Donald Trump is a simpleton narcissist, and therefore very predictable. In any given situation, to guess what Donald will do one need only wonder what he would entirely selfishly think would be best for him and worst for everyone and everything else. Whatever that is, that’s what Donald will do. In the case of the 2020 election, what Trump wanted most is to have won, while what would be worst for everyone else, and America itself, would be for him to pretend that he won when he actually lost. And that’s precisely where we find ourselves today.
It would be very unTrump-like to concede. Donald Trump never concedes. If he were to be cajoled into “conceding,” it would effectively be a non-concession, a fake, like his persona, reneged in short order. Trump never apologizes. He never admits he was wrong. He never admits to his lies (though he often tells new ones that contradict old ones). He can never think of himself as a loser. Therefore he can never admit defeat. The reason he is so practiced at lying and denying truth is because it so often points out what a loser he has always been in life. He has decades of experience painting over harsh reality, and has always surrounded him with sycophants who will corroborate and coordinate with his sociopathy, never more, or more powerful, enablers than now. Truth is Trump’s enemy. He can’t handle the truth. So when he loses, which he often does, he doesn’t have the moral strength or the grace or the ethic to acknowledge such truth. Instead, he falls back into his make-believe persona and make-believe world where he is the eternal winner. Not just that even… but the greatest ever! He is not a bad loser; he is the worst loser. …
Obama wasn’t born in America, and is therefore ineligible to be president… and he’s a Muslim, which also, for any real American, makes him ineligible to be president.
Global warming is a hoax.
The theory of evolution is a Marxist, atheistic plot.
The Big Bang theory is blasphemous fraud.
Donald Trump is a business mastermind, the shrewdest of all negotiators, a stable genius who knows more about everything than anyone.
Trump would have won the 2016 popular vote if not for those three million illegal votes.
Trump had the largest inauguration crowd in American history.
A big, beautiful wall, from coast to coast, will stop illegals coming in from Mexico. …
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Election Day, United States of America.
Over seventy million American citizens turned out to vote for a second term, four more years, for Donald Trump, the most divisive and damaging president in American history.
To many of those voters, Trump represents something much greater than a mortal politician. He is light years more important than George W. Bush. Even their St. Reagan would bow to his aura. He is immortal, at least symbolically. He is their champion, indeed, their neo-messiah. He knows more about everything than anyone who ever lived, including Moses. He only speaks the truth. He is divinely ordained. …
Four days after the 2020 election, Joe Biden has been projected as president-elect. Three states, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, have yet to be called, two of them favoring Biden. But this morning, his home state of Pennsylvania pushed Biden past the 270 electoral vote threshold. Kamala Harris becomes the first female vice-president-elect, as well as the first person of Indian and Jamaican descent to serve as the second in command in the executive branch. Whew! A nail-biter. But we dodged a likely fatal bullet. The “soul” of the nation has, indeed, been saved. For now. Four more years of Trump would have ripped this nation to bits. Now, of course, totally predictably, Trump and his minions will refuse to accept the clear will of a solid majority of the American people. I can tell you right now, they will never accept it. They will be talking about the “stolen election” for 100 years or longer. That refusal, and their diabolical determination to make claim after outrageous claim (without a shred of evidence) that the election was a fraud, stolen, and seek to overturn it points directly at the remaining, perennial problem: American conservatism, itself. This ideology has ONE IDEA. One corrosively bad, totally un-American, idea. What conservatives conserve is their own advantage, privilege and power. They are willing to go to extreme lengths, believe anything, do anything, follow anyone that would promise a restoration (or expansion) of their “rightful” domination over everyone else! You don’t believe it? The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., urged “total war” to prevent Biden from winning! …
If you voted for Donald Trump in 2020, look in the mirror. Staring back at you is someone who does not believe in American values! Someone who does not believe in Christian values (or those of any other religion, for that matter). Someone who does not believe in truth, integrity, decency, compassion, science, art, love! Someone for whom nature is something to be used, abused, exploited, destroyed, detested. Someone for whom “the other” type of human is someone to be shunted aside, kept down, their rights, their vote, their dignity stripped, according to your whim.
Oh, you protest this condemnation, do you? Well, you are mistaken. …
It is not the strong who bullies the weak.
It is not the white person who persecutes the non-white.
It is not the man who dominates the woman.
It is not the native-born who hates the immigrant.
It is not the Christian who denounces the non-Christian,
nor the Muslim who does so the non-Muslim.
It is not the straight who despises the gay,
Nor the cisgender who cannot tolerate the trans.
It is not the language speaker who insults those who speak another,
Or the able person who mocks the disabled.
It is not the believer who uses terror and violence to force allegiance…
What if you couldn’t believe anything you were told? Not from your family. Not from your friends. Not from your church. Not from the media. Not from your state. Not from your country.
Sounds horrid, doesn’t it? We are nearly there.
There has always been a fat dollop of un-truth accepted as fact swirling in societies through human history. As historian Yuval Harari quipped, you want “fake news,” open the Bible. Yet, generously giving those ancient civilizations the benefit of the doubt, much of their errancy was simply due to their not knowing any better. Let’s magnanimously say they managed best they could with the poor data available. The further you go back in time, the more inaccurate the prevailing worldviews that attempted to explain how the world actually works… until you break through to some paleo culture that did not venture the attempt, too busy dodging cave bears, saber-tooth cats and starvation to worry about such things. …
Put all politics aside. For a moment cast away your loathing or adoration, whichever the case may be, for the president. An objective observer must conclude that no American citizen more deserved to contract Covid-19 than Donald Trump. It’s just a scientific, rational… and moral… fact. You may say that no one deserves to get such an illness, but in this case, you would be wrong. You would be rejecting karma as unjust. You would be saying that cause-and-effect should not happen. You would be ignoring everything that has happened in America since late January. Donald Trump is not only personally responsible for his own infection, he is personally responsible for that of hundreds of thousands of other Americans. …
Absolutely not. Historical context must be applied.
Slavery has been a fully accepted institution and tradition for at least 8,000 years. It was part of almost all cultures. Slaves were usually acquired through conquest, usually people of close proximity and similarity. Greeks enslaved Greeks. Germanic tribe enslaved Germanic tribe. Persians enslaved Persians. Arabs enslaved Arabs. Chinese enslaved Chinese. Africans enslaved Africans. Native Americans enslaved Native Americans. Pacific Islanders enslaved Pacific Islanders. The fact is, we all have been touched by slavery. Everyone alive today has ancestors that were slave-owners, and ancestors that were slaves. This is not to demean the experiences of any slaves, including those brought to the Americas from Africa, but rather to point out that this situation goes back into the depths of history and was pervasive around the world. …