As the World Turns, the Big Picture gets Lost in the Haze
"Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?"
"Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladimir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego."
No, we're all being played.
If you're old enough you've seen this movie before, at least since the end of WWII and the start of the Cold War. Back and forth, threats and praises, tension and détente, the threat of nuclear war. Now we've got Trump wanting to ride horses bare back with Putin while the republican and democratic WAR parties are pushing for WWIII, and most of the rest of us wondering what the hell is wrong with these people. What is going on?
"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country."
George W. Bush, 2001
"He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did." . . "Every time he sees me, he said: 'I didn't do that."
Donald Trump, 2017
Oh wait, oops.
“As to whether I believe it or not, I’m with our agencies, especially as currently constituted" . . “As currently led, by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies.”
Donald Trump, 2017
Ever get the feeling that we're all being led by the nose like trained pigs?
That's cuz we are.
Think about what's happened in this country and the world since 2001 when idiot man boy Bush said he looked into Putin's soul. The wars and the deaths and the quest for the New World Order, the New American Century and the new Middle East/Greater Israel project, the new Cold War (remember the 2014 Winter Olympics), another Nobel Peace prize War Criminal in Obama, the 2016 presidential election, and now this.
Sixteen years of unprecedented crimes against humanity later and now Trump is saying the same damn thing Bush did. What does that portend for the next sixteen years? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.
Full circle and the rich are more rich. Wait, WAY MORE RICH. The rest of us are more poor. Wait, WAY MORE POOR. The military has grown by leaps and bounds and the police, well, they aren't even the police anymore, it's an occupied fucking army, part of a military/police/Homeland security fascist state that will fuck you up in a New York minute if you don't OBEY. Shit, this century has been one morbid laugh a minute and the joke has been on us.
Talk about the election and foreign "meddling", the choice between Clinton and Trump fully illustrated what a farce the American presidential election is regardless what any country might have done to sway American voters. 2020 promises to bring us more of the same, probably worse as it appears now that the billionaires have been let loose and only they will be able to afford to play. This systemic problem that will not go away is not being discussed and very few are even bringing it up.
Ya, everybody can read all they want into this Putin/Trump/Democratic party crap but in the end it's just the same old shit and none of it is has anything to do with you or me, we're just pawns in the game of life. The only thing we need to worry about is how to stop these psychos from continuing their insane power games before the real Hunger Games start.
Check that, they've already started. Look at Yemen. Look at Iraq, Somalia, Venezuela, and Ethiopia. Look everywhere our vaunted military machine is and you'll see death and destruction. Hunger Games, kids are dying, starving. Look what's happening now with Lebanon and Iran and Saudi Arabia, all orchestrated by the big eye in the sky, the Great Oz, the Grand Trumpster and his merry band of War Pigs. More war, more weapons, more death.
Look at the United State of America where three asshole billionaires have more wealth than the bottom 170 million people. The exact same 170 million people who have trouble paying their bills in this corrupt capitalist society, or getting decent health care and a place to live that doesn't cost them their entire paycheck or social security check. The same 170 million of which fifty million kids are on food stamps. The same 170 million that has trouble scraping up seven hundred bucks for an emergency. THREE FUCKING PEOPLE!! Doesn't that indicate something is wrong, very fucking wrong? Is anyone doing anything about it? Are any of our so called representatives stepping up and saying it has to stop NOW, that something has to be done NOW? Is the body politic of Congress and Senate, not to mention our President, doing something about this?
No, they're just going to bring us more war, more militarism, more inequality, and more injustice while they force the sheeple to focus on whether Russia interfered in an election that was illegitimate before it started.
Are WE THE PEOPLE going to do anything about it, that's the question.
Same as it ever was.
"And you may ask yourself
Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?"