Saturday, December 21, 2019

Hateful And Stupid

In the pestilent cesspool of Stupid that is the Republican defense of Donald J. Trump, the stupidest thing being bellowed is that liberals are trying to undo his election because they hate him.

Ridiculous.

We absolutely do hate him. We hated him when he was just a bankrupt two-bit showman and poser with an unfathomable appeal to people who aspire to his level of vulgarity and ostentation, and we hate him even more now.

Moreover, our loathing is all-encompassing. We hate him for gleefully mocking his betters at every turn, including all women, anyone of non-European extraction, and any actual Europeans who fail to flatter him. We hate him for his refusal or inability to learn, or understand what he needs to learn, for his dismissal of science, for his repeated attacks on the honest press, for his uncloaked racism and eagerness to inflame the worst racist hearts, for his cruelty, for his bottomless ignorance, for his casual undermining of the very structure of democracy solely to enshrine himself as the biggest goddamn duck in the puddle, for endangering the lives of desperate refugees, for kissing up to the worst dictators in the world, for lies and bullshit, all the time and about everything, for enriching himself and his entitled spawn at the expense of the American people, for dividing Americans at every opportunity, for false religiosity, for favoring the insatiable desires of billionaires over the needs of the people, for attacking public service, for selling off the commons to profiteers, for open-faced corruption, for endangering our republic, for spewing propaganda, for ballooning our debt, for his ridiculous hairdo. All of it.

And most of all, we hate him and every other member of the Republican Party for failing to rise to the most existential threat we humans have ever faced, an environmental catastrophe of our own making, a challenge for which they have not only failed to provide any leadership whatsoever, but have dedicated themselves to making things worse, sooner. And all the famine, and drought, and the collapse of the oceans, and the deepening worldwide refugee crisis, and the coming wars over resources and territory, and the epidemics and spread of disease, and the extinctions, all of it is on him, and on them, every last grabbing one of them.

This is a man so uneducated and, frankly, stupid that he either believes there is no crisis as long as he still has air-conditioning, or he doesn't give a damn, as long as he's still rich. Goddamn right we hate him. But we can't impeach him for hatefulness. We impeach him for corruption, for obstruction, for abuse of power, all of it blatant and uncontested; we impeach for everything but blowjobs in the Oval Office. We don't care about that. We don't even care if he lies about that.

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't hate anybody, and I have no reason to doubt her. I am not a Catholic, or even a Christian, but I am a liberal, so I understand how it works. I too, if I am honest, do not hate the actual man so much as perceive what a grasping, transparently insecure, pathetic man-baby he is and always has been, but I hate very single thing he has done to me, my fellow humans, and everything else. I not only want him out: I want him in prison.

44 comments:

  1. I have recently read a book that I recommend: "Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump" by Allen Frances, MD. He started writing this book before Trump was an issue, then started revising it mid-book, when Trump was elected and proved his premise.

    A lot of people say that Trump is crazy. He is not crazy, according to how craziness is assessed. The American people, however, are delusional about many things, and he pandered to their beliefs, which is how he got into office. He is a symptom of our insanity.

    The author also castigates the Republican party for going along with him. He also says that evicting Trump from office would be worse than keeping him there; Pence would then take over, and he is not only a lapdog for the extreme right, but he has none of Trump's stupidity and egomania. He would be far more dangerous to our civil liberties.

    It's a really eye-opening book, not at all dry despite its references to history, and only slightly depressing despite its scenarios about our future.

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    1. Perhaps Pence will actually be forced to resign, as well as Trump. Pelosi becomes President.

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    2. I have come to believe it doesn't matter as much if he (or they) gets removed--the impeachment needed to happen. By the way, I don't think Trump is crazy, but I do think he's stupid. I hear people saying he's actually smart, but I think he's only smart at self-promotion. In the same way dogs are "smart" because they lick theiri balls.

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  2. Oh, Murr. You must have been steaming by the time you finished this piece. That took a lot of courage to start listing the things he's hated for. It is a long list. You might still be adding to it.

    I wish the Ds in the House, during the impeachment debate, would have answered the charge that "You have always hated him" with "He's had almost three years to learn how to govern. He has utterly failed."

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    1. Doesn't much matter how they respond to lies and distractions. There will always be more.

