The absurdity continues and honestly that worries me. We have spent the last year and a half watching as the occupants of the White House have done one utterly despicable thing after another. Interspersed among the utterly despicable have been the “what the fuck was that” and the “oh hell what has that idiot said now” moments. It has been a non-stop barrage of lies, corruption, and inhumane actions.
What worries me about this constant and complete barrage of raw sewage is pretty simple. Humans are adaptable. They often will adjust to their surroundings and over time will become so accustomed to things that they begin to lose sight. With the constant crap emanating from this administration, are we doomed to just accept the diet that has been plated?
This morning I woke to the news that the Tangerine had decided to pardon some propagandist who had created fake names to circumvent limits on how much money he could give to campaigns. Needless to say, this is one of those men who is right up this shit administrations alley, as we all have heard the stories of the multiple fictional names and personas that the idiot-in-chief has adopted to do interviews designed to promote himself.
With the pardon also came news that this country is in the process of applying tariffs to multiple countries for steel and aluminum. Which let’s face it, the short and sweet of that action is to further alienate this country from the world. These kind of maneuvers are set up to squarely ensure that other countries have no trust or respect for the United States. Which is oddly absurd in my mind because I am finding that as a citizen these actions are serving to ensure that I have no respect for this country.
Between these type of actions and the constant shit stream of vile tweets that flow from that administration I find that it’s becoming very hard to get people to listen. People are so beat down by the continuous poundings on our senses. Conversations that were happening frequently are now becoming harder to instigate. Often I find that people are looking more and more beaten as they simply utter, “I can’t talk about this anymore.”
And with the inability to talk about this anymore we are finding that people are less likely to know… They are less likely to be aware of the multiple charges, indictments, and guilty pleas in the Russia probe. Fewer people are aware of the assaults being perpetrated on our financial security as regulation after regulation on the banks are removed. Insurance companies are price gouging to maximize profit margins and blaming it on the ACA. The environment, hell mother nature as a whole, is taking hit after hit as precious protections are removed.
There is an election looming in November and as it draws closer I find that I am utterly and completely terrified. At one point I was certain that Democrats would find a way to take congress and put some kind of check on all of this. But as each day ticks by and I see more and more people put their head down and say…”I just can’t talk about this,” I have to wonder where we will be.