And isn’t Rob Siltanen, the advertising genius behind the Apple slogan, speaking the truth? Isn’t it true that most of those who have pushed the human race forward have been “. . . the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.” Had there not been those daring Men and Women who realized that there was a better way for doing things from inventing the wheel to voting rights for women, and all and everything in between, we would have still been nomads living in caves? Think Rachel Carson and her version of the Green New Deal much before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ever became a star in our Congress. What if we had heeded her then and begun to reverse our trashing of the Planet that is becoming more ominous by the day? There are numerous other examples that I am sure you can think of!
And now, with an American Presidential Election Season in full gear, and being that our world is in a Free Fall that is rendering our very existence in jeopardy – no exaggeration! – how will the citizenry of this US vote? For whom? Because, we are not only voting for the President of this Republic, but for all his/her agenda domestic, and equally importantly, international. It should give all of us pause and deep reflection. Albert Einstein once said:
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” I love that one! And in today’s context, I mean it for all those who are terrified of Change; of looking at the world through a different Prism; of stepping away from the “sheeple” and forging Another Path and of not succumbing to Scary Change and Human Stupidity.
This brings me to our President who, according to Michael Cohen in his testimony before Congress, did not expect to be elected President. He was only going on an ego/business trip for the hell of it. Think of that! He simply saw an open door and walked in not knowing exactly what to expect. The closest illustration I can think of is: The Elephant in the China Shop, who walked in, and when he caused that first Ming vase to topple over and smash, he was startled, as was Trump when he won the election! However, when he turned to look at the damage, he caused another piece of china to break and that’s when he realized his power and was so very incensed by it! So, he went on a rampage and began smashing everything in sight, as is obviously happening! In the process Trump, who still fires up the massive crowds at his rallies despite all the past two years of chaos, made some decisions well, some so-so, and many pretty awful ones some of which are being challenged by Congress, by the Judiciary, by Governors, Mayors and Organizations, as well as internationally.
Frankly, I was willing to cut him some slack at first and allow him a fair chance (much to the disdain of many of my friends!), however, the MSM was not! And a disgusting melee broke out with both Trump and the Media feeding off each other and turning their street brawl into a despicable, sickening outright war whence MSNBC and CNN’s objective (and that of what is called the Deep State, whatever that is) was to perp walk him out of the White House, while his objective was to prove his power and legitimacy. In that process, he went low and they went lower. Meanwhile, they both succeeded in turning this republic into an inane laughing stock while our world was falling apart! Pretty dismal, dangerous and irresponsible! And, honestly, there are hundreds of sites and incredible American journalists and writers presenting us with a really Alternative, Fact-driven and Progressive viewpoint such as what is available on Democracy Now, Truthdig.com, The Intercept, RT and many others!! If only people will search for those and dump the corrupt MSM!!
Moreover, and in case you hadn’t noticed – and you wouldn’t if you watch/listen to only one outlet – there is a whole lot of pathetic mud-slinging going on amongst the MSM. They are calling one another “hacks,” which is so laughable, because they are so full of themselves that they don’t realize that All of them are paid hacks! Fox News is shilling for Trump and the Right-wingers, while MSNBC and CNN are shilling for the “Conservative Left.” What is that, you might ask? I call them the Conservative Left who are really Moderate Republicans parading around as Progressive Democrats and, inherently, supporting Corporations, Big Pharma, Health Insurance Corporations, the Military Industrial Complex, war-mongering, the saga of “Russian Meddling” in our elections, while Not admitting at any damn time that we are – and have been for decades! – meddling in every place across the planet as was the case in Iraq, Libya etc. and as is most recently obvious from our involvement in the Venezuela debacle. Are people that Infinitely Stupid that they don’t see this? How is that possible? The Media – all of them – by continuing to Lie and Obfuscate are doing a grave injustice to the Truth and to that Freedom of the Press that they insist is their Right. The only Truth is that they have abdicated that Right!
Also, I very much doubt that Putin or Xi are causing the College Admissions Scandal; the predatory Coaches in our schools and universities; the military rapes; the ignoble school shootings; the opioid crisis; the outright lies of companies such as the Boeing Corporation; going after courageous whistleblowers and jailing them; the attacks on churches, mosques and synagogues; the floods, fires and raging storms that are warning us of the Climate Change that our Pompous Pompeo calls a financial opportunity; the ongoing onslaught on women and their choices; the fact that there are hungry and homeless people in “the richest, mightiest” country on the planet; our use of sanctions as a weapon, which is criminal and immoral, as well as all our swashbuckling threats that are lighting fires left and right. China and Iran? Really? No, it’s not Putin and Xi. We are doing this to ourselves! If you’re not terrified yet, you should be!
Nevertheless, and as this Theater of the Absurd continues to play itself out, and nobody knows to what sordid end it will take us, we have an upcoming election in 2020, and so far The System seems to be promoting Joe Biden, as are the skewed Polls and corrupt Pollsters, and as are the corrupt Pelosi and Schumer who are definitely shilling for him (or for someone like that) as well. Biden is the embodiment of the Conservative Left! His track record proves it! Is that the best for this country and the world at this very precarious precipice on which we are standing? That, as it seems so far, is to where the sheeple are being herded. The rest of the Democratic contenders are, basically the same, except for Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders – whom the Democratic Party royally screwed during the last election – and “The System” that is seeking to trash and impugn them. Therefore, it seems to me that this might be the right time to elect “. . . the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.”
While there are still many months before we go and vote, and much could happen between now and then, I hope we do the right thing and vote with our brains, not with our Infinite Stupidity. My vote, your vote could very well mean a second Trump term – which wouldn’t surprise me at all – or the change that the country, and the world, need right now in order to address all those dire issues that threaten all of us.
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Thank you for this excellent piece. A brilliant summary of the state of the world that we have allowed to be created, “in our name”.
Thanks for continuing to summarize all the issues facing our harried and tired brains …
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Habibti, Hala. I’m surprised you still trust the American political porn show which we call elections in this country. Call me infinitely stupid, but I’m not voting at all this time around, and I’m not watching the freak show either…it’s a sham and by now we should all know that it’s NOT in our hands (or vote). You’ve already predicted the results, and I’m betting you’ll be proven right!