Some cartoons just get you thinking…
Sometimes things become so overwhelming that you find yourself wanting to shove everything in a little box and pretend that it doesn’t exist. That was the point I reached about a month ago. Everyday there was yet another attack on my sensibilities and with each attack I found myself more pulled down, more lost in a sense of drowning. It felt as if I were in a whirlpool with the current constantly pushing down on my mind and body and no matter how hard I kicked or flailed I couldn’t keep my head above water.
These months since the Tangerine took office have been some of the most gut wrenching and heartbreaking I can ever remember. People seem to be on pins and needles waiting to see what exactly is going to be stripped away from them. What peril are we going to have to survive? What necessity are we going to have to find a way to exist without? I have watched impassioned pleas from people standing before their representatives in Town Halls and I have watched YouTube videos posted by the people who’s representatives refuse to hear them. Each new voice added to the cacophony serving only to further break my heart.
There are days when I scan through my news feed and I read about some new piece of evidence, some new revelation, and I find my breath catching. Will this be the one? Will this finally be the straw that breaks the resolve of the supporters? And each day I find myself crying a little when nothing happens. It seems no matter the revelation, there is no reparation. We hear no apology for wrong doings. Instead we hear excuses. When we should be hearing the supposed patriotic Repugnants rattling their swords, we instead hear equivocating.
During the election the Tangerine stated that he would be able to stand on 5th Avenue in New York and shoot a person without losing a single vote. Sadly it seems that he has, in fact, done just that. It isn’t a person he has shot, it is the country. He has damaged our nation in ways that may take years to discover and or correct. If the damages can be corrected at all.
This week’s revelation that he gave highly classified intel to the Russians has cast a cloud over our relationship with Israel. There are people in our own intelligence departments who do not wish to share intelligence with the Tangerine for fear that he will divulge it to Russia. They would rather he doesn’t know for fear that the arrogant prick will use it as a piece of braggadocio and compromise someone through his blathering.
Other countries have found themselves looking at the United States with a sense of disbelief. While we have had issues with other countries disliking our interference in their affairs, we have rarely been considered a laughing stock. At least not in matters of international relations. Yet there have been stories about NATO’s plans to deal with the Tangerine as if he were a toddler in need of being spoon fed.
Today we learned that the Tangerine had tried to interfere in the investigation into Michael Flynn’s issues. Sadly those who support him are writing this off as a “war on his presidency.” Instead of focusing on the fact that this man attempted to commit obstruction of justice, the people who support him are again justifying his actions.
I find myself wondering what it actually will take for them to realize that they have elected a treasonous pig. They are backing someone who’s only concerns are truly his own and the well being of the wealthy in this country. He proclaimed that the constitution was a problem and they didn’t bat an eye. The founding document upon which this country is based and not even a murmur moved across their lips. What crime must this man commit?
Again tonight I find myself crying for what we are losing. I find myself concerned about the place we are to become. I look to the countries that surround me and I wonder if I will be able to escape this one when it collapses in the ruin he and his repugnants are pushing us toward. As the repugs refuse to put country over party they are showing themselves to be just a culpable in the acts of treason that the Tangerine commits. Had either Obama or Clinton committed any of the acts we know the to have occurred during this presidency there would be pitchforks and torches… yet when a person with the right political party label commits treason, obstruction of justice, and collusion with a foreign government…it’s all within his purview. Hypocrisy… you are now our state of existence.