The situation is untenable
I was going to entitle this piece “Impeach the Motherfucker Already”, but classy guy that I am I didn’t. However, we are now past the event horizon.
Today, Traitor Donald Trump held a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over the government shutdown. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the actual head of the Senate, was nowhere to be seen. Pelosi and Schumer came out of the meeting and told the assembled press that Trump averred that he’d shutter the government “for years” if it was necessary to get his wall.
That, itself, was horrific enough. But then the traitor came out and had his own Rose Garden press conference. There was a lot of hurr-durr and lies. But this one thing stuck out to me: Trump said that he’d consider a “military version of eminent domain” to seize land along the border and build his wall.
Let’s not mince words. What he’s considering is nothing short of martial law. The military cannot just seize property, short of there being a state of war.
Does he know this is unworkable? I don’t know. Would he try it? Hopefully cooler heads are now telling him that all his supporters who own land which would be expropriated would probably take up arms against him.
But this has gone past the point of all rationality. As his life circles the drain, he’s holding onto this vision of his precious wall. It’s the only thing which gives his existence meaning. He’s facing impeachment, and maybe even indictment. His carefully crafted life of lies is falling about his ears. Very much like Hitler, he will destroy everything if he has to go down as well.
We can no longer go on like this. This country is being dismantled by a lunatic, aided and abetted by nihilists who see the progress this nation has made over the past 40 years as nothing short of their cultural and physical genocide. Trump is giving vent to their existential fears, and acting on them. He, like them, sees his life about to end, and can’t conceive that people would go on without him, holding his memory in nothing but scorn and derision. Thus why he won’t and can’t compromise with the Democrats. The wall is his last link to sanity. After that, it’s nothing but senescence and doltishness.
I, at this moment, can’t see a way out of this without some sort of some explosion. I hope we can avoid that. But Trump has finally played his Gotterdammerung card. It’s not going to be pretty.
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