When I saw the picture of Chauvin being led out of court with his arms cuffed behind him, an old phrase from the nineteen sixties surfaced in my brain, “Up against the wall motherfucker!”
Half a century has barely put a scratch in this kind of shit. I am still waiting to hear some of the big, fat, ugly bugs go splat on that wall.
Some people like to say that Peter Seller’s last movie was “Being There”, it wasn’t. The “Fiendish Plot of Fu Manchu” was. It was realised in 1980; “Being There” was realeased in 1979. Those two films helped me stitch together that it isn’t the Yellow Peril of Sax Rohmer which is the problem. It is White Peril.
Are Trump branded properties in the Southern Hemisphere circling the drain in the opposite direction?
What is funny about Donald J. Trump and the GOP being an existential threat to the US Constitution is that they see people opposed to them as existential threats to the US Constitution. This is why the endless struggle between good and evil is just that: endless.
This is what the GOP did.
Donald J. Trump is the tick.
It isn’t just a drink. Once upon a time it was a Tzarist.
Vladimir Putin is a White Russian.
He doesn’t morn the days of the Soviets. He morns Nicholas II.
Tzar Vladimir I is a White Supremacist.
It is a secret. Don’t tell.
The cracks in America,
are cracks in the Federation as well.
Shush my child,
Stocking stuffers of silver and gold plastic coins from the dollar store can help make the holidays a little brighter and more fun for children, just like an array of rainbow-colored glass nodules can make a fine gravel bed for an aquarium. They can become jewels until you start finding the real rubies and sapphires. It is all a matter of imagination and presentation.
It is 21 days until the Trump years end. The crimes are all obvious, the investigations have been done to the point where they can be prosecuted. As the investigations progress, more evidence comes to light. There was motive, means, and opportunity. Corruption of this nature is not new. It is just packaged with a more elaborate bow.
He did not act alone. There were lots of elves and reindeers, lots of sleighs were used to move the money around. It is up to the next administrations to unwrap the presents. But the piles of wrapping paper and packaging, the debris of what delivered the items will have to be cleared away leaving only the items that were given.
Some will have value; some will just be plastic with an illusion of value. It will be up to the next administration to clean up the mess, to save what is useful and dispose of the garbage.
We will know how the next years are going to transpire by the way the household cleans up the mess. Will the usefully items be put into service? Will the garbage go into the right dumpsters? Will somebody fill a closet with old wrapping paper for use next year? Some of it was pretty hideous.
In the white elephant exchange of wrapping paper economics, that real clunker of a gift needs to be traced back to its source. Then it is up to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice and their courts of law to make sure that whoever brought that horrible gift never gets invited to the gift exchange ever again.
It is less than a fortnight until the Winter Solstice, an auspicious one too. There is a conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter that has not been seen in eight-hundred years. The last time this happened the Mongols were sweeping through what was left of the Persian Empire. This is why the national sport in Afghanistan is buzkashi. Horsemen riding for the privilege of dragging a beheaded sheep around a playfield.
I look forward to expansion and change in a large-scale social sense as we claw our way back into the Spring. We will see who the sheep are and who are the riders. There are always spectators who gamble on the outcome.