What’s on my mind? It’s simple. (Not my mind)
Either Comey’s a liar or stick a fork in Trump. He’s done, burnt to a crisp. Here’s hoping. But of course if no tapes of their meeting either don’t exist or are not found, then it’s gonna be Comey’s word vs. Trump’s turd.
(Sorry, can’t help myself, plus not feeling much like it anyway.)
For those of you as yet unaware of what has come about : Comey is set to testify that Trump pressured him to drop his investigation of Mike Flynn.
There was this guy with an AK-47 and a handgun, both unregistered according to early reports, and more than ninety rounds of ammunition, also unregistered, walking around the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. making threats against the president. He’s been arrested. Fancy that.
So back to the Comey thing. Too bad he admitted acting on intelligence which he knew to be false, sort of muddies the waters in terms of the perception of Comey’s basic integrity, which, if in doubt, the benefit of the same will likely go to Trump, liar that he has proven himself to be.
Thank goodness that Trump is not intelligent enough to understand the trouble he’s in, and in most cases, it’s his own mouth that put him there. So he will continue to yap it up, including his tweets, the latest of which has got the media discussing the meaning of an unknown word (“covfefe”) appearing in at least two of today’s (Wednesday, 05/31/2017) tweets. Anyway, the more he talks, the more he tweets, the more trouble he will be getting into.
And then there’s the other side. Trump’s supporters, both his ignorant base as well as colleagues who either back him just like that, or are using him. Such a rube. These people would defend Trump even if, in Anderson Cooper’s immortal words, Trump took a dump on his desk. As long as support for Trump is there, he will plow on, misjudgements at every turn, mistakes galore while the world sits around and laughs and goes about its business, hoping that this absurd aberration will be gone, impeached, sooner rather than later, so that things can get back to some semblance of normal.
In the meantime, a little more from Timothy Snyder’s book “On Tyranny. Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century”, a recently published Little White Book (with red trim). Please read slowly and carefully. There are lessons to be learned here.
“Stand out. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. Remember Rosa Parks. The moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken and others will follow.”
“We (Americans) see ourselves as a city on the hill, a stronghold of democracy, looking out for threats that come from abroad. … human nature is such that American democracy must be defended from Americans who would exploit its freedoms to bring about its end. The American abolitionist Wendell Phillips did in fact say that ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty’. He added that the ‘manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten’.”
“Be kind to our language. Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. Think up your own way of speaking, even if only to convey that thing you think everyone is saying. Make an effort to separate yourself from the Internet. Read books” (My emphasis)
My best to all. Peace and love.