From my posts of the last couple of months or so you might have sensed that I am getting done in by the murkiness exuded hour by hour in Trumptopia. I have a mind boggling chain of thoughts that get twisted up and fogged over so quickly they are beyond my capacity to deal with them.
I think of those boys trapped in a cave in Thailand. Metaphorically like them I feel stuck amidst forces I can’t control. Unlike them I am not facing possible death as a result, but I do have the feeling of being swept away. Like their fates, the mid-terms seem up for grabs. As with their fates, I don’t have a handle on whether or not the American voters will endorse or reject the nature of Trumpism.
Trump has polluted the collective mind sphere so thoroughly with his alternative facts, distortions and just plain lies I can’t tell who will be persuaded by what. Especially the “who” who are the tipping pointers, that significant bunch of late deciders that prompted Trump’s election victory. If the economy remains good that might be all it takes to push the meter towards Trump. The axiom holds true from the first Clinton presidential run. “It’s the economy stupid.”
Here is where ultra liberals are myopically clueless. They think that because they are ultra sensitive to issues like race or the separation of mothers from babies of those entering the U. S. illegally, that most of the country is. Worse, they think everyone should be. As a conservative political commentator (who doesn’t like Trump) put it recently, Trump is not conservative: He is anti-liberal. And a lot of Americans obviously respond to that.
I’m thinking about Trump’s daily splurge of lies, distortions and showman distractions – like which super conservative he will pick for the Supreme Court Monday night. Should he pick tweedle dee or tweedle dum? Or maybe tweedle tweedle? A political commentator whom I respect referred today to Monday night’s announcement as “must see TV.”
No it’s not. He has fallen into the Trump vortex, the same swirl that drew commentators to talk about the Trump/Kim “historic meeting” in Singapore. Have you noticed in recent days that the North Koreans now charge us with trying to deal with them mafia style, while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refers to the same meetings in NOKO as making substantial progress? (The last thing his boss wants is for his promises of our no longer having to fear NOKO to become a laughing stock.)
Basically we are all waiting to see what happens in the fall mid-terms, so until October I will try to spare you my jumbled thoughts. If something really grabs me, something that might actually seem important regarding the fall elections or can illuminate this ongoing public psychic mess, I’ll write about it, but otherwise no.
That’s all I can do at this point.