and the Obama veneer of numb faux-impartiality is gone - the US can be seen for the one-sided tormentor that it really is; I view this as progress.
I argued with someone in 2016 over this, when people were saying that Trump had no dick, and that saying that was transphobic. Recently, people have been criticizing his weight and his diet, engaging in the same fat shaming that is supposedly a no-no to do to others.There are more compelling criticisms of Trump, and the fact you have to revert to these is pathetic. You have really been triggered so hard you are willing to throw your principles out the window? Or maybe you didn't really have them in the first place
The Obama/Clinton/Democratic veneer of "we're the good guys" IS GONE. It only remains if you are so brainwashed and so stubborn to admit it
Or you have a vested interest
And Trump can make cultural faux pas, and antagonize foreign leaders, and tweet to his heart's content, and you can lament how bad he is supposedly making America look, but in reality, he is the very embodiment of everything America really is, and something which neoliberals refuse to publicly admit of their own country: a thug
A thug country led by a...thug? ( I don't even think he's a thug, I just think he's a pathological goofball)
Will he finally be the hammer that cracks and blows this whole stupid two party monopoly to pieces?
Either by his "outrageous" behavior (which isn't comparatively that bad, but if you're a current hysteric...) or the slowly and inexorably growing common realization that both parties are corrupt and this system just isn't worth defending? That this country as a whole really needs to change?
You're mad because.... he makes us look bad???
He's the guy who might inadvertently expose the truth, when he doesn't really mean to
Everything Trump does just pisses the rest of the world off (most Americans are literally too dumb to notice or care)
No one can continue to defend the US and say its motives are humanitarian, that it's the policeman of the world, that it wants to spread democracy to other nations
To have Nikkiy Haley stand there at the UN and say that the US is "taking names" of those who "voted against us"? US? Who is your allegiance to Ms Haley? and why aren't more tried and true patriotic Americans more angry at your betrayal???
The days of this crapola are coming to an end, and what better way to do it than with a President who is the very embodiment of American arrogance and greed?
Mercedes Finesse wishes she had been deported back to Monaco because damn it would have been cool to grow up there