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  3. C'mon, Murr. Tell us how you really feel, don't hold back. Actually, my hatred for him is quite personal, I hate him, the man. And his ilk, his party, his jockstraps (supporters).
    Good piece o' writin'.

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  4. I want him tried as a traitor. And, "You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right?"

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  5. Hear, hear!
    And that is just the short list!

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  6. The very best summation of our nation's situation and sitting president (w/ a small "p"). Thank you.

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    1. Not one of my better efforts, but sometimes you just have to start hollering so you can bet back to sleep eventually.

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  7. I do hate him, but perhaps if I knew him well and his power was not so horrible to others, I might just feel sorry for him. He obviously is unable to change. Now, all of his supporters in the government I hate and want in jail.

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    1. That's the partisan divide I deplore--that this man could find mindless, universal Republican support. Come on.

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  8. ....I think you just about covered it! Nice piece of writing, too! I sure hope you are getting some better sleep after getting this down on paper.

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  9. If I were Drumpf's successor, I'd have every square inch of the White House sanitized as if it were infested by mutant bedbugs. Great blog!

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    1. Gosh, Mikey, what made you think about bedbugs? ;)

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  10. Entirely, every bit of this. Back in Sociology 101 (1966), we modeled what the human world would be like as fossil fuels depleted and Earth became obviously endangered. War, pestilence, greed, death, and a vast existential depression that for some would fuel rage and violence. But we never imagined America would lead the spiral down the hole.

    As they say on the street, I sure do smell what you’re steppin’ in.

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    1. It's remarkable how far back we knew about this catastrophe. Actually, over a hundred years ago. (In your youth and mine!)

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  11. We also have climate denialist running the country.But he's not(yet!) quite in the Trump league.

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    1. They'll all burn in hell if they don't make hell happen here first.

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    2. Hell is happening already, most of my country is on fire and yours was your last summer.

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  12. I am despairing of nearly the whole lot of them in the R party. Their willingness to lie for and pander to the current White House occupant seems to know no bounds - even when video footage circulates widely of the SAME people saying the complete opposite anywhere from thirty years to one year ago. They have no shame at all. It's frightening and depressing. And the folks who voted for this, and will vote for it again? Again, I despair. Trump is not really the cause of this; he is the symptom of problems in the country which were coming to a head, albeit more slowly until he goosed them. But he's sure reaping the benefits.

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    1. He isn't reaping anything worth having. He's a sorry man. I'm with you: these days what keeps me awake is the sheer effectiveness of the propaganda machine and the bullshit nozzle.

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  13. Wow! Well said! Now I am hoping that we all sleep better because you said it so perfectly.

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    1. I'm going to try Benadryl tonight. Hedging my bets!

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  14. Prison would be too kind. I understand there is to be a trial? I thought impeachment meant immediate removal from his office, but with a trial there is a chance he may get to stay? That's just too awful to think about. You are so very right in everything you said here.

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    1. Three presidents have been impeached, now, and none has been removed. Removal is the point of impeachment, which begins in the House of Representatives, but the trial happens in the Senate, and it's unlikely in this case that he will be convicted and removed.

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  15. Finally, the full and growing UNADULTERATED TRUTH.
    ANd by unadulterated I do mean it as a double entendre!!!
    Bravo Murr!!!

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  16. I hate him quite thoroughly, and I'm just a neighbour. I don't have to live in the same house with him, you poor sods.

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    1. Except to the extent we're all in the same big house.

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  17. An excellent and eloquent Post that says everything I think about this tragedy that has played out daily under this Administration and it's inept and corrupt Leadership. He is who he has always been, no surprises there... what is the most shocking to me is how many go along with it and/or are conned by the consummate Con Man... so desperate to believe his vitriol that the Truth falls on their deaf Ears and blind Eyes so that you cannot even have a rational conversation with his rabid Supporters. He was right, he could murder someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and they'd still Vote for him, as vile as he is and arrogant that he is above the Law and so smug in his ability to deceive them into thinking he's the 'Chosen One'... Impeached he is, but I doubt they'll actually get rid of him and that is perhaps the most disgraceful thing... he will not bow out gracefully and would incite his followers to violence and revolt.

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    1. Somebody is definitely working hard to bring us a civil war. Putin, for sure, but he's got a lot of help in this country.

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  18. Well, quite. And now we have Boris Johnson. Argh.

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