Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dino Don

Ok . . . given the inertia, greed and self-entitlement still hobbling our response to climate change, Dinosaur Don's rise was probably inevitable. His election wasn't but ... anyway ... maybe he is humanities's last gasp of denial? One can hope because climate change doesn't give a fuck whether or not we "believe" in it.


Roy said...

It seems like there are a couple ways to look at it. Possibly this is telling us our country's cultural climate is becoming too liberal too fast, and this is a kind of push-back (too outlandish to be a "pendulum swing,") or else this statistical outlier is the harbinger of what is to become of our country. I think when the bar has been lowered THIS much, it's going to be hard to return to what we used to call normal. For awhile anyway.
Dinosaur Don is the monstrously perverted demon our repressed society has dreamed up? Certainly the result of too many people assuming our democratic Republic somehow runs itself so that no one is inconvenienced.
There are so many things wrong it's hard to say. I don't think enough people are alarmed enough that Trump is using Twitter to by-pass the traditional press. No one seems to be worried that to by-pass the press is to render freedom of the press irrelevant.
In general, Trump is a toxic, amoral sociopathic narcissist whose only concern is his own interest and not getting caught.
Imagine if we drove our cars like that. IF we did everything based on the absence of police at the moment, and anything for which there was no specific ordinance. Imagine if we were a band of monkeys with a monkey Trump in our midst. (which we sort of are.)

asha said...

I do see this as a push-back, not a pendulum swing and for the same reason you note, too outlandish. One thing, Humpty Trumpty will fall. Of this I am certain. The question is what, who and how much will he take with him.