We are living in a new world, folks! Same as the old, only better, stronger, more bravado, more daring — less giving or forgiving. It is a world now ‘hoist on its own petard’ in the waning days of triumphant capitalism, and the full-fledged emergence of the SELFIE generation. And, look at them… they just adore being trumped by Trump! The ego! the bravado! How delicious, how seductive, how, well, you know… selfie! Take my own picture? Make my own television show? Like, yeah! And, mind you, Donald’s inflated sense of self matches extremely well with America’s newfound and ill-founded sense of national exceptionalism as well. So the Selfie generation, and American exceptionalism… meet Donald Trump. And what a small bomb that is. George Bush was simply prelude — “you’re either with us or against us.” Donnie goes much further.. he goes the distance. Taking the playbook right from Queen he sings “We are the champions of the world!” And his prescription for our recent doldrums: Make America great again!
The question is: how many times will we go to this dance, play this charade, and beat our chests about freedom and democracy. Who’s kidding whom? Was Bush senior an improvement on Ronnie? Was Clinton and improvement on Bush? Was W an improvement on Clinton? Was the Peace President an improvement on W? What does improvement mean in any event: higher standard of living; world conquest; better movies; more McDonalds; world peace; environmental security; free healthcare; better drugs. ‘Splain it to me please. Make the entire world look like America or perhaps, Disneyland? Do you not yet understand that the country is not run by you or your votes? If it was not clear enough before 2010… it is now. The Supreme Court of the US made it perfectly legal and perfectly clear in the Citizens United case. No more reading between the lines: Your country is run by big business and big money. Your cherished freedom is whether you choose to eat Burger King or McDonalds. Your touted democracy is a kleptocracy, where your elected officials benefit handsomely from the generosity (bribes) of the oligarchs (donors). And there is a revolving door between government ‘service’ and corporate America and lobbying.
Why else would Donnie be so impressive? Let’s just drop the charade and invite one of the clowns into the fun house. Donnie has plenty of access to cash; although some oligarchs may prefer Hillary, thinking she is more manageable as a woman. She is not! She’s got balls of steel! But, she will do her master’s bidding as well as Donnie the shark! This is the masquerade we are playing my friends. Choose your poison; it’s your life, and your death… so enjoy it. And enjoy the spectacle while it lasts. The distraction is what they depend upon so you really will not upset the apple cart. Alternatively, you could just say fuck this: and start a revolution.