Devion's Views #155


Remember the line promoting the JAWS movies "Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water."

It was no big surprise. In the movies, the monster shark is still out there.

Remember that promoted thrill ride...when the roller coaster slowly reached the apex and suddenly, the angle of vision changed, forcing you to look straight down at the abyss below.

The sensation in the pit of your stomach took control of your emotions as the coaster accelerated.

The G forces lifted your body into a brief state of weightlessness.

The death-grip on the handle bar.

The seat belt straining to hold your body from hurtling into space.

The screams of sheer terror from the helpless passengers.

Are we safe? Who's in control of this thing? Hopefully, not a delusional madman.

                                   WHICH BRINGS US TO......

...the mid-point of 2018 where "things" appear to be hurtling into an unfathomable abyss.

In the "All about ME" world of dictatorial, despotic nut-jobs, the current Emperor of America is riding a wave of self confidence, having put in motion a process to control the destiny of his citizens that appears unchecked and potentially unstoppable.

U.S. voters wanted 'real change', but may not have realized this tyrant actually means to do what he said over and over again during the campaign.

Do they even now comprehend that his version of "draining the swamp" was to replace the alligators with his own, and threaten, punish and destroy anyone or anything that stands in his way, by whatever means necessary.

In less than two years, emboldened by rising polls and the absence of pushback from Republicans (who control all the levers of power), Emperor 'Crazy Pants', managed to turn his country inward, insulated and isolated from traditional allies.

Even turning his back on basic values of the Party (he purports to represent), elected members now live in fear of his unpredictable wrath that may affect their electability.

His principle objectives appear to be:

 - To destroy federal institutions, whose role has been to protect the public good and replace them with institutions that support a military-industrial complex.

 - To create a new political party, whose membership requires swearing fealty and duty to the supreme leader.

 - To establish that the supreme leader is above the law, and thereby, can pardon himself or anyone he deems worthy, regardless of the crime.

 - To "modify" certain portions of the First Amendment.

NB: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.

It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

 - To lie, cheat, deceive and twist facts to establish an alternative 'Trumpian-reality'.

 - To decree that on every July 4th, a massive military parade will be staged, in honour of the supreme leader/commander-in-chief, to demonstrate America's might to the world.

He doesn't much care for:

Morals, charity, strong women, honouring signed agreements, climate change, the ME-TOO movement, Puerto Rico, accepting responsibilty for his mistakes and misdeeds, religion, the poor, NAFTA, Mexicans, education, NATO, health care (for the poor), the UN, children (separating them from their parents is Okie-Dokie y'all according to Attorney General Magoo's interpretation of the Bible), and elections (he's contemplating doing away with presidential elections and declare himself Emperor-for-life).

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend", is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy.

The American Emperor has been persuaded by his friend and mentor, 'Vlad the Invader', that it's in HIS personal best interests to work together against "their common enemy" - democracies in the rest of the world.

His motto: Let strongmen rule.

It's now crystal clear that 'Crazy Pants' trusts and admires dictators, despots and thugs, like his new best friend, Kim Jong-Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea, more than his traditional allies.

Trump said he wants "his people to sit up at attention when he speaks, like North Koreans do with Kim".

Therefore, dear reader, for however long it takes, it's probably wise and prudent to buckle up, grip the handle bar with both hands and hang on.

This ride will bring back memories of that first terrifying roller coaster adventure.

Somebody suggested the best way to remain calm during an earthqake is to SCREAM.

Ron Devion, No Guts, No Glory