November 11, 2016
Been painful watching news today
Headlines all a horror show
Have little faith in what they say
Suspicious, what they don’t know
It’s Trump Times day three and we have had demonstrations all over our country, an admission from Russia that “Da, we coordinated with the Trump campaign” and, of course, Commander-in-Chief Tweeting has begun.
Also, the media queued up a bunch of (scary) names as potential Trump appointments, but the media have no fucking idea. They are just guessing to fill column inches and streaming minutes. So, I think ignoring this name list BS is the best mental health choice.
Frankly, I cannot talk about the Russian thing in a clear lucid fashion quite yet. Living through the Cold War has left me a little suspicious of the MOTHER-FUCKING Russians. (See?)
But the demonstrations and related tweeting hold some interest; this may be foreshadowing – a glimpse at our dark comedy future.
First, demonstrations broke out all over the country (well, in the cities). This was to be expected after a tense divisive election. (And then there’s that popular vote loses again issue.) It looks like the protestors were mostly young people, minorities and women. (Though we can’t be certain since this detail comes from our national media – a group that couldn’t find its own ass with a flashlight and a full-length mirror. But I digress.)
Next, our president-elect tweets a snappy little morsel about professional demonstrators and how unfair the demonstrations are.
Of course, more demonstrations occur. One gets labeled a riot.
Finally, our president-elect tweets a saccharin sweet snowflake about how he admires the protestors’ passion and predicts that “we will all come together and be proud”.
Okay, the public self-contradiction tactic has served him well so far. So, well played Donald. But that “we will all come together” line is new. New and not consistent with the classic Trump Tweeting style. Troubling.
More troubling, why am I aware of a Trump Tweeting style? Have I read enough Trump Tweets to recognize patterns? Shit, that’s a lot of reading – I’m old and slow. There must be something else I should be doing with my eyes!
Take care of yourselves and one another,