Almost one year in and it’s already quite evident how brilliant our Insane Clown Dotard was as he descended the golden escalator at 921 Fifth Avenue, set to brand his 2016 run for the White House Make America Great Again. File this under the eye-rubbing, aha moment of our continuing, consistently deteriorating predicament.
With every move, one part ignorance, equal part arrogance, himself is actually making America great again. He’s initiated a national civics lesson never imagined.
Unbeknown to him, he’s asked a forgetful nation to reconsider the basic tenets upon which our republic is founded. Indirectly asked us to remember our founders, who sought truth beneath a debilitating pack of lies.
The fiscal machinations of Mulvaney, McConnell, and Ryan are pathetic when we consider the fundamental fiscal accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton.
Small town Montana mountebank Ryan Zinke’s hatchet work is a deliberate insult to Teddy Roosevelt’s vision.
The events in Charlottesville compel us to reexamine the tragic lies that have grown up around our Civil War and its aftermath. We must not forget that Lincoln saved the Union. Grant worked assiduously to preserve the Union.
The current wave of reactions to harassment exposes a patriarchy still feeling entitled to exercise power and privilege, no matter if it pertains to race, gender, or class.
For every action there’s a reaction. Every move our Insane Clown puts on our republic reveals the fundamental strength’s and philosophical energy that went into conceiving our experiment in nationhood. It reveals a systemic capacity to accommodate and grow through changing times. Hard work if you’re up to it.
He’s surrounded himself with mediocrities (think Pence, Sessions, DeVos, Kelly…)so that we may better appreciate Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, ML King…
Through our fears, through our tears, an old cliche still passes muster. Take comfort in knowing, in these perilous times, that there’s still no place like home.