Trump Times Entry 58 – Dead Man Tweeting

Dead Man Tweeting

January 5,2017inthought2

Day fifty-eight of the Trump saga features a rich mixture of political theater, international intrigue and offensive tweets. Ever a storyteller, the Donald has conjured up a reality spy show for us – and it’s not just some low-energy high-complexity boring espionage yarn.

No, the Donald knows his audience – so, this spy adventure is riddled with his trademark bat-shit-crazy twists and ever-popular reality-redefinition. Gee, he even got CIA to come out to play. And let’s face it, the entertainment value in a public shouting match between the CIA and the incoming executive is biblical – as are the potential consequences. If you enjoy being frightened, this show is for you.

The republic stands puzzled as our new face threatens our old brain.

The outcome of any Trump story is, by definition, undefined, but we do have clues regarding the intelligence community’s conflict resolution technique. They tend to prefer more traditional, private, direct mechanisms. You are more likely to be hit and killed by a falling meteor than to bait the CIA into an embarrassing Twitter fight – well, a meteor or something like a meteor.

While a political spectrum from Chairman Mao to the CIA believe, political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, I still disagree. But, lately, I sometimes see their point of view.

In those darker moments, I wonder: Eighty years from now, will the most common moral dilemma question still be, “If you could, would you go back in time and kill Hitler?” or something else?

I, obviously, spend too much time thinking about this shit.

So anyway, here’s hoping the Donald continues to tweet symbolic “You’re Fired” messages to the CIA. I’m sure they’ll react just like congress and run for cover from his awesomeness.

Or maybe not. (Hope springs eternal.)

In Peace and Justice,

Trump Times Entry 32 – Bully Them into Submission

Bully Them into Submission

December 10, 2016trump-putin-1

So far, we’ve suffered thirty-two days of the Trump pre-show show, yet the it continues to delight. In what can fairly be termed the crescendo of Reality Performance Art, team Donald once again gives us something to look at.

Yup, we have a Game of Thrones like inner circle filled with religious zealots, military fanatics and conspiracy theorists.  Peppered liberally with wife beaters, this bunch promises to stay interesting all the way to the apocalypse.

If intrigue is not your thing, there’s always the live tour. Hooray, the Trump band is back together and doing a national gig. And the set list is, well, amazing! Along with new, even more confusing, material, the tour features a full set of the golden oldies. “Lock her Up!” and “Build the wall – kill then all!” have been crowd favorites.

And of course, for those of us too challenged for intrigue, but unwilling to adventure outdoors there’s Twitter. To keep it sweet, the Trump tweet show has been featuring the ever-popular Attack theme. Totally equal opportunity, they’ve attacked television shows, China, union bosses and even teen-age girls. But the Donald really took it to the next level this week when he stated attacking the CIA.

The republic looks to stand awhile longer – not so sure about the Donald.

For once I agree with and feel encouraged by the Donald. His cyber-bully tweets aimed at the CIA are just what we need. Go for it Donald, we all know the agency is just a bunch of new-age sensitive guys – eager to hear public critique. So, keep tweeting; they’re listening. I’m sure in due time they will structure a reasonable civilized response.

That’s all I got today. Take care of yourselves and each other